Draycote Report Tuesday 8th 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.

Tuesday 8th August 2023    Rod Av:  4.23  Water Temperature: 16 °C

An overcast day Tuesday with drizzle for the most part of the afternoon. On the bank Alec Twaites enjoyed a great morning landing 5 fish from the old pipe in Biggin Bay. Alec used a white humungus on a floating line after spotting the fish chasing fry, after closer examination after taking his first fish. They were feeding on sticklebacks, and the white humungus accounted for his further 4 fish. With some really quality fish amongst them putting fish back of 5lb. Beginner member Andrew Tasker also found good sport in the morning from the bank landing 4 fish. On the boats Draycote member David Stott landed 8 fish using an intermediate line, with a cats whisker and a black booby. Taking his fish from Toft and also Lincroft point. Brendan Thomas fished around N & Y Buoy landing 10 fish pulling tequila FABs on an intermediate line and commented on the “quality fish” Ed Douglas once again used dries to great effect landing 15 fish with cripple midge and shuttlecocks being his best patterns. Fishery Ranger & guide Lee Henfrey went out fishing after his morning shift landing 16 fish. Using a RIO 3ft midge tip with a white snake on the point with cormorants and hoppers on the droppers using a slow roly-poly retrieve. With Lee’s best areas being around N buoy and Musborough Shoal and like Alec, commented the fish are hitting the fry around the weed.