Draycote report week ending 25/03/2012

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The fishing at Draycote has been exceptional although the consistency of the sun over the last few days has seen the rod average dip to an average of 6 per rod – still impressive! The bright conditions have caused the fish to move away from the margins, and hold approx 25 yards out.

The fish are now becoming a little more spread out throughout the lake, so anglers who move around on a day out have faired better. Regular bank angler Mr Cronin always manages to find the fish, as he took 14 fish on an afternoon visit on Tuesday, fishing in Biggin Bay. Season ticket holder Mr Duffy also managed 10 in an afternoon session, the best fish weighing 4lb. Mr P Mitchell fished from the bank on Saturday 24th March and landed 14 fish, the biggest 5lb 8oz, with his 4 fish bag limit weighing just over 16lb!

Match angler Phil Longstaff led the way on the boats this week with a 16 fish bag limit for 68lb!! These were all caught fishing deep with big lures. Regular angler John Hoskins landed 16 fish on buzzers anchored off the Cornfields, with the best fish weighing 6lb 11oz.

Fish in the deeper water have been feeding on Daphnia whereas fish closer to the margins have been feeding hard on small green and black buzzers buzzers. Size 14 buzzers have worked very well from the bank.

Best bank areas have been – the Cornfields, Lincroft Point, Toft Shallows and Biggin Bay.
Best Boat areas – Toft Shallows, The Cornfields down to Lincroft Point, Rainbow Corner and Biggin Bay to the Tower.
Best Flies- Black and green buzzers(small), orange blobs, woofter booby, Cocktail booby, Diawl Bachs, golhead lures.(Flash Attack Flies available in the tackle shop)
Best Lines – Midge Tip, Floater, DI-3 and intermediate lines.

Number of rods 257 Number of fish killed 605 Number of fish returned 1128 Rod Av. 6.74.

Car parking is available around the lake with easy access to the water, 30 cars are permitted at any one time, call the lodge to book a car pass.

Disabled anglers are able to take their vehicles near to the pontoon for boat fishing. Please ask a member of staff on arrival for access.

We also have 30 car parking permits for boat anglers, allocation one per boat. A car pass will be issued when purchasing you fishing permit.

For those travelling or looking for a short break:

3 day package for two anglers and a motor boat £145 – 1 fish each per day and catch an release.
3 day package for two anglers and a motor boat £180 – 8 fish per day per angler and catch and release.

To book a boat or one of 30 car passes for the bank please call the fishing lodge on 01788 812018.

For Boat bookings up to date information call 01788 812018.

tight lines
Craig Barr