Draycote Water Fishing Report w/e Sunday 23rd October 2017

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Draycote Water: Weekly report ending Sunday 23th October 2016.

Telephone Number 01788 812018

Report

Whilst the fish haven’t fully switched onto the fry here at Draycote yet due to water temperatures, the bank fishing has definitely improved. Bank anglers are reporting good catches all along the north shore from the Tower Bank down into the bottom of Toft. Strong gusts this week have dictated where the bank anglers can fish and, when able too, working from the Swans Nest to the big Willow tree on the near side of toft has also proved fruitful. Fishing from the tower bank has been as always a game of patience, but it has proved productive for some anglers as the odd good brown trout has appeared on the catch returns. Boat anglers have also had their fair share of sport however, with some excellent catches coming from the front of the Farborough Dam, G buoy in Toft and the side of Lincroft Point near E buoy. The Draycote Dam, by the flat stones, has also been very productive, as has the Hensborough bank and the deeper water in Rainbow Corner. I have at times described the fish as being a bit “picky” at the moment, as no one method of fishing has worked that well for any length of time. But suffice to say, that if you keep on the move, and are willing to make changes throughout the day, you should have some excellent sport. I would describe the water quality this week as being reasonably good, with the weekly rod average coming in at 3.2.       

On Monday Mr Kevin Rees caught 10 fish from the bank using shrimp patterns. Draycote regular Mr Ray Cramp, also fishing from the bank, had 7 fish on lures. Mr Ed Douglas caught 6 fish from a drifting boat.

Wet and windy conditions greeted the hardy anglers who braved the boats and the bank on Tuesday. The rain had cleared by mid-morning giving way to a bright and blustery day which were not ideal fishing conditions. Richard Dayman and Norman Perkins enjoyed good sport, Landing 20 fish. The pair caught up in Rainbow corner using nymphs on floating lines and lures on 3 inch per second sinking lines.  On the bank M Cronin landed 5 fish including a lovely 4lb brownie on a small Minkie pattern. Ray Cramp also enjoyed good sport from the bank landing 6 fish for 15lb 12oz with them falling to various lure patterns.

Wednesday saw the wind change round to the north and it was the banks that really stood out in the catch returns. Season ticket holder Tony Broadway landed 11 fish from Biggin Bay using a team of nymphs fished on the washing line. Tony took 7 of these fish on a small black and peacock spider. Top honours on the day went to Yousef Dar who fished the bank to land 19 fish up to 4lb 8oz, Yousef fished along the cornfield, Lincroft point and Toft using nymphs and small Minkies to land his fish.

Thursday again saw the return of Tony Broadway who this time landed 13 fish from Toft using the same tactic as the day before but also caught on a small white booby to imitate the fry. Gary Hunter also had a good day down in Toft on Minkies landing 8 fish. Out on the boats Steve Barby used the rudder to land 6 fish with 2 of which being over 5lb. Season Ticket holder Kevin Rees had great sport off the bank fishing the Swans nest in toft to land 15 fish. The key to Kevin’s success has been shrimp patterns, just cast out and swung around in the wind. Another season ticket holder catching well from the bank was David Burr who landed 7 in a short hour session using Diawl Bachs and buzzers.

Friday again saw the bank anglers get the majority of the sport, however a number of boats did find the key to success. Season ticket holder Peter Elliot had good day from the bank using red headed Diawl bachs and Minkies fished by the Swans nest in toft, Peters best fish of the day went to 5lbs. Colin Grainger also enjoyed good sport from the bank landing 6 fish. Four of Colin’s fish went 14lbs 10oz. He found that the fish seemed keen on taking small nymphs and buzzers fished on a washing line. Geoff Wanless enjoyed good sport from the boat landing 6 fishing using Minkies and Diawl bachs. Another boat catching well was Adam Larbalestier and Ben Bayliss who landed 9 fish to the boat using snakes on sinking lines. Season ticket holder Tony Parker landed 12 fishing from a drifting boat going from G buoy to the swans nest in Toft. Tony used small floating fry and black nymphs to catch his fish with the best fish tipping the scales at 5lb. Peter Bierenacki took advantage of the last four hour ticket to land 6 fish on fry patterns.

A cold northerly wind made conditions a little chilly for the anglers on Saturday. Mr Mike Garner caught 4 fish from the bank using hot head damsels and a silver Invicta. Dai Davies and Peter Lewis enjoyed good sport from the boat landing 14 fish between them on various boobies and nymphs with toft, Biggin and the Draycote Dam being the hotspots. Chris and Nick Dunn had a total of 12 fish to the boat. Mr Kev Bennett and Mr Keith Gilchrist had 9 fish to the boat using pink blobs and nymphs. Mr Chris Discombe and Mr Jim Brennan had 13 fish to the boat on a wide variety of patterns. Draycote regular Stan Hillman had 7 fish from the bank using Minkies.

Sunday dawned with strong easterly winds and chilly conditions for fishing. Mr Jim Smith and Mr Ken Maplethorpe caught 7 fish from a drifting boat. Nigel Keeber and Lee Henfry ventured out on a boat to net 16 fish between them. Mr P Longstaff and Mr G Owen caught 39 fish between them from the boat, using dries along the Farborough Dam. Season permit holder Mr John Falconbridge caught 4 fish from the bank.  Mr Ray Cramp caught 5 fish from the bank on nymphs. Mr W and Mr R Elkin caught 9 fish between them from the boat, the best of which was 3lb 3oz.

Closing Date

The closing date for our fishing season this year is 30th November 2016.

 

Season Permits

2017 Season Permits, We currently have a waiting list, however if you’re interested in receiving information on availability of season permits at Draycote we recommend your details are added to the list to avoid any future disappointment.

Catch Returns

Could all anglers please fill in the catch return sheet before departing. The sheets will either be located in the gutting room or in the lodge depending on time. It is very important to us for both the fishing report and stock levels.

Selling of Fish

Anglers are not allowed to sell or distribute fish to members of the public on site.

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:  240     Number Trout Taken: 326    Number Trout Released:  457

Total Catch: 783             Weekly Rod Average: 3.2

Current Fishing Times :

Bank:  07:30 until   18:00

Boat All Day:   08:30     until     18:00

Boat Part Day:  AM    08:30 until   13:15 PM   13:15   until 18:00

Last 4 Hours from:     14:00    until    18:00   (Ticket sales available from   13:45)

No Gutting of Fish after 17:30

All Anglers to be off site by: 18:00

Weekly Free Boat Draw

Congratulations to Mr Ben Bayliss from Lancashire who is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.

Demo Tackle

New SAGE X rods in stock including a SAGE X 10ft 7wt Demo rod for you to take out and try. We now have a considerable amount of Sage & RIO demo tackle available to try at Draycote. The following link will take you to the website where you can check out the available items: We have added a 10ft 7wt SAGE ACCEL to our demo rods. The Sage One is currently in the process of being phased out. Very limited stock left. Contact the Lodge for details of special offers.

http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/

 

Forthcoming events:

The annual Fur and Feather match will be held this year on Sunday 27th November, and will be fished as a pair’s competition. The winning pair will receive a Christmas hamper each with second, third and largest fish will win a selection of seasonal drinks. Please note there will be no raffle this year, no need to bring along a prize. Competition rate for this will be £68 per boat for a 16 fish limit to the boat (£34 per angler). Competition will be fished to fishery rules, NO RUDERS. Please call the lodge on 01788 812018 to book your place.

Disabled Parking Bays

Anglers need to ensure that whilst obtaining a fishing permit, they do not park in the disabled parking bays adjacent to the main car park, unless they are the holder of a duly displayed “blue badge”.

Gutting Room

Please be aware that the Gutting Room refurbishment has now been completed. We ask that you respect the facility and leave it in the same way in which you would wish to find it. Please also note that no fish are to be gutted after 17:30       

Anchoring

Boat anglers are politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon, aerators or the Tower. 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.

Rudder Hire

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 Sunday 16th October 2016

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Draycote Water: Weekly report ending Sunday 16th October 2016.

Telephone Number 01788 812018

Report

A very changeable week weather wise here at Draycote. Some very cold nights with early season frosts, would then give way to warm overnight temperatures of 10 degrees. The bright conditions through the week also didn’t help the top of the water sport. This changeable weather has just stopped the fry feeding from exploding, as the conditions have not quite meant the fish are hard of the fry. As a result the fishing has been tricky at times meaning 319 anglers caught a total of 592 trout for a rod average of 2.9.

On Monday boat partners Mr M Price and Mr D Hancox caught 23 fish from a boat using fry patterns and white lures. Draycote regular Mr E Hughes had 15 fish to the boat on a DI 5 sweep using Minkies and snake patterns. Season permit holder Mr Kevin Rees caught 8 fish from a boat using dries. Mr Ray Cramp caught 10 fish from the bank in the afternoon using lures. Season permit holder Mr Dave Adkins caught 9 fish from the bank on a black Minkie.

