Draycote Fishing Report w/e Sunday 28th June 2015
Despite the ever changing weather conditions, Draycote continues in good form, with a rod average of 3.7. There are an awful lot of fish getting caught in open water now, especially over the shoals, these are often the trout which are either overwintered or being in the reservoir a while, described by one visiting rod as “proper lumps,” these fish have been falling to both nymphs and dry flies at varying times of the day and in various conditions.
Some anglers have reported fish feeding on pin fry already, and this is no surprise as there are literally thousands of them around the pontoon. The slightly cooler weather has now given way to the longer, warmer evenings of late, and this bodes well for that last 4 hour slot, where we are finally beginning to see a good evening rise.
With these warmer temperatures, the fly hatches have started to come on dramatically and anglers are now reporting fish feeding in or near the surface on a daily basis. A search along the edges of the wind lanes with either buzzers or a team of dries is well worth a go.
Kevin Hart took time off from the lodge to take two guests out guiding; he managed to get them both into double figures working the edges of the wind lanes fishing dries, nymph & buzzers.
Kevin is available for casting tuition or guided trips at Draycote, Foremark & Thornton and can introduce you to tubing at Thornton. Further details call the lodge 01788 812018
Toft Shallows has been the dominant area on the water this week, right up against the nature reserve buoys. But the rest of the reservoir is also fishing very well. Rainbow Corner is holding a lot of fish at the moment, more so towards the inlet and the overflow. Biggin and Dunns bay are also fishing well.
Mr Ceri Jones’ party, visiting us from Wales on Friday and Saturday seemed, by numbers alone, to enjoy themselves. On both days they caught good bags of fish; mainly it seems, on a washing line and dries.
Melvyn Severn fishing with the rudder found the overwintered fish during his visit recording 8 fish for a total weight of 26lb, for those wishing to try the rudder we have one for daily hire.
It was good to see both Higham Ferrers and Leicester Fly Fishers back here for club matches over the weekend. All seemed to enjoy some good sport out on the water and come in with some good catches. Well done one and all.
Weekly Free Boat Draw
This week’s free boat draw has been won by Mr Adam Gunby from Leicester
Number Rods: 362 Number Trout Taken: 567 Number Trout Released: 782
Total Catch: 1349 Weekly Rod Average: 3.7
Current Fishing Times:
Bank: 07:30 until 22:15
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 22:15
Boat Part Day: AM 08:30 until 16:00 PM 16:00 until 22:15
Last 4 Hours from: 18:15 until 22:15
All Anglers to be off site by: 22:45
All boat anglers are reminded that they must keep 50yards from the bank and 70 yards from any bank angler.
Last four hour ticket.
Don’t forget to take advantage of our very popular last four hour permit, now that the evenings are starting to draw out.
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