Draycote Report Monday 7th August 2023

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 Fishing Report: Draycote

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Exclusion Zone  Due to the work being carried out on the Hensborough Bank there is an exclusion zone in place, clearly marked with yellow buoys. Under no circumstances are anglers to enter this area as there are divers in the water.

Monday 7th August 2023   Rod Av:  4.79  Water Temperature: 16.5 °C

A bright start to the week, with the wind starting in the West but soon swung round to the Northwest, with cloud arriving in the afternoon. On the bank Draycote member James Kelly landed 4 fish, taking all of them in the morning despite the bright conditions from Toft. James, fished with silver Thorax pheasant tails and Diawl Bach’s to land his fish. On the boats Peter Elliot fished with Lee Patten with the pair landing 19 fish, drifting over the middle using Grunters. All water member Ed Douglas also fished dries to land his dozen fish. Ed kept changing his flies in order to keep catching and found that it was the afternoon that fished better with his best flies being crippled midge, shuttlecock CDC and Klinkhammer. Fellow dry fly fan Kevin Rees also used dries all day to land 16. Using his standard size 14 skinny cripple midge. All water member Pete Eville fished with Mark Lee with the pair boating 22 fish. Using an Airflo 6ft slow tip with a Candy FAB on the point and hoppers on the droppers. Draycote members Ian Richardson & Bob Barfoot finished with 24 fish to the boat. With the pair using either a Di 3 sinking line, Intermediate or Midge Tip with a snake on the point, cormorant in the middle and a blob on the top dropper. The best areas they found being Y, N & M Buoy. All water member and former manager Kevin Hart enjoyed a fantastic days sport, landing 24 fish. Keving fished over Musborough using suspender fly patterns on intermediate or floating line.


Take A Friend Fishing 29th July to 3rd September 2023, a great opportunity to introduce a family member or friend to a Free days fly fishing. Your guest will share your permit with the availability of a free days rod licence.

Full details visit the website https://takeafriendfishing.co.uk/

The event is supported by the campaign partners Angling Trade Association & the Environment Agency

Competitions Due at Draycote:

John Horsey Wychwood Individual Fly Fishing Championship Individual Competition Sunday 20th August entry details https://flyfishingchampionships.uk/

Jim Watts Trophy Fly Dressers Guild 26th August.

Weather: we use two weather forecast pages.

Both options give a good 48 to 72 hour forecast.

XC Weather – Forecast for CV23 8AB | XCWeather use this link for Draycote

Windy App – https://www.windy.com/  on their home page, enter the fishery name Draycote Water