Draycote fishing report w/e 08/09

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The week got off to a flying start with some great bags being caught on or near the surface. Former brand manager at Wychwood, Paul Richardson and myself managed a 1.3/4 hour session on Monday evening and to say we had the most perfect conditions was an understatement. The fish were everywhere and between us we landed 17 trout, and probably lost as many too !! All on dry flies – dry sedge, yellow owls(size 14) and F flies(size 14). Other anglers we noticed also took advantage of the bonanza taking plenty of fish.

Since then of course we had the return of the hot weather, albeit only 2-3 days. This however seemed to knock the fishing sideways for a few days, and the rod catches dropped, and a green tinge appeared in the water. Slightly cooler weather returned on Sunday and the fish responded. Mr B Allwood landed 13 fish , Ned Thomas landed 20 and Mr N Davies landed 15. This was before we stocked it today !! (An angler has just this moment signed out with 7 from the Cornfields from a boat using a team of hares ears!)

The best areas have been from the boats, though evenings from the banks at times have also been good. Floating lines with teams of nymphs or dries have produced the better catches, though sinking lines should always be at hand if needed.

The best flies have been, yellow owls, dry sedge, f flies, diawl bachs, crunchers, red nemo’s, blobs(fished as an attractor on a floater) and small boobies used for the washing line technique.

Sunday the 13th is the 2nd £1000 cash prize boat pairs competition. Fish with your partner and the match is fished to reservoir rules(except anchoring). Entry fee is £25pp plus fishing costs. Deposit is required when booking.

Sunday the 24th of November  is our Christmas Fur and Feather boat match. Each angler is to bring a prize so that everyone is a winner. Excellent Christmas hampers are up for grabs for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Normal fishing fees apply. NO ENTRY FEE.

To book any of the competitions please call the fishing lodge on 01788 812018


Number of fish caught 312

Number of fish returned 289

Number of rods 268

Rod average 2.24

Tight Lines

Craig Barr www.flashattackflies.com