Draycote Water weekly fishing report week ending Sunday 22nd March 2015
Telephone Number 01788 812018
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.
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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