Draycote weekly fishing report w/e Sunday 1st June 2014

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Draycote weekly fishing report week ending Sunday
1st June 2014

Despite yet another week of varying weather conditions the sport remained consistently good with an overall rod average this week of 5.3

There has been a lot of surface activity with moving fish being seen over most of the fishery. Rainbow Corner & the Hensborough Bank have however, probably seen the most of the action in a week which has seen prolific rises. On Monday black buzzer were everywhere.
Tony Parker & Pete Walsh used both buzzer tactics & dries for a joint catch of 28 in their boat session.
Alternative tactics were deployed by the Watsons on Tuesday who caught over 20 fish in the boils on boobies.
Heavy overnight rain and an extremely wet Wednesday resulted in tremendous sport throughout the day, mainly to static buzzer or slow figure of eight retrieved crunchers. Mr Sicki & partner caught & released 61 describing the experience as “buzzer fishing at its best!”. On the bank, season rod James Hall took 4 rainbows on crunchers for a combined weight of 12lbs.That day, twenty seven  rods caught a total of 303 fish representing a tremendous rod average of 11.22
Thursday & Friday saw continuing action to a mix of buzzer tactics, nymphs plus dries & emergers. Smaller sized flies have also been bringing better results. Paul Beasley managed a 10 fish catch which included a 5lbs brown taken on a claret buzzer. Mr Birkett used claret bits, hoppers & hare’s ears from his boat & reported 14 of his 24 fish as being over 21/2lbs.

The three day package breaks continue to be popular & can also demonstrate the consistency of the sport at times. This week the “Brown Party” of six, visiting from Scotland for three days, caught a total of 145. This equates to a daily rod average of 8 per person. Similarly, Enid Edwards, part of a 14 strong group holidaying from North Wales, enjoyed great sport with an 18 fish catch on a mix of dries & buzzers despite much harder conditions in the hotter weather on Saturday. Others in her party went deep with snake lures & humungus boobies & also found taking fish.

Blue skies, bright sunshine, a near flat calm & high temperatures made conditions extremely hard on Sunday. Foremark Fly Fishers held a club event with 20 anglers catching a total of 42 fish. Mark Redfern took top honours with 5 for 13lbs 4oz using washing line tactics whilst Ric Saconne took the best fish at 4lbs 7oz. Sean Hanlon realised that the best of the day’s sport would come in the evening and was rewarded with a 17 fish total. He caught on diawl bachs, pheasant tails & crunchers from the bank at Lin Croft. His best was a cracking rainbow at 4lbs 12oz.

Weekly Stats.
Number of rods:  414     Number of fish taken:   517     Number of fish released: 1685
Total catch:    2202   Weekly Rod Average:  5.3

Current fishing times:
Bank:  07:30hrs until 21:30 hrs.
Boat:   08:30hrs until 21:15 hrs.
Part day boat: 08:30hrs until 14:30hrs – 14:30 until 21:15 hrs.
Last 4 hours from 17:00hrs until 21:15 hrs.
All anglers to be off site by 21:45 hrs.

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge, it will be found on the counter in the gutting room next door.

Bank Anglers car passes should be, where 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 its own mooring chains & anchors extend out a considerable distance from the end of the harbour & are easily fouled.
Tight lines,
Kevin Hart

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

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