Draycote weekly fishing report w/e Sunday 1st June 2014

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Draycote weekly fishing report week ending Sunday
1st June 2014

Despite yet another week of varying weather conditions the sport remained consistently good with an overall rod average this week of 5.3

There has been a lot of surface activity with moving fish being seen over most of the fishery. Rainbow Corner & the Hensborough Bank have however, probably seen the most of the action in a week which has seen prolific rises. On Monday black buzzer were everywhere.
Tony Parker & Pete Walsh used both buzzer tactics & dries for a joint catch of 28 in their boat session.
Alternative tactics were deployed by the Watsons on Tuesday who caught over 20 fish in the boils on boobies.
Heavy overnight rain and an extremely wet Wednesday resulted in tremendous sport throughout the day, mainly to static buzzer or slow figure of eight retrieved crunchers. Mr Sicki & partner caught & released 61 describing the experience as “buzzer fishing at its best!”. On the bank, season rod James Hall took 4 rainbows on crunchers for a combined weight of 12lbs.That day, twenty seven  rods caught a total of 303 fish representing a tremendous rod average of 11.22
Thursday & Friday saw continuing action to a mix of buzzer tactics, nymphs plus dries & emergers. Smaller sized flies have also been bringing better results. Paul Beasley managed a 10 fish catch which included a 5lbs brown taken on a claret buzzer. Mr Birkett used claret bits, hoppers & hare’s ears from his boat & reported 14 of his 24 fish as being over 21/2lbs.

The three day package breaks continue to be popular & can also demonstrate the consistency of the sport at times. This week the “Brown Party” of six, visiting from Scotland for three days, caught a total of 145. This equates to a daily rod average of 8 per person. Similarly, Enid Edwards, part of a 14 strong group holidaying from North Wales, enjoyed great sport with an 18 fish catch on a mix of dries & buzzers despite much harder conditions in the hotter weather on Saturday. Others in her party went deep with snake lures & humungus boobies & also found taking fish.

Blue skies, bright sunshine, a near flat calm & high temperatures made conditions extremely hard on Sunday. Foremark Fly Fishers held a club event with 20 anglers catching a total of 42 fish. Mark Redfern took top honours with 5 for 13lbs 4oz using washing line tactics whilst Ric Saconne took the best fish at 4lbs 7oz. Sean Hanlon realised that the best of the day’s sport would come in the evening and was rewarded with a 17 fish total. He caught on diawl bachs, pheasant tails & crunchers from the bank at Lin Croft. His best was a cracking rainbow at 4lbs 12oz.

Weekly Stats.
Number of rods:  414     Number of fish taken:   517     Number of fish released: 1685
Total catch:    2202   Weekly Rod Average:  5.3

Current fishing times:
Bank:  07:30hrs until 21:30 hrs.
Boat:   08:30hrs until 21:15 hrs.
Part day boat: 08:30hrs until 14:30hrs – 14:30 until 21:15 hrs.
Last 4 hours from 17:00hrs until 21:15 hrs.
All anglers to be off site by 21:45 hrs.

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.
Tight lines,
Kevin Hart

Up & coming events
22nd of June – Scierra Pairs Boat match – with a chance to reach the final at Rutland Water. Spaces available. Entry forms visit www.scierrapairs.co.uk .
9th and 10th of August – Lexus individual qualifying heats – the last chance to reach the final at Chew Valley. visit www.lexusflyfishing.co.uk to book your place.

Rio Pairs is Cancelled

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Draycote weekly fishing report 26th May 2014

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Draycote Water Fishing Report Monday 19th May – Sunday 25th MAY 2014

 

The weather has been varied this week at Draycote with days that included heavy showers interspersed with bright sunshine. But this doesn’t seem to have affected the voracious appetite of the fish.

 

Buzzer hatches have been excellent especially along the hensborough bank and into rainbow corner and indeed most of the anglers from both boat and bank have had more success with the smaller patterns. Damsels have also worked well fished on an intermediate line.

 

Once again a number of large browns have been caught, The best of which was Mr Ron Beavan at 5 lb. Mr John Ryder also caught two browns at approx. 4lbs each.

 

Plenty of Fish have been caught across the middle of the reservoir and over the boils particularly on small dry fly patterns such as bob’s bits, hoppers and emergers.

