Draycote Fly-Fishers Association

Links for Interest

Reservoir Places

Draycote Reservoir: - Home to the Draycote Fly Fishing Association members.   http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/


Thornton Trout Fishery: - 75 acre picturesque Leicestershire fly fishery offers fly fishing from its banks, boats and float tubes. Situated 10 miles from Leicester.  http://www.flyfishthornton.co.uk/


Eyebrook Trout Fishery: - The Eyebrook has a charm and ambience normally associated with smaller waters and wass initially built in 1940 to supply water to the steel works in Corby, Eyebrook.  http://www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk



Useful Links  

Fly Fishing & Fly Tying Magazine

The opportunity to find out the latest tips and information. Draycote Flyfishers Association was featured in this magazine in Jaanuary 2020  - see back issues for that information.

Contact:  https://www.flyfishing-and-flytying.co.uk


The Angling Trust


The Angling Trust is the new, single organisation to represent all game, coarse and sea anglers and angling in England and Wales. The Angling Trust, based at Leominster, Herefordshire, is an organisation formed from the merger of six angling authorities to form a single and more powerful organisation for the benefit of anglers. The body oversees the development of angling for three disciplines — coarse, sea, and game fishing. https://www.anglingtrust.net


Fishing Buzz

From the Anglig Trust  - Fishing Buzz which covers all aspects of fishing includin Sea fishing and Game fishing  - go to  https://fishingbuzz.co.uk


The Wheelyboat Trust -  is a registered charity dedicated to providing mobility impaired people with the opportunity and freedom to enjoy waters large and small all over the UK. Draycote now has one of the wheelchair accessible Wheelyboat’s. Contact: http://www.wheelyboats.org/


Apply for a fishing licence: https://www.gov.uk/fishing-licences/buy-a-fishing-licence


The Wild Trout Trust: -  A charity dedicated to the conservation of wild Trout in Britain & Ireland through protection and restoration of their habitats:  https://www.wildtrout.org


Troutflies UK: - UK are a leading supplier of fly tying tools and materials: http://www.troutflies.co.uk


Sportfish: - leading supplier of fly fishing tackle for 30+ years: http://www.sportfish.co.uk/


The Essential Fly: - Started over 7 years ago witha  focus is quality, service & price    http://www.theessentialfly.com/


Fastmail: - started supplying flies to the angler 18 years ago.Low cost flies and accessories, plus hints and tips:  http://www.fastmailtackle.co.uk/


Global Fly Fisher:  - Illustrated knot table and more : http://globalflyfisher.com/node/13845


Fly Fishing Knots - Seen here : https://www.netknots.com/fishing_knots/fly-fishing-knots



Trout and Salmon Magazine  - As seen in our 'Updates' where the members had their photos taken by the magazines photographer, which resulted in a superb 9 page article published. The club enjoyed the company of the magazine editor Andrew Flitcroft who joined us in a relaxing days fishing in late July and were featured in the Autum edition 2020.

The Link is  https://www.troutandsalmon.com


Fly Fishing & Fly Tying Magazine - as seen in the January 2020 - with an article on the Draycote Fly Fishers. Link is  https://www.flyfishing-and-flytying.co.uk


Ultimate Guide to Fishing Knots, Hooks, Bait, and Lures Fishers. The Link is  https://www.hmy.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-fishing-knots-hooks-bait-and-lures/