Draycote Water Fishing Report week ending 29th March 2015

 Draycote Water weekly fishing report week ending Sunday 29th  March 2015

Telephone Number 01788 812018

Report.

This past week the weather has been a bit unsettled but mostly dry, with the wind sometimes changing direction on an hourly basis. It was in fact , blowing hard enough at the weekend to close the reservoir to boat fishing. I must admit I was expecting this to dramatically change the rod average, but not at all. Those anglers who “ toughed it out ” on the bank still did exceedingly well .

This weekend we welcomed the first two of this years “ Beginners Fly Fishing Tuition days “ hosted by Hywel Morgan. Despite the weather the courses seemed to go very well, with a number of students bending a rod into their first ever hard fighting Draycote Rainbow. Well done one and all. More information on future courses can be found on our website.  

It’s no surprise to learn that the fish are still holding in close to the bank, indeed as reported on several occasions, anglers have had fish swimming around their feet. The best piece of advice when bank fishing here at the moment is, to check the water in front of you before wading in, as the fish may be literally underneath your rod tip.

Buzzers are featuring more and more as the weather warms up, with green and black lures, fished just a few feet below the surface, accounting for some good bags. Again reports of daphnia may require the use of an orange blob, whilst bloodworm are also featuring on many pages of the catch return.

Anglers have been doing very well using floating lines, midge tips , intermediates, or even a DI 5 on occasion.  

Such flies as buzzers, bloodworm, montanas, pitsford peas, damsels or an orange blob are working well. .

 

Best Areas ; Tower Bank, Dunns Bay, Biggin Bay, Lincroft Point , the cornfield and Toft shallows

 

Weekly Free Boat Draw

This weeks free boat draw has been won by Mr Kurt Russell from Burbage.

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 166     Number Trout Taken: 343      Number Trout Released:   750

Total Catch:   1093               Weekly Rod Average:  6.5

Current Fishing Times:

Bank:  07:30 until 19:15

Boat All Day: 08:30        until  19:15

Boat Part Day:  AM  08:30     until 13:45    PM  13:45    until  19:15

Last 4 Hours from: 15:15        until    19:15     

All Anglers to be off site by: 19:45

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the counter in the gutting room next door.

Boat anglers are also politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon or aerators. This is especially relevant to the harbour pontoon as its own mooring chains & anchors extend out a considerable distance from the end of the harbour & are easily fouled.

Bank Anglers car passes should be, booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available.

Boat anglers may wish to note that we now have a rudder for hire at the daily rate of £7. It can be pre booked at the time you make your boat booking.

 

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Draycote Fishing Report W / E 22nd March 2015

Draycote Water weekly fishing report week ending Sunday 22nd  March 2015

Telephone Number 01788 812018

Report.

The week started with chilly conditions and a sharp northerly breeze, but as it progressed we had spells of bright sunshine and warmer flat calm conditions, particularly on Friday and Sunday.

There is no doubt that the fishing has slowed up a little from the mad start to the season that we had, but with a weekly rod average of 5.3, Draycote is still providing some very exciting sport for both beginners and seasoned anglers alike.

The bank is still fishing extremely well with anglers reporting good hatches of buzzer along the northern shoreline, from the tower all the way down into the bottom of toft shallows. Once again the fish are holding in close to the bank, with many anglers making the wise decision not to wade in before fully inspecting the water in front of them.  Whilst many of these fish are feeding on buzzer, some anglers have reported spooning fish only to find them packed full of daphnia.

So overall, the picture looks good for the coming week, as anglers have been doing very well using a wide variety of methods. They have mainly been catching using Floating lines, midge tips or intermediates, with such flies as buzzers, montanas, pitsford peas, damsels or an orange blob

Best Areas ; Tower Bank, Dunns Bay, Biggin Bay, Lincroft Point  and the cornfield.

Weekly Free Boat Draw

This weeks free boat draw has been won by Mr Alec Twaites from Coventry.

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 268     Number Trout Taken: 440      Number Trout Released:  998

Total Catch:  1438                Weekly Rod Average:  5.3

Current Fishing Times:

Bank:  07:30 until 18:00

Boat All Day: 08:30        until  18:00

Boat Part Day:  AM  08:30     until 13:30    PM  13:30    until  18:00

Last 4 Hours from: 14:00        until    18:00     

All Anglers to be off site by: 18:30

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the counter in the gutting room next door.