On Tuesday Mr Norman Perkins had 8 fish from the bank on buzzers and diawl bachs. Season permit holders Mr Gordon Slack and Mr Brian Warwick caught 4 fish each from the bank. Mr Don Roper also caught 4 fish from the bank. Mr Jim Hall, again fishing from the bank, netted 7 fish on diawl bachs.  Mr A Winstone caught 8 fish from the boat on a sparkler booby. Mr Craig Cowan caught and released 28 fish from a boat on a DI 5 sweep using black snakes and Minkies. Mr E Hughes went adrift once again, this time catching 12 fish using a midge tip and Minkie boobies. Season permit holder Mr Paul Liversidge had 4 fish from a drifting boat. Draycote regular Mr Paul Skelton had 5 fish from the boat using Minkies and diawl bachs.

Wednesday saw a visit from Mr Jon Morgan Parker and the “The Finatic Outcasts” team. They had a “ difficult but enjoyable day”, managing a rod average of 3.0 between them. Home tied black and green cormorants seemed to be the order of the day. Well done lads.

Mr Dennis Jones caught 4 fish from the bank. Mr John Hall caught 6 fish from the bank. Mr M Goodge and Mr I Bradfield caught 13 fish from a boat. Draycote regular Mr Ray Cramp caught 6 fish from the bank on lure patterns.

On Thursday we were visited by Cheshire police who had a difficult but rewarding day, with the top rod being Mr Martin Griffiths who had 6 fish for 22lb 8oz. Mr Alec Twaites and Mr George Smith managed 3 fish each from the bank using Minkies. Season permit holder Mr Brian Warwick managed 5 from the bank. Season permit holder Mr Graham Homer, along with boat partner Mr Roy Taylor  caught 11 fish from a drifting boat.

On Friday Season permit holder Mr Paul Beasley managed 5 fish from the bank on black Minkies. Mr Pete Allen had 5 fish from the bank. Draycote regular Mr John Clifford had 8 fish from the boat on a DI 7 and black lures. Season permit holder Mr Peter Elliott had 7 fish from the bank. Mr Don Roper had 5 fish from the bank on crunchers. Mr G Deterding had 11 fish from the boat on hares ears, Minkies and snail patterns. Mr Andy Birkett and Mr Brent Vinall had 13 fish from the boat on fry patterns from all over the reservoir.

Saturday so a great overcast start to the day, with light winds and wind lines this caused fish to move into them and feed on some late season emerging buzzers as a result a few fish where caught early on dries before the sun broke through. Mr M and D Mee landed 10 fish top the boat using Minkies, snakes, Humungus and nymphs. J Jones also had a good day landing 9 fish but had a lot of action and commented that “Toft was alive”.  Season ticket Tony Parker enjoyed great sport landing 12 fish to the boat, catching on nymphs on floater and midge tip lines. Another season ticket holder catching well was Jim hall who landed 9 but this time of the bank with the cornfield and Lincroft point being the best. Jim Smith caught well of the boat landing 12 fish using a mixture of flies Jim washing lining with a Minkie booby on the point with natural Diawl bachs, with the Diawl bach taking 6 fish. Jim then caught his last 3 in the evening on a foam daddy.

Sunday saw the heavens open with rain constant for the morning into early afternoon which then cleared and gave way to a sunny windy afternoon. Out on the boats Martin Smith and Matt Holmes landed 13 fish with various lures. Mr Dangerfeild had a good day of the bank landing 4 fish on a Damsel nymph in toft. Mr D & M Mee returned to the water to land 14 fish, with Minkies being the best pattern on the day with good fish of 5lb in the bag. Mr Vinall and Birkett fished the final day of their three day break again catching well with fry patterns being the method, the pair commented on the amount of fish they had over 6lb. Nigel Keber and Lee Henfrey had a good day on tubes landing 13 fish to the boat. Andy Young landed 12 fish using a floating line with buzzers, hoopers, blobs and damsels.

Closing Date

The closing date for our fishing season this year is 30th November 2016.

Catch Returns

Could all anglers please fill in the catch return sheet before departing. The sheets will either be located in the gutting room or in the lodge depending on time. It is very important to us for both the fishing report and stock levels.

Selling of Fish

Anglers are not allowed to sell or distribute fish to members of the public on site.

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:  316     Number Trout Taken: 354    Number Trout Released:  592

Total Catch: 592             Weekly Rod Average: 2.9

Current Fishing Times :

Bank:  07:30 until   18:15

Boat All Day:   08:30     until     18:15

Boat Part Day:  AM    08:30 until   13:15 PM   13:15   until 18:15

Last 4 Hours from:     14:15    until    18:15   (Ticket sales available from   14:00)

No Gutting of Fish after 17:45

All Anglers to be off site by: 18:30

Weekly Free Boat Draw

Congratulations to Mr  Ted Mills from Tenbury Wells who is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.

 

Demo Tackle

 New SAGE X rods in stock including a SAGE X 10ft 7wt Demo rod for you to take out and try.

We now have a considerable amount of Sage & RIO demo tackle available to try at Draycote. The following link will take you to the website where you can check out the available items: We have added a 10ft 7wt SAGE ACCEL to our demo rods. The Sage One is currently in the process of being phased out. Very limited stock left. Contact the Lodge for details of special offers.

http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/

 

Forthcoming events:

The annual Fur and Feather match will be held this year on Sunday 27th November, and will be fished as a pair’s competition. The winning pair will receive a Christmas hamper each with second, third and largest fish will win a selection of seasonal drinks. Please note there will be no raffle this year, no need to bring along a prize. Competition rate for this will be £68 per boat for a 16 fish limit to the boat (£34 per angler). Competition will be fished to fishery rules, NO RUDERS. Please call the lodge on 01788 812018 to book your place.

Disabled Parking Bays

Anglers need to ensure that whilst obtaining a fishing permit, they do not park in the disabled parking bays adjacent to the main car park, unless they are the holder of a duly displayed “blue badge”.

Gutting Room

Please be aware that the Gutting Room refurbishment has now been completed. We ask that you respect the facility and leave it in the same way in which you would wish to find it. Please also note that no fish are to be gutted after 17:45       

Anchoring

Boat anglers are politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon, aerators or the Tower. 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.

Rudder Hire

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 9th October 2016

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Draycote Water: Weekly report ending Sunday 9th October 2016.

Telephone Number 01788 812018

Report

With an obvious drop in night time temperatures as well as cooler days, the fish are really starting to turn onto the fry now. Although fish are still being caught on dries, nymphs and buzzers, more and more fish are succumbing to such patterns as Humungus, Sparkler boobies and small floating fry.  The bank anglers are also fairing much better with the usual suspects doing well from all corners of   the reservoir. Toft seems to have “switched on” properly with plenty of fish being caught from both boat and bank, with areas such as The Swans Nest, the Cornfield and Lincroft Point being most prominent. Browns are beginning to show up more frequently, with the odd good fish coming off the deeper water by the Tower bank as well as the dam wall past Farborough Spit. Not all is as it seems though for this time of year. The surface temperature of the water is still quite warm and you will find times when fish are just rolling around in the surface of the water and proving very difficult to catch. A few more cold nights will soon sort that out though. The fish steadfastly remain in the top few feet of the water with anglers needing no more than a midge tip or an intermediate line to reach them. Water quality is reasonably good, with the weekly rod average coming in at a spicy 3.3.

On Monday Mr Rod Wilson had 12 fish to the boat on a DI 8. Mr G Hunter caught 6 fish from the bank. Mr Tim Jones caught 8 fish from the boat. Season permit holder Mr Kevin Rees had 15 fish to the boat on Hoppers and Bobs Bits. Mr Ray Cramp caught 7 fish from the bank

On Tuesday Mr G Jones caught 6 fish from a boat, the best of which was 5lb 4oz on “anything white”.

Mr G Davies had 8 fish to the boat, the best of which was 4lb 2oz. Lord Richard Dayman and Mr Norman Perkins caught 16 fish between them from a boat. Mr John Ryder had 9 fish to the boat on a selection of buzzers. Draycote regular Mr Tony Worley fishing from the bank in Biggin bay, caught 3 fish, with the best weighing 3lb 12oz.

On Wednesday Mr Brian Orr had 10 fish to the boat. Mr A Guest and Mr A Dower had 14 fish to the boat. Mr T Tappenden had 7 fish to the boat on Diawl Bachs and Crunchers in Toft. Mr Danny Lovegrove and Mr Wayne Salter caught 10 fish from a boat on an intermediate line using red and green Diawl Bachs.

On Thursday the usual suspects of Tony Broadway, Jude Tuffs, Brian Warwick and Colin Grainger all fished the bank, and although things didn’t really get started until the afternoon for most, all netted good numbers of fish from the northern shoreline.

Mr J Mair and Mr R Wilson had 16 fish to the boat on blue damsels and red holographic Diawl Bachs.

Mr Danny Lovegrove and Mr Wayne Salter had 17 fish to the boat between them. Mr P Fisher had 10 fish to the boat on a “tough day”. Mr Dhan Nataly had 7 fish to the boat, on red Hoppers. Mr Kevin Rees had 9 fish to the boat on Bobs Bits and Hoppers. Mr John Clifford  had a good afternoons sport with 6 fish to the boat. Mr Robert Lambs party, from the Paisley Patterns, fishing on a 3 day package found it a “Tough but enjoyable outing”, finishing with a total rod average for the group of 4.3.

