Draycote Report 7th October 2023

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Less wind Saturday than the day before, although it did remain in the same direction from the Southwest. On the bank Phil Green fished ahead of the Troutmasters on Monday. Landing a dozen fish while fishing in the Troutmaster zones in Toft and Lincroft to the Valve Tower Bank. However, kept the exact methods of how to himself. John Pearn also practicing for Monday used a washing line with  crunchers and a FAB to land 5 fish. On the boats the Association of Major Fishing Clubs (AMFC) hosted their Autumn match with teams from all 3 groups competing to decide the final placings for the year. Overall all the anglers enjoyed great sport landing 515 fish for a rod average of 8.0 fish per angler. There was a variety of methods used on the day. However, the best catch came from Gary How who landed his 12 fish by 1.35pm. Using a 12ft slow tip with a size 12 FAB on the top dropper 2 pearly cormorants and another FAB on the point. With the best area being 100 yards around D Buoy. Lee Cartmail fishing with Gary also landed his 12 fish by 2pm doing the same method. Other anglers found success roly-polying sparkler boobies and cormorants around the Farborough Dam Wall. With another very successful area being Rainbow Corner towards A Buoy again either using sparkler boobies on intermediates or washing lining on various midge tips.