Draycote Report Thursday 17th 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.

Friday 17th August 2023      Rod Av: 3.73      Water Temperature: 17.5 °C

A cloudy start to the day with the wind remaining on the Northeast with the sun arriving later in the day. On the bank Draycote member Jim Kelly fished in Toft to land 5 fish using pheasant tailed nymphs and Damsels. Fly fishing newcomer Sunny Walker also fished from the bank having had a couple of casting lessons with Tom. Landed his first ever fish a cracking 4lb silver Rainbow taken on a sparkler booby in Toft. A massive well done to Sunny, and we hope it’s the first of many more. On the boats Jim Dempsey used a Di 7 sinking line with a snake to land 5 fish near Y Buoy. Draycote member Ian Richardson & Bob Smith landed 11 fish between them using either a midge tip with cormorants or a DI 5 and a snake. The pair found the best area to be around N & Y Buoy as well as the Farborough Dam. Ian Reeve fished for a morning landing 8 fish. Taking 5 of them using a washing line at the Old Pipe in Biggin, taking the other 3 at Rainbow Corner on a snake. Draycote member Lee Patten fished with Stuart Lee using either dries or washing lining tactics or dries landing 19 fish. Dave Kennel used 2 daddies and 2 Diawl Bachs on a 12ft slow tip to land 9 fish. Drifting from H Buoy out towards P Buoy and Middle Shoal. Fraser Duffy Snr & Jnr landed 14 fish using a Di 3 sinking line with a team of cormorants.

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