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    Draycote Water weekly report week ending 1st July 2018
    Telephone Number 01788 812018
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    To say it has been a warm week would be somewhat of an understatement, with temperatures over 30°C on the warmer days and a positively cool 25°C on the not quite so hot days. This has made the weeks fishing particularly challenging as the water temperature in the top 18 inches has reached 21°C. However, some anglers have found the key to catching in the heat with some good scores posted in spite on the conditions. A total of 177 anglers visited the water landing a total of 231 for a rod average of 1.3 for the week.
    Monday kicked off where Sunday had finished with a warm calm day to start with a ripple picking up in the afternoon. Out on the boats Mr D Priestley landed a catch of 6 fish from the boils on lures fished on a medium sinking line. Also, out on the boats but opting to fish in Rainbow Corner was the pairing of Tim Simpson & Paul Vincent who boated 5 fish between them on buzzer fished on a floating line.
    Another seriously hot day Tuesday, but fortunately a ripple remained for most of the day for the anglers taking a slight edge of the serious heat of the day. Again, another tricky day but season ticket holder Peter Fisher enjoyed a good day’s sport boating 6 fish. Peter found the fish willing to take a goldhead damsel fished on the point on a longer leader from a floating line down in Toft. Mr G McCulloch landed 2 fish in the morning using a di 7 sinking line and a sparkler booby through the deep water in the middle. Mr A Campbell enjoyed the best of the sport fishing the last four hours to land 7 fish from the boils on sinkers.
    An overcast start to the day with a cooler northerly breeze, although the cloud cover only lasted a few hours to once again be replaced with full sun. Geoff Preston fished for a few hours in the morning before it got to hot fishing over the top of middle shoal at P buoy with a wet cell 2 sinking line and a damsel. Fishing on the boils on sinking lines and snakes John Hurst and R Wood enjoyed a good days sport boating 11 fish on sinking lines and snakes. Mr T Lycett fished an orange blob on an intermediate line with a short leader near the nature reserve buoys in Toft to land 3 fish, including plenty of other takes and chances.
    Thursday saw the Alex Booth host their annual charity match with 54 anglers taking to the water, given the conditions it was expected that the match would be a difficult one and this turned out to be the case with the anglers landing a total of 77 fish for a rod average of 1.4. The best areas seemed to be coming off the cornfield, down the Draycote Dam, across the boils and near A buoy. A variety of tactics were employed by the anglers with goldhead damsels catching, washing lined nymphs and the odd fish coming to dries. However a couple of anglers really found what the fish wanted on a difficult day and produced a fantastic bag in the hard conditions. Season ticket holder Paul Mitchell used a di 5 forty plus fished short, with two FABS and two Buzzers static. Paul drifted around A buoy and commented that all the takes came when the line was vertical. Also using this tactic to great effect was another season ticket holder Dave Kennell who boated 6 fish.
    A cloudy start to the day Friday with a north eastly wind, which soon again gave way to sun with no cloud cover. Out for the morning Paul Davison fished Midas in the sun to boat 4 fish drifting through the middle. Dave East, was another angler to fish the morning landing 2 fish back drifting with tubes on a di 7 sinking line one again through the middle. However, the bets catch off the day came from Jamie Scott who landed 9 fish. Jamie found the fish coming out of Toft, Lincroft point and the boils. With the best tactic being sinking lines ranging from a di 3 to a di 7 with a mix of tubes and damsels with tubes over the boils on a di 7 taking most of the fish.
    Overcast and breeze start to Saturday, with the winds in the north east. However the cloud only for the first hour which again like the rest of the week gave way to bright hot sunshine. Saturday regular Melvin Severn fished his usual double di 7 and a tube on the rudder to land 9 fish. Melvin fished in the deep water around B buoy and the top dam wall, amongst his 6 fish, where some cracking rainbows up to 5lb 9oz. Also using the rudder to great effect Jim Dempsey landed 6 fish on a Di 7 and a tube. John and Sean Hanlon had a good mornings sport fishing down in toft using di 8 sinking lines and tubes to land 8 fish between them. Mr P Cramp enjoyed a afternoon season fishing around the corner from Farnborough spit going into toft using a red sedgehog and buzzers.