Boat anglers are also politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon or aerators. This is especially relevant to the harbour pontoon as its own mooring chains & anchors extend out a considerable distance from the end of the harbour & are easily fouled.

Bank Anglers car passes should be, booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available.

Boat anglers may wish to note that we now have a rudder for hire at the daily rate of £7. It can be pre booked at the time you make your boat booking.

 

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Draycote Water weekly report week ending Friday 13th   March 2015

Telephone Number 01788 812018

 

Report.

Friday the 13th maybe unlucky for some but not so here at Draycote. The weather has been kind to us this week and the fishing has been excellent. Fish are being caught all around the reservoir from both boat and bank with good numbers of fish falling to small black and green lures and/or black buzzers.

The weekly rod average so far is 8.7

If you are thinking about coming fishing this weekend we still have some places available on both boats and the bank.

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:      Number Trout Taken:       Number Trout Released:  

Total Catch:                  Weekly Rod Average:  

Current Fishing Times:

Bank:  07:30 until 17:30

Boat All Day: 08:30       until  17:30

Boat Part Day:  AM 08:30     until 12:30      PM 12:30      until  17:30

Last 4 Hours from: 13:30        until  17:30  (Ticket sales available from        )

All Anglers to be off site by: 18:00

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the counter in the gutting room next door.

Boat anglers are also politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon or aerators. This is especially relevant to the harbour pontoon as its own mooring chains & anchors extend out a considerable distance from the end of the harbour & are easily fouled.

Bank Anglers car passes should be, booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available.

Boat anglers may wish to note that we now have a rudder for hire at the daily rate of £7. It can be pre booked at the time you make your boat booking.

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Draycote weekly report week ending 9th March 2015

Draycote Water weekly report week ending    Sunday 8thMarch 2015

Telephone Number 01788 812018

Draycote has enjoyed another great start to the new season with some terrific catches recorded throughout our first week [NB: A short 5 day week with opening day being a Wednesday). Over 1500 trout were recorded on opening day alone. Notwithstanding some very windy, chilly & at times squally conditions, 400 anglers visited during the course of the week recording a total of 4,700 fish caught. This represents a weekly rod average of 11.75!

Boat & Bank anglers have enjoyed consistent sport & the whole venue has actually been producing well. In fact it would be hard to specify particular hotspots, although perhaps the most consistent areas, especially for the bank anglers, have been the Tower Bank, Dunns & Biggin Bay. Boats have also done well in Biggin Bay & at times off Lin Croft Point. Toft Shallows have also produced, especially during the milder & warmer spells when buzzer tactics have worked for many.

Overall I think it fair to say that this has been the week for the intermediate lines fished in conjunction with various lures. In terms of patterns, the “black & green” theme has continued.  Gold & hot head damsel patterns have also been hard to beat. Similarly, the Black & Silver Humungus has accounted for a lot of fish. Generally they have been found to be running the shorelines or holding on the drop offs.

There have been too many excellent catches to name them all however, congratulations must go to Mr White who is new to the sport. He caught & released 25 in what he proudly described as his “Best Day Ever!”. Mike Oliver also excelled on Sunday using buzzers whilst Andy Ball simply had a ball describing his day as “Awesome”.

Numerous rainbows in the five pounds bracket have been encountered but the biggest fish recorded so far has been a caught & released Brownie estimated at 8lbs by captor Harry Pinner.

All in all, it has been a fine opening week  with lots & lots of smiling anglers and all bodes well for the season to come. A final cautionary note – do remain mindful of the time of year & make sure that you are well prepared with appropriate clothing.

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 400  Number Trout Taken:   991    Number Trout Released:   3709

Total Catch:    4,700              Weekly Rod Average:  11.75

Current Fishing Times:

Bank:  07:30 until 17:30

Boat All Day:   08:30   until   17:30

Boat Part Day:  08:30  until  13:30    PM 13:30    until  17:30

Last 4 Hours from:  13:30     until   17:30       (Ticket sales available from 13:15      )

All Anglers to be off site by:  18:00

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure. If not in the lodge it will be found on the counter in the gutting room next door.