 

The rudder has also been working well once again for boat partners Lee Henfry and Nigel Keeber who took some cracking fish on Sunday.

 

Best flies have been small buzzers, dawl bachs, crunchers, hares ears and damsels. Dry flies such as bob’s bits, hoppers  and emergers have also been effective. We have a full selection of Fulling Mill flies available

 

Best bank areas have been rainbow corner, the corn field, the tower bank and dunns bay.

Best boat areas have been rainbow corner and the hensborough bank, Biggin bay, Musborough shoal and across the middle of the reservoir.

 

Weekly Stat.

Number of rods: 280 Number of fish taken: 527 Number of fish released:1262

Total catch: 1789  Weekly Rod Average: 6.3

Current fishing times:

Bank: 07:30hrs until 21:30 hrs.

Boat 08:30 hrs until 2115 hrs.

Part day boat: 08:30 hrs until 14:30 hrs – 14:30 until 21:15 hrs.

Last 4 hours from 17:00 hrs until 21:15 hrs.

All Anglers to be off site by 21:45 hrs.

To maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return.

There is only one place left on the beginners course on Sunday 1st June 2014.

Bank Anglers car passes should be, were 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 it’s own mooring chains & anchors extend out a considerable distance from the end of the harbour & are easily fouled.

 

There are currently just two places remaining on the Beginners Tuition Day with Hywel Morgan on Sunday 1st June. All tackle is provided if required and the £60 per person cost includes fishing permit. Contact the lodge for details.

 

Up & coming events

22nd of June – Scierra Pairs Boat match – with a chance to reach the final at Rutland Water. Spaces available. Entry forms visit www.scierrapairs.co.uk .

9th and 10th of August – Lexus individual qualifying heats – the last chance to reach the final at Chew Valley. visit www.lexusflyfishing.co.uk to book your place.

Rio Pairs is Cancelled

Tight Lines Alan

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Draycote Water Fishing Report Monday 12thMay – Sunday 18th May 2014

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Draycote Water Fishing Report  Monday 12th May – Sunday 18th May 2014

The start of the week saw the demise of the extremely gusty high winds experienced over the weekend leaving conditions almost perfect. Although only twelve rods ventured out on Monday the rod average rose to a massive 12.4 with boat & bank catching similar numbers, almost exclusively on various buzzer patterns!

We now have a full selection of Fulling Mill buzzers, nymphs, emergers, dries & lures available at the lodge

Near perfect conditions continued on Tuesday when regulars John Hoskins & Peter Elliott shared a boat in both Toft Shallows & Rainbow Corner. They enjoyed what John later described as probably their best ever day on Draycote Water netting 42 & 48 respectively, all on buzzer patterns. On his second cast in Rainbow Corner Peter took a rainbow of 10lbs 8oz!

Mike & David Mee also spent two days on the water and found fish to their diawl bachs in Toft, Biggin Bay & the Farborough Bank dam. Between them they caught over 70 fish.

Season rods Tony Broadway & John Dews, who are usually to be found on the banks, decided to take to the water twice during the week & on both days enjoyed tremendous sport fishing  white lures deep over open water. Tony weighed in five grown on rainbows with a combined weight of 22lbs. His bag included a beautiful 6 pounder.

On the competition front, we hosted a Civil Service Regional boat heat on Wednesday with 15 competitors weighing in a total of 69 fish.

The banks were then taken over by Rolls Royce on Friday who fished a team event to a four fish limit.  Sixty six anglers took part & good sport was enjoyed. The “Derby Tinheads”  – John Eccles, Steve Polkey & Lee Payne were the winning Rolls Royce team with 10 fish for 21lbs 11oz. The “Fish Hawks”- Terry Sharp, Darren Graham & Grabham were the leading guest team with12 fish for 29lbs 11oz. Individual prize winners were David Holt & Dixie Baxter. Thanks go to Greys for their sponsorship of the top prizes.

Top prize for stamina must go to visitors from Scotland – Rab Maxwell & Sam Davies who fished with us all week catching & releasing in excess of twenty fish each every day. Their catches all came to either buzzers or dries mainly in Biggin Bay, Toft Shallows & Rainbow Corner.

