Draycote fishing report week ending 02/09/2012

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Draycote weekly report week ending 02/09/2012

This last week has seen an improvement on the fishing as more settled, as us anglers would say “perfect weather conditions” have prevailed.

Rod Wilson took the best bag of fish this last week with 8 fish for 29lb, the biggest 5lb 1oz. Tom Stoney also had an impressive bag of fish, weighing in 4 fish for 16lb 2oz, the best weighing 4lb 12oz. There has been a rise in bigger fish coming out this last week with 6 recorded over 6lb and 47 recorded over 4lb. The fish are still feeding very high in the surface, in particular on overcast days. I myself managed a few hours out this last week with new Game fishing shop owner Ben Bangham. We managed 11 fish between us on a mixture of size 12 traffic light Diawl Bachs and the yellow owl dry fly. The trick for us was to fish the flies as static as you dare.

The middle of the lake has a high concentration of fish, yet these are not often fished for apart from the rudder fishermen. Armed with this knowledge Iain Barr and his partner fished through the middle of the lake and between them managed 15 fish to the boat in 4 hours, again on a mixture of nymphs and dries fished almost static.

As I write this report we are basking in hot sunshine accompanied by a flat calm. Saying that, with a major clubs match being held on Draycote on Tuesday 4th Sept those practicing today have already had bags of up to 4 fish ! The best fishing is when it is overcast, and a little trickier when it is sunny.

The best lines have been a floating line, midge tip, and intermediates

The best flies have been Flash Attack dark olive buzzers, traffic light Diawl Bachs, UV crunchers, red bits, big reds, yellow owls, and orange fab blobs.

Rainbow Corner is holding a lot of fish, as is the middle deeper parts. The fish are feeding on very small midge so small flies at times are critical to catch the rising fish.

Boats are filling fast for our next £1000 boat pairs match on Sunday October the 14th. Entry fee is £25pp + fishing fees -the match is fished to fishery rules, except the use of a rudder. To book one of the last places please call the fishing lodge on 01788812018

Number of fish caught 747 Number of fish released 366  number of rods 212  rod average 3.5

If you are planning to fish from the bank, please call the fishing lodge in advance to reserve a FREE parking ticket for your car.

Tight Lines  Craig Barr