    Slightly lighter winds Sunday with the wind swinging slightly into the east. Fishing orange boobies by the Draycote Dam wall season ticket holders Martyn Price & Dave Hancox, landed 7 fish to the boat. Mr T Warden & I Stevens used snakes over the boils on sinking lines to land 8 fish between them for the day. Fishing the last four hours to avoid the main heat of the day was Matt Marston & Paul Murphy who again used snakes to land 6 fish from the boils with black and green snakes being the best colour combination.
    Looking ahead to the coming week, there is hot weather forecast for the early part of the week, so the best tactics will continue to be fishing deep to drop below the 21°C surface temperatures. However, looking at the forecast for later in the week there is the chance of overcast conditions and rain which should hopefully drop the surface temperatures.
    Weekly Boat draw
    Congratulations to M Severn of Loscoe the winner of this week’s free boat draw.
    Weekly Stats:
    Number Rods: 177 Number Trout Taken: 139 Number Trout Released: 92
    Total Catch: 231 Weekly Rod Average: 1.3
    Current Fishing Times:
    Bank: 07:30 until 22:00
    Boat All Day: 07:30 until 22:00
    Boat Part Day: AM 08:30 until 15:00 PM 15:00 until 22:00
    Last 4 Hours from: 18:00 until 22:00 (Ticket sales available from 17:45)
    Gutting Room Closes – 21:30
    All Anglers to be off site by: 22:15

    Guiding & Tuition.
    New for the 2018 season the Guiding & Tuition team will running a blog. The idea of this blog is to provide hints and tips from your guides to help keep you catching depending on the conditions, tackle reviews and write up of guiding sessions. To have a look at the blog please visit Latest Report | Fly Fish Tuition
    Dates for the Diary
    Scierra Pairs - Sunday 29th July- To book please visit Scierra Pairs - Home (organiser Phil Dixon)
    Youth International Wednesday 1st August- PLEASE NOTE ALL BOATS ARE BOOKED FOR THIS EVENT
    Angler World Fly Fishing Championship- Saturday 4th August (Any Line) & Sunday 5th August (Floating line)- To book please visit Anglers World Fly Fishing Championships (organiser John Horsey)
    Trout Masters
    Draycote has joined the Troutmasters Competition. Entry forms can be found next to the booking out sheets. You will need a member of staff to countersign your entry. Good luck!
    Troutmasters Final – Monday 8th October – See Fishery staff. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FISHERY WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE DAY FOR THIS BOAT & BANK EVENT
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    Draycote Water weekly report week ending 8th July 2018
    Telephone Number 01788 812018
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    On Wednesday 1st August, Draycote is hosting the Youth International and we require boatmen for the event. Would you be willing to give up a day and be a responsible adult for the boat? We will give all boatmen who volunteer for the day a free boat voucher for a two-man boat across our water. On top of this the Angling Trust will provide £30 cash for all the boatman . If you would like to assist being a boat man and helping the future anglers of our sport, please call the lodge on 01788 812018.

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    The hot weather has continued, making the fishing challenging in the most part. With the surface water temperature continuing to increase and now sits at a steady 22.5°C at 7am and is increasing at 5pm to a bath like 25°C. The week started well with the fish tearing up the rule books about how to behave in hot weather and pulling back well to flies fish in shallow water. However, by the end of the week they had clearly got to the correct section of the rule book and had dropped deep. A total of 153 anglers visited the water landing a total of 440 fish for a rod average of 2.9.
    The week began with a north easterly wind of around 16mph, helping to turn over the top few feet of the water and reduce the surface temperature. Rod Wilson fished on the rudder around the deep water at the Draycote Dam in the morning before moving to the boils in the afternoon landing 13 fish. Rod’s best tactic was to fish very close to the bottom using two 7 inch a second sinking lines spliced together with a gold tube. Jared Burton came for an afternoon boat and having looked at the wind direction decided that the back of the wind in Toft was going to where he concentrated his effort. This proved to be a very good call as Jared landed 15 fish using a RIO Aqualux using various snakes with white being the best colour. Jared’s best area in Toft was around 60 yards off the bank at Greys barn and drifting out.