Boat anglers are also politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon or aerators. This is especially relevant to the harbour pontoon as its own mooring chains & anchors extend out a considerable distance from the end of the harbour & are easily fouled.

Bank Anglers car passes should be, booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available.

Boat anglers may wish to note that we now have a rudder for hire at the daily rate of £7. It can be pre booked at the time you make your boat booking.

Tight lines

Kevin

Dates for the Diary

Draycote Restaurant will be opening at 8.30am on Saturday & Sunday offering anglers breakfast & packed lunches

Hywel Morgan Tuition Days – the first days have limited availability and are on Saturday 28th March & Sunday 29th March. For further details visit www.flyfishtuition.co.uk or call the lodge

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Draycote Water Opening Day Update Report Thursday 5th March 2015

Draycote Water Opening Day Update Report Thursday 5th March 2015

Telephone Number 01788 812018

The 2015 Draycote season began with a great opening day yesterday. Despite a cold & blustery North Westerly wind, 104 hardy anglers recorded a total catch of 1523 trout equating to a rod average for the day of 14.6

Boats & bank anglers alike enjoyed hectic sport with fish running the shorelines & drop offs around much of the venue.

Various black & green tadpole type patterns + gold head damsels were the order of the day for most.

Intermediate lines were reported by many as being the most productive.

Rainbow Corner, Tower Bank, Dunns & Biggin Bay proved to be excellent locations for both boat & bank. The Cornfield fished well in the afternoon, as did Toft.

Boat & Bank Car Access Pass bookings have been heavy so please call the lodge in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Two boats remain available for tomorrow (Friday), but all the boats are booked for Saturday. Some Bank passes remain for Saturday whilst on Sunday there is capacity on both boat & bank.

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Kevin

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Draycote Restaurant will be opening at 8.30am on Saturday & Sunday offering anglers breakfast & pack lunches

Hywel Morgan Tuition Days, the first days have limited availability and are on Saturday 28th March & Sunday 29th March further details visit www.flyfishtuition.co.uk or call the lodge

Draycote Opens 4th March 2015

Draycote Opens Wednesday 4th March

Opening Day Boats are FULLY BOOKED

Opening Day all 30 bank anglers car passes are FULLY BOOKED

We are operating the same system as last year we are allowed 30 cars to drive around the perimeter road at anyone time we recommend you call the lodge & book a bank angler car pass

We have vacancies for part time work at the fishery, contact the fishery for further details

01788 812018

Draycote Weekly Fishing Report Sunday 30th November 2014

Draycote Water Weekly Fishing Report Sunday 30th November 2014

This final week has seen a slight decline in rod numbers and this has consequently been reflected in the catch returns. Although there was a heavy frost earlier in the week, those who have ventured out have encountered mostly mild weather conditions and reasonably good bags of fish.

Kevin Rees caught 19 good fish from the bank on Monday using buzzers on a washing line.

Gordon Slack, again fishing from the bank, took 6 fish on a variety of patterns which included buzzers and Dawl Bachs.

Colin England and Tony Plummer had 7 a piece fishing from the boat along the Farborough Dam on Tuesday.

Tony Broadway and John Dews , whilst fishing along the north shore on Thursday, had a total of 23 fish between them.

John Haynes caught seven good fish down in Toft from the bank on Saturday.

Anglers have reported catching mainly on patterns such as buzzers, crunchers, dawl bachs and hare’s ears, Showing that whilst the fish are happy to chase a fry pattern or lure, they are less inclined to take them. Most of the time these smaller imitative patterns have been fished either very slow or even static, usually presented on a washing line with a FAB blob on the point..

Now that the season has finished we would like to take the opportunity to thank all our customers and hope that you have enjoyed this past year with us here at Draycote. We hope to see you all back here again next season and wish you all a happy Christmas and a very prosperous new year.

There will be a full review of the season to follow. 

Season Tickets.

We are frequently asked about the availability of season tickets for next year.  Current members have a renewal option so it is not yet known if any vacancies will arise. However we have created a list of those interested in membership.  If you would like to have your details added to this list, please contact the lodge.

Best flies. Crunchers, Buzzers, Diawl Bachs, especially fished as a “washing Line” –– Minkie Boobies & various floating fry patterns

Best bank areas. Biggin Bay, Lin Croft, The Cornfield & especially Toft (Lodge side).

