Draycote Fishing Report w/e Sunday 25th October 2016

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Draycote weekly Fishing Report w/e Sunday 25th October 2015

This week the weather has been a bit unsettled here at Draycote, with some cold starts leading into mild afternoons. The mainly northerly breeze has made for comfortable fishing from the northern shore, where the fish have been holding tight in to the bank.

 The better fishing has been with fry patterns although some of the regulars would disagree. Some anglers are still catching on Diawl Bachs and buzzers, with just a few fish still insisting on a small dry.

Fishing lures can be frustrating at the moment depending on how you look at it, with plenty of nips, plucks, turns and follows before you hook into a fish. But there is some great fun to be had with this method and it can create a very exciting days fishing. Also a floating fry pattern can provide some great sport, either popped through a wave or fished static.

On Monday and Tuesday Mr Hughes from London, used DI 3’s and DI5’s to catch a total of 30 fish, on snakes and minkies.

The usual suspects of John Dews, Tony Broadway, Gordon Slack, Jude Tuffs, Ken Rawlings and Brian Allwood,  where here on Tuesday and caught a good number of fish between them.

Mr Keiron and Mr Brendan Thomas fished with us on Wednesday and Thursday and although their second day didn’t go so well, they did boat 27 fish between on Wednesday.

On Friday Mr Norman Perkins and Lord Richard Dayman did well from a drifting boat, catching 12 and 11 fish respectively.

On Sunday there was a good turn out for the John Hanlon Memorial match here at Draycote. Second place went to John Hanlon and Adrian Burton, first place went to Jamie Warwick and Richard Hanlon. And the winner of the John Hanlon Memorial Trophy for the biggest fish was Jamie Warwick. Well done to all those who took part.

Fur and Feather

This seasons Fur and Feather will take place on 22nd November. The format is a boat pairs competition and will be fished to Fishery rules, no rudder. Please contact the lodge to make your booking as places are filling up quickly.


Could all bank anglers please note that there is a speed limit on the perimeter road here at Draycote. The speed limit is 15mph and must be strictly adhered too.


The Severn Trent Rangers have reported bank anglers bringing their dogs along to either sit in their vehicle or accompany them on the bank. Anglers should note that dogs are not allowed around the reservoir under any circumstances.

Weekly Boat Draw

The free weekly boat draw has been won by Mr Paul Skelton from Leamington Spa.

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:  229      Number Trout Taken:  356   Number Trout Released:  595

Total Catch:    951      Weekly Rod Average:    4.1

Current Fishing Time:

Bank:  07:30 until 17:00

Boat All Day:  08:30 until 17:00

Boat Part Day:  AM 08:30 until13:00 

Last 4 Hours from:  13:00 until   17:00

All Anglers to be off site by: 17:30

!!  Please continue to be aware that we currently have low water levels. Bank anglers should be mindful that some areas are liable to soft mud underfoot. !!

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Reminder regarding 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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