Fisheries Update 30th March 2020

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Draycote, Eyebrook & Thornton Coronavirus Update 30th March 2020

It’s a week since the trout fisheries closed in line with the government directive, and I will be the first to admit it’s been a bit of a stressful time as we quickly had to prepare the fisheries for the closure.

Anglers were lucky that social media is flooded with fly tying, fishing video & blogs to help us while away the enforced home time.

We will be posting items on our website & social media, if you have any photos or video of your fishing trips to any of our fisheries, if you can share them it would be great, if you can forward them to shop@flyfishstore.co.uk we can add them to our library and post them during the next few weeks

Members, once I know the duration of the lockdown, I will be looking at some form of compensation for the period were closed.

Vouchers purchased will be valid to be used when we reopen later this year & will be valid to be used during 2021 for those who can’t use them this year

Tom Bird is currently preparing one of his excellent blogs with Martin Blakeston putting together a piece on the history of the Blackston buzzer

When up at the fisheries its noticeable that the buzzer hatches are improving with increasing numbers of martins travelling through each day. Spring is here

Thank you for your well wishes, everyone keep safe

Ifor

 

Coronavirus Update 23rd March

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Coronavirus

Today & to comply with Severn Trent Water our Landlord decision we are closing the fly fishing at  Draycote until further notice

Draycote water will also be closed to the general public.

Its been a great season so far & I’m sure once these temporary lockdowns are lifted the fishing will be excellent again

We will keep you all informed via this website & social media pages.

See you all when the country gets better

Ifor & the Draycote staff

Draycote Coronavirus Update 21st March 2020

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Draycote Coronavirus Update 21st March 2020

Eyebrook, Draycote & Thornton currently remain open for fishing, we are working to the latest government advice to ensure our fisheries are as safe as possible for staff to work & our anglers to enjoy the outdoors.

We therefore ask you comply with any fishery staff or our landlord’s representatives’ requests

As previously posted Staff will wear gloves while on the pontoon & if necessary, in the lodge. They will continue with their overall rigorous disinfecting and cleaning

New operating standard since 7.00am 21st March 2020

1.

To reduce person to person contact you can Pay for your visit over the phone via a debit or credit card or BACS payment, each fisheries contact details and BACS detail will be listed below

2.

Prepaid customers, Boat numbers etc, will have their booking on a sheet stuck to the lodge window to prevent you having to come into the lodge.

3.

Staff will book you in on arrival & book you out, returns can be made by email or via the phone

4.

ONE CUSTOMER at a time allowed in the lodge

5.

Boats:-

Maximum 2 persons in a boat.

Boats will be fully disinfected after every session.

Boat availability may be reduced to allow staff adequate time to disinfect & rotate boat usage.

We will let alternate boats on the pontoon, which will increase your own personal area you have while you get in and out of the boats.

Ranger staff may at times need to control the number of anglers on the pontoon

To speed up the anglers usage of the pontoon, DO NOT sit in your boat tied to the pontoon to tackle up or take your tackle down. Once your in your boat we expect you to leave the pontoon area as soon as possible. On your return have your tackle ready to vacate the boat and pontoon as soon as possible

6.

Life jackets will be disinfected after every session with life jacket usage to be rotated

7.

Bank anglers are to ensure they keep their distance from each other

8.

No tea making facilities will be available at Eyebrook, no area for anglers to sit indoors to eat their lunch will be provided

Payment Details

Draycote 01788 812018     Mobile 07834 581 423

BACS Sort Code 60 – 15 – 48 Account 71310274

 

Ifor Jones

Draycote Water Fishing Report w/e Sunday 15th March 2020

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Draycote Weekly Fishing Report.

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Fishery Report: Week Ending 15th March 2020

BANK ANGLERS; we would like to remind all Draycote bank anglers that your not allowed to fish from any of the dam walls.

