Draycote Report week ending 11/08/2013

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Draycote weekly update 11/08/2013      Tel 01788 812018

This week has seen Draycote continue to give us some good sport with fish being caught in many areas of the reservoir. The slightly cooler conditions and the odd shower of rain have helped to  keep the fish moving in or near the surface.  Indeed, even through spells of bright sunshine fish have continued to be caught throughout the day.

The bank anglers have fared well this week with fish being caught in Rainbow corner, Dunns bay and off the Corn field. This will be partly due to the water level dropping off quite a lot in the last fortnight, giving the bank anglers better access to areas that where inaccessible earlier in the season.

The £1000 Draycote pairs match which took place on Saturday was entered by 20 anglers who got off to a “flying” start at 10:00am. They fished in many different areas of the reservoir and reported some hard fighting trout.

The day was won my  Rob Edmunds and  Keiran Bonas who took advantage of the boils being in bounds to catch a total weight of 16 fish for 47lb 5 oz. They walked away with the winner takes all prize of £1000 pounds. Well done.

As mentioned before the boats seem to be catching all over the reservoir with the best boat areas being the deeper water in Rainbow corner, The Tower bank and the boils area, Farborough spit and Lincroft point.

The best flies this week have been buzzers, diawl bachs, crunchers, damsels and muddlers. Daddies have produced some good fish from both the bank and the boat. On Saturday morning Mr G turner caught 7 fish on daddies from a boat, the best of which weighed 4lbs.


A total of 299 anglers caught 1312 fish giving an excellent summer rod average 4.4

Evening Rise: Why not take advantage of our last 4 hour ticket for only £10, or take a boat for a further £10

Opening Hours.

Lodge and Bank Fishing open 7.30am – 9.15pm

Full Day Boats 8.30 – 9.00pm

Last 4 hour Permit 5.00pm – 9.00pm

All anglers offsite by 9.15pm

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