Draycote Water Fishing Report w/e Sunday 2nd August 2015

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Draycote Weekly Fishing Report w/eSunday 2nd August  2015

Telephone Number 01788 812018

As I’m sure you are all aware, the weather has been very changeable this week.  The fishing was a bit slow to start with, but picked up nicely as the week progressed. This I believe, was partly helped by the rain and cooler breezes helping to lower that surface temperature. There are still plenty of fish between the 3- 5lb mark being caught, particularly from drifting boats, working the wind lanes across the middle of the reservoir. At no stage of the game this season, have we seen the pea soup which has troubled Draycote in the past, indeed, despite a very slight algae bloom, the water quality can be described as very good.

The fish, yet again, haven’t read the rule book, and remain in the top few feet of the water. Dries are now working extremely well, with many anglers getting well into double figures on them. But Diawl Bachs, Buzzers and crunchers on a floating line are also producing some good catches.

I would like to add that the bank fishing has slowed up a bit, but neither Brian Allwood, Mike Garner or Tony Broadway would agree with me. All of them fish on Wednesday and Thursday and easily got into double figures on a variety of flies such as Buzzers, Diawl Bachs and Dries.

Other notables who did well fishing from a boat this week were;

Peter Elliott and Lee Patten fishing on Thursday had over 46 fish to the boat, the best of which was 5lbs.

Jude Tuffs, reported a large shoal of fish “going mad” on a swarm of flying ants in Biggin Bay on Friday, where she boated over 14 good fish.

Mr I Tearle and Mr N Mead boated over 30 fish on Saturday, all on dries.

Mr V Davies, Mr V Gwilliam, Mr E Phillips and Mr R Owen, travelled from Wales for two days fishing here at Draycote. On Friday they caught over 40 fish between them and they too reported the clouds of flying ants in Biggin Bay.  On their second a day they caught over 50 fish and reported “ A Cracking two days of dry fly fishing” all on hoppers and daddies.

Best boat areas; Rainbow Corner, The Aerators, Biggin Bay and Toft Shallows. The shoals at this time of year are also worth a try.

Best Bank areas; Rainbow Corner, The Tower Bank, Biggin Bay, and Toft.

Best Flies, Buzzers, Diawl Bachs, Crunchers, Daddies, Hoppers and Bobs Bits.        


Weekly Boat Draw.

This weeks free boat draw has been won by Mr Chris Brindley from Crick.

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:  243           Number Trout Taken:  365           Number Trout Released:   527

Total Catch:    892               Weekly Rod Average: 3.6

Current Fishing Time:

Bank:  07:30 until 21:00

Boat All Day:  08:30 until 21:00

Boat Part Day:  AM  08:30 until14:45   PM 14:45 until  21:00

Last 4 Hours from:  17:00 until 21:00 

All Anglers to be off site by: 21:30



Boat anglers are reminded that there is no anchoring within 150yards of the aerators or the pontoons.


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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