Update 08/09/2012

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This weekend’s weather is a fisherman’s nightmare – or is it? Today (Friday) at Draycote the bright sunshine made things tricky for most. Just recently many fish that have been caught were stuffed full of dapnia, and with the bright conditions can only mean one thing, the fish have gone deep to feed on this tiny crustacean!

A friend of mine had been fishing for over 5 hours, with nothing to show for his efforts. After some gently persuasion he talked me into going out with him on the boat. Armed with a rod, reel and line, and just 4 flies (buzzers) I set on my way.

We set anchor 50 yards off the bank in rainbow corner and proceeded to fish. After an hour and a half I had landed 5 fish, and my friend two, on the Flash Attack Traffic Light buzzer and Bag up buzzer.

The key to the success was a long leader 23’, floating line, four flies (buzzers), and fishing the flies STATIC!! Quite literally.

The combination of a warming water, bright sunshine, and typical early September blues, the trout are not really yet in a chasing mood.

With autumn now only just around the corner, the huge shoals of coarse fry are now staking their claim to the pontoon area, so brace yourselves for some hot action very soon in this particular area of the lake!

Need any advice please ask.

Tight Lines and keep it slow!

Craig Barr