Draycote weekly report week ending 13th March 2016

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Dates for the Diary:    Sunday 17th April 10:00am ~ 4.00pm 


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Draycote Water weekly fishing report week ending Sunday 13th March   2016

Telephone Number 01788 812018


What a great week it has been here at Draycote. Despite having some strong winds blowing cold across the water, the anglers have been out in large numbers, and the fishing has been outstanding. Those anglers who braved the conditions have had some fantastic sport from both the boat and the bank, with good bags of fish coming from all corners of the reservoir.

The more or less constant northerly wind for the middle part of the week allowed for some shelter along the northern shore line, where anglers reported catching large numbers of fish, from the Tower bank all the way down into the bottom of Toft. Those who chose to fish into the wind from either the Hensborough Bank and Rainbow Corner, or the near side of Toft, have not been disappointed either, with one or two over wintered rainbows and the odd good brownie, showing up on the catch return. 

Again, the backbone of the action has been on slow sinking or intermediate lines with lures, although a Diawl Bach or a Hares Ear on a dropper just above it, has accounted for the odd take. Popular patterns this week have been Pitsford Peas, Olive snakes, Montanas, Cat’s whiskers and Appetizers. Some brave souls have persisted with buzzers on a floating line, and been rewarded with some sporadic but excellent sport for their efforts.

Friday dawned with a foggy morning breaking into bright sunshine around midday, and a slight south easterly breeze. This theme continued throughout the weekend and the temperatures soared to a balmy 8 degrees, at which time I’m sure I spotted at least one angler without a woolly hat on. The bright sunshine in the afternoons didn’t seem to dampen the trout’s appetite however, as anglers reported continually catching fish throughout the day.

All in all a very good start to the season then, with hopefully many more to follow.

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:   285         Number Trout Taken: 586      Number Trout Released:   1962

Total Catch:  2548            Weekly Rod Average:  8.9

Current Fishing Times:

Bank:  07:30 until 17:45

Boat All Day: 08:30   until    17:45 

Boat Part Day:  AM 08:30  until  13:00     PM  13:00  until   17:45

Last 4 Hours from: 13:45  until    17:45           ( Ticket sales available from  13:30 )

All Anglers to be off site by: 18:30

Weekly Free Boat Draw

Congratulations to Mr Ben Stubbs of Atherstone who is the winner of this week’s Free Boat Draw.

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.

 Tight lines

The Draycote Team