    While the hot weather continued for Tuesday the high winds the day before had clearly done some good in cycling the hot water which resulted in a rod average of 8. Jeff Ide fished with Alice Thompson and the pair landed 12 fish to the boat in Toft using green diawl bachs. Derek Moore and Felicity Appleton tried various places across the lake with Toft being the hotspot landing 6 fish on pink lures fished on sinking lines. After a morning with just a couple of pulls father and son team Dave & Angus Robertson didn’t hold out much hope for the afternoon. However, the day turned around completely after a move to Toft finishing the day with 26 fish to the boat. The pair used blobs on a Di 3 after lunch ahead of a switch to dries for the last three hours. Which produced some fantastic sport including double hook ups and fish galore.
    Another hot bright day Wednesday, Dave & Angus Robertson returned hoping to repeat the success of the previous day. However, their day turned out to be the opposite of the day before. With the pair landing 10 fish through the morning and the early afternoon before getting no fish for the later part of the day which had been their purple batch the day before. On the bank Richard Walker fished by the willow tree in toft to land a couple of fish in the morning on diawl bachs. Season ticket holder Pete Fisher fished in Toft on a floating line with a gold head damsel and a hot head caddis in the morning. Before changing to red and orange dries on the afternoon & early evening it was these tactics that landed Pete 12 fish for the day. Derek Moore & Felicity Appleton returned and fished in Toft to land 15 fish between them. Mr Oliver fished for a morning off the boats to land a dozen fish suing green diawl bachs with a white booby on the point.
    The wind changed around to the North East with temperatures reaching towards the high 20s low 30s Thursday. Season ticket holder Peter Elliot took to the water with Stuart Lee from Canada to boat 35 fish from Toft and then the boils. Mr D Priestley fished with wets on the boils to and 10 fish with his best pattern being a leaded gold ribbed hares ear. Gordan Bramwell and K Cooke fished on the boils with a mix of floating and sinking lines to land 19 fish. Fishing away from the boils season ticket holder Eddie Mitchell & Dave Kennell landed 12 fish using a washing lines near the inlet including some cracking 3lb rainbows. Philip Malbott enjoyed great sport using damsels deep to land 14 fish.
    After the all the hot days the week the fish had certainly dropped deep and didn’t really want to play ball by the time Friday rolled around. The best catch from the day came to Jamie Scott who boated an impressive 14 fish from the boils. Jamie used a Di 7 sinking line with a variety of flies to keep catching during the day. Jamie had sport to tubes, pink snakes and blobs with most of fish coming at around 1h2 down. Graham Homer took to the water with Mr Taylor & Mr Butler and between them landed 14 fish, again off the boils. Season ticket holders Dave Atkins and John Hanlon enjoyed a good evenings sport landing 5 fish off the boils on dries with daddies being the best pattern as well as lots lost in play.
    Saturday saw Draycote play host to the 2018 HASSRA competition fishing to shortened match hours due to the football of 9-2. The 18 competitors landed 25 fish for a rod average of 1.38. The fishing started off extremely difficult for the competitors as the aerators were switched off for the morning due to some works in the morning. The top rod was Mr Tarbet from Scotland who landed 6 fish on a 7 inch per second sinking line and a weighted tube. Outside of the competition the best catches came to the rudder boats with Melvin Severn landing 6 fish using his double di 7 tactic and a tube. Where as Jim Dempsey used a RIO Deep 7 and tubes to land 5 fish from the deep water around B buoy and the top dam wall. Also, out on the water was in house guide Lee Henfrey guiding a competitor ahead of next weekend’s England qualifier. The pair caught come cracking fish including a fantastic 6lb rainbow. If you have upcoming competitions why not book a guided session with England Internationals & in-house guides Tom and Lee to see how they would approach the water. To book a session or to discuss the options please call Guiding & Tuition Manger Tom Bird on 01788 812018.
    Several local clubs headed out on the water Sunday to brave the heat to see what fish they could tempt to take the flies in the hot warm water. Most anglers on the day headed over to the cool water produced by the aerators. Most of the anglers who fished the boils boated 3 or 4 fish to snakes on sinking lines as well as loosing some while playing. However, anglers such as Adam Gumby from Leicester Fly Fishers moved away from the boils opting to fish the deep water around the top dam wall and B buoy. This proved to be a good call for Adam as he landed 7 fish using a fast sinker and boobies. Unfortunately for Adam he did loss 4 of his fish in a bass bag over the side in the deep water. George Leaton started on the boils before moving away to D buoy and did well catching on a di 5 sinking line and boobies. Ronnie Gent & Richard Slater enjoyed good sport again on sinking lines to land 10 fish with the pair concentrating on the drop offs into the deep water.

