Draycote fishing report w/e11/11

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Draycote has again produced some excellent fish catches this week, with some good browns now starting to show. Mr R Forster caught 7 fish the best weighing 6lb. Mr I Jones had 8 fish for 29lb, and Mr B shields had 6 fish for 20lb, all on a Humungous lure using a di-5 line.Mr C Webster recorded the weeks best fish, a rainbow of 7lb 12oz. He commented “the fish was stuffed with dapnia and snails!”

Choice of line is proving vital at the moment. Some cold winds of late have sent the fish down a bit, so sinking lines have been the order of the day, mainly a di-5. Bank anglers have done well with intermediate lines.

It has been all about minkies again this week. Although the fish are feeding up on snails and Daphnia, they are taking a real liking to fry lures, minkies and humungous, especially close to the margins.

All areas of the lake are producing fish, with the usual hot spots hitting the headlines, Toft Shallows, Dunns Bay, Lincroft Point, and the Tower bank. Boats using rudders and fast sinking lines are taking good bags of fish through the centre of the lake, with the best areas being the middle of Toft Shallows and Farborough Spit.

1 Boat remains for our Christmas fur & feather match on Sunday 25th of November. This is an individual prize competition. The top 3 heaviest bags win a Christmas Hamper. All participants are to bring a small gift so each angler goes home with something – ideas – bottle of wine, fly lines, flies, pheasants, ect ect. The match will be fished from 9- 3.45pm

Number of rods 162

Number of fish killed  222

Number of fish released 274

Rod average  3

Draycote season ends on 30th of November.

Tight lines

Craig Barr  www.flashattackflies.com