Draycote Fly-Fishers Association


Update & News Bulletin



The Results ! -   FRIDAY 4th May 2018 -  RAISING FUNDS FOR HELP FOR HEROES

On the 4th May  the Draycote Fly Fishing Association held a charity fishing match in order to raise funds for the charity 'Help for Heroes.'

12 Boats,  24 anglers set off form the jetty at 09:00 in a light breeze and bright conditions interspersed with some cloud.

The event was supported by The Alex Booth fly fishing club and The Police Trout Fishing section alongside members of the Draycote Fly Fishing Association.

Donations for prizes had been gathered from:

The Draycote Fishing Lodge

Trout Fisherman Magazine

Trout and Salmon Magazine

The Police (Yussef Daar)

SKB Fly Fishing

W H Lanes Fishing Tackle (Coventry)

Go Outdoors

Garry Evans Fishing Tackle

Mick O'Farrell

After 8.5 hours of fishing with the general consensus being that it was an excellent days fishing on a gorgeous spring day, the results of the day were:

1st Place –  Chris Hawkins & Roger Symons  (54 fish to the boat)

2nd Place -  Yusef Dar – Alex  (38 fish to the boat)

3rd Place  -  Jason Sly & Mark Johnson-Jones  (29 fish to the boat)

4th Place  -  Kevin Pearson & Garrick Stafford

5th Place  - Mike Smith & Steve Tritt

The first five boats chose a prize for their efforts before the group retired to The Dunchurch Social Club to some much needed refreshments and an excellent buffet, laid on by the managers Tina and Tony.

In total £585.00 was raised on the day and thanks goes to all who took part and were in some way involved from the members of the Draycote Fly Fishing Association.

Tight Lines !!

Paul Farrell  (Drayctoe Fly Fishing Association)

Photographs by Paul Farrell