Numerous brownies have appeared during the course of the week – one at 5lbs was caught & released by Brian Frogatt on Friday. The boats have generally out fished the banks this week. Nevertheless, seasoned regulars Ray Rouse, Ken Rawlings, Kevin Rees & David Hoppe recorded buzzer caught totals of 29, 12, 18 & 30 respectively from their bank sessions during the week. Toft, Rainbow Corner, Lin Croft & Cornfield have been the most productive bank locations.

Things became more challenging with the onset of the hot weather at the weekend causing anglers to reach for the sun screen & water bottles. Not unsurprisingly, rod averages dropped as a result. However, Keith Hamson found a way with olive buzzers in a boat off the Hensborough bank on Sunday catching a creditable 22 fish in very difficult bright conditions.

The buzzer has unquestionably been the fly of the week, in a variety of colours with the blacks, olives & reds favourite. Evening rises have on occasion also been very good at which time emerger patterns & dries have become successful for many.

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records can anglers be politely reminded to ensure completion of the booking out sheet prior to leaving the site.

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.

Weekly Stats:

Number of rods for the week:  413   Number of fish taken:  767    Number of fish released: 1353

Total Catch: 2120     Rod Average: 5.1      Best fish:  10lbs 8ozs Rainbow

Current fishing times:

Bank  07:30 until 21:15

Boat   08:30 until 21:00

Part Day Boat 08.30 – 14:00  /  2.00pm – 9.00pm

Last 4 Hours commences: Boat 17:00 /  Bank 17:15

All anglers to be off site by 21:30

Bank anglers Car Passes: If you want to take your car around the reservoir perimeter road call the lodge & book one of the 30 available bank angler car passes.

Up & coming events

Sunday 1st June- There are currently just two places remaining on the Beginners Tuition Day with Hywel Morgan .

All tackle is provided if required and the £60 per person cost includes fishing permit. Contact the lodge for details.

8th of June  – Draycote is holding the Severn Trent England Eliminator, giving you the chance to fish for England. Spaces still available.  Contact Ian Colclough @ ian.colclough@googlemail.com for an entry from and further details.

22nd of June – Scierra Pairs Boat match – with a chance to reach the final at Rutland Water. Spaces available. Entry forms visit www.scierrapairs.co.uk .

9th and 10th of August – Lexus individual qualifying heats – the last chance to reach the final at Chew Valley. visit www.lexusflyfishing.co.uk to book your place.

The Rio Pairs event has been Cancelled

 

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Draycote update.

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Draycote Update 15th May

A reminder to all for one day only this coming Friday 16th  no available bank fishing for members or day rods as we are hosting the prestigious Rolls Royce bank fishing competition with 67 competitors arriving from all over the UK.

 A few boats are still available for Friday call the lodge 01788 812018

 Hywel Morgan advanced tuition day on Saturday May 31st has one place available with the beginners day on Sunday June 1st has two available places, cost includes loan of tackle and fishing permit £60.00 contact the lodge for further details

 Fishing remains excellent fish coming to buzzers, diawl bach & small damsel check out our facebook page for latest photographs www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

 This coming week we should have a Full range of Fulling Mill flies available at the lodge

 Please note The Rio Pairs Scheduled for July is cancelled

 

 

Draycote weekly report 11th May

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Draycote weekly fishing report Monday 5th May – Sunday 11th May

Once again a week of changing weather with unsettled conditions. The week started warm & mild but extreme winds & very heavy showers were with us by the weekend.

The fishing remained consistent throughout with an average of 4.5 most days. On Monday traditional patterns proved their worth with Mr Parsley catching 13 from the bank on a Bibio. Buzzers fished “Washing Line” style with a FAB Blob was also reported as taking plenty of fish in Toft, whilst Stuart Llewellyn fished Snatchers for a total of 16 fish, also in Toft Shallows. Season rod Matt Hanlon also had a “Brill Day” afloat catching rainbows up to 6lbs in an 11 fish total.

On Tuesday Graham Pearson & John Wylde enjoyed fine sport in Rainbow Corner boating a total of 21fish. Graham Homer fished buzzer from the boat on Wednesday & tempted a 6lbs 12 oz Rainbow during what described as “a great day.”

Bank regular Geoff Allsop yet again excelled during his Thursday visit. He fished small spider patterns, green palmers & hoppers at Lin Croft & Hensborough for a day’s tally of 27. We played host to the Police Eastern Regional Qualifier that day with their 20 boats catching 142 trout recording a rod average of 3.55.

