Draycote Fishing Report w/e Sunday 6th September 2015
Well the evening temperatures look like they have finally dropped a bit, and this will hopefully lead us into a cracking end to the season. Fish have already been spotted feeding on the fry and indeed are already being caught on fry patterns. Although this is a bit sporadic at the moment, it is a sign of things to come. There are already thousands of fry holding over the shoals, and it won’t be too long before those floating fry patterns come into their own.
Despite the weather being all over the place again this week, the backbone of the fishing here is still dries, buzzers and diawl bachs, in the top few feet of the water. (No change there then) Even as I sit and write this report, I’m looking out at a very bright and breezy day, with anglers coming in and telling me that the sport is fantastic down in Toft, on hoppers. The fish obviously aren’t following the rules, again.
The rod average this week is a steady 3.3, with Draycote again producing a stream of 3 to 4 pounders ,and the returns sheets full of very positive comments But I have to say that in the past couple of days the water clarity has not been great. By mid morning the northern half of the reservoir is clear, with the algae having blown into rainbow corner and around the pontoon area.
Best flies; Hoppers, bob’s bits, Buzzers, crunchers, diawl bachs and damsels.
Best areas; Toft shallows, the cornfield, biggin bay, dunns bay, the aerators, the tower bank and rainbow corner.
Weekly Boat Draw
The free weekly boat draw has been won by Mr T Mills from Tenbury Wells.
Number Rods: 372 Number Trout Taken: 470 Number Trout Released: 747
Total Catch: 1217 Weekly Rod Average: 3.2
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30 until 19:45
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 19:45
Boat Part Day: AM 08:30 until13:45 PM 13:45 until 19:45
Last 4 Hours from: 15:45 until 19:45
All Anglers to be off site by: 20:15
Date for your diary:
Wheelie Boat Charity Competition Saturday 19th September 2015 10:00 until 18:00
To raise funds towards placing a Wheelie Boat at Draycote Water. Organised by the local angling club, Draycote Fly Fishers & supported by Fishery Management (UK) Ltd and Guide Fly Fishing. Individual competition Cost: £52.50 per person . Fished to an eight fish limit, reservoir rules but NO RUDDERS. First prize Draycote Water 2016 Season Ticket AND every entrant qualifies for a draw ticket to win a Sage Rod which will be drawn on the day. Please support this worthy cause. Contact the lodge on 01788 812018 to book your place. Entry fee required to secure booking. The restaurant here at Draycote will be open at 07:30hrs for breakfast on the day.
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Confirmation of Non Native Shrimp
The Environment Agency has now confirmed the presence in Draycote Water of the non-native shrimp called Dikerogammarus Haemobaphes (DH)
To stop the spread of the species we will continue to follow the recommended Check – Clean – Dry procedures for bank & boat anglers & have set up a hose down area in front of the lodge
• Check – All clothing and equipment, WADERS, WADING BOOTS, NETS, DROGUE, ETC should be thoroughly inspected and any visible debris (mud, plant or animal matter) should be removed and left at the water body where it was found. Particular attention must be paid to the seams and seals of boots and waders. Any pockets of pooled water should be emptied.
• Clean – Equipment should be hosed down or pressure-washed on site. Equipment should be carefully contained, e.g. in plastic bags, if they are being transported to a wash down point. Washings should be left at the water body where the equipment was used. Do not wash down any equipment off site as it would potentially contaminate other water courses.
• Dry – Thoroughly drying is the best method for disinfecting clothing and equipment. Boots and nets should be hung-up to dry. Equipment should be thoroughly dry for 48 hours before it is used elsewhere. Some non-native species can survive for as many as 15 days in damp conditions and up to 2 days in dry conditions, so the drying process must be thorough.
If you have any questions contact the Draycote Fishery Staff
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