Draycote Water fishing report Tuesday 15th August 2023

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The great fishing continues at Draycote with Tuesdays rod average coming in at 5.7, even through bright sunshine. The fish are still holding in the top few feet of the water with dries working really well despite the conditions. Bank fishing is ticking along nicely with anglers making the best of the cooler water temperatures. Stan Hillman and Mick Cronin had half a dozen between them from the bank using a wide variety of patterns. Draycote regular Ivor Bullock had 6 fish from the bank in Duns Bay, using flies such as diawl bachs and buzzers. Season permit holders Peter Allen and Tony Broadway took to the bank to net a brace apiece on crunchers fished on a buzzer tip line. Out on the boats Kevin Rees netted 16 fish from a drifting boat on dries such as crippled midge, bob’s bits and the F fly. Draycote regulars James Maplethorpe and Trevor Moore had a bakers dozen between them on diawl bachs and remarked on an excellent afternoon. Kevin Hart and young John Hoskins had nearly 30 fish to the boat between them. The pair fished near N buoy, Y buoy and The Aerators using slow intermediate lines with perch fry patterns and blue flash damsels. Seasoned regular Dave Adkins had 15 fish to the boat drifting near M, N and J buoy using a DI3 line and mini snakes.