Draycote Water weekly report week ending 6th March 2016
Telephone Number 01788 812018
Yet again, Draycote anglers enjoyed an epic start to the new season. Despite enduring wintery squalls, ninety six anglers braved a chilling & very windy opening day last Friday to find sport fast & furious throughout the venue. A total of 223 trout were killed with a further 1,051 caught & released. Bank &boat anglers alike caught consistently with too many fine bags recorded to mention any individual rods by name.
Spectacular sport continued throughout the opening weekend with ninety one rods on Saturday bringing a further 1,412 fish to net for a rod average of 15.5 Sinking lines , particularly intermediates, were proving to be the preferred line choice with many fish being found holding about three to four feet down. Most anglers were catching on a variety of pulling tactics & as regards lure choice the “black & green” theme seemed to prevail for most with tadpole patterns, snakes, Pitsford Peas & Montana all taking their share.
Much the same was repeated on Sunday although more anglers targeted fish with Diawl Bachs and buzzers, particularly in Toft. James Collins deserves a mention as he got into some beautiful wintered fish including a 51/2lbs rainbow and a wonderfully marked 41/2 lbs brownie which he returned to the water. Sixty four rods netted 913 trout for a rod average of 14.2
Weekly Stats (Opening three days):
Number Rods: 251 Number Trout Taken: 647 Number Trout Released: 2952
Total Catch: 3599 Weekly Rod Average: 14.3
Current Fishing Times:
Bank: 07:30 until 17:15
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 17:15
Boat Part Day: AM 08:30 until 13:00 PM 13:00 until 17:15
Last 4 Hours from: 13:15 until 17:15 (Ticket sales available from 13:00 )
All Anglers to be off site by: 17:45
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. ALL ANGLERS MUST BOOK OUT PRIOR TO LEAVING THE SITE
Boat anglers are also politely reminded of the ruling that there is no anchoring within 100 yards of any pontoon or aerators. This is especially relevant to the harbour pontoon as its own mooring chains & anchors extend out a considerable distance from the end of the harbour & are easily fouled.
Bank Anglers car passes should be, booked prior to coming fishing as we only have a limited number available.
Boat anglers may wish to note that we now have a rudder for hire at the daily rate of £7. It can be pre booked at the time you make your boat booking.
Congratulations to Mr Tony George of Little Stoke, Bristol who is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.
The Draycote Team
Dates for the Diary: Sunday 17th April 10:00am ~ 4.00pm SAGE & RIO PRODUCTS DAY
Join us at Draycote to test Sage & Rio products of your choice. Our guides will be taking to the water on Sunday 17th April along with representatives from SAGE & RIO PRODUCTS.
We offer you the opportunity to book a FREE hour long fly fishing session afloat with a member of the Draycote guiding team using a SAGE rod matched with a RIO fly line of your choice.
To reserve your free place, Call DRAYCOTE Lodge on 01788 812018
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UPDATE 11/3/16: Despite the heavy rain Draycote clarity remains excellent with superb fishing from boat and bank, yesterday with calmer winds anglers reported the first buzzer hatches of the season