Draycote Report Wednesday 9th August 2023

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Weekly Fishing Report: Draycote, Eyebrook, Thornton

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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.

Wednesday 9th August 2023    Rod Av:  4.62 Water Temperature: 17 °C

A warmer day Wednesday, than we have experienced recently with air temperatures touching 25°C. However, with all the colder weather the water temperature remained cool. Mike Garner fished from the bank landing 4 fish, two on cormorants and two on Silver Invicta. With the fishing coming from Lincroft Point & The Swan’s Nest. Fishing from the boats Mr Gregory from America fishing his final day on a 3 day package, landed 6 fish. With 2 of the 6 being grown on Rainbows of 4 & 5lb, catch on a minkie fished on a Di 3 at N Buoy. Draycote members Ian Richardson & Bob Smith landed 21 fish to their boat, drifting around Musborough Shoal and M Buoy. The pair used Di3 sinking lines or intermediate with cormorants, FABs and snakes all taking fish. Mike Gillett & Colin Campbell fished a washing line to land 11 fish to their boat with most of the fish taking the FAB, with Toft being their best area. The best catch of the day came to the boat of Matt Harris, who struggled during the day. Until around 5pm a huge buzzer hatch took place, and as the wind dropper “nearly every fish in the lake was on the surface feeding” Using a 10ft #4 to help present the flies quietly in the calm conditions Matt landed over 40 fish all on dries.

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