Draycote Water Fishing Report Friday 17th November 2023

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Another cold bright start here at Draycote on Friday morning with the forecast being quite calm for the day. The bank fishing gave us some better returns on Friday, and the calmer conditions meant that the anglers could use almost all of the areas around the reservoir. Tony Broadway caught 7 fish from the bank from various areas along the northern shoreline using popper minkies fished off a buzzer tip line. Season permit holder Richard Walker caught 3 fish from the Tower Bank using minkies fished on an intermediate line, with the best of his fish weighing in at 6lbs. Many other bank anglers had a brace to the net including, Pete Allen, Mick Cronin, Stan Hillman and Mr G Armitage. The vast majority of these fish were caught on either a tip or an intermediate line with lure patterns. Anglers also faired pretty well off the boats on Friday with Thornton member Mr Chris Sayer boating 9 fish using a midge tip with nymphs and blobs. Season permit holder Paul Havard netted 8 fish from a drifting boat using a DI3 with black and gold humungus, and remarked on some cracking fish. Bob Barfoot caught 5 fish along the Hensborough Bank and around N buoy using a combination of sinking lines with snakes and cormorants. Ian Reeve worked his way around the reservoir before settling in Rainbow Corner, where he caught 3 fish on snakes using an intermediate line.