    Weekly Boat draw
    Congratulations to J Dempsey of Bedworth the winner of this week’s free boat draw.
    Weekly Stats:
    Number Rods: 153 Number Trout Taken: 150 Number Trout Released: 290
    Total Catch: 440 Weekly Rod Average: 2.9
    Current Fishing Times:
    Bank: 07:30 until 22:00
    Boat All Day: 07:30 until 22:00
    Boat Part Day: AM 08:30 until 15:00 PM 15:00 until 22:00
    Last 4 Hours from: 18:00 until 22:00 (Ticket sales available from 17:45)
    Gutting Room Closes – 21:30
    All Anglers to be off site by: 22:15

    Guiding & Tuition.
    New for the 2018 season the Guiding & Tuition team will running a blog. The idea of this blog is to provide hints and tips from your guides to help keep you catching depending on the conditions, tackle reviews and write up of guiding sessions. To have a look at the blog please visit Latest Report | Fly Fish Tuition
    Dates for the Diary
    Scierra Pairs - Sunday 29th July- To book please visit Scierra Pairs - Home (organiser Phil Dixon)
    Youth International Wednesday 1st August- PLEASE NOTE ALL BOATS ARE BOOKED FOR THIS EVENT
    Angler World Fly Fishing Championship- Saturday 11th August (Any Line) & Sunday 12th August (Floating line)- To book please visit Anglers World Fly Fishing Championships (organiser John Horsey)

    Trout Masters
    Draycote has joined the Troutmasters Competition. Entry forms can be found next to the booking out sheets. You will need a member of staff to countersign your entry. Good luck!
    Troutmasters Final – Monday 8th October – See Fishery staff. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FISHERY WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE DAY FOR THIS BOAT & BANK EVENT
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    Draycote Water weekly report week ending 29th July 2018
    Telephone Number 01788 812018
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    A week of two halves with the first part, continuing in the same form as the previous two with temperatures well into the 20s with light winds and bright sun. However, by the end of the week the temperatures had dropped down around 15°C bringing some much needed winds to help cool surface temperatures. This drop in temperatures helped to bring the fish towards the surface meaning that some fantastic top of the water sport could be had. Overall a total of 116 anglers visited the fishery landing a total of 353 trout for a rod average of 3.
    Monday started warm with high cloud and a light south westerly wind. Rod Wilson took to the water to land 6 fish from the boils on a di 7 sinking line and a gold tube. Season ticket holders Jim Smith & Ed Douglas had a good day’s sport landing 17 but it wasn’t till 6pm when they found the method to unlocking the door to success. Using a di 8 with cormorants around A & B buoy before a change to dries for the last hour.
    A cloudy start to Tuesday which soon brightened up to another warm day by 11am. Mr Mclean fished a black a green snake on a sinking line by C Buoy to boat 4 fish. Season ticket holder Jim Hall also landed 4 fish fishing around the boils and B Buoy. Darren Fox out for an afternoon landed 4 fish drifting between A-B buoy with Midas being the best flies.
    A very warm day Wednesday which saw the surface water temperature start the day at 25°C. As expected these flat very hot conditions made for some challenging fishing for those anglers who headed out on the day. Stephen Mclean fished with a di 7 sinking line and a mix of hot head damsels and gold humungous on the boils to land 8 fish on a very tricky day. Season ticket holder Jim Smith fished a last four hour on dries to land 5 fish over the deep water around B buoy and then the boils. In House guide Lee Henfrey took Darren Fox out for an afternoon guide with the pair landing 10 fish between them in a 4 hour guide. The pair used sinking lines with a mix and cormorants and boobies around B buoy.
    Terrible conditions with not a breath of wind all day and bright sun Thursday resulted in only a boat going out landing 1 fish apiece of the boils. Friday saw the start if the much needed cooler temperatures and overcast conditions. This saw the fishing improve overnight. However, it wasn’t till later in the day around 6pm when the fish really started to pull back. Season ticket holder Jim Smith hit this window on a last four hour landing 15 fish all on orange daddies fished just underneath the surface. Jim found that the key was to just move them slightly and the fish would and lock up, with b buoy being the hotspot.
