Draycote report week ending 01/04/2012

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From an Indian summer to an arctic blast, this week has seen them both. The fishing has generally still been very good, however Sunday saw a dip in from as the weeks first and only sharp frost, followed by blue skies tested the skills of all visiting anglers.

Mr J Blackband took the weeks best fish, a nice 6lb 12oz rainbow. Scottish visitors C Mclachlan, T Easton and B Aitken all took there bag limits on a 3 day package visit, drifting off Farnborough spit.

The bank fishing has on average still been excellent, with regular anglers Mr Dews an A Broadway both landing in excess of a dozen fish. The best areas have been Toft Shallows, Biggin Bay, The Cornfields and Rainbow Corner. The boats are also finding fish in the same areas, although Lee Henfrey had the best bag on Sunday with 13 fish, drifting in front of the sailing club to the dam using a Di-7 and boobies.

The buzzer hatches have been phenomenal and fish have been rising freely, but have proven tricky to catch. Lures fished on sinking lines have still been the best option, with the Di-3 being the best line choice.

Total number of rods – 204 Fish Taken 573 Fish returned 1193 Rod average 8.65.

Bank anglers can take their cars around the reservoir, but is limited to 30 cars at any one time, call the lodge & book one of the 30 car passes.

We now have credit card payment facilities in the fishing lodge.

Lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am
Full Day Boats 8.30am – 7.30pm
Part Day Boats 8.30am – 2.00pm / 2.00pm – 7.30pm

All anglers off site by 8.00pm

tight lines
Craig Barr