Best boat areas Toft, Farborough Bank & Spit, Biggin Bay to Lin Croft Point and the Cornfield.

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:  165           Number Trout Taken:  202          Number Trout Released  289

Total Catch:    491              Weekly Rod Average: 2.9

Current Fishing Time:

Bank:  07:30 until 16:15

Boat All Day:  08:30 until 16:00

Boat Part Day:  AM  08:30 until12:00   PM 12:00 until 16:00

Last 4 Hours from:  12:00  (Ticket sales available from 11:45)

All Anglers to be off site by: 16:45

 

Boat anglers are reminded that there is no anchoring within 100yds of the pontoons, aerators or Tower.

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the counter in the gutting room next door.

Bank Anglers car passes should be  booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available.

Local Club

Draycote Fly Fishers Association is the local angling club to Draycote Water. During the season they organise various club competitions and during the winter they hold six club meetings at a venue in Dunchurch. For further information contact the club secretary Graham Homer 02476 402464

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Draycote Fishing Report 23rd November 2014

Draycote Water weekly report week ending Sunday 23th November 2014

Tel. 01788 812018

As the end of the season looms ever closer, Draycote is still producing some good sport for those anglers willing to don woolly hats and scarves and brave the elements.

Both bank and boat anglers have been catching fish in good numbers, using a mixture patterns such as lures, floating fry patterns, dawl bachs and buzzers.

The Draycote Fur and Feather match on Sunday got off to a damp start. 37 anglers wrapped up warm against the weather and ventured out to what should have been a very wet and breezy day. However,  the weather was kinder than forecast and despite being a bit soggy at the close of play, the anglers caught a total of 121 fish for a rod average of 3.2.

The best bag of the day was taken by Mr Nigel Keeber – 8 fish for a total weight of 24lb 13oz.

The biggest fish of the day was caught by Mr Simon Peck -  a rainbow of 5lb 5oz.  

A big thank you to all who turned up and supported us on what turned out to be a very successful day.

 

Best flies. Crunchers, Buzzers, Diawl Bachs, especially fished as a “washing Line” –– Minkie Boobies & various floating fry patterns

Best bank areas. Biggin Bay, Lin Croft, The Cornfield & Toft (Lodge side).

Best boat areas Toft, Farborough Bank & Spit, Biggin Bay to Lin Croft Point and the Cornfield.

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:   228                             Number Trout Taken:     302       Number Trout Released: 510

Total Catch:    812                Weekly Rod Average:  3.5

 

Current Fishing Time:

Bank:  07:30 – 15.45

Boat All Day: 08:30 – 15:45

Boat Part Day:  AM   08:30 – 11:45   PM  11:45  - 15:45

Last 4 Hours from:   11:45

All Anglers to be off site by:   16:15

 

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the counter in the gutting room next door.

Bank Anglers car passes should be, where possible, booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available.

Boat anglers are also politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon or aerators. This is especially relevant to the harbour pontoon as its own mooring chains & anchors extend out a considerable distance from the end of the harbour & are easily fouled.

 

 

Don’t forget that the season ends here at Draycote on 30th November 2014 and we open again on 4th March 2015.

 

Bookings

We are now taking bookings for the 2015 season. Please contact the lodge for further details.

 

Season Tickets.

We are frequently asked about the availability of season tickets for next year.  Current members have a renewal option so it is not yet known if any vacancies will arise. However we have created a list of those interested in membership.  If you would like to have your details added to this list, please contact the lodge.

 

Local Club

Draycote Fly Fishers Association is the local angling club to Draycote Water. During the season they organise various club competitions and during the winter they hold six club meetings at a venue in Dunchurch. For further information contact the club secretary Graham Homer 02476 402464

 

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Draycote Fishing Report Sunday 16th November 2014

Draycote Water weekly report week ending Sunday 16th November 2014

Telephone Number 01788 812018

I’m afraid to say it hasn’t changed folks. During what has been a week of changing weather conditions Draycote is once again offering some exceptional sport. I didn’t think the water would fish this well for so long. But it has, and there is no sign of this slowing down as we move ever closer to our closing date of Sunday 30th November 2014.

The bank anglers are having the best of it by far and indeed, whilst out cutting the willow during the week, it seemed that every time we looked up , there were rods bending everywhere.