Coronavirus.  All of our fisheries remain open, with our staff following the advice from the authorities to regularly during the day clean the vulnerable areas, doors, counters, tills, credit card machines, phones etc

A fairly windy start to the week, however, worse was forecast for Tuesday and Thursday. With such gusty conditions the boats struggled to present the flies correctly, due to either very quick drifts or swinging on the anchor. Season ticket holder Bob Smith fished the bank enjoying good sport to land 15 hard fighting rainbows. All of Bob’s fish came from Dougie’s Gap using a Damsel and a Green Pea fished on a floating line. Fishing along side Bob, was Ian Richardson who landed 9 fish again on a Damsel. Which was a great catch considering the awful gusty South West wind that was blowing along the bank. Another angler braving the wind and doing well along the North Shore was Mr Joyce who took a dozen fish using a black and green lure. Mr Joyce found the fish in Biggin & Dunn’s Bay as well as Lincroft point. Out on the boats Ian Conyers landed 8 fish from Rainbow Corner on a mixture of lures fished on a Di 3 sinking line.

A wind day Tuesday, with the wind coming from the South West resulting in the majority of the anglers opting to fish in Rainbow Corner. One angler who decided to face the wind was Paul Walker who fished the top end of the Cornfield to land 10 fish on buzzers and black and green lures. All water season ticket holder Ken Key fished in the corner of the Hensborough Bank using a mixture of Buzzers and black and green lures to lake 5 hard fighting rainbows. Out on the boats Michael Burnside & boat partner John Heslop landed 11 fish to the boat back drifting around near A Buoy in Rainbow Corner.

Wednesday saw the winds drop slightly than the previous day but still remain gusty. All water season ticket holder Neil Shilton braved the wind on the North Shore to land 11 fish. Another all water season ticket holder fishing along the North Shore was Ed Douglas who landed 9. Mike Oliver moved all around the Reservoir to take 8 all taken on Buzzers and Pheasant Tail Nymphs fished on a floating line. Also going down the more imitative approach season ticket holder John Dickens landed 11 fish from Biggin Bay on Diawl Bach’s Out on the boats the majority of the sport came from fishing over middle shoal. Season ticket holder Dave Atkins landed 22 cracking fish with the majority being overwintered on a Di 5 and a green snake. Jamie Scott also found fish at middle shoal but also fishing over at Y buoy landing 11 fish using a Booby Basher and a black booby.

Due to the high wind speeds on Thursday the boats remained firmly fixed to the pontoon all day. A few brave souls ventured out on to the banks here at Draycote but the strong gusty conditions made for very difficult casting. Alas the rod average took a bit of a pounding, with the best bag of the day falling to Mr Dave Bennett with 4 fish to the net.

A drop in wind speeds on Friday allowed for both boat and bank anglers to have a field day out on the water, pushing the rod average up to 7.7. Mr Bob Smith caught a total of 16 fish from the bank in Dougies Gap and the Cornfield using Damsels. Ian Richardson remarked on “an excellent day”, after netting 12 fish from the bank along the northern shoreline. Tony Broadway also netted a dozen good fish from the bank using buzzers. Out on the boats Martin Rowson and Lee Henfrey had over 30 fish between them using sinking lines and lures. Kevin Hart ventured out in a boat to net 18 fish from Biggin Bay on Olive Snakes.

Again on Saturday a lot of anglers visited Draycote and again the rod average jumped, this time to 9.0. Regular bank angler Mike Oliver netted over 25 fish on PTN’s and Buzzers. Season Permit holder Mr A Hart took 6 fish in toft using buzzers. Mike Garner netted 10 fish from the bank in Toft using a Green Pea.
Boat anglers Mr S Peart and Mr S Robins netted 17 fish using a midge tip line and cormorants, and a floating line with a team of Buzzers. All water season permit holder Mr J Kirk had 16 fish to the boat using Black Snakes and Black buzzers. Draycote regular Andy Lane also caught 16 fish from a boat using Snakes whilst drifting over Musborough Shoal. Mr J Gayle had 22 fish to the boat using Olive and White Snakes and Hot Headed Damsels.

Sunday started wet and windy with the wind easing off a bit as we went through the middle of the day. Unfortunately, heavy persistent rain then set in making for some uncomfortable conditions through until late afternoon. The fishing however, made up for this in part, as anglers coming off the water reported good catches from both boat and bank from nearly all corners of the reservoir. Mr K Harding and Mr M Clarke had over 40 fish to the boat using DI 8’s and Snake Boobies. They commented that they had taken fish from “all over the lake”. Season permit holders Dave Hancox and Martin Price had 37 fish to the boat around Croft Shoal on green and black lures.

