Draycote Water Fishing Report w/e Sunday 26th July 2015

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Draycote Water Fishing Report w/e Sunday 26th July  2015

The weather has been very unsettled this past week with a mixture of wet and windy conditions interspersed with some sunny spells. With the wind changing direction and swirling around a lot, casting a straight line onto the water has been a bit of a challenge to say the least. The water clarity is still hampered a bit by the slight algae bloom but again this isn’t causing too much of a problem, as it tends to get blown into one corner of the reservoir by mid morning.

The fishing in general has been very good this week, and once again most of the fish caught have been in the top four or five feet of the water. The best methods have been a floating line with either dries, or a team of nymphs on a washing line. Intermediate lines are also working well, with either a damsel, a Humungus booby, or a cats whisker.

The boat anglers have done pretty well this week, but the bank fishing, with the rise in water temperature, has been a bit of a hit and miss affair. The bank anglers tell me that they are seeing plenty of fish and hooking into them, but landing them is a different matter.

On Monday Mr Bob Wallinger caught 13 good fish from the boat, the best of which was 4lbs.

Season Ticket holder Mr Ken Rawlings caught a total of 8 fish from the bank on Tuesday, including 5 brownies.

Also fishing on the bank on Tuesday was Mr Stan Hillman. Stan caught 4 fish, one of which was an 8lb brown.

Mr Ed Douglas caught  13 fish on dries from a drifting boat on Wednesday .

Mr John Dickens and Mr Kevin Rees, also fishing on Wednesday, caught 16 fish on dries.

Tony Broadway and John Dews did pretty well from the bank on Wednesday catching 16 fish between them, all on buzzers.

Mr Richard Pelly and Mr Gary Turner took an evening boat out on Thursday and caught 8 fish, all on dries.

The best boat fishing has by far been in Rainbow corner. But other good areas have been A and B buoy, the Aerators, Biggin Bay and over middle and croft shoal.   

The best bank areas have been Rainbow corner, The over flow, the tower bank, and Biggin bay.

The best flies are, Buzzers, Dawl Bachs and Crunchers. Daddies, hoppers and bobs bits. Damsels, Humungus boobies or a cats whisker.

.Weekly Boat Draw

The free weekly boat draw has been won by Mr Ian Morris from Shipston.

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:  260           Number Trout Taken:    297           Number Trout Released:   325

Total Catch: 622                  Weekly Rod Average:    2.3

Current Fishing Time:

Bank:  07:30 until 21:15

Boat All Day:  08:30 until 21:15

Boat Part Day:  AM  08:30 until15:00   PM 15:00 until 21:15

Last 4 Hours from:  17:15  until   21:15

All Anglers to be off site by: 21:45


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.

Tight lines,

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