Draycote weekly fishing report 26th May 2014

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Draycote Water Fishing Report Monday 19th May – Sunday 25th MAY 2014


The weather has been varied this week at Draycote with days that included heavy showers interspersed with bright sunshine. But this doesn’t seem to have affected the voracious appetite of the fish.


Buzzer hatches have been excellent especially along the hensborough bank and into rainbow corner and indeed most of the anglers from both boat and bank have had more success with the smaller patterns. Damsels have also worked well fished on an intermediate line.


Once again a number of large browns have been caught, The best of which was Mr Ron Beavan at 5 lb. Mr John Ryder also caught two browns at approx. 4lbs each.


Plenty of Fish have been caught across the middle of the reservoir and over the boils particularly on small dry fly patterns such as bob’s bits, hoppers and emergers.


The rudder has also been working well once again for boat partners Lee Henfry and Nigel Keeber who took some cracking fish on Sunday.


Best flies have been small buzzers, dawl bachs, crunchers, hares ears and damsels. Dry flies such as bob’s bits, hoppers  and emergers have also been effective. We have a full selection of Fulling Mill flies available


Best bank areas have been rainbow corner, the corn field, the tower bank and dunns bay.

Best boat areas have been rainbow corner and the hensborough bank, Biggin bay, Musborough shoal and across the middle of the reservoir.


Weekly Stat.

Number of rods: 280 Number of fish taken: 527 Number of fish released:1262

Total catch: 1789  Weekly Rod Average: 6.3

Current fishing times:

Bank: 07:30hrs until 21:30 hrs.

Boat 08:30 hrs until 2115 hrs.

Part day boat: 08:30 hrs until 14:30 hrs – 14:30 until 21:15 hrs.

Last 4 hours from 17:00 hrs until 21:15 hrs.

All Anglers to be off site by 21:45 hrs.

To maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return.

There is only one place left on the beginners course on Sunday 1st June 2014.

Bank Anglers car passes should be, were possible, booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available.

Boat anglers are also politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards  of any pontoon or aerators. This is especially relevant to the harbour pontoon as it’s own mooring chains & anchors extend out a considerable distance from the end of the harbour & are easily fouled.


There are currently just two places remaining on the Beginners Tuition Day with Hywel Morgan on Sunday 1st June. All tackle is provided if required and the £60 per person cost includes fishing permit. Contact the lodge for details.


Up & coming events

22nd of June – Scierra Pairs Boat match – with a chance to reach the final at Rutland Water. Spaces available. Entry forms visit www.scierrapairs.co.uk .

9th and 10th of August – Lexus individual qualifying heats – the last chance to reach the final at Chew Valley. visit www.lexusflyfishing.co.uk to book your place.

Rio Pairs is Cancelled

Tight Lines Alan

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