On Friday Mr and Mrs Kirk caught 5 fish from the bank. Mr Mark Hunt, visiting from Thornton Reservoir had 8 fish to the boat, mainly on Hoppers. Mr John Hoskins had 14 fish to the boat. Mr Osborne caught 7 fish from the Tower bank, mainly on Minkies. Draycote regular Mr Ian Richardson caught 8 fish from the bank in testing conditions on what he said was “A brilliant day.” Mr Alun Williams Party  from South Wales fish over two days and whilst some of them found it a bit difficult at times they managed to produce a rod average of 3.1 between them.

On Saturday Mr Keith Smith caught 4 fish from the bank. Mr Mike Weaver and Mr Nick Snape both had 6 fish from the bank. Mr Ivan Cotterill caught 4 fish from the bank. Mr S Edinburgh caught 8 fish from the bank. Mr C Wilkins caught 10 fish from the bank both in Rainbow corner and along the Hensborough bank. Mr A Harris caught 4 fish from the bank, one of which was a 4 lb brownie.

Mr G Jones caught 10 fish from a boat, mainly on Daddies. Draycote regular Mr Jim Smith caught 9 fish from a boat. Mr Mike Hanlon had 10 fish to the boat. Mr Mick Cronin caught 4 fish from the bank.

On Sunday Mr Mark Hunt, again visiting from Thornton reservoir, had 7 fish to the boat on GRHE and Crunchers. Mr M Twigge caught 3 fish from the bank. Master John McCarthy (aged 12) visiting with a group of anglers from Ireland, caught 3 fish from the boat, all over 4lb in weight. Mr A Taylor caught 4 fish from the bank. Mr P Walker had 7 fish to the boat, the best of which was 5lb.

 

Catch Returns

Could all anglers please fill in the catch return sheet before departing. The sheets will either be located in the gutting room or in the lodge depending on time. It is very important to us for both the fishing report and stock levels.

Selling of Fish

Anglers are not allowed to sell or distribute fish to members of the public on site.

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 331      Number Trout Taken: 411    Number Trout Released:  707

Total Catch:  1118            Weekly Rod Average: 3.3

Current Fishing Times :

Bank:  07:30 until   18:30

Boat All Day:   08:30     until     18:30

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

Last 4 Hours from:     14:30    until    18:30   (Ticket sales available from   14:15)

No Gutting of Fish after 18:00

All Anglers to be off site by: 18:45

Weekly Free Boat Draw

Congratulations to Mr Malcolm Bradbury from Stoney Stanton who is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.

 

Demo Tackle

 New SAGE X rods in stock including a SAGE X 10ft 7wt Demo rod for you to take out and try.

We now have a considerable amount of Sage & RIO demo tackle available to try at Draycote. The following link will take you to the website where you can check out the available items: We have added a 10ft 7wt SAGE ACCEL to our demo rods. The Sage One is currently in the process of being phased out. Very limited stock left. Contact the Lodge for details of special offers.

http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/

 

Forthcoming events:

The annual Fur and Feather match will be held this year on Sunday 27th November, and will be fished as a pair’s competition. The winning pair will receive a Christmas hamper each with second, third and largest fish will win a selection of seasonal drinks. Please note there will be no raffle this year, no need to bring along a prize. Competition rate for this will be £68 per boat for a 16 fish limit to the boat (£34 per angler). Competition will be fished to fishery rules, NO RUDERS. Please call the lodge on 01788 812018 to book your place.

Disabled Parking Bays

Anglers need to ensure that whilst obtaining a fishing permit, they do not park in the disabled parking bays adjacent to the main car park, unless they are the holder of a duly displayed “blue badge”.

Gutting Room

Please be aware that the Gutting Room refurbishment has now been completed. We ask that you respect the facility and leave it in the same way in which you would wish to find it. Please also note that no fish are to be gutted after 19:15       

Anchoring

Boat anglers are politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon, aerators or the Tower. 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.

Rudder Hire

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 Report W/E 2nd October 2016

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Draycote Water: Weekly report ending Sunday 2nd October 2016.

Telephone Number 01788 812018

Report

This week at Draycote the weather has been typically autumnal, with temperature changes, sunshine and sporadic showers. Strong south westerly’s also mixed in with a couple of days of heavy rain. This conditions have made the fishing challenging, for a number of reasons, the strong winds didn’t seem to put the fish down and they still wanted nymphs  however the anglers found it difficult to fish the nymphs high in the water and keep in contact. Second with all the changes in wind and overhead conditions the fish didn’t know if they wanted to feed or not.   

On Monday Mr Steve Barby and Mr A Bell caught 12 fish between them . Season permit holder Mr Ed Douglas took 6 fish on dries. Mr David Bowie and Mr John Hurst had 15 fish to the boat on various patterns including Blobs. Mr Kevin Rees had 9 to the boat on dries. Mr Dennis Jones caught 4 fish from the bank on size 14 Diawl Bachs. Draycote regular Mr Richard Lindsay caught 16 fish from a boat on black leeches.

On Tuesday Mr Brian Warwick caught 8 fish from the bank. Mr M Farrell caught 5 fish from the bank. Mr T Tappenden caught 7 fish from the bank in both Toft and Biggin Bay using Diawl Bachs. Mr Mike Garner caught 2 fish from the bank using floating fry patterns. Mr Ray Cramp caught 7 fish from the bank using small lures. Mr A Williams and Mr A Donaldson caught 8 fish from a boat on dries. Mr David Bowie caught 9 fish from the boat using on a variety of patterns including a silver Invicta.

On Wednesday Mr John Hall caught 10 fish whilst bank fishing in the cornfield using skinny black diawl bachs. Mr M Farrell caught 4 fish from the bank in Toft. Mr Ian Richardson caught 5 fish from the bank  at various points around the reservoir using Minkies and floating fry patterns. Mr C Tomlinson caught 7 fish from the bank in toft.  Mr A Winstone caught 15 fish from a boat using nymphs.

On Thursday Mr George Smith caught 4 fish from the bank. Mr A Doherty caught 3 fish from the bank using black epoxy buzzers. Mr J Jones had 9 fish to the boat.

On Friday Mr A Bettles caught 3 fish from the bank. Season permit holder Mr Colin Grainger also caught 3 fish whilst fishing from the bank. Mr Peter Elliott caught 19 fish from a boat using dries such as red hoppers, the best of which weighed 4lb 6oz. Mr Jamie Scott caught 7 fish from a boat using a red snake on a DI 3 line. Mr Ian Richardson again fishing from the bank caught 5 fish on Minkies. The pairings of Mr B Jones and Mr G Wood and Mr D Naylor and Mr S Houlton  did extremely well from the boat catching good numbers of fish between them on daddies and hoppers. Bank angler Mr P Barnes caught 3 fish on such patterns as baby dolls and zonkers.

On Saturday season permit holderMr Mike Garner caught 5 fish from the bank down in Toft using diawl bachs. Mr G Davies’ party of Mr Lloyd , Mr Jones , Mr Parry and Mr Davies all caught good numbers of fish from the boats on various patterns including boobies and  daddies. Mr N Mead and Mr I Tearle returned 20 fish from the boat, all caught on minkies and floating fry patterns. Mr R Cotterill caught 10 fish from a boat on a DI3 and lures in the morning and dries in the afternoon. Mr J McLellan caught 12 fish from a boat on black and pink snakes over the aerators.  

On the bank Sunday Ian Springett landed 6 fish with them falling to Pheasant tailed nymphs fished on a floating line. Ian also landed a fantastic fish of 6lb 10oz. Season ticket holder Dennis Jones also had a good days sport landing 5 fish all on size 14 black buzzers. Out on the boats B Parry and C Jones had a good days sport landing 13 fish using black boobies in the morning then switching to black hoppers to continue catching. M Hunt and S hunt also enjoyed good sport landing 17 fish to the boat. The pair found the best method was an intermediate line with a combination on nymphs and lures. Ed Foster and Brad Gifford had a good day afloat landing 14 fish to the boat all on dries.

Looking ahead to next week the overnight temperatures are really starting to drop, and fish are starting to look at the fry more and more. This should mean the fishing will improve and the better fish will start to come out and feed.

Could all anglers please fill in the catch return sheet before departing. The sheets will either be located in the gutting room or in the lodge depending on time. It is very important to us for both the fishing report and stock levels.

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:   271    Number Trout Taken:  277   Number Trout Released:  565

Total Catch:    842          Weekly Rod Average: 3.1

Current Fishing Times :

Bank:  07:30 until   18:45

Boat All Day:   08:30     until     18:45

Boat Part Day:  AM    08:30 until   14:00 PM   14:00   until 18:45

Last 4 Hours from:     13:45    until    18:45   (Ticket sales available from   14:30)

No Gutting of Fish after 18:30

All Anglers to be off site by: 19:00

Weekly Free Boat Draw

Congratulations to Mr M Severn of Loscoe in Derby who is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.