This week 230 anglers visited Draycote catching a total of 1501 fish, giving us a weekly rod average of 6.5.

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Competition
Next Draycote competition will be the Angling Trust Tri Masters, 3 Man Team Event
Details of the 2020 competitions at Draycote with organisers details are on our website http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/competitions/

RIO & SAGE Day CANCELLED due to travel concerns for Simon Gawesworth & Chris Anderson of SAGE & RIO who were travelling to the UK from the USA
If you want to try a particular SAGE rod or RIO fly line contact Tom Bird 01788812018 & he will arrange to that for you

Tuition & Guided Sessions
Fly casting tuition, beginner days & guiding available with our in-house guides & instructors who work at our Draycote, Thornton & Eyebrook fisheries. Contact our guiding & tuition manager Tom Bird for detail 01788 812018 or his works mobile 07834 581 423. Details of our beginner course date & information on guiding along with Tom Bird advice blogs are on our Tuition & Guided website www.flyfishtuition.co.uk

Next Draycote Tuition Day. Draycote Beginner Course Sunday 22nd March cost £75.00 includes all tackle & fishing permit contact Tom Bird to book 01788 812018 or 07834 581 423

Opening Hours & Boat Session
Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 18.15
Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 18.15
Morning Boat – 8.30am – 13.00
Afternoon Boat – 13.00pm – 18.15
Last 4 Hr – 14.15pm – 18.15
All Anglers Off Site – 18.45

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Draycote Weekly Fishing Report 8th March 2020

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Draycote Weekly Fishing Report.

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 8th March 2020

The week started with a calmer day than had been seen on opening day. However the winds did build later, Mike Williams party took to the water for there second day. They hosted a small match between the group having a blind pairs match and also an individual prizes for the heaviest 4 fish bag. The majority of the group fished along the Farnborough Dam wall hoping to land some more of the overwintered fish they had found the day before. This proved to be a great option as the big overwintered fish where once again feeding and the boats landed some great fish. With lots of 4 & 5lb fish being caught it was going to be close match. However, it was Mike Williams who took the crown helped along with a fantastic 6lb 4oz rainbow taken on a Di 7 and a snake. Overall the Foxton’s outing group landed a total of 295 fish between the 18 of them. Another group finding good sport was Select FF from Scotland on their second day. The 14 anglers landed a total of 140 fish, they found the fish in a number of areas from along the Farnborough Dam, Biggin, Toft and the Cornfield being the best areas. On the bank season ticket holder Paul Walley used a Montana to great effect to tempt 8 cracking fish.

The weather improved even more Tuesday with lighter winds than had been seen during the opening 2 days. As a result the banks fished much better as the bank anglers could spread along the North shore and fish the popular marks that had been ruled out due to the wind. Fishing along the bottom section of the Cornfield near Car Park 3 Pete Allen landed 7 fish on a Green Pea fished on an intermediate. Using the same tactic just up the bank from Pete, Brian Allwood landed 10 fish. Russ Logan fished in Dougie’s Gap just down from Lincroft point used a black and green fritz to land 14 fish. Russ fished with Henryk Pytz who used a black and green snake on an intermediate to land 16. Season ticket holder John Dickens found that a washing line was the way to land 11 hard fighting Rainbow’s from Biggin Bay and the Cornfield catching on both the Diawl Bach’s and the booby. Out on the boats Select FF saved their best day for last, yet again catching some cracking overwintered fish but also landing lots of fish from Biggin Bay and the Cornfield. The group found the fish keen to take snakes and various lures fished on intermediates all the way to Di 7s. All water season ticket holder Ed Douglas enjoyed his first trip of the year landing 17 fish, Ed concentrated his efforts around the spit and the Shoals looking to land the resident fish and he did just that.