On Friday, Barry Buxton had an exciting evening boat session off the Farborough Bank dam catching 21rainbows. He found success mainly on damsel patterns and also managed to land his first ever “double up”. Meanwhile, on the bank, Brian Allwood caught & returned a brownie estimated at over 7lbs.

Saturday & Sunday saw the arrival of strong westerly winds with some gusts in excess of 35mph.Boat fishing areas had to be restricted as a consequence but, despite uncomfortable conditions,106 rods managed 436 fish for a rod average of 4.1.

An evening session on the rudder saw season rod Tom Morris take four beautifully established rainbows for a weight of 16lbs. On Sunday we welcomed our now annual visit from the Norweigan national team headed up by Peter Eggleton who demonstrated how to catch in adverse winds with a 14 fish total on the drift.

Finally, Mr A Swift, visiting for the weekend, decided that a second day afloat in the windy conditions was not for him. He therefore ventured onto the bank in Rainbow Corner where he promptly took an 8lbs 2oz rainbow on a size 12 black buzzer –the best fish of the week!

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records can anglers be politely reminded to ensure completion of the booking out sheet prior to leaving the site.

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 it’s own mooring chains & anchors extend out a considerable distance from the end of the harbour & are easily fouled.

Tuition Day with Hywel Morgan, Beginners tuition day Sunday 1st June, all tackle provided including fishing permit £60.00 contact the lodge for details

Weekly Stats:

Number of rods for the week: 351    Number of fish taken: 658     Number of fish released:  825

Total Catch: 1483    Rod Average: 4.22      Best fish:  8lbs 2ozs Rainbow

Current fishing times:

Bank  07:30 until 21:00

Boat   08:30 until 20.45

Part Day Boat 08.30 – 2.00pm  /  2.00pm – 8.45pm

Last 4 Hours commences : Boat 17:00 /  Bank 16:45

All anglers to be off site by 21:15

Bank anglers Car Passes: If you want to take your car around the reservoir perimeter road call the lodge & book one of the 30 available bank angler car passes.

Tight lines,   Kevin Hart 

Draycote Weekly report 05/05/14

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Draycote weekly fishing report Monday 28th April – Sunday 4th May 2014

Yet another excellent week albeit made tricky on occasion by changes in wind directions & some cold morning starts. Morning frosts have still not completely left us.

Nevertheless, fish have been moving freely most days & many have also moved over open water. At times a pre-occupation on tiny buzzer has frustrated many anglers, particularly during the morning sessions. Larger buzzer, mainly black, have tended to hatch a little later and mid-afternoon to evening rises have been excellent, especially when it has been warm. I have seen more rising fish during the course of this past week-end than I have done at Draycote for years.

Once more it is clear from the returns that those anglers using smaller, imitative patterns have enjoyed more productive sport. On Monday Mark Francis took 16 from a boat on a buzzer & klinkhammer combination. Brian Froggatt managed 20 using size 14 emergers& small buzzer.

Not to be beaten by the nymphing anglers, Mr Severn took an 8 fish limit for 27lbs on large lures fished deep from the boat. His catch included a 5lbs brownie.

Testament to the spread of fish currently, Draycote regular Geoff Allsop fished from the bank on Thursday with size 14 spiders & Diawl Bachs. He reported having a great day catching a total of 31 from Hensborough, Toft, Tower Bank & Dunns!

On Friday, George Denny gave up his usual boat in order to make a rare appearance on the bank. His catch included a 5lbs brownie which he caught from the Cornfield on a Damsel.

Numerous regular holiday  visitors spent the Bank Holiday week-end with us on our three day package. The McGregor Party from Scotland enjoyed consistent sport in Rainbow Corner, the Farborough Bank and Toft. Their combined tally exceeded 230 fish, representing a daily rod average for them of over 15. Their Welsh counterparts, headed by Gary Davies, caught similarly  with Gary himself catching in excess of 150. His catch included rainbows of 7lbs 8oz & 8lbs 8oz – the best fish of the week.

Best sport of the week came on Friday & Saturday when both days maintained  a rod average of over eight.

Best flies have been buzzers,  small Diawl Bachs & crunchers. Damsels continue to take many fish & various emergers & dries, including Bob’s Bits,are becoming increasingly significant as things begin to warm up. Blobs & boobies have also been effective for many.

