Draycote Water weekly report week ending Sunday 19th October 2014
Telephone Number 01788 812018
The past week has seen a very unsettled weather system here at Draycote. A forecast of high winds and heavy rain put paid to some angler’s plans of some good end of season sport. But, those who braved the conditions reaped the rewards of what has been yet another good week on the water. The bank anglers, not for the first time this season, have been catching well into teens and have on occasion, out fished the boats.
The large amount of fry has been helping Draycote maintain its almost relentless good form as both boat and bank anglers report fishing “hot spots” from all areas of the water.
Draycote member Tony Broadway has braved the elements from the bank on 3 separate occasions this week, catching a large number of fish on buzzers and crunchers.
Mr Ron Melling caught his first ever brown, a fish of 6lb, on what was a very wet and windy Monday.
Matt Hanlon reported “a superb 4 hours” off the bank on Tuesday with an excellent bag.
Other notables were Mr Gary Darlow, Mr T Tappenden, Mr Peter Elliott and Mr Geoff Allsopp, who all caught well from the bank throughout the week.
The arrival of the Army on Friday for three days for their autumn match put both them and the water to the test recoding a total catch of 238 trout including browns to 6lb+
Best flies. Humungus, Minkies, fry patterns. Daddies, Diawl Bachs and olive buzzers
Best bank areas. Toft, Hensborough, Rainbow Corner, Lin Croft Point and the Cornfield.
Best boat areas. Toft, Rainbow Corner, The Tower, Biggin Bay, Lin Croft Point and the Cornfield.
Number Rods: 279 Number Trout Taken: 606 Number Trout Released: 696
Total Catch: 1302 Weekly Rod Average: 4.66
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30 until 18:15
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 18:15
Boat Part Day: AM 08:30 until13:00 PM 13:00 until 18:15
Last 4 Hours from: 14:15 until 18:15 (Ticket sales available from 14:00)
All Anglers to be off site by: 18:30
Draycote Closing Day for 2014 falls on 30th November
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, booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available.
Boat anglers may wish to note that we now have a rudder for hire at the daily rate of £7. It can be pre booked at the time you make your boat booking.
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