Draycote Report w/e 26/8

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Draycote is continuing in good  form, aided by general good fishing conditions over the past week. The fish have remained high in the water and have been generally caught in the top 1 foot.

Mr D Adams returned over 16 fish, all taken on diawl bachs, and Mr J Smith took 7 on cdc buzzers. Regular angler, and recent Lexus heat winner Peter Elliot, claimed the fishing was that easy on Friday, his two year old grandson could catch them!! (he landed over 20 fish) I fished myself with Leicester based Bob Eaton, and between us we landed 13 fish in under two hours, all on floating lines and a combination of fab blobs and nymphs.

A combination of nymphs and a booby on the point has been by far the most productive method recently, with dry flies, including daddies, also taking a good number of fish.

The best lines have been floating, midge tips or slow intermediates, though do not rule out sinking lines on brighter warmer days !

The best flies have been diawl bachs, crunchers, buzzers, daddies, dry flies, small boobies, blobs and fab blobs

The whole lake is producing fish, though Rainbow Corner and Toft shallows, renowned quality nymphing areas, have shone over the last week.

This weekend sees the England ladies qualifier here at Draycote water, and with the lake in its current form, it promises to be a good match. No fish have been stocked leading up to this event.

Why not enter our £1000 boat pairs match on Sunday the 13th of October. Fished to reservoir rules. £25pp entry fee plus fishing fees.The heaviest pairs combined weight wins the cash !!! (Prize fund will be subject to number of entrants)

Number of rods 287

Number of fish taken 327

Number of fish released 593

Rod average 3.2

Booking a boat is recommended – please call the fishing lodge on 01788 812018

Tight lines

Craig Barr www.flashattackflies.com