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records can anglers be politely reminded to ensure completion of the booking out sheet prior to leaving the site.

Weekly Stats:

Number of rods for the week:  315   Number of fish taken:    530  Number of fish released: 1508

Total Catch:  2038   Rod Average: 6.4      Best fish:  8lbs 8ozs Rainbow

Current fishing times:

Bank  07:30 until 20:45

Boat   08:30 until 20.30

Part Day Boat 08.30 – 2.00pm  /  2.00pm – 8.30pm

All anglers to be off site by 21:00

Up and coming events

Bank Fishing is closed for one day on Friday May 16th as we host the prestigious Rolls Royce bank fishing competition, with 70 bank anglers from all over the country taking part.

Scierra pairs competition Draycote heat Sunday 22nd June, you can call in to pick up an entry form or visit www.scierrapairs.co.uk .

July 13th Rio Boat Pairs Match – now in its 4th year. Friendly match & atmosphere. Excellent prizes down to tenth place.

Entry £25 per person plus fishing fees.

To book please call the Fishing Lodge on 01788 812018.
Bank anglers Car Passes: If you want to take your car around the reservoir perimeter road call the lodge & book one of the 30 available bank angler car passes.

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Draycote May Day Bank Holiday update

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Draycote 01788 812018

Buzzer, Buzzer everywhere at Draycote, I spoke to a bank angler yesterday morning who caught 11 trout on claret hoppers from Toft.

Trout are spread throughout the reservoir with some of the better overwintered trout been caught by anglers prepared to drift across the main basin.

Date`s for your diary

Bank Fishing is closed for one day on Friday May 16th as we host the prestigious Rolls Royce bank fishing competition, with 70 bank anglers from all over the country taking part.

Up and coming events Scierra pairs competition Draycote heat Sunday 22nd June, you can call in to pick up an entry form or visit www.scierrapairs.co.uk .

Looking to improve your fishing, Hywel Morgan will host on Saturday 31st May an improver course, limited to 6 anglers total cost for the day £60.00 per person includes a 1 fish fishing permit, to book call the lodge

1st June Hywel host another of his popular beginner courses, limited to 6 anglers total cost for the day £60.00 per person includes a 1 fish fishing permit, to book call the lodge.

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Draycote Report 27th April

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Draycote Tuition Day: Next Novice Tuition Day with Hywel Morgan Sat 31st May & Sunday 1st June  visit www.flyfishtuition.co.uk for more information or call the Draycote Lodge 01788 812018

Draycote weekly fishing report 27th April 2014

Fish Taken – 407  Fish Released – 631  Total – 1038  No. Of Anglers – 246  Rod Ave. – 4.21

The best 8 fish taken this week came to boat angler Mr J Finn, with a weight of 22lb 3oz  which included a brown of 3lb 12oz taken from a drifting boat.

Best fish of the week must be Ifor Jones’ (no, not that one) 8lb Brown.

Boats have caught fish in all areas of the reservoir, in particular toft and along farborough dam. There has also been some great fishing across the middle reported by Shaun Hanlon. Who in 3 days of fishing boated more than 65 fish. His written comments included the words awesome and epic.

Other anglers such as Steve Cullen reported lots of fish moving freely on the top of the water, were he was catching on “Bob’s Bits”.

The best bank areas have yet again been along the tower bank and Dunns bay, lincroft point and down into the corn field. 

Best Flies;

Damsels, black buzzers, Hoppers, Dawl Bach.

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records can anglers be politely reminded to ensure completion of the booking out sheet prior to leaving the site.

Up and coming events Scierra pairs competition Draycote heat Sunday 22nd June, you can call in to pick up an entry form or visit www.scierrapairs.co.uk .

July 13th Rio Boat Pairs Match – now in its 4th year. Friendly match & atmosphere. Excellent prizes down to tenth place.

Entry £25 per person plus fishing fees.

To book please call the Fishing Lodge on 01788 812018.

