Draycote Water fishing report week ending Sunday 1st September 2019
Tel: 01788 812018
As reported last week the steady west to south westerly winds have brought through some changeable, but not unpleasant weather conditions. The occasional showers have kept the surface water temperature at about 18 degrees and this in turn has allowed the reservoir to fish pretty well for the time of year. There is action to be had just about everywhere out there at the moment, and at practically any depth, but by far the vast majority of the sport is coming from the top few feet. Dries are accounting for a good percentage of fish, even in bright conditions. The washing line on a floating line or a midge tip is also producing some great sport, particularly if you string out a couple of black, JC Diawl Bachs on it.
This week 164 anglers have caught 598 fish, giving us a weekly rod average of 3.6.
Snakes and Cormorants worked well for Hugh Benham on Monday around the Aerators and the Farborough Dam to net 9 fish, whilst it was all “Deep and slow, but fun” for Chris Flay, who netted 10.
Jamie Scott used the Anti Static buzzer in the Aerators on Tuesday to great effect, netting 8 fish up to 3 and a half pounds.
Peter Elliott netted 7 fish on Wednesday using Crunchers and Diawl Bachs on a Midge Tip Line. John Dickens boated 6 fish on dries such as Bob’s Bits. Mike Garner managed 2 from the bank in Rainbow Corner using Crunchers on a floating line.
Season permit holder Mr P Havard commented on “A wonderful day” after netting 10 fish from a boat on Thursday using Olive and Black Snakes on a DI 3. Draycote regulars Ruth and Tony Kirk caught 6 good fish on dry fly patterns such as Sedge’s. Also out on the dries were Eddie Mitchell and Dave Kennell, who netted 11 fish between them in very blustery conditions.
Tony Broadway had 8 fish from the bank on Friday using a washing line and Crunchers. Season permit holder Paul Walker had 19 fish to the boat on Diawl Bachs and Crunchers. Tim and Liam Lycett boated 8 fish on Copper headed Damsels and Perch Fry patterns. Kevin Rees caught 18 fish on dries such as Bob’s Bits. Other anglers who faired well from the bank on Friday were Peter Allen, 2 fish, Brian Allwood, 5 fish and Andy Adkins, 4 fish.
Saturday proved to be a really good day out on the water with the rod average rising to 5.4. Lots of fish were being caught again in the top few feet of the water with Floaters, Midge Tips and Intermediate lines. Season permit holder Debbie Gilbert did really well on Damsels, boating 4 fish. Chris Discombe and Jim Brennan caught 23 fish from a drifting boat in open water on Olive Snakes and Buzzers. Local Guide Nick Dunn had over 20 fish to the boat on Daddies. Season permit holder Mike Garner caught 4 from the bank on Crunchers near the Overflow. Draycote regular Lee Cheshire Caught 3 fish from the bank on an evening session, again on Daddies. Mr P Green caught 14 fish from a boat on Damsels and Diawl Bachs.
Sunday and again Draycote was fishing well. Staff member Michael Hanlon took to the water with his brother John to net 10 fish from the cornfield on Snakes. Richard Walker caught 10 fish on Snakes whilst fishing the Aerators. Paul Davidson and Tony Baldwin boated over 30 fish using dries over the weed beds up in Rainbow Corner. Mr Chris Flay caught 6 fish on snakes whilst fishing “deep down”. Andrew Wheildon caught 9 fish from a boat using Diawl Bachs, Hoppers and Daddies.
Fishery Tackle Shop & Online Shop
Draycote has a tackle shop at the fishery stocking SAGE, RIO, VISION, REDINGTON, WYCHWOOD, GREYS, SNOWBEE, FULLING MILL, FARIO, LOON, FISHPOND and STREAMWORKS products with demo SAGE, Vision & Redington rods & RIO fly lines for you to take out and try.
We also have an online shop. For all you anglers who might not be aware www.flyfishstore.co.uk is the online store for Draycote and the whole of Fishery Management (UK) Ltd. During the 2019 season we will be looking at doing weekly specials offers on the website.
VISION TACKLE This past week we have highlighted the popular Vision Nymphmanic neck gaiters £9.99 www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/vision-nymphmaniac/
Also highlighted on our online store this week was the VISION Extreme+ leader material £4.99 per spool www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/vision-extreme/
Draycote has a wheelie boat for hire, which includes a ramp and hydraulic lift for wheelchair access. To book the wheelie boat, call the lodge on 01788 812018.
COMPETITIONS During September.
Association of Major Fishing Clubs. Saturday 21st September 2019.
We’re often asked which weather forecast we use. In our experience regional forecasts can be quite inaccurate. We tend to use more localised weather apps such as XC Weather or Windguru. These can be downloaded to your phone or computer, and using our post code of CV23 8AB, will give you a dedicated, more accurate forecast for Draycote water.
Weekly Boat draw
Congratulations to Mr T Evans from Kirkby in Ashfield, the winner of this week’s free boat draw.
Number Rods: 164 Number Trout Taken: 128 Number Trout Released: 470
Total Catch: 598 Rod Average: 3.6
Current Fishing Times:
Bank: 07:30 until 20:00
Boat All Day: 08:30 until 20:00
Boat Part Day: AM 08:30 until 14:30 PM 14:30 until 20:00
Last 4 Hours from: 16:00 until 20:00 (Ticket sales available from 15:45)
Gutting Room Closes: 19:30
All Anglers to be off site by: 20:30
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