Draycote fishing report 12th April 2015

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Draycote Water weekly fishing report week ending Sunday 12th April 2015

Telephone Number 01788 812018

Contrasting weather conditions have been experienced this week at Draycote. The beginning of the week saw some beautiful spring weather with warm sunny days and temperatures rising into the twenties. Bright & sometimes flat calm conditions made for very difficult fishing at times. However, the buzzer hatch is increasing all the time with the warming weather & generally the venue fished very well throughout.  Unfortunately, by the weekend, we were back to howling winds which, on Sunday, were so severe that we could not allow the boats out. Nevertheless the rod average for the week as a whole was 4.7

Whilst  there are many fish still being caught close to the bank we are now beginning to see some good bags of fish coming out of open water, particularly in Biggin Bay and around G buoy & down into Toft.

Some shoals of fry are beginning to appear along Farborough Dam and around the pontoon area. It looks like we could be  in for yet another exciting season on fry patterns. Anglers are also reporting catching the odd fish on dries although a lot of those fish seen feeding at the surface have actually been taking the buzzer pupae sub-surface. This is mainly occurring  in the evenings down in Toft, and is probably why we are beginning to sell more and more of our ever popular last 4 hour permits.  

The picture for this coming week then looks pretty good. as anglers have been doing very well using a wide variety of methods. They have mainly been catching using Floating lines, midge tips or intermediates, with such flies as buzzers, montanas, pitsford peas, damsels or an orange blob. The prevailing midge pupa colour at the moment is black with many now in the “size 12” hook size.

Best Areas ; Dunns & Biggin Bay,  Lincroft Point , the Cornfield, G buoy, Toft ,and better late than never, Rainbow Corner when the wind conditions are right.

Best fish of the week was a brown trout of 8lbs3ozs to the rod of Loren Serrano whilst Paul Beasley was somewhat surprised to land not one but two Golden R

Weekly Free Boat Draw

This weeks free boat draw has been won by Mr Askew of Leamington .

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:  340   Number Trout Taken:  472     Number Trout Released:   1136

Total Catch:    1608              Weekly Rod Average:  4.72

Current Fishing Times:

Bank:  07:30 until 19:45

Boat All Day: 08:30     until  19:45

Boat Part Day:  AM  08:30   until 14:15    PM  14:15   until  19:45

Last 4 Hours from: 15:45    until    19:45     

All Anglers to be off site by: 20:15

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.

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.

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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