Demo Tackle

We now have a considerable amount of Sage & RIO demo tackle available to try at Draycote. The following link will take you to the website where you can check out the available items: We have added a 10ft 7wt SAGE ACCEL to our demo rods. The Sage One is currently in the process of being phased out. Very limited stock left. Contact the Lodge for details of special offers.

http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/

 

Forthcoming events:

The annual Fur and Feather match will be held this year on Sunday 27th November, and will be fished as a pair’s competition. The winning pair will receive a Christmas hamper each with second, third and largest fish will win a selection of seasonal drinks. Please note there will be no raffle this year, no need to bring along a prize. Competition rate for this will be £68 per boat for a 16 fish limit to the boat (£34 per angler). Please call the lodge on 01788 812018 to book your place.

Selling of Fish

Anglers are not allowed to sell or distribute fish to members of the public on site.

Disabled Parking Bays

Anglers need to ensure that whilst obtaining a fishing permit, they do not park in the disabled parking bays adjacent to the main car park, unless they are the holder of a duly displayed “blue badge”.

Gutting Room

Please be aware that the Gutting Room refurbishment has now been completed. We ask that you respect the facility and leave it in the same way in which you would wish to find it. Please also note that no fish are to be gutted after 19:15       

Returns

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 can be found next door in the gutting room.

Anchoring

Boat anglers are politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon, aerators or the Tower. 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.

Rudder Hire

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 Report W/E 25th September 2016

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Draycote Water: Weekly report ending Sunday 25th September 2016.

Telephone Number 01788 812018

Report

Monday started off with a very wet day with rain all day, this made very damp day fishing with the waterproofs being tested by all anglers. Season ticket holder Ed Douglas took to the water landing 10 fish all on dries Ed found the fish from all areas of the lake but found a good concentration of fish out in the deeper water from Rainbow Corner. Rod Wilson had a good day on the rudder landing 14 fish with 4 rainbows going over 3lb 8oz, Rod found the best line was a 3 inch per second sinking line with gold tubes. Derek Edwards and Barry Evans enjoyed good sport to daddies landing 11 fish. Phil Davies caught from all over the lake while out on a boat landing 8 fish using Diawl bachs. Kevin Rees had good sport Monday landing 10 fish all on dries with crippled midge being his best pattern.

Tony Broadway enjoyed good sport from the bank Tuesday fishing the cornfield and Biggin Bay landing 14 fish using the washing line and dries. Brian Warwick also had good sport from the bank landing 7 fish. Out on the boats Richard Dayman and Norman Perkins enjoyed good sport fishing near the inlet, rainbow corner and the outlet boating 20 fish. Bank on the boats Derek Edwards and Barry Evans landed 12 fish again on daddies and wets fished on floating lines. Mrs E Davies also enjoyed good sports on CDC dries fished in Rainbow corner from the boat. On the bank for the afternoon Ray Cramp had a good afternoon landing 14 fish on midge patterns with his 8 fish bag going 21lbs.

Wednesday Dennis Jones kicked off the bank fishing landing 6 fish from the outlet on small size 14 buzzers fished on a floating line. Colin Day also enjoyed good sport from the bank landing 5 fish with his fish coming from Hensborough bank and the cornfield using snail patterns and black Diawl Bachs. Out on the boats Steve Cranston landed 11 fish from near the tower. Kate Royce was on the water getting in some early practice for the English ladies national final held on Sunday, her and boat partner Mike Barrett landed 10 fish between them. Tony day also had a good day out on the water landing 7 fish on dries while out on a morning boat Tony caught his fish around A buoy B Buoy and Rainbow Corner. Out on the bank Yousef Dar enjoyed good sport landing 8 fish on a variety of methods with his best area being the Cornfield.

Thursday was very calm day wind wise with an overcast start to the morning with sun coming through late morning early afternoon. Tony Broadway and Brian Warick again took to the bank, catching well from Biggin, cornfield and the swans nest with Tony landing 15 fish and Brian with 8, with washing lining nymphs and buzzers being the best method. R Curtis and his boat partner enjoyed good sport landing 20 fish to the boat. Kevin Rees again took to the water from a boat fishing dries to land 9 fish with drifts down the Cornfield and Lincroft point being his best areas. D Quigley enjoyed good sport with 17 fish with the best method being either CDC dries or boobies fish in the surface.

For the third time this week Tony Broadway makes in to the report this time with 10 fish with them all falling to size 14 buzzers and crunchers. Brian Warwick also had good sport on the bank landing 5 fish from the bank, with the best areas being Duns Bay and Biggin Bay. Mr T Evans & J Evans had 13 fish from the boat with all the fish coming on dries from various areas of the lake. Tony Day also used dries to land 7 fish with dries down the Cornfield into Biggin Bay and off F buoy being the best areas. Mark Smith was another angler using dries to land 11 fish from the boat. Jamies Scott also found the fish down the Cornfield to land 12 fish using a combination of cormorants, Diawl Bachs and snakes fish on a 3 inch per second sinking line. Fishery Ranger Tom Bird was also out on the water guiding Gwyneth Mooney ahead of the women’s national on Sunday. It was the first time out on Draycote for Gwyneth and under Toms guidance she went on to land 10 fish on dries with Big reds being the top pattern. The pair found fish off Hensborough bank towards A buoy near B buoy, Lincroft point and then also in the wind lanes.

Saturday saw very windy conditions greeting the anglers on arrival. Melvin Severn used these conditions to his advantage landing 10 fish on the rudder from all over the lake using tubes.  Mr Winston and A Gourlay enjoyed good sport landing 30 fish to the boat fishing up near the Hensbrough bank drifting towards A and M buoy short lining hoppers on a floating line. Mr Quigley also had a good day landing 10 fish to the boat again using floating lines and flies fished in the surface. Fishery Ranger Tom Bird was again on the water this time guiding Sheena Goode the pair had 18 fish to the boat using 3 inch per second sinking lines with a combination on blobs, boobies, dabblers and hoppers. They found the fish in Rainbow corner, cornfield, toft, and Biggin bay. 

To book Guiding with Tom Bird at Draycote contact the lodge.

Sunday saw Draycote host the ladies National Final with 16 ladies fishing for 8 places in a chance to represent their country in nest years home international held on Loch Melvin in Ireland. Sue Hunter took top spot landing 7 fish using a small black and red booby fished on a floating line. Here boat partner Louise Callow came second with 6 fish using the same method; the pair found the fish over near the outlet from the treatment works on tower bank. In third place was Heather Lamacraft with 4 fish. For a full list of our results visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/flyfishstore, congratulations must also be given to Andrea Smith and Gwyneth Mooney on gaining their first caps.

Outside of the competition Tony Parker had a good days sport from the boats landing 11 fish using buzzers and crunchers fished on a midge tip line. Jim Smith also used dries to land 15 fish from all over the lake.

Just a quick note we have had a great deal of angler not fill in their returns this week, can we please ask that all anglers fill in the catch return sheet before departing. The sheets will either be located in the gutting room or in the lodge depending on the time of day. It is important for our fishing records and fish stock levels.

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:  476      Number Trout Taken: 640   Number Trout Released:  733

Total Catch:  1373            Weekly Rod Average:  2.9

Current Fishing Times :

Bank:  07:30 until   19:00

Boat All Day:   08:30     until     19:00

Boat Part Day:  AM    08:30 until  14:00 PM   14:00   until 19:00

Last 4 Hours from:     15:00    until    19:00   (Ticket sales available from   14:45)

No Gutting of Fish after 18:45

All Anglers to be off site by: 19:15

Weekly Free Boat Draw

Congratulations to Jim Brennan of Coventry who is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.

Demo Tackle

We now have a considerable amount of Sage & Rio demo tackle available to try at Draycote. The following link will take you to the website where you can check out the available items: We have added a 10ft 7wt SAGE ACCEL to our demo rods. The Sage One is currently in the process of being phased out. Very limited stock left. Contact the Lodge for details of special offers. SAGE X rods in stock

http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/

 

Forthcoming events:

The annual Fur and Feather match will be held this year on Sunday 27th November, and will be fished as a pair’s competition. Fished to fishery rules, NO RUDDER

The winning pair will receive a Christmas hamper each with second, third and largest fish will win a selection of seasonal drinks. Please note there will be no raffle this year, no need to bring along a prize. Competition rate for this will be £68 per boat for a 16 fish limit to the boat (£34 per angler). Please call the lodge on 01788 812018 to book your place.

Selling of Fish

Anglers are not allowed to sell or distribute fish to members of the public on site.

Disabled Parking Bays

Anglers need to ensure that whilst obtaining a fishing permit, they do not park in the disabled parking bays adjacent to the main car park, unless they are the holder of a duly displayed “blue badge”.

Gutting Room

Please be aware that the Gutting Room refurbishment has now been completed. We ask that you respect the facility and leave it in the same way in which you would wish to find it. Please also note that no fish are to be gutted after 19:15

Returns

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 can be found next door in the gutting room.

Anchoring

Boat anglers are politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon, aerators or the Tower. 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.

Rudder Hire

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 Report W/E 18th September 2016.