A flat calm cold start to Wednesday, which saw a number of anglers heading out on the water. On the bank John Hall fished the lower section of the Cornfield to land 12 fish all on a green pea. Also on the bank season ticket holder Bob Smith landed 9 fish from Dougie’s Gap. Lee Patten and Peter Elliott netted 34 between from various points around the bank. Mr Clive Wilkins, also fishing from the bank had 27 fish on black and green nomads in Toft. Out on the boats Jim Smith & Ed Douglas enjoyed good sport landing over 40 fish between them. Jamie Scott had 15 fish to the boat on black snakes. Draycote regular Mr Eddie Kirk had a very respectable 8 fish to the boat during an afternoon session on black and green lures.

Thursdays north easterly wind had a cold nip to it first thing in the morning, but made for comfortable fishing from the north shore as the day wore on. Again nearly all the boats headed for toft, as it has proved to be a hot spot for most of the week. The bank was fishing well from the north shore with Tony Broadway picking up twelve fish on a Pitsford pea from the Cornfield. Ron Evans also had a good day on the bank with 18 fish on an orange fritz. Both Danny Lovegrove and Norman Perkins used Diawl Bach’s and Buzzers to good effect from the bank landing good numbers of fish. Out on the boats Eyebrook fishery ranger Toff Crowther and his boat partner Jeff Cronden had over 50 fish between them using a variety of flies in long drifts over the deeper water. All water season permit holder Dave Smith took 11 fish on black and green lures in Toft. New staff member Lloyd Thompson took a cracking 8lb 2oz Brown whilst drifting over P buoy, using a white snake fished on Airflo’s “Booby Basher” line right on the bottom of the reservoir.

Heavy overnight frosts made for a chilly start to Friday, however, the sun soon warmed the day and it was a fabulous day to be on the water. The very light to no winds made it challenging to drift and meant that it was certainly you were either on the fish or not. Although the wind did increase later in the day giving near perfect conditions. The very welcome spring sun caused a number of buzzers to hatch off and even fish to rise over the open water for these large spring buzzers. On the bank Neil Ledbrook fished in Toft with a black Minkie and a small black buzzer to land 11 fish enjoying “Great Sport”. Matt Baggott also fished in Toft using a Green Pea to land 16 fish again in Toft with the best fish going 5lb 4oz. Martin Griffiths managed to get out for a last 4 hours on the bank to land 17 fish. Martin found the fish in the corner of Toft just below the Willow Tree. Martin used a fast glass with a black and green lure leaving the line to sink for 10 seconds before retrieving the flies. Fishery Ranger & Guide Lee Henfrey took advantage of a day off to go and look for some of Draycote resident fish. Lee landed of 30 fish with the majority being overwintered, Lee used a Booby Basher and a snake booby to take the fish from various marks across the lake.

Overcast conditions for Saturday with stronger winds in the afternoon, coming from the South West. All water season ticket holder Phil Mee fished in the corner of the Hensborough bank landing 8 fish taken on a green pea. Glen Moody also took a cracking fish from this area weighting a very impressive 6lb 14oz an amazing fish. Fishing down in Toft father and son duo the Hollingshead’s landed 15 on a mix of black and green and Damsel patterns. On the boats rudder angler Steve Rainbow landed 14 cracking rainbows, Steve used tubes on a DI 3 in Toft and a Di 9 with the same flies over middle shoal. Also fishing at middle shoal was Gareth Jones and Ed Douglas who found the fish off the drop off on Middle shoal to land over 20 fish, including some cracking overwintered the best of them a 5lb brown. Gareth & Ed used booby basher lines on a count of 60 seconds with boobies to tempt the fish. Andrew Barrowman & Paul Sharp enjoyed a real red letter day landing over 50 fish to the boat. They used sinking lines with a mix of blobs, boobies and snakes, drifting all around the lake.

A gusty south west wind make the fishing challenging on Sunday as it was difficult to present the flies correctly. This being said there were still some great catches from various points around the reservoir. Keith Smith did really well with 9 from the bank, one of which weighed 5lbs.Mr Mike Weaver took half a dozen from the bank on black and green lures. Michael and Richard Hanlon caught 23 fish from a boat using snakes around P Buoy. Mark Hunt caught 8 fish drifting across the front of Farborough Spit using Damsels and Pink Snakes. Martin Griffiths and Paul Sharp had over 30 fish to the boat drifting in Biggin Bay using DI 5’s and Snakes.

