Draycote Fly-Fishers Association
Match Reports 2020
Association Evening Fishing Match number 3 Friday 10th July 2020
10 members took part in Friday evenings match.
A warm dry and very breezy evening and with fish sipping at the surface it turned out to be a fabulous evening for some, although the fish were not feeding with confidence and finding the right fly was key.
The fish were up in the water all evening taking flies from the surface and some very close in to the bank as the sun headed towards the horizon.
Most fished the north bank from the Cornfield along to Tower Bank and some tried Rainbow Corner and the outlet pipe and along to Hensborough Bank at the end of the session. A struggle to find the right fly but eventually some finding success with a red pheasant tail pattern and buzzers , Bob's bits attracted a big fish but snapped off on a savage take at the surface.
John Hanlon won the match with 6 beautiful rainbows to the net.
Dave Adkins came second with 5 cracking rainbows, having caught 3 with a red cove pheasant tail pattern of his own design.
Richard Hanlon came 3rd with 4 lovely rainbows to the net.
BJ Hunt came 4th with 3 quality rainbows to the net.
Brian Allwood and Stephen Dewhurst came joint 5th with one well deserved rainbow each.
A great evening and lovely to see so many members out enjoying their fishing again.
The next match is on Friday 24th July (Gordon Griffiths)
Association Evening - Fishing Match number 2 Friday 26th June 2020
12 members took part in Friday evenings match.
A very warm evening and with expected thunderstorms that never emerged it turned out to be a fabulous evening, although the water temperature was a little high for bank fishing.
Most fished from Rainbow Corner and along to Hensborough Bank with fish up in the water from around 6pm taking flies from the surface. A struggle to find the right fly but eventually some finding success with a sedge pattern, Bob's bits and dries and a hopper popper.
Brian Alwood won with 3 beautiful rainbows to the net all over 3lb, Dave Adkins, Howard Lambert and Mark JJ came 2nd with two fish each, again fabulous fighting fish and most over 3lb. Paul Walley came 3rd with one fish to the net. I think having found the right fly a few more would have been caught if time had allowed. A great evening and lovely to see so many members out enjoying their fishing.
Draycote Reservoir - Re-opened May 28th / 29th 2020 - Post - Coronavirus
The reservoir is now open but has restrictions on booking.
Payment is by card - no money to change hands.
Some restrictions - Anglers are to be 45 metres apart on the bank. See the Dracote website for more information.
Draycote Association - Fishing Match - Friday 12th June 2020.