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Draycote Water: Weekly report ending Sunday 18th September 2016.

Telephone Number 01788 812018

Report

A very warm start to the week with temperatures reaching 27°C on Monday and Tuesday, however despite these very warm conditions the fishing remained fantastic with great catches being recorded. The weather then cooled off back to a more normal 17°C for the remainder of the week as a result the fishing improved further and the bank fishing really started to come into its own, the rod average for the week came out at 4.93 for 280 rods. 

With the unusually warm weather Monday catches were expected to be slow, however the fish ripped up the rule book and remained right in the top few feet of the water column. Season ticket holder Ed Douglas had a goof day landing 17 fish. Ed fishing around the aerators with and A, B buoys with a floating line washing lining crunchers. Gordon Byers and Don Coe from Northumbria also had a good days sport landing 12 fish to the boat all falling on dries with small CDC shuttlecocks being the best patterns in either olive or black. John Dickens also enjoyed good sport taking an afternoon boat and landing 11 fish all on dries, drifting from Rainbow corner to A buoy then around B buoy towards the boils.

Tuesday further warm weather was forecast, however a misty start to the morning meant the early morning conditions started off well with the sun and heat coming later in the day. From the bank Tony Broadway landed 5 fishing from the corner of Hensborough using a washing line with small nymphs and a FAB. Out on the bats M Gunnell and M Barrett enjoyed good sport landing 18 fish to the boat all on dries fishing around Hensborough bank and Rainbow corner then taking a longer drift into the middle of the lake towards B buoy. Eileen Chatwin also enjoyed good sport catching 14 fish using a washing line and catching again around Rainbow corner and the Hensborough bank. Finally Ray Cramp enjoyed a great afternoons sport landing 12 fish with his 8  fish bag tipping the scales at 21lb 9oz Ray used a team off small nymphs fished around the aerators to catch his fish.

Wednesday was a drop in air temperature; although it remained sunny the fishing was fantastic with the rod average for Wednesday coming out at a staggering 11.09. Malcolm Rough landed 12 fish all on dries with hoppers being his best pattern catching his fish around Biggin bay drifting towards D Buoy and then out from Lin Croft towards H Buoy where he picked up a couple of cracking fish. Mr K Finlayson and I Dobie had an absolute red letter day landing 40 and 42 fish. The pair used a variety of methods, altought the top tactics were washing lining diawl bachs and crunchers with a FAB on the point. Then later in the afternoon the pair switched to dries with crippled midge being the best pattern. The best areas seemed to be drifting around the aerators with the calm section just after them producing the most fish.  Gary McGinlay and G Pecini also had a cracking days sport using the same tactics around the boils to land 35 fish a piece. Les Watson and Ken Rawlings look advantage of the last four hour ticket taking a boat to land 15 fish again from around the aerators using a variety of tactics from lures to dries.

Thursday started with over cast conditions and light winds, which later gave way to sun. Tony Broadway fished the bank and had a fantastic day landing 16 fish from the Cornfield, clearly the drop in overnight temperatures in causing the fish to move back into the margins to feed. Tony used a washing line in the morning with size 14 buzzers and 14 crunchers to land his fish. Later then switching later in the day to big reds when he noticed a number of fishing moving close to him. Malcolm Rough was on his final day of a three day break and landed his most fish of the three days having 15 fish again all falling to dries fished from a drifting boat from various areas of the lakes. Mr Finlayson and Mr Dobie also returned for their last day of a three day break and again caught very well this time landing 25 and 27 fish with washing line being the best tactic for the pair. Mr Pecini and Mr McGinlay also enjoyed great sport taking 35 fish to the boat this time catching a majority of fish on dries over the washing line as they tried to take some of the better fish they had been seeing move over the previous days. Mr J Wood took the long journey down from Newcastle and was rewarded with a great catch of 17 fish using black diawl bachs on a washing line and then going on orange CDCs to catch his fish later in the afternoon and into the evening.

Friday saw the regular Friday bank fishermen cashing in on the fish moving back into the margins with a number of them catching well from the bank. Tony Broadway led the way with 10 fish coming again to small nymphs and buzzers fished on the washing line. Brian Warwick and Gordan Slack also caught well on the washing line landing 6 and 5, the cornfield being the best area for them. Out on the boats Paul Miley and M Sargent enjoyed good sport in the morning on taking a half day boat to land 14 fish with the majority of the fish coming to a black diawl bach with a purple rib. The pair found that the hotspot for them was drifting out of Biggin bay towards D buoy.  Season ticket holder Peter Elliot enjoyed a good days sport 31 fish with them all falling to dries with Peter landing 3 fish over 4lbs. Peter found the fish all over the lake and just kept doing long drifts over the open water. Another Season ticket holder who enjoyed fantastic sport was Ed Douglas who landed 29 fish all on dries from around the aerators. Mr McGinlay and Mr Pelini enjoyed a good final day on the three day package landing 30 fish a piece with daddies fished dry being the best method. A Lane also enjoyed good sport landing 17 fish all on hoppers.

Mr J Winstone and T Gounlay enjoyed good sport landing 18 fish a piece on Saturday with dries being the best method, the best area for the pair was drifting over the open water around G buoy in toft. Jim Smith also used dries to catch well on Saturday landing 23 fish from various areas of the lake with hoppers and big reds being his top pattern. Dave and Mike Mee landed 15 fish to the boat on a variety of methods with dries accounting for a number of fish as well as nymphs and Minkies. Tony and Maggie Curtis landed 24 fish to the boat. Saturday also was the day of the in house Tuition day ran by Kevin Hart, a great day was had by all 6 participants and they even managed to land 4 fish from Lin Croft point on dries in the afternoon fishing session.

Sunday saw the rod average drop slightly as a near flat calm and sunny conditions meant the fishing was a challenge to those out in the water. Mr B Jones found the method landing 10 fish from out on the boat fishing over the north shore and the boils. Mr R McMaster also had a good days sport but this time from the bank fishing over on the cornfield landing 6 fish on a damsel pattern. Steve Clanston landed 6 fish from the boils including a 5lb rainbow using a 5 inch per second sinking line and snakes. Shaun Higgins and John Morgan also caught well off the boil landing 12 fish to the boat again using sinking lines and lures.

Looking ahead to next week the weather looks to be remaining in the teens during the day and dropping towards single figures on the evening meaning the fishing should just get better and better as we head towards the autumn fry feeding.  

Draycote looks forwarded to hosting the English Ladies national final this coming weekend good luck to all taking part from the Draycote Team.

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:  280      Number Trout Taken: 395   Number Trout Released:  987

Total Catch:  1382            Weekly Rod Average:  4.93

Current Fishing Times :

Bank:  07:30 until   19:15

Boat All Day:   08:30     until     19:15

Boat Part Day:  AM    08:30 until   14:00 PM   14:00   until 19:15

Last 4 Hours from:     15:15    until    19:15   (Ticket sales available from   15:00)

No Gutting of Fish after 19:00

All Anglers to be off site by: 19:30

Weekly Free Boat Draw

Congratulations to Lloyd Burden of Atherston who is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.

Demo Tackle

We now have a considerable amount of Sage & Rio demo tackle available to try at Draycote. The following link will take you to the website where you can check out the available items: We have added a 10ft 7wt SAGE ACCEL to our demo rods. The Sage One is currently in the process of being phased out. Very limited stock left. Contact the Lodge for details of special offers.

http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/

 

Forthcoming events:

The annual Fur and Feather match will be held this year on Sunday 27th November, and will be fished as a pair’s competition. The winning pair will receive a Christmas hamper each with second, third and largest fish will win a selection of seasonal drinks. Please note there will be no raffle this year, no need to bring along a prize. Competition rate for this will be £68 per boat for a 16 fish limit to the boat (£34 per angler). Please call the lodge on 01788 812018 to book your place.

Selling of Fish

Anglers are not allowed to sell or distribute fish to members of the public on site.

Disabled Parking Bays

Anglers need to ensure that whilst obtaining a fishing permit, they do not park in the disabled parking bays adjacent to the main car park, unless they are the holder of a duly displayed “blue badge”.

Gutting Room

Please be aware that the Gutting Room refurbishment has now been completed. We ask that you respect the facility and leave it in the same way in which you would wish to find it. Please also note that no fish are to be gutted after 19:15       

Returns

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 can be found next door in the gutting room.

Anchoring

Boat anglers are politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon, aerators or the Tower. 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.

Rudder Hire

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 Report W/E 12th September 2016

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Draycote Water: Weekly report ending Sunday 11th September 2016.

Telephone Number 01788 812018

Report

More settled weather for the start of week at Draycote has meant for some excellent fishing, with dries really catching well for the majority of anglers. The slight drop in temperatures is meaning that buzzer hatches are starting to become more prolific again and the fish are starting to move back into the margins giving the bank anglers some good sport at times.

