Draycote Report Thursday 31st 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.

Thursday 31st August 2023  Rod Av: 5.71  Water Temperature: 17 °C

A flat calm start Thursday with overcast skies from the start. Thankfully a ripple did pick up in the afternoon giving near perfect conditions. All water member Paul Havard landed half a dozen fish using a washing line on a 3ft RIO Midge Tip. Using a small cat booby on the out with a cruncher and cormorant on the dropper, fishing around M Buoy and the exclusion buoys. Draycote member Gordon Bramwell fished with Ken Cooke with the pair landing 20 fish to the boat. Fishing with washing line set up with a FAB on the point and cormorants on the droppers on a floating line. They fished around E Buoy, Biggin Bay, Lincroft and S Buoy. Peter Jefferies fishing with Keith Buckley landed 15 fish using dries and also a washing line. S Charter used a candy booby on the point of his washing line and small Diawl Bachs to boat 10 fish. Draycote member Kevin Rees used dries all day to land 19 fish with his best patterns being Bob’s Bits and Crippled Midge.



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:

Scottish Power- 2nd September 10 boats.

EFFA- 14th September 18 boats.

Airflo Sheild Final- 16th September 42 boats.

Mid Northants- 17th September 20 Boats.

Draycote 2023 last day of the fishing season Thursday 30th November.


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