Draycote Weekly Fishing Report Sunday 30th November 2014

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Draycote Water Weekly Fishing Report Sunday 30th November 2014

This final week has seen a slight decline in rod numbers and this has consequently been reflected in the catch returns. Although there was a heavy frost earlier in the week, those who have ventured out have encountered mostly mild weather conditions and reasonably good bags of fish.

Kevin Rees caught 19 good fish from the bank on Monday using buzzers on a washing line.

Gordon Slack, again fishing from the bank, took 6 fish on a variety of patterns which included buzzers and Dawl Bachs.

Colin England and Tony Plummer had 7 a piece fishing from the boat along the Farborough Dam on Tuesday.

Tony Broadway and John Dews , whilst fishing along the north shore on Thursday, had a total of 23 fish between them.

John Haynes caught seven good fish down in Toft from the bank on Saturday.

Anglers have reported catching mainly on patterns such as buzzers, crunchers, dawl bachs and hare’s ears, Showing that whilst the fish are happy to chase a fry pattern or lure, they are less inclined to take them. Most of the time these smaller imitative patterns have been fished either very slow or even static, usually presented on a washing line with a FAB blob on the point..

Now that the season has finished we would like to take the opportunity to thank all our customers and hope that you have enjoyed this past year with us here at Draycote. We hope to see you all back here again next season and wish you all a happy Christmas and a very prosperous new year.

There will be a full review of the season to follow. 

Season Tickets.

We are frequently asked about the availability of season tickets for next year.  Current members have a renewal option so it is not yet known if any vacancies will arise. However we have created a list of those interested in membership.  If you would like to have your details added to this list, please contact the lodge.

Best flies. Crunchers, Buzzers, Diawl Bachs, especially fished as a “washing Line” –– Minkie Boobies & various floating fry patterns

Best bank areas. Biggin Bay, Lin Croft, The Cornfield & especially Toft (Lodge side).

Best boat areas Toft, Farborough Bank & Spit, Biggin Bay to Lin Croft Point and the Cornfield.


Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:  165           Number Trout Taken:  202          Number Trout Released  289

Total Catch:    491              Weekly Rod Average: 2.9

Current Fishing Time:

Bank:  07:30 until 16:15

Boat All Day:  08:30 until 16:00

Boat Part Day:  AM  08:30 until12:00   PM 12:00 until 16:00

Last 4 Hours from:  12:00  (Ticket sales available from 11:45)

All Anglers to be off site by: 16:45


Boat anglers are reminded that there is no anchoring within 100yds of the pontoons, aerators or Tower.

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.

Local Club

Draycote Fly Fishers Association is the local angling club to Draycote Water. During the season they organise various club competitions and during the winter they hold six club meetings at a venue in Dunchurch. For further information contact the club secretary Graham Homer 02476 402464

Tight Lines.



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