 Monday saw the fishing for the week get off to an absolute flying start with the rod average of 5.9. Season ticket holder Ed Douglas had a great days sport landing 29 fish using a team on crunchers and diawl bachs fished on a floating line, Ed’s best areas being the boils and drifting down from them towards P buoy and Biggin bay. Our very own Kevin Hart also enjoyed a fantastic afternoons sport using crunchers fished on a washing line again fishing over the boils and then going over the open water towards Biggin. Another Kevin having a good day was Kevin Rees who used dries to land 11 fish from around P Buoy and E buoy into the bank in Biggin. Season ticket holder Mick Hanlon took to a boat with his nephew William Hunt and had great day fishing over the aerators to land 30 fish to the boat using various flies and lines to catch all day.

Overcast conditions with light winds made conditions look absolutely perfect for the anglers Tuesday morning, and the fishing did not disappoint with the rod average at 7.55. Season ticketholder Ken Key enjoyed good sport from the bank in Biggin bay using a floating line and a team of buzzers to land 5 fish. However Tuesday was really a day for the boat, Ed Douglas returned with Ben Leigh and had over 50 fish to the boat, again using a team of nymphs on floating line fishing around the boils and also drifting from A to B buoy and over P buoy. Eugene Hughes made the train journey up from London and enjoyed fantastic sport landing over 40 fish to the boat. Eugene caught using various sweep lines with snakes and Minkie boobies on the tower bank. Peter De Kremer had a good days sport landing 14 fish on dries with bob bits being his best pattern.

Wednesday saw slightly more sun that the previous two days, which saw the fish slow slightly for some however a number of anglers posted good catch returns. One such angler was Eugene Hughes taking to the water for his second day. Eugene landed 30 plus fish using dries around A buoy and nymphs and UV crunchers on a midge tip around H Buoy to tempt his fish. Mr B Jones and G Wood had a good days sport landing 24 fish using cdc dries from various areas of the lake. Kevin Rees also used dries to tempt 12 fish drifting around P Buoy and also A and B.

Thursday again saw bright conditions however, teamed with wind, this made the fishing tricky, as the saying goes “bright and breezy never easy” Jude Tuffs enjoyed good sport landing 7 fish from over the aerators. However top rod for the day went to Lee Henfrey who used fast sinking lines and tubes over the boils to land 15 fish to the boat.

Friday saw the sunny conditions continue but this time teamed with even stronger winds from the south west. This again made the fishing challenging, although a number of anglers found a method to tempt some fish out. Ian Richardson had a great mornings sport from the bank landing 5 fish on snail patterns and bobs bits. However it seemed that dries fished up near the Hensborough bank was the best tactic with a number anglers posting good catches to these tactics. T Evans and J Evans landed 15 fish to the boat using hoppers. Stan Hillman took top honours for the day though landing 11 fish from the bank.

Saturday started with some rain first thing in the morning but not as heavy as forecast with a northerly wind. Once the rain had cleared an overcast day gave good conditions and the fish responded by being right in the top of the water column. Dries proved to be the order of the day with lots of anglers returning back with great catches. Mike Laycock and C Parry landed 41 fish to the boat using dire with daddies and hoppers being the best pattern. Mr Wallace and D Mansell also used the same patterns to landed 34 fish to the boat. George Charters and his boat partner Ben landed 28 fish to the boat again on the dries with the best area being the open water around A and B buoy and also coming out of Biggin Bay. Eileen Chatwin took to the water to land 15 fish with them all falling to dries around Hensborough bank. Mr S Whittaker also filling in a good return landing 20 fish to the boat but didn’t comment on the method.

Sunday the conditions again changed with the return on the winds and sun, however it didn’t quite have the dramatic effects the weather change has earlier in the week. Lee Henfrey again took to the water landing 8 fish again utilising sinking lines and tubes over the aerators. M Clarke also enjoyed a good days sport landing 8 fish. A Masters and E Masters landed 14 fish to the boat using shrimps patterns through the main part of the day on the Hensborough bank and then coming on to buzzers later In the day finishing on the aerators. J Smith enjoyed great sport taking an afternoon boat and catching 12 fish all on dries.

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:  280      Number Trout Taken: 319   Number Trout Released:  848

Total Catch:  1167            Weekly Rod Average:  4.2

Current Fishing Times :

Bank:  07:30 until   19:30

Boat All Day:   08:30     until     19:30

Boat Part Day:  AM    08:30 until   14:00 PM   14:00   until 19:30

Last 4 Hours from:     15:30    until    19:30   (Ticket sales available from   15:15)

No Gutting of Fish after 19:15

All Anglers to be off site by: 19:45

Weekly Free Boat Draw

Congratulations to Mr B Hall of Moreton in Marsh who is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.

Demo Tackle

We now have a considerable amount of Sage & Rio demo tackle available to try at Draycote. The following link will take you to the website where you can check out the available items: We have added a 10ft 7wt SAGE ACCEL to our demo rods. The Sage One is currently in the process of being phased out. Very limited stock left. Contact the Lodge for details of special offers.

http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/

 

Forthcoming events:

Beginners Tuition Day on Saturday 17th September hosted in house by our own Kevin Hart & Tom Bird. Contact the lodge to secure a place or book online via www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Bank Angler Car Park

Angler Car Park number 7 will remain partially closed while Severn Trent repair a footpath and will be using the car park to store stones for the repairs. Anglers wishing to fish in the areas below car park number 7 will have to park in either car parks 6 or 8 and walk to the area.

Selling of Fish

Anglers are not allowed to sell or distribute fish to members of the public on site.

Disabled Parking Bays

Anglers need to ensure that whilst obtaining a fishing permit, they do not park in the disabled parking bays adjacent to the main car park, unless they are the holder of a duly displayed “blue badge”.

Gutting Room

Please be aware that the Gutting Room refurbishment has now been completed. We ask that you respect the facility and leave it in the same way in which you would wish to find it. Please also note that no fish are to be gutted after 19:15       

Returns

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 can be found next door in the gutting room.

Anchoring

Boat anglers are politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon, aerators or the Tower. 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.

Rudder Hire

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 Fishing Report w/e Sunday 4th September 2016

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Draycote Water: Weekly report ending Sunday 4th September 2016.

Telephone Number 01788 812018

Report

Despite the bright and breezy weather  forecast for most of the week, we started really well here at Draycote with Mondays rod average coming in at 4.1. Although the sunny conditions held for four days , the fish stubbornly refused to move from the top few feet of the water, which in turn led to some great top of the water sport for a lot of anglers. Although the fishing was challenging at times, various methods worked really well including, lures on a floating line or midge tip, the washing line with Hares Ears, Diawl Bachs or Crunchers, and of course dries, such as CDC Emergers, Shipmans Buzzers, and Hoppers. Lots of anglers reported large numbers of fish moving around in the surface at the western end of the reservoir throughout the week, with some proving difficult to catch but, it seems that the best catches came to those who kept drifting and stayed on the move. Toft has produced some sport for a few determined souls, but again, and most probably due to the warm conditions, hook ups have been few and far between. Biggin Bay is fishing well, as is the corner of Lincroft Point. The weekly rod average came out at a credible 3.5.

On Monday Season permit holder Mr Ed Douglas boated 21 fish on a mixture of dries, nymphs and buzzers. Mr Clive Wilkinson caught 20 fish from a boat on size 14 dries and PTN’s. Mr Andy Axon had 9 fish to the boat on dries over open water. Mr Mike Weaver caught 10 on dries and PTN’s. Mr A Larbalester and Mr B Bayliss caught 28 fish between them over open water and the boils on nymphs, Diawl Bachs, Cormorants and Boobies. Draycote regular Mr Lee Henfry caught 21 fish from the boat up by A buoy. Mr Graham Currie caught 11 fish on a DI3 with Boobies and a floating line with Diawl Bachs and Buzzers.

On Tuesday the weather was very hot with no cloud cover, which made for very difficult conditions. It didn’t seem to bother Mr B Barnes and Mr D Wright though, who caught 18 fish from the boat. Draycote regular Mr Ray Cramp also ventured out in testing conditions in a boat to catch 11 fish for a bag weight of 19lb 8 oz.

On Wednesday Lord Richard Dayman and Mr Norman Perkins ventured out in the sunshine to catch 10 and 8 fish respectively, with fish weighing in at 3lb 12oz and 4lb 4oz.  Season permit holder Mr Kevin Rees caught 10 fish from the boat in difficult conditions. Season permit holder Mr Roger Kerrison managed 6 fish. Once again Mr B Barnes and Mr D Wright had a good days sport with 21 fish between them on dries around A buoy.

Another testing day on Thursday saw Mr Peter Elliott catch 19 fish from the boat on size 12 Bobs Bits, the best of which weighed 4lb 8oz. Mr Jamie Scott had 10 fish on Black Buzzers and White Leeches. His best fish was a stonking 6lb. Mr John Lloyd had 6 fish on small nymphs. Season permit holder Mr John Dickens had 8 fish, all on a Big Red. Mr R Cross and Mr D Campsall took an afternoon boat out to catch 13 fish between them.

