Draycote Water Fishing Report for Monday 31st July 2023

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The weather forecast for Monday was a lot worse than the day turned out to be. The wind stayed in the south west and was steady for the most part , interspersed by the odd rain shower. The fishing itself can only be described as excellent, and with only 5 boats on the water, turned in a rod average of 12.6. Once again, most of the action is to be had at the western end of the reservoir over the deeper water, in Rainbow Corner, and down the Draycote Dam towards the Valve Tower. Peter Elliott boated a dozen on the dries from Rainbow and around the Inlet. Young John Dickens had nearly 20 fish to the boat, all on crippled midge patterns. Graham Homer caught his 9 fish using a washing line and crunchers. The boat pairing of Ian Richardson and Bob Smith caught well over 20 fish between them and remarked on “An excellent day” . Ian and Bob used crunchers on a washing line with a booby on the point, and fished at  M buoy, the Tower Bank and in Rainbow Corner.