Kevin Rees, ( A name with which I am sure you are all now familiar ) has visited us this week on two separate occasions, catching a total of 47 fish from the bank using buzzers presented on a washing line with a FAB blob  on the point.

Jude Tuffs did exceptionally well on white minkies down in toft, taking 8 good fish , and returning 21.

Mr Riches, Mr Kelly and Mr Cox also fishing from the bank, had all their sport in the cornfield using a mixture of Minkies and Buzzers.

John Clifford used a mixture of floating fry patterns and buzzers to coax a total of 21 fish to the net on Wednesday, again from the bank.

Friday brought a morning of showers and quite blustery conditions for our day out fishing with guests from both the Visitors Centre here at Draycote and Severn Trent. The weather improved as the day went on and for some, so did the fishing.   Biggest fish of the day went to Severn Trent Ranger  Ady Shaw , weighing in at an awesome 5lb 2oz. Whilst the largest bag of the day went to the deadly duo of Kevin Hart and Sara Cooke, with a total of 16 fish for 27lb. Sara , the more seasoned angler of the two, fished her purple socks off, bagging her 8 fish on a pink booby in Biggin Bay . All those who took part reported having a great day out .

Congratulations to Mr John Hurst , the winner of this weeks free boat draw.

This coming Sunday, 23rd November, is the Draycote Fur and Feather competition. There are still 3 boats available.  The match will be fished from 9 am until 4 pm to an 8 fish limit under fishery rules, no Rudders. All participants should bring a prize. There will be individual prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, and also the biggest fish.

 

Don’t forget that the season ends here at Draycote on 30th November 2014 and we open again on 4th March 2015.

 

Season Tickets.

We are frequently asked about the availability of season tickets for next year.  Current members have a renewal option so it is not yet known if any vacancies will arise. However we have created a list of those interested in membership.  If you would like to have your details added to this list, please contact the lodge.

 

 

Best flies. Crunchers, Buzzers, Diawl Bachs, especially fished as a “washing Line” –– Minkie Boobies & various floating fry patterns

Best bank areas. Biggin Bay, Lin Croft, The Cornfield & Toft (Lodge side).

Best boat areas Toft, Farborough Bank & Spit, Biggin Bay to Lin Croft Point and the Cornfield.

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:  197           Number Trout Taken:  313          Number Trout Released  :906

Total Catch:    1219              Weekly Rod Average:  6.1

Current Fishing Time:

Bank:  07:30 until 16:15

Boat All Day:  08:30 until 16:15

Boat Part Day:  AM  08:30 until12:15   PM 12:15 until 16:15

Last 4 Hours from:  12:15  (Ticket sales available from 12:00)

All Anglers to be off site by: 16:45

 

Boat anglers are reminded that there is no anchoring within 100yds of the pontoons, aerators or Tower.

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the counter in the gutting room next door.

Bank Anglers car passes should be  booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available.

Local Club

Draycote Fly Fishers Association is the local angling club to Draycote Water. During the season they organise various club competitions and during the winter they hold six club meetings at a venue in Dunchurch. For further information contact the club secretary Graham Homer 02476 402464

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Draycote Water Fishing Report 9th November 2014

Draycote Water weekly report week ending Sunday 9th November 2014

Telephone Number 01788 812018

On reflection it has been a week of weather extremes here at Draycote Water. Following the warmest Halloween on record with a staggering high of twenty two degrees centigrade, Thursday into Friday saw torrential overnight rain and mighty SW winds sweeping down the reservoir. My windscreen first thing this morning was covered in frozen rain & the external temperature gauge hovered between 1 and 3 degrees all the way in. It was so misty for a while first thing that none of the North shore could be seen! So, for those who (quite rightly) have not yet hung up your rods for the season, remember to dress appropriately for the time of year with potentially wintery conditions to be faced. What is certain is that there are still many fine trout to be caught before we close the doors on the 2014 season on 30th November.