 

Current fishing times:

Bank  07:30 until 20:30

Boat   08:30 until 20.30

Part Day Boat 08.30 – 2.00pm  /  2.00pm – 8.30pm

Last 4 hour permit available from 4.30pm

All anglers to be off site by 20:40
Bank anglers Car Passes: If you want to take your car around the reservoir perimeter road call the lodge & book one of the 30 available bank angler car passes.

tight lines  Alan McGrory

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Draycote weekly fishing report week ending 20th April

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Draycote weekly fishing report 14th – 20th  April 2014

A mixed week at Draycote, primarily due to the vagaries of the UK’s spring weather. Warm spring like conditions at the start of the week saw a rod average of 10.8 on the Monday with numerous anglers catching between fifteen & twenty five fish on both boat & bank. Buzzer tactics proved to be the best method as the hatch of black buzzer was tremendous. By Tuesday morning the back of the Farborough Bank dam was home to clouds & clouds of buzzer with many walkers & runners choosing to wear face masks to avoid them!

Then a complete change in the wind resulted in a sustained cold north easterly with overnight frosts. By Wednesday anglers were reporting hard fishing, made even harder when combined with amazing water clarity. Nevertheless, regular bank angler Tony Broadway was not to be thwarted and showed folk how it was done with a 16 fish total taken on buzzers.

Notts police hosted an inter-force friendly on Thursday in the boats & despite less than favourable condition, eighteen anglers caught 65 fish up to 5lbs. This was followed up by regulars  Mr Jones & Dempsey, in very cold conditions on Saturday, with lure caught rainbows of 6lbs 1oz,5lbs 4oz &5lbs 4oz in their tally. Thornton member Paul Martindale also did well on the rudder fishing tube flies to catch a total of 10.

Those who have fished finer with smaller nymphs in the clear water conditions have benefitted. Various gold head patterns, especially damsels, fished on intermediates have also scored. Toft Bank & Shallows still holds a large population of fish. During the week some good sport has also been had at Lin Croft, Biggin Bay & the Tower Bank. Rainbow Corner has not been productive due to the consistent direction of cold winds. Ironically, as I write, at the end of a much warmer day, a pair of boat anglers have just booked in an eight fish bag each complaining (tongue in cheek) that it was too easy!…

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records can anglers be politely reminded to ensure completion of the booking out sheet prior to leaving the site.

July 13th Rio Boat Pairs Match – now in its 4th year. Friendly match & atmosphere. Excellent prizes down to tenth place.

Entry £25 per person plus fishing fees.

To book please call the Fishing Lodge on 01788 812018.

Current fishing times:

Bank  07:30 until 20:30

Boat   08:30 until 20.15         Part Day Boat 08.30 – 2.00pm  /  2.00pm – 8.15pm

Last 4 hour permit available from 4.15pm

All anglers to be off site by 20:30


Bank anglers Cap Passes: If you want to take your car around the reservoir perimeter road call the lodge & book one of the 30 available bank angler car passes.

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Weekly Report week ending 13th April

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Tel 01788 812018      Draycote Water Fishery Report Week Ending 6th April

A great week`s fishing at Draycote with 291 rods recording 2213 trout caught for a rod average 7.6

Buzzer`s featured in this week’s catches with boat and bank anglers enjoying spectacular early spring sport.

Floating line & the Rio midge tip with buzzers, damsel, diawl bach caught the lion’s share of this week’s catch although the Orange FAB did account for a number of trout.

A number of 4lb rainbows were recorded last week with T Parker recording fish of 6lb8oz, 4lb8oz, A Twaites 5lb, B Jones 5lb, P Miley 6lb+,  S Conway  6lb+ rainbow, Leigh Cheshire 9lb 4oz, P Beesley 8lb 4oz rainbow with R Hall recording a 9lb 8oz rainbow

Anglers have recorded catches from all over the reservoir from Rainbow Corner across to the tower bank & down into toft with another favourable forecast this week into Easter our good sport is sure to continue.

July 13th Rio Boat Pairs Match – now in its 4th year. Friendly match & atmosphere. Excellent prizes down to tenth place.

Entry £25 per person plus fishing fees.

To book please call the Fishing Lodge on 01788 812018.

Current fishing times:

Bank  07:30 until 20:15

Boat   08:30 until 20.00

Part Day Boat 08.30 – 2.00pm  /  2.00pm – 8.00pm

All anglers to be off site by 20:30
Bank anglers Cap Passes: If you want to take your car around the reservoir perimeter road call the lodge & book one of the 30 available bank angler car passes.

tight lines  Ifor Jones

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