ANGLING: By Simon Green

Simon Green
Simon Green

Trout fishing tips from Draycote Water

Here’s the latest report from Draycote Water:

Fish Taken – 407 Fish Released – 631 Total – 1038 No. Of Anglers – 246 Rod Ave. – 4.21

The best 8-fish taken this week came to boat angler Mr J Finn, with a weight of 22lb 3oz which included a brown of 3lb 12oz taken from a drifting boat.

Best fish of the week must be Ifor Jones’ 8lb Brown.

Boats have caught fish in all areas of the reservoir, in particular toft and along farborough dam. There has also been some great fishing across the middle reported by Shaun Hanlon, who in three days of fishing boated more than 65 fish. His written comments included the words awesome and epic.

Other anglers such as Steve Cullen reported lots of fish moving freely on the top of the water, where he was catching on “Bob’s Bits”.

The best bank areas have yet again been along the tower bank and Dunns bay, lincroft point and down into the corn field.

Best Flies; Damsels, black buzzers, Hoppers, Dawl Bach.

In order to maintain the accuracy of Draycote’s records can anglers be politely reminded to ensure completion of the booking out sheet prior to leaving the site.

Up and coming events include the Scierra pairs competition Draycote heat on Sunday, June 22. You can call in to pick up an entry form or visit

On July 14 it’s the Rio Boat Pairs Match – now in its 4th year. Friendly match and atmosphere. Excellent prizes down to tenth place.

Entry £25 per person plus fishing fees.

To book please call the Fishing Lodge on (01788) 812018.

Current fishing times:

Bank 07:30 until 20:30

Boat 08:30 until 20.30

Part Day Boat 08.30 – 2pm / 2pm – 8.30pm

Last four-hour permit available from 4.30pm.

All anglers to be off site by 20:40

Bank anglers car passes: If you want to take your car around the reservoir perimeter road call the lodge and book one of the 30 available bank angler car passes.