Draycote w/e 16/03

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Draycotes good start to the season continued, aided by the continued good weather. The weekends clear skies and bright sun did slow things down this last Sunday, as the rod average took a dip.

The bank continues to fish well, as a good head of fish are still holding within 30 feet of the shore. Buzzers are now coming into play more and more, with reports of some fished being stuffed with them! Mr Heseltine and his boat partner caught well using size 14 buzzers and nymphs, fishing tight to the bank in Biggin Bay.

The boats too,overall have fished very well, though the key to success is fishing close to the margins. Keiron Thomas and Craig Gimblett had a great catch from the boat, landing 30 trout on buzzers. Boats have caught well from the Tower bank to the Cornfields. Di-3 sinking lines have found the right depths, though at times intermediates and floating lines have worked well too!

Best flies, Pitsford Pea, blue flash damsel, hot head damsels, blobs, small boobies, owl buzzers, diawl bachs,

Competition News


Sunday the 25th of June Draycote will be holding a heat for the Scierra Pairs boat match, organised by match angler Phil Dixon. For details please call 07921713716, or 01785261427

Rio Pairs Boat Match – Sunday the 13th of July. Fished to International rules. Now in its 4th year. A friendly match and atmosphere, with the top prize winning £1000 of Rio tackle. Prizes to 10th place. Entry fee £25pp plus fishing fees. Entry fee due when booking please. To book a boat please call the fishing lodge on 01788 812018


Total number of rods 323

Number of fish caught  611

Number of fish returned  1407

Rod average  – 6.2


Tight lines

Craig Barr www.flashattackflies.com