Draycote Fishing Report w/e Sunday 12th July 2015

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Draycote Fishing Report w/e Sunday 12th July 2015

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The week opened well on Monday, with a great days fishing, according to the comments left by our anglers. Top of the water sport on dries seemed to be the order of the day, with names such as Big Reds, Sedges and the Yellow Owl, returning one of our best daily rod averages so far this season . Indeed the overall weekly rod average was a very good 3.6.  The week continued getting warmer, but still the fish didn’t seem to push down , even with the bright sunshine and blustery conditions on Thursday, anglers were still reporting taking fish on dries or buzzers on a floating line.

Both Thursday and Friday were very busy days out on the water, with a large number of anglers practising for this past weekends competitions. On Saturday we saw the arrival of the Engalnd Eliminator and Derby Fly Fishers Club competition, and on Sunday Draycote hosted both the Scierra pairs, and The Steve Parton Memorial organised by Alex Booth Fly Fishers.

Some found it a bit difficult on Saturday, with anglers reporting that they were struggling to get fish to the boat. But the reservoir fished well overall.  In the England Eliminator, 52 rods caught a total of 310 fish for a competition rod average of 5.9.The overall winner was Peter Elliott, with 12 fish for 34lb12oz including time bonuses. Mick McLintic recorded the best fish of the competition, with a rainbow of 6lb12oz. During the weigh in, there were15 fish over 4lb in weight brought to the scales.

For their competition,  Derby Fly Fishers Had 9 rods catch a total of 53 fish, for a rod average of 5.8.

Sunday dawned with cloudy skies and a stiff breeze, a good day for fishing (provided the fish have read the rule book). The Scierra pairs match fished very well, with the winning pair of Graeme Bell and Neil Deakin Taking 16 Fish for 48lbs 5oz. Again it was great to see a high number of grown on 4lb rainbows recorded. The overall rod average for the match was 4.9.  

The anglers fishing in the Steve Parton Memorial also seemed to have a good day out, with the match being won by Baz Street, with 8 fish for 23lbs 6oz.

Weekly Free Boat Draw

This week’s free boat draw has been won by Mr G Owen from Coalville

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 371    Number Trout Taken:  861     Number Trout Released:   479

Total Catch:    1340              Weekly Rod Average: 3.6

Current Fishing Times:

Bank:  07:30 until 21:45

Boat All Day: 08:30   until   21:45

Boat Part Day:  AM  08:30   until 15:30    PM  15:30   until  21:45

Last 4 Hours from: 17:45      until    21:45     

All Anglers to be off site by: 22:15


Fishery Rules

All boat anglers are reminded that they must keep 50yards from the bank and 70 yards from any bank angler.



Last four hour ticket.

Don’t forget to take advantage of our very popular last four hour permit for a great evenings sport.

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