This week Draycote had a total of 360 rods, catching 2608 fish, giving us a weekly rod average of 7.2.

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Competition  Next Draycote competition will be the Angling Trust Tri Masters, 3 Man Team Event

Details of the 2020 competitions at Draycote with organisers details are on our website http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/competitions/

RIO & SAGE Day March 29th at Draycote we are holding our RIO & SAGE day with Simon Gawesworth RIO, Chris Anderson SAGE & Jim Fearn Guide / SAGE on hand to offer advice on all aspects of fly fishing, Reservoir, River, Saltwater, Pike & Salmon

Book a FREE guided fishing session from a boat using any SAGE rod & RIO fly line of your choice, contact Tom Bird at the Draycote lodge 01788 812018 to book your FREE guided session

Tuition & Guided Sessions Fly casting tuition, beginner days & guiding available with our in-house guides & instructors who work at our Draycote, Thornton & Eyebrook fisheries. Contact our guiding & tuition manager Tom Bird for detail 01788 812018 or his works mobile 07834 581 423. Details of our beginner course date & information on guiding along with Tom Bird advice blogs are on our Tuition & Guided website www.flyfishtuition.co.uk

Next Draycote Tuition Day. Draycote Beginner Course Sunday 22nd March cost £75.00 includes all tackle & fishing permit contact Tom Bird to book 01788 812018 or 07834 581 423

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 18.00pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 18.00

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 13.00

Afternoon Boat – 13.00pm – 18.00

Last 4 Hr – 14.00pm – 18.00

All Anglers Off Site – 18.30

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Draycote Water Fishing Report Monday 1st March 2020

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Tel: 01788 812018 email: lodge@flyfishdraycote.co.uk

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Fishery Report: 1st March 2020

After a week of what looked like the boats wouldn’t be going out the forecast improved, and we where able to get all 32 boats out on the water with a fully booked bank as well. While the wind had dropped enough to allow the boats to go out the wind did still make the fishing challenging at times, with mean speeds remained in the 20s from the South West. This meant a lot of the bank anglers headed up to Rainbow Corner seeking shelter. The best tactic for the anglers up in the lea of the wind was a midge tip line teamed with a Green Pea and then a blob on the dropper. Fishing just a bit further down the bank in the corner of the Hensborough bank season ticket holder Ian Richardson got his season off to a fine start. Ian landed a dozen fish using a Green Pea and a blob on a floating line, including a cracking 3lb overwintered rainbow. On the far side just off the strongest winds fishing in Dunn’s Bay was Tim Burns who landed 20 fish using a Di 3 sinking line and a couple of boobies. Another angler who found fish in Dunn’s is new all water season ticket holder Chris Bobby who landed a number of fish with his best being a 5lb overwintered rainbow. This wasn’t the only 5lb fish to come out from the bank with Danny Lovegrove having 2 fish over 5lb along with 13 others. Danny fished along the Tower Bank using a Black & Gold Humongous to tempt a 5lb 2oz brown and a 5lb 1oz rainbow. For pictures of the fish please visit www.facebook.com/flyfishstore Season ticket holder Peter Elliot landed 15 fish from the overflow from the treatment works using a single Green Pea on a 10ft leader using a fast intermediate with a roly poly retrieve.

Out on the boats, it was great to see retired manager Kevin Hart out with Draycote regular John Hoskins fishing his 31st Opening day. The pair enjoyed good sport using snakes and boobies on sinking lines with Rainbow Corner proving to be the best spot. Mike William’s party of 20 anglers enjoyed great sport from the boats. Wayne Jones from the Fly Shop and David Hoppe enjoyed a red letter day, finding fish all over the lake. Wayne and David said they found a great concentration of freshly stocked fish in the shallow water drifting along the school slips. The pair used the new RIO Fathom sinking lines in a Di7 teamed with snakes to land a cricket score. Before trying the same tactics along the Farborough Dam, this proved to be a great tactic as they boated some cracking overwintered fish with tails like shovels. Gareth Jones from the same party also fished along the Farnborough Dam using snakes on fast sinking lines to land a 5lb brown. Scottish traveling party Select Fly Fishers found some good sport up along the Draycote Dam and near the valve tower with overwintered fish, with one of their party taking a good brown.