    A windy wet day Saturday, with strong south westerly winds. The rudder lads Ifor Jones and Jim Dempsey found these conditions great enjoying good sport landing 12 fish to the boat using a mixture of snakes and tubes on di 7 sinking lines. Paul Davison enjoyed good sport fishing midas landing 14 fish across Rainbow Corner and going towards B buoy and out from the Draycote Dam. Scott Graham practicing for the Scierra Pairs the following day used a floating line with 2 FABS and 2 nymphs to enjoy great sport drifting out of Rainbow corner and commented at one stage he couldn’t get his flies back the boat without a fish on.
    Sunday saw Draycote host the final round of the Scierra pairs with 16 pairs all fishing for 4 places in final at Grafham in September. The match fished to a 3.2 fish rod average with 3 pairs all catching their 12 fish limits, with a further 3 pairs all with 10. So it was very close affair for the 4 places in the final. Winning the day, Gary Owen & Dom Sheratte who fished around Rainbow corner and A buoy with Gary on dries while Dom pulled tubes on a di 5 sweep. In second place was new member of staff Mark Haycock and Neil Deakin who used pink snakes again on a di 5 sweep around Rainbow Corner and A buoy. In third season ticket holder Alec Urquhart & Bernie Maher used dries and snatchers on floating lines to land their 12 fish. Then in 4th beating Draycote Ranger Lee Henfrey & Ronnie Gent by half a pound was Scott Graham & Paul Morris who used the same tactics as the day before to land 10 fish again with A buoy and Rainbow coroner being the hotspot. Outside of the competition Matt & Callum Russel landed over 20 fish to the boat including some fantastic overwintered fish but kept the tactics close to their chest as Callum is competing in the youth international on Wednesday.
    Looking ahead to the coming week Draycote looks forward to hosting all the home nations on Monday and Tuesday ahead of the youth international on Wednesday. With the water temperature cooling off over the weekend and the fish coming up in the water we are expecting to have some good sport for the nations and wish them all the best of luck.
    Weekly Boat draw
    Congratulations to Mark Harrison from Walsall who is the winner of this week’s free boat draw.
    Weekly Stats:
    Number Rods: 116 Number Trout Taken: 132 Number Trout Released: 221
    Total Catch: 353 Weekly Rod Average: 3.0
    Current Fishing Times:
    Bank: 07:30 until 21:15
    Boat All Day: 07:30 until 21:30
    Boat Part Day: AM 08:30 until 15:00 PM 15:00 until 21:15
    Last 4 Hours from: 17:15 until 21:15 (Ticket sales available from 17:00)
    Gutting Room Closes – 20:45
    All Anglers to be off site by: 21:30
    Guiding & Tuition.
    New for the 2018 season the Guiding & Tuition team will running a blog. The idea of this blog is to provide hints and tips from your guides to help keep you catching depending on the conditions, tackle reviews and write up of guiding sessions. To have a look at the blog please visit Latest Report | Fly Fish Tuition
    Dates for the Diary
    Scierra Pairs - Sunday 29th July- To book please visit Scierra Pairs - Home (organiser Phil Dixon)
    Youth International Wednesday 1st August- PLEASE NOTE ALL BOATS ARE BOOKED FOR THIS EVENT
    Angler World Fly Fishing Championship- Saturday 11th August (Any Line) & Sunday 12th August (Floating line)- To book please visit Anglers World Fly Fishing Championships (organiser John Horsey)
    Trout Masters
    Draycote has joined the Troutmasters Competition. Entry forms can be found next to the booking out sheets. You will need a member of staff to countersign your entry. Good luck!
    Troutmasters Final – Monday 8th October – See Fishery staff. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FISHERY WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE DAY FOR THIS BOAT & BANK EVENT
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    Draycote Water weekly report week ending 5th August 2018
    Telephone Number 01788 812018
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    A busy week as Draycote played host to the 2018 Youth Home International with Teams from England, Scotland, Wales & Ireland all competing for the chance to take home the Gold medal. A total of 357 rods visited the fishery landing a total of 554 trout for a rod average of 1.5 for the week.
