Draycote Report 22nd & 23rd August 2023

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Weekly Fishing Report: Draycote, Eyebrook, Thornton

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Full Day Boat: 8.30am – 8.15pm
Morning Boat: 8.30am – 2.30pm
Afternoon Boat: 2.30pm – 8.15pm
Last 4 Hr: 4.15pm – 8.15pm
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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 22nd August & Tuesday 23rd August 2023        Rod Av: 2.34      Water Temperature: 17.5 °C

A bright start to the week Monday, with a gusty wind at times coming from the Southwest.  Peter Evans fished from Rainbow Corner drifting towards Y Buoy to land 3 fish in a morning session. Taking the fish on the booby fished on the point. Paul Cramp also fished for a morning landing 5 fish, using cormorants on a midge tip. Paul drifted the open water through the middle around P Buoy to take his fish with the best being a cracking 4lb rainbow. Draycote season ticket holder Paul Walked landed 14 fish while out on a boat. Paul used a red gold head lure fished on a midge tip to take his fish. Landing them at B Buoy towards the Valve Tower and also down at the Swan’s nest in Toft.

Another bright and breezy day on Tuesday, which made the fishing a challenge at times, as the fish still remain high in the water. However, the bright conditions mean they feed for shorter periods of time. All water member Ken Key battled the strong winds at Lincroft point and was rewarded with a cracking Rainbow taken on a cruncher. Draycote member Tim Davies fished with his son Johnathan with the duo landing 7 fish in a morning session. Using a washing line, with a booby on the point and nymphs on the droppers. With the most productive area being a the Exclusion zone buoys towards M Bouy and then around K Buoy. All water member Ed Douglas stuck to dries for most of the day landing 6 fish with shuttlecocks and crippled midge being his most productive pattern. James Maplethorpe fished with Trevor Moore, between the Draycote Dam and B Buoy. Landing 15 fish between them using small biscuit boobies on the point and Diawl Bachs on the droppers and commented “brilliant day 4 over 3lbs”.

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:

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