Update 14/03/2013

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Draycote has continued in great form despite the arctic weather we recently experienced. Those that did brave the cold caught exceptionally well. Mr S Smith had in excess of 20 from the bank on a floating line, amidst several snow storms! Staff member Kevin Hart also landed a hatful fishing nymphs on a floating line.

The reservoir remains at full capacity and the water clarity is brilliant. The fish literally are all over the reservoir with all areas still producing.

Lures are still the anglers top choice, though buzzers are starting to work their magic too! Di-7 to Di-3 lines have been best from the boats, though If anchored an intermediate has been just as effective. The best boat areas have been from the tower right to the bottom of Toft Shallows, though other areas have been excellent as well.

The bank has been scintillating as fish have been caught at every available bank space around the lake. The predominant North to Northeast wind has seen most anglers fishing the North bank, however on days with lighter winds anglers have fished Toft and Rainbow Corner and caught very well. Gold head damsels, orange blobs, black and green lures, and buzzers have been the best flies from the bank.
Anglers have reported some good over wintered fish being caught, with two rainbows over 6lb been recorded this week.

A further recent stocking of fish will boost things for the weekend. If you want to catch fish then Draycote Water is the place to be with a rod average still above 10 !

To book a boat and bank car pass please call the fishing lodge on 01788 812018.
Check out our new online Fly Fish Store – Buy Fishing Tackle, Clothing and Accessories shop for all your fishing needs, or brush up on your casting skills by booking onto one of 3 casting classes by world casting champion Hywel Morgan.

Tight Lines
Craig Barr
Fishery Management(UK)Ltd