Draycote fishing report week ending 16/09/2012

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Draycote weekly update week ending 16th September

Draycote has certainly picked up with this last weekend (15th & 16th) seeing a rod average of 7 as Draycote reached great form. After several days of cooling nights, the warmth has been lifted off the surface water of the lake, sparking life back into the trout. The trout have responded well to daddy long legs being blown onto the surface, and finally, some of the trout have now switched attention to the fry around the pontoon, which are now up to 4″ in length!

Rob Wilson has again demonstrated his skills on the rudder by taking 8 trout weighing in excess of 30lb, whilst two other rudder regulars, Mr Dempsey and Mr Jones, also took 16 fish for 53lb! Mr J. Rodgers landed 13 trout, fishing buzzers in Toft Shallows. Mr T Davies an his partner took 16 fish for 39lb, with the biggest weighing 5lb 9oz. Paul Love landed the best fish of the week, a fin perfect rainbow of 6lb 2oz. Best boat areas have been, Rainbow Corner, the centre of Toft Shallows(G buoy), and the shoals.

The bank fishing has been nothing short of excellent recently with some fantastic trout being caught. Many anglers have had their limits as fish are feeding close in on the weeds, taking snails, corixa and small shrimps. The best areas have been Toft Shallows, The Cornfields, Rainbow Corner and the Tower Bank.

Best flies have been, Traffic Light Diawl Bachs, crunchers, buzzers, daddy longlegs, black and green lures, blobs and boobies.

Best lines have been floating lines, midge tip, intermediate lines and the Di-3.

Draycote will again be open until the end of November for the 2nd year running, allowing anglers to capitalise on the potential fry feeding bonanza.

Number of rods 224 Fish caught 1067  Fish released 503 Rod average 4.7

The Draycote Open boat pairs match on Sunday the 14th of October is almost fully subscribed, with only 5 boats remaining. To book one of the last boats please call the fishing lodge on 01788 812018. The pair with the heaviest bag weight will win £1000 !

Boat bookings are high for the rest of September and going into October. It is recommended that you call the lodge in advance to check availability if you are planning a days fishing.

Tight Lines

Craig Barr