With the wind dropping as the week progresses with yet more hard fighting fish going in, we are expecting the sport to continue in the same fantastic vain as it kicked off. With Sunday seeing 102 anglers catching a total 414 fish for a rod average of 4.1 with a lot of fish getting caught in lighter winds today as I write this report.

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Visit our online shop we currently have sale & discontinued items with discounts up to 50% on selected items. https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/category/sale-items/

Competition
Next Draycote competition will be the Angling Trust Tri Masters, 3 Man Team Event
Details of the 2020 competitions at Draycote with organisers details are on our website http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/competitions/

RIO & SAGE Day
March 29th at Draycote we are holding our RIO & SAGE day with Simon Gawesworth from RIO, Chris Anderson from SAGE & Jim Fearn from Guide / SAGE, all on hand to offer advice on all aspects of fly fishing, Reservoir, River, Saltwater, Pike & Salmon

Book a FREE guided fishing session from a boat using any SAGE rod & RIO fly line of your choice, contact Tom Bird at the Draycote lodge 01788 812018 to book your FREE guided session

Tuition & Guided Sessions
Fly casting tuition, beginner days & guiding available with our in-house guides & instructors who work at our Draycote, Thornton & Eyebrook fisheries. Contact our guiding & tuition manager Tom Bird for detail 01788 812018 or his works mobile 07834 581 423. Details of our beginner course date & information on guiding along with Tom Bird advice blogs are on our Tuition & Guided website www.flyfishtuition.co.uk

Next Draycote Tuition Day. Draycote Beginner Course Sunday 22nd March cost £75.00 includes all tackle & fishing permit contact Tom Bird to book 01788 812018 or 07834 581 423

Opening Hours & Boat Session
Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 6.00pm
Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 6.00pm
Morning Boat – 8.30am – 13.00pm
Afternoon Boat – 12.30pm – 6.00pm
Last 4 Hr – 2.00pm – .6.00pm
All Anglers Off Site – 6.30pm

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Draycote Opens 1st March 2020

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Draycote Opens 1st March

Tel; 01788 812018

Fully Booked for Boats & Car Passes for the 1st March

Due to a cancellation 1 boat left for the 2nd March with limited bank angler car passes

As the water is pumped into Draycote we have excellent clarity with the reservoir at 98%+ water capacity

Pre season stocking has started with trout averaging 2lb, with our records indicating 19,000 trout left in the reservoir at the end of 2019 it may well be worth a look across the shoals for these fish!

Lodge is currently been stocked for the 2020 season with SAGE, VISION & Redington demo rods for you to take out and try along with the new RIO fast sinkers.

Events

RIO SAGE Day March 29th with Simon Gawesworth RIO, Chris Anderson SAGE & Jim Fearn Guide Fly Fishing / SAGE further details contact Tom Bird at the Draycote Lodge http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/

Competitions busy year for competitions at Draycote which start with the New Angling Trust Tri Masters 3 man team event 19th April fished to fishery rules, contact details http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/competitions/

1st March Fishing Time

Lodge Open 7.30am

Bank: 07:30 until 17.45
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 17.45
Boat Part Day: AM 08:30 until 12.30 PM 12.30 until 17.45
Last 4 Hours from: 13.45 until 15.45 (Ticket sales available from 13.30)
Gutting Room Closes –17.15
All Anglers to be off site by: 18.00

Local Angling Club Spotlight: Draycote Fly Fishers www.draycote-fly-fishers-assoc.co.uk/ they arrange club events at Draycote visit their website for further details

Draycote 16th February 2020

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Draycote Opens 1st March 2020

Tel: 01788 812018

2020 BOOKINGS

Boats are fully booked for the 1st March & 2nd March, with limited car passes available for bank anglers car access to the perimeter road. Call the lodge to book your visit

New fishing tackle continues to arrive from SAGE, RIO, Snowbee, Greys with the new VISION STILLMANIAC rod in stock with a demo rod available for you to take out and try during the fishing season

SAGE & RIO Day. With Simon Gawesworth of RIO, Chris Anderson of SAGE with Jim Fearn of Guide Flyfishing & Sage at the lodge during the day to answer your questions relating to Stillwater, Rivers, Salmon, Pike & Saltwater Fishing. Individual Casting sessions with Simon, Chris & Jim are fully booked but they will be on hand at the lodge to answer your questions.