    After the weekends high winds and cool temperatures, the week started with a 2 degree drop in water temperature and overcast conditions. This looked a great omen for some improved sport just in time for all the youth teams arriving. The drop in surface water temperatures teamed with good overhead conditions, certainly did the trick with good catches reported by all the nations. England reported an impressive 35 fish caught by the team, Scotland 25 and similar numbers for Ireland and Wales. The tactics on the day seamed to be focusing on fishing the top 5 feet of the water column with dries, washing lining or pulling wets and boobies on di 3 sinking lines. The fish seemed to be well spread across the lake with anglers catching from Rainbow Corner and down in Toft Shallows.
    Tuesday saw a slightly different day weather wise with lighter winds and bright skies. As a result, this made the fishing slightly more challenging. With the fish dropping deeper in the water. While some fish still came to the dries in the bright weather it was the blobs, boobies and cormorants that tempted the fish with the best lines being di 3 & di 5s. The areas remained much the same with Rainbow corner looking like a hotspot as well as G buoy in Toft. However, later in the day the Welsh youth team did catch well over at E buoy drifting towards Lincroft point.
    A bright start the international match day but as the teams started their procession up to the boats being led by the traditional piper the cloud started to role in. A great excitement around the fishery the start of the match. With some fantastic patriotism being shown by all nations flying the country colours. At the start of the match the boats split evenly with half the field heading up towards the Draycote Dam with 3 heading for Rainbow Corner and the rest C buoy and the tower. The remaining boats headed down towards G buoy and Toft. After a few hours after taking a drive out the safety boat it was clear it was going to be a very tight match. With all the nations seeming to be getting one and twos but no one running away with it. At the end of the day it was a very close affair with good catches from all nations with Zach Neufeild, doing well for Scotland with 5 with a number of fours from all nations. After a very tense weight in the results were announced.
    1st Scotland 26 2nd England 23 3rd Wales 21 4th Ireland 20.
    A very close match with only 2lb 12oz separating Scotland and England. The best tactics for the day seemed to be dries for most of the anglers who used a mix of orange daddies, big reds and midas. The top areas seemed to be around the Inlet, outlet and Rainbow Corner. With the top individual Zach from Scotland fishing tight into the inlet.
    From everyone at the fishery we would like to thank all the anglers and coaches from all nations who made hosting the event an absolute pleasure. A special thanks must also be given to the boatman & ladies who gave up the time, as without you the match would not be able to go ahead.
    After the cool days at the start if the week Thursday saw the temperatures increase again. However, the previous days cool weather had dropped the water temperature enough that we were able to stock 1,050 fin perfect trout over in the deep water at Dunn’s Bay. Despite the water weather and sun the fish continued to pull back with a rod average for the day of 4. Dennis Tidmarsh fished around the boils with a mix of lures to land 6 fish. While the boat of Richard Walker and N Barber landed 24 fish to the boat fishing in the boils. Season ticket holder Graham Homer enjoyed good sport in a short session landing 4 out in the middle on traditional wets. In House guide Lee Henfrey good regular client John O’Hara out with John enjoying great sport landing 16 fish. John under Lee’s watchful eye used a di 5 forty plus with a white booby snake. John and Lee commented how they caught nearly everywhere they went but that there was a main concentration of fish at the flat stones off the dam. Top honours of the day went to the boat of John Goldie & John Poote who landed an impressive 30 fish using green buzzers on a floating line drifting between A & B buoy before moving to the boils to continue catching on red holographic diawl bachs.
    A difficult day Friday with another hot day putting the fish off the fed for most of the day. However, they did come on in the evening with the brotherly team of Michael & Richard Hanlon landed 12 fish on a last four hour ticket fishing in the boils. Visiting from California, Chasen Yuen and Dad Chris landed 4 fish on daddies fished in the boils.
    A cloudy start to Saturday, although, the sun did soon break through around 11am. Stan Suddick enjoyed good sport boating 11 fish from the boils on a floating line and a team of nymphs. Glyn Williams used a team of diawl bachs to tempt 10 fish with the aerators again producing the goods, but this time fished on a intermediate line. Mr Middleton used dries and boobies to great effect landing 10 fish with the aerators being the hotspot. Draycote also hosted the English Premier Performance league (EPP) with some of the top anglers’ fishing as part of the their league of matches hoping to gain a place in the world and European team for the next year. A difficult day with the best tactics for the lads being either to fish dries for the morning session or to pull zonkers on a di 5 or di 7 sweep.