A slowish start to the beginning of the week saw the rod average at just under three for Monday & Tuesday. Tony & Ruth Kirk fished the bank at Toft on Monday &found fish to 3lbs+ on Minkie Boobies presented on floating lines. On Tuesday Tony Broadway ducked & dived around the willow cutters to take a dozen on buzzer patterns. Dave Malpas showed the way in the boat with a catch of ten whilst Brian Allwood took a brown of 4lbs+ in his four fish tally off the bank. Things started to pick up by Wednesday with a jump in the rod average when 27 anglers took 131fish for a rod average of 4.85

Boat & bank anglers alike enjoyed good sport although the bank clearly had the edge with lots of fish running close to the margins and drop offs. Tony Broadway was back again for more of the action -  this time netting 16 on a buzzer & Minkie mix. Bank regular Dennis Jones once more had great sport coaxing ten to the net after resurrecting a classic pattern from the past – an Alexandra. Meanwhile, Mr Litherland & boat partner Mr Tressler went afloat using black & white Nomads to be rewarded with a 25 fish total.

Notwithstanding extremely strong SSW winds on Thursday the trout reacted with gusto & action was being experienced all across the venue. Mike Williams & friends in two boats found fry feeders in Toft and between them the four rods totalled 46! I got afloat with boat regular John Hoskins & it was great to enjoy almost non- stop action down the Farborough Bank dam & off Biggin Bay. All our fish came to floating lines & midge tips in a big wave, perhaps demonstrating that most fish are still feeding high in the water column. Kevin Rees (yet again!!) led the way on the bank fishing a FAB Blob and buzzer washing line in Toft for a total of 25. John Stanley went to the bottom of the Hensborough Bank and caught twelve on bloodworm patterns. Stan Hillman & Mick Cronin, who have both been very consistent in recent weeks, also netted a total of 25 between them from the bank. The rod average for Thursday, with 19 rods on the water, was an amazing 11.89

Mother Nature sadly decided to slow things down on Friday following torrential overnight rain & huge winds shifting into the west. By midday the reservoir looked like the North Sea in a winter storm. Disappointed boat anglers were all off the water by early afternoon. Twelve anglers braved the elements & despite the rod average dipping to 2.75 for the day, hats off  to Gordon Slack whose perseverance on the bank was rewarded with eight fine rainbows caught & released.  Many were also put off by the weather forecasts on Saturday which resulted in only five boats going afloat and not a solitary angler on the bank.

Sunday morning started flat & foggy but it was soon burnt off. Although the morning was really too bright some cloud eventually developed & sport picked up. Fish were bashing fry hard down the Farborough Bank dam & a couple of boats had fun on floating fry patterns. Meanwhile sport became manic in Toft where season rod Dave Adkins fished mainly green & black lures from the bank. He described his session as his best ever, stopping only after hitting a figure of forty fish to the net!

The winner of this weeks free boat draw is Mr Terry Tappenden from Studley, Warwickshire.      .

Don’t forget that that the season ends here at Draycote on 30th November 2014 and we open again on 4th March 2015.

Season Tickets.

We are frequently asked about the availability of season tickets for next year.  Current members have a renewal option so it is not yet known if any vacancies will arise. However, we have created a list of those interested in considering membership should the opportunity arise.  If you would like to have your details added please contact the lodge.

Best flies. Crunchers, Buzzers, Diawl Bachs, especially fished as a “washing Line” –– Minkie Boobies & various floating fry patterns

Best bank areas. Biggin Bay, Lin Croft, The Cornfield & Toft (Lodge side).

Best boat areas Toft, Farborough Bank & Spit, Biggin Bay to Lin Croft Point and the Cornfield.

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:  153           Number Trout Taken: 189           Number Trout Released  :708

Total Catch: 897                 Weekly Rod Average:  5.8

Current Fishing Time:

Bank:  07:30 until 16:30

Boat All Day:  08:30 until 16:30

Boat Part Day:  AM  08:30 until12:15   PM 12:15 until 16:30

Last 4 Hours from:  12:30  (Ticket sales available from 12:15)

All Anglers to be off site by: 16:45

 

Boat anglers are reminded that there is no anchoring within 100yds of the pontoons, aerators or Tower.

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the counter in the gutting room next door.

Bank Anglers car passes should be  booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available.

Local Club

Draycote Fly Fishers Association is the local angling club to Draycote Water. During the season they organise various club competitions and during the winter they hold six club meetings at a venue in Dunchurch. For further information contact the club secretary Graham Homer 02476 402464

Tight Lines.

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