Draycote Weekly Fishing Report w/e Sunday 19th July 2015

Posted by & filed under Reports.

Draycote Weekly Fishing Report w/e Sunday 19th July 2015.

Draycote Vacancy: Full Time Position: Fishery Ranger, details on our facebook page & our weekly reports page at www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk or email fishery for details www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk

Draycote has fished reasonably well this week, and considering the warmer weather conditions, has still produced a weekly rod average of 2.5. There has been a slight Algae bloom on the water all week, but by mid morning the breeze will generally tend to have pushed this in to one corner of the reservoir. Indeed,  anglers have reported finding fish coming to dries up through the Algae bloom, so it isn’t causing us too  many problems at the moment.

Despite  the very changeable weather, the majority of fish have again been caught in the top couple of feet of the water, with the best methods being either Buzzers or Dawl Bachs on a washing line, or dries. A Damsel on a slow intermediate line has also worked very well, especially over the aerators. Draycote is still giving up more than it’s fair share of fish in the 4 to 5 lb bracket, and. It’s not uncommon to see two or three  4lb plus fish in an anglers bag. It seems obvious to me, as I’m sure it does to you ,that we are benefitting from one if not two, very mild winters.     

The bank fishing is  more sporadic of late, as the fish tend to drift into  the deeper cooler water. The best times for the bank at this time of year are the early morning and late evenings.

Boats are now  edging the better sport with fish being caught mostly at the top end of the reservoir. Particularly in Rainbow corner,  around A and B buoy, and over the Aerators. The shoals such as Musborough and Middle shoal are also well worth a go. Toft Shallows is still holding plenty of fish, but they are just not playing the game. (I’ll nip down and have a word with them tonight.)

This weekend Draycote hosted  the HASSRA Fly Fishing Competition and the Midland Counties Competition. All competitors seemed to enjoy themselves out on the water, despite the sometimes “damp” conditions. The individual winner of the Midland counties match was Mark Redfern with 8 fish for 28lb 10oz. Well done to all those who took part.


Weekly Free Boat Draw

This week’s free boat draw has been won by Mr Martyn Blount from Morriston in Swansea.  

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 336    Number Trout Taken:  428     Number Trout Released:   443

Total Catch:    871              Weekly Rod Average: 2.5

Current Fishing Times:

Bank:  07:30 until 21:30

Boat All Day: 08:30   until   21:30

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

Last 4 Hours from: 17:30      until    21:30     

All Anglers to be off site by: 22:00



The new dates for our Fly Fishing courses are as follows;

16th August.   Parent and child day.

6th September.   Beginners course.

17th and 18th October.   Improvers in Fly Fishing and Fry Bashing Course.

Further Details are published on our website.


Follow Us on;

facebook www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore



Tight Lines