Friday came along with some good cloud cover and the promise of a good days sport. Season permit holder Mr Paul Beasley took a boat out to catch 7 fish on Crunchers from Rainbow Corner. Mr T Evans and Mr J Evans caught 13 fish between them on dries. Mr S Winstone caught 30 fish on dries and nymphs. Mr S Tressler had 10 fish on Buzzers and Boobies. Mr Andy Ross and Mr Dave Adams took a morning boat out to catch 14 fish between them on Shipmans Buzzers. Mr Ian Richardson caught 5 “lovely fish” from the bank on Shrimp patterns and Diawl Bachs. Season permit holder Mr Gordon Slack caught 4 fish from the bank. Mr Eric Whale had 9 fish from the boat. Mr Steve Barby caught 5 fish from the boat. Mr Kevin Rees caught 11 fish from the boat, all on dries. Mr Guy Deterding caught 9 fish from a boat, again on dries. Mr S Simpson caught 12 fish from the boat.

Saturday started off in the rain with sporadic showers throughout the day. Draycote regulars Mr Ivor Jones and Mr Jim Dempsey had 22 fish between them from a boat in various areas around the reservoir. Mr C Adams and Mr J Maxwell had 25 fish between them on Hoppers. Mr Stan Hillman and Mr Steve Gibson caught 3 and 2 fish respectively from the bank.

Sunday was again an overcast day with some blustery conditions. The Packington round robin hosted 25 anglers who netted 86 fish between them, giving them a competition average of 3.4. Best fish of the day, at 3lb 11oz, was caught by Mr Dixie Baxter. Well done to all those who took part. Other notable catches were Mr J Maxwell and Mr C Adams with 20 fish between them from the boat. Season permit holder Mr John Falconbridge with 6 fish from the boat. Mr Alan guest, again with 6 fish from the boat. And finally, last but by no means least, Mr Spencer Williams and Mr Steve Hawkins who managed to catch 45 fish between the from a boat, “all on dries such as CDC’s and Shipmans Buzzers”.  

Congratulations to Mr Tony Broadway from Coventry who is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:  250      Number Trout Taken: 323   Number Trout Released:  571

Total Catch:  894            Weekly Rod Average:  3.5

Current Fishing Times :

Bank:  07:30 until   19:45

Boat All Day:   08:30     until     19:45

Boat Part Day:  AM    08:30 until   14:00 PM   14:00   until 19:45

Last 4 Hours from:     15:45    until    19:45   (Ticket sales available from   15:30)

No Gutting of Fish after 19:30

All Anglers to be off site by: 20:00

Demo Tackle

We now have a considerable amount of Sage & Rio demo tackle available to try at Draycote. The following link will take you to the website where you can check out the available items: We have added a 10ft 7wt SAGE ACCEL to our demo rods. The Sage One is currently in the process of being phased out. Very limited stock left. Contact the Lodge for details of special offers.

http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/

 

Forthcoming events:

Beginners Tuition Day on Saturday 17th September hosted in house by our own Kevin Hart & Tom Bird. Contact the lodge to secure a place or book online via www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Bank Angler Car Park

Angler Car Park number 7 will remain partially closed while Severn Trent repair a footpath and will be using the car park to store stones for the repairs. Anglers wishing to fish in the areas below car park number 7 will have to park in either car parks 6 or 8 and walk to the area.

 

Selling of Fish

Anglers are not allowed to sell or distribute fish to members of the public on site.

Disabled Parking Bays

Anglers need to ensure that whilst obtaining a fishing permit, they do not park in the disabled parking bays adjacent to the main car park, unless they are the holder of a duly displayed “blue badge”.

Gutting Room

Please be aware that the Gutting Room refurbishment has now been completed. We ask that you respect the facility and leave it in the same way in which you would wish to find it. Please also note that no fish are to be gutted after 19:30       

Returns

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 can be found next door in the gutting room.

Anchoring

Boat anglers are politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon, aerators or the Tower. 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.

Rudder Hire

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 Fishing Report w/e Sunday 28 August 2016

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Draycote Water: Weekly report ending Sunday 28thAugust 2016.

Telephone Number 01788 812018

Report

A week of bright sunny conditions interspersed with gusty winds has made the fishing a bit slower than usual here at Draycote, turning in a weekly rod average of  2.1 The fishing improved as the week went on, even though the bright conditions prevailed and temperatures continued to rise. Whilst fish have been caught right through the water column , the bright conditions didn’t push the fish down too far, and the better catches were still coming to dries and nymphs in the top few feet of the water. The weekend brought more cloudy conditions with heavy rain showers on Saturday which, despite some anglers going home early, produced the best rod average of the week of 4.9.

The water quality hasn’t been brilliant, with a brownish tinge spread right across the reservoir This didn’t cause too many problems for boat anglers, as the aerators have been going for a couple of weeks now and are absolutely packed full of fish. Indeed the western end of the reservoir along the Draycote Dam, from Rainbow corner to The Tower and out into the deeper water, has been performing very well, with most of the better catches on the reservoir coming from there.

Bank fishing has been tough this week, with many of the seasoned anglers only catching one or two fish here and there. The warmer water in the margins has pressed the fish into searching for cooler areas in the deeper water, and therefore out of reach of most casts. 

Again, dries such Big Reds, Crippled Midge, Shipmans Buzzer, and hoppers with a bit of colour such as red, claret or orange, are working really well. As are Diawl Bachs, Crunchers, Buzzers and Hares Ears fished on a washing line.

There are also some good catches coming from the depths of the water on lines from DI 5 to DI 8, using flies such as friendly tubes and snakes.

On Monday Mr L Booth and Mr P Hallam had a tough day, but managed to catch 9 fish on dries from a boat. Season permit hold Mr Kevin Rees also fishing from a boat, managed to catch 9 on dries.

Tuesday brought a rise in the rod average to 2.4, with season permit holder Mr Ed Douglas catching 15 from the boat. Mr Andy Birkett and Mr Brent Vinall visiting us on a 3 day package, caught 10 fish from a variety of areas including Lincroft point, the school slips and the aerators, using Hares Ears and Pin fry Patterns. Mr Ray Cramp also ventured out on a boat and had a total of 10 fish for 18lb 8oz. Another pair taking advantage of our 3 day package was Mr Ellis Phillips and Mr Rowland Owens, who on their first day, managed 16 fish to the boat on dries.

On Wednesday Mr Ed Douglas managed 18 fish to the boat, all on dries. Mr Alec Twaites and Mr George Smith ventured out on a boat and caught 6 fish between them. Mr Andy Birkett and Mr Brent Vinall caught 10 good fish on a variety of nymphs and dries in Biggin Bay. Again Mr Ellis Phillips and Mr Rowland Owens ventured out in the warm weather, this time managing 32 fish to the boat between them, all on dries.

Thursday was  another bright sunny day where again Mr Andy Birkett and Mr Brent Vinall  did really well catching 22 fish, again on dries. Mr Huw Thomas and Mr Arwell Owen, fishing on a 3 day package had 11 fish over the aerators. Mr Kevin Rees had yet another good days dry fly fishing with 16 fish to the boat.

Friday saw Mr Peter Elliott and Mr Lee Patten catch 27 fish between them from a drifting boat. Ms Jude Tuffs netted 10 fish from the boat in difficult conditions. Mr David Hoppe also had a productive day, catching 15 fish from a boat. Mr A Masters and Mr E Masters had 15 fish to the boat over the aerators fishing black buzzers on an intermediate line. Mr Huw Thomas  and Mr Arwell Owen had a good day, catching 14 fish on Black Buzzers and Diawl Bachs .

Saturday came with lots of cloud cover and the threat of some severe storms in the afternoon. Still anglers ventured out to brave the conditions. Mr Lee Henfry and Mr Nigel Keeber boated over 30 fish between them on sinking lines and friendly tubes. Mr Ian Springett caught 7 fish on dries. Mr M Wood and Mr J Wood had 26 fish to the boat on dries.Mr D Nataly and Mr D Lovegrove had 15 fish to the boat on black Bobs Bits, Olive Buzzers, Red Diawl Bachs and Hares Ears. Regulars Mr Ivor jones and Mr Jim Dempsey had 13 fish to the boat on the rudder. Mr Huw Thomas and Mr Arwell Owen caught 10 fish from the boat.

Sunday dawned with good cloud cover and a light south westerly breeze. Whilst conditions looked very good the rod average dropped to 1.8, with anglers reporting lots of fish moving in the surface which proved difficult to catch throughout the day. Mr D Mee and Mr M Mee caught 15 fish between them from a boat on a variety of dries such as red and claret Hoppers and CDC E mergers. Mr C Discombe and Mr J Brennan caught 19 fish from the boat on Buzzers and various dry flies. Mr P Wyles and Mr J Symonds had 10 fish to the boat . Mr R Pelly and Mr M Pelly took a boat out on the last 4 hour permit and caught 6 fish on Big Reds.

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:  319      Number Trout Taken: 283   Number Trout Released: 403

Total Catch:    686          Weekly Rod Average:  2.1

Current Fishing Times :

Bank:  07:30 until   20:00

Boat All Day:   08:30     until     20:00

Boat Part Day:  AM    08:30 until   14:00 PM   14:00   until 20:00

Last 4 Hours from:     16:00    until    20:00   (Ticket sales available from   15:45)

No Gutting of Fish after 19:45

All Anglers to be off site by: 20:15

Congratulations to  Mr Tim Lycett from Atherstone who is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.