On the day we offer a FREE guided session from a boat using any SAGE or Redington rod or RIO fly line, limited availability left for these sessions call the lodge for further details or to book 01788 812018 http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/

SALE & DISCONTINUED ITEMS

We currently have end of line & sale items on our online shop “Flyfishstore” new items added with savings between 25% & 50% https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/category/sale-items/

TUITION & GUIDING

Details on our Tuition dates for 2020 are on our Tuition & Guiding Website, 2020 Tuition Dates

We are taking guiding booking for the 2020 with guiding available at Draycote & Thornton for the trout with guiding at Eyebrook available for the trout & the pike, contact Tom Bird for details 01788 812018

COMPETITION

We continue to update our competition page, latest New Comp is the Angling Trust Tri Masters 3 Man Team fished to fishery rules, great new comp for people looking to try competition fishing, details for the TRI MASTERS

 

Draycote News 10th February 2020

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Draycote Opens 1st March 2020

Tel 01788 812018

Draycote boats are fully booked for the 1st & 2nd March with the Bank angler car passes fully booked for the 1st with limited availability for the 2nd

Contact the lodge bookings

RIO & SAGE DAY March 29th 2020
Simon Gawesworth of RIO, Chris Anderson of SAGE with Jim Fearn of Guide Flyfishing & SAGE will be at the lodge to answer your questions on fly fishing with RIO & SAGE products for reservoir trout, rivers, salmon, saltwater & pike

Opportunity for you to book a FREE guided session using a RIO fly line or SAGE rod of your choice fishing from a boat with one of our guides, call the lodge 01788 812018 to book your place

NEW COMPETITION
Angling Trust TRI MASTERS Sunday April 19th fishing to fishery rules, if you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at competition fishing this is the perfect competition for you and two other fishing pals to enter further details contact Tom Bird at Draycote or visit the angling trust website

20th January 2020

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Draycote Opens 1st March 2020

Tel: 01788 812018

2020 BOOKINGS

Boats are fully booked for the 1st March & 2nd March, with limited car passes available for bank anglers car access to the perimeter road. Call the lodge to book your visit

SALE & DISCONTINUED ITEMS

We currently have end of line & sale items on our online shop “Flyfishstore” new items added with savings between 25% & 50% https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/category/sale-items/

TUITION & GUIDING

Details on our Tuition dates for 2020 are on our Tuition & Guiding Website, 2020 Tuition Dates

We are taking guiding booking for the 2020 with guiding available at Draycote & Thornton for the trout with guiding at Eyebrook available for the trout & the pike, contact Tom Bird for details 01788 812018

RIO & SAGE DAY

Our RIO & SAGE day is on the 29th March an opportunity to meet Simon Gawesworth RIO products, Chris Anderson SAGE & Jim Fear Guide Fly fishing & SAGE. Book a free guided session on the day to fish with any SAGE Rod or RIO fly line of your choice, great opportunity to try their products, book your session via Tom Bird 01788 812018  RIO SAGE DAY

Advice isn’t limited to reservoir tackle, come along and speak to Simon, Chris & Jim about Salmon, Saltwater, River or Piking rods, lines, leaders etc.

COMPETITION

We continue to update our competition page, latest New Comp is the Angling Trust Tri Masters 3 Man Team fished to fishery rules, great new comp for people looking to try competition fishing, details for the TRI MASTERS

MEMBERSHIP

Draycote, All Water & Beginner members should have received their 2020 membership cards, if you haven’t received your contact Tom Bird 01788812018 or email lodge@flyfishdraycote.co.uk