    A very warm day with temperatures in the 30s for the anglers heading out on the water Sunday. Mark Goodge from Leicester all abilities fly fishers enjoyed a good days sport landing 6 fish all on dabblers and hare ears fished on a floating line. Ian Bradfield also from the all abilities had a good day landing 11 fish on a di 3 using a black and green lure. The EPP also returned Sunday for the final round with the best tactics on the day being a di 5 sweep with either pink or black zonkers. With sparklers on the same line also producing the goods. Mid North Hants also fished Sunday in their Chairman’s Trophy with Mark Frost taking the top honours with a 4 fish bag weight of 9lb 8 oz including a cracking 3lb 3oz rainbow.
    Looking ahead to next week the weather is set to break Thursday with temperatures cooling off towards the 20s with the chance of some rain forecast that should hopefully bring the fish back up towards the surface looking for food. Saturday also sees another ‘Boat Tuition Day’ being ran by Guiding & Tuition Manager Tom Bird. There’re still places available on the day please visit Tuition Days | Fly Fish Tuition for more infomation.
    Weekly Boat draw
    Congratulations to Dave Bailey from Markfield who is the winner of this week’s free boat draw.
    Weekly Stats:
    Number Rods: 357 Number Trout Taken: 179 Number Trout Released: 375
    Total Catch: 554 Weekly Rod Average: 1.5
    Current Fishing Times:
    Bank: 07:30 until 21:00
    Boat All Day: 07:30 until 21:00
    Boat Part Day: AM 08:30 until 15:00 PM 15:00 until 21:00
    Last 4 Hours from: 17:00 until 21:00 (Ticket sales available from 16:45)
    Gutting Room Closes – 20:30
    All Anglers to be off site by: 21:15
    Guiding & Tuition.
    New for the 2018 season the Guiding & Tuition team will running a blog. The idea of this blog is to provide hints and tips from your guides to help keep you catching depending on the conditions, tackle reviews and write up of guiding sessions. To have a look at the blog please visit Latest Report | Fly Fish Tuition
    Dates for the Diary
    Angler World Fly Fishing Championship- Saturday 11th August (Any Line) & Sunday 12th August (Floating line)- To book please visit Anglers World Fly Fishing Championships (organiser John Horsey)
    Trout Masters
    Draycote has joined the Troutmasters Competition. Entry forms can be found next to the booking out sheets. You will need a member of staff to countersign your entry. Good luck!
    Troutmasters Final – Monday 8th October – See Fishery staff. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FISHERY WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE DAY FOR THIS BOAT & BANK EVENT
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    Draycote Water weekly report week ending 26th August 2018
    Telephone Number 01788 812018
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    A much cooler week overall, with heavy showers at times and overnight temperatures, down into single figures towards the back end of the week. As a result, the water temperature at the time of writing the report was holding at a more trout friendly 18°C. Causing the fish to move higher in the water column with dries and washing line on a floater accounting for good numbers of fish. Overall a total of 214 anglers visited the fishery for a rod average of 3.1 landing a total of 656 fish.
    A sunny start to the week, however, by 11am the cloud arrived making for near perfect conditions. Season ticket holder Ian Reeve fished for the afternoon from a boat landing 6 fish. The most successful tactic for Ian was washing lined Diawl Bachs on a floating line with a FAB around X buoy, although, he did take 2 on a pink snake. Andy Birkett & Brent Vinall kicked off the first of their three day break in fine form boating 18 between them. The pair found the best tactics to be fishing a washing line with a mix of Diawl Bachs, buzzers and hares’ ears with either a FAB or Humongous booby on the point. The best drifts seemed to be around P buoy in the afternoon and then over the aerators. Fishing the last four hours Richard Pelly boated 6 fish all on a big red fishing in the scum lanes either side of the aerators.
    Conditions Tuesdays where the complete opposite to the day before with a cloudy start that saw the sun break through towards the afternoon. With the arrival of the sun, the boat of Andy & Brent decided to drop down slightly in the water column and