Demo Tackle

We now have a considerable amount of Sage & Rio demo tackle available to try at Draycote. The following link will take you to the website where you can check out the available items: We have added a 10ft 7wt SAGE ACCEL to our demo rods. The Sage One is currently in the process of being phased out. Very limited stock left. Contact the Lodge for details of special offers.

http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/

 

Forthcoming events:

Beginners Tuition Day on Saturday 17th September hosted in house by our own Kevin Hart & Tom Bird. Contact the lodge to secure a place or book online via www.flyfishstore.co.uk

 

 

 

Bank Angler Car Park

Angler Car Park number 7 will remain partially closed while Severn Trent repair a footpath and will be using the car park to store stones for the repairs. Anglers wishing to fish in the areas below car park number 7 will have to park in either car parks 6 or 8 and walk to the area.

Selling of Fish

Anglers are not allowed to sell or distribute fish to members of the public on site.

Disabled Parking Bays

Anglers need to ensure that whilst obtaining a fishing permit, they do not park in the disabled parking bays adjacent to the main car park, unless they are the holder of a duly displayed “blue badge”.

Gutting Room

Please be aware that the Gutting Room refurbishment has now been completed. We ask that you respect the facility and leave it in the same way in which you would wish to find it. Please also note that no fish are to be gutted after 19:45       

Returns

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 can be found next door in the gutting room.

Anchoring

Boat anglers are politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon, aerators or the Tower. 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.

Rudder Hire

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 21st August

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Draycote Water: Weekly report ending Sunday 21st August 2016.

Telephone Number 01788 812018

Report

A mixed week weather-wise which in itself created some ups & downs with the sport. The week saw a dip in the overall weekly rod average to 2·62 from a catch total of 518 made by 197 anglers.

A bright day combined with a complete 180° wind direction change meant Monday fished slower than in recent weeks with a rod average of 2·3. However a number of anglers did record some good catches in the bright conditions. David Prior took to the water in a boat to land 10 fish either using dries (with red and ginger being the best colour), or David found the fish willing to take washing lines buzzers and diawl bachs presented  on a floating line. Another angler catching well on the boats was regular Ray Cramp who landed 14 fish. He found the fish over the Aerators and caught using a wide variety of flies with his best line being a floater. Ray’s 8 fish limit tipped the scales at 26lbs.  Finally Rod Wilson and Jim Dempsey used the rudder to land 14 fish to the boat using snakes and tubes on a 3 inch per second sinking line. The pair found the fish from the boils though to D Buoy and then A to B.

Tuesday saw the sun continued this time with increased temperatures, however despite these challenging conditions, the fish remained in the top few feet of the water. On the bank Tony Broadway landed 3 fishing using washing lined buzzers on the North Shore. R Sosbe had a good day boat fishing around the Aerators to land 9 fish. Season ticket holder John Dickens used dries to land 6 fish. Another angler also using dries was Ed Douglas. Ed is currently on top form & landed 24 fish all on dries, with big reds and hoppers being his best patterns. He located fish all over the lake from Toft up to the top Draycote Dam. However, the majority of his fish came from drifting around the Aerators with most takes coming on the edge or just downwind of the boil.

The hot weather continued into Wednesday again ensuring that the fishing remained challenging. Nevertheless, a number of anglers found the method to crack the day. Those who did well found that the fished wanted a team of nymphs, either crunchers or diawl bachs, “washing lined” on a floater. Season ticket holder Jim Hall has 10 fish to the boat fishing down in Toft and Biggin Bay. Pete Scholes and his wife took the journey down from Lancashire and had a good day landing 15 fish to the boat. Their fish came from Toft with a number of them being well mended grown on fish in the 3lb plus category. On the bank season ticket holder and regular Dennis Jones landed 6 fish using a floating line and diawl bachs.

The weather improved on Thursday with a drop in winds and some cloud cover making conditions far better than the previous days. Consequently the fishing improved with some very impressive catches being recorded. Tony Broadway had a good days sport from the bank landing 9 rainbows. All his fish fell to size 14 buzzers fished over on various marks on the North Shore. On the boats Peter Elliott and Lee Patten had a great day brining over 45 fish to the net. The pair found the fish in Toft first thing in the morning when they both caught using washing line tactics fished on floating lines.  Then, as the cloud came over in the afternoon, they switched to dries and caught all over the reservoir. Another angler having a fantastic days sport once more was Ed Douglas. He caught & released 29 fish all on dries. Ed found his fish around the boils and the Top Dam but also netted 7 in Toft using Big Reds and Bobs Bits to tempt them. Finally Richard Pelly had a fantastic evening sport landing 13 fish using his trusty #3 weight rod teamed with a Big Red.

After the fantastic catches of Thursday the fishing dropped off during Friday, mainly due to extremely bright sunny conditions. This combined with another complete wind change which threw the fish right off the feed. Jim Hall and Richard Hall did manage a good day from the bank fishing Lincroft Point to land 5 fish each. They both deployed a team of nymphs fished on floating lines. Bank angler Mike Garner also has found sport from the North Shore, despite the challenging conditions, taking his fish on a Black Pennell and Pheasant Tail Nymphs. Out on the boat Jamie Scott and James Foster ended their session with 9 fish to the boat from the Aerators. 

Strong winds limited the fishing on Saturday with only a few hardy anglers taking to the water in the boats. While the conditions made presentation very challenging, those that did brave it out enjoyed some good sport. M Price and D Hancox landed 5 fish in a morning session from Rainbow Corner using olive snakes fished on a midge tip. Interestingly, they commented on the number of pulls and takes they had that didn’t lock up. Paul Maurice and Simon Evans also boat fished in Rainbow Corner brining 12 fish to the boat using boobies. Top boat of the day was that of Sean Hanlon and Eileen Chatwin who landed 21 fish to the boat using dries with Daddies, Hopper & Midas being the top patterns.  The pair found fish on the drift from Rainbow Corner towards A and B Buoy and then drifting down the main Draycote Water Dam. Sean commented on the amount of fish they had each missed due to the big waves. He believed that it could have been a real cricket score if they had hooked up on every offer.

Sunday was also beset with continuing hard, windy conditions & anglers found the fish well off the feed. Although many rods blanked, Frank Sumnell clearly had the magic touch on the day with a fine 8 fish boat limit and a further four caught & released. It was a pleasure to have the Horwich & District Fly Fishing Club back on the water on Sunday but a shame that they were largely beaten by the conditions with just 7 fish to thirteen rods. Four of those came to Tom Elliott who had been using a black & green booby.

Snail, shrimp, buzzer & fry all appear to be the main food items currently & it has also been noticeable how many fish have been sipping empty buzzer shucks off the surface. The week has once more demonstrated that those rods recording the large catches are also the anglers who are known for excellence in both leader preparation & presentation. Use of smaller dry fly patterns has also resulted in more takes during this period.

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:  197       Number Trout Taken:  156  Number Trout Released:  362

Total Catch:    518          Weekly Rod Average:  2·62

Current Fishing Times :

Bank:  07:30 until   20:15

Boat All Day:   08:30     until     20:15

Boat Part Day:  AM    08:30 until   14:15 PM   14:15   until 20:15

Last 4 Hours from:     16:15    until    20:15   (Ticket sales available from   16:00)

No Gutting of Fish after 20:00

All Anglers to be off site by: 20:30

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.

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.

Congratulations to Jude Tuffs of Market Harborough who is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.

Demo Tackle

We now have a considerable amount of Sage & Rio demo tackle available to try at Draycote. The following link will take you to the website where you can check out the available items: We have added a 10ft 7wt SAGE ACCEL to our demo rods. The Sage One is currently in the process of being phased out. Very limited stock left. Contact the Lodge for details of special offers.

http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/demo-tackle-3/

 

Forthcoming events:

Beginners Tuition Day on Saturday 17th September hosted in house by our own Kevin Hart & Tom Bird. Contact the lodge to secure a place or book online via www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Bank Angler Car Park

Angler Car Park number 7 will remain partially closed while Severn Trent repair a footpath and will be using the car park to store stones for the repairs. Anglers wishing to fish in the areas below car park number 7 will have to park in either car parks 6 or 8 and walk to the area.

Selling of Fish

Anglers are not allowed to sell fish to members of the public on site.

Disabled Parking Bays

Anglers need to ensure that even for short periods whilst obtaining a fishing permit, they only use the disabled parking bays adjacent to the main car park, if they are the holder of a duly displayed “blue badge”.

Gutting Room

Please be aware that the Gutting Room refurbishment has now been completed. Much work has taken place & we would ask that you respect the facility and leave it in the same way in which you would wish to find it. Please also note that no fish are to be gutted after 20:30       

Returns

Many anglers have been failing to book out at the end of their fishing. In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure. Too many anglers have been failing to do this of late & this distorts the figures leading to potential fishery management  issues.

Anchoring

Boat anglers are also politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon, aerators or the Tower. 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. Some anglers came close to being disappointed this week when almost all of the available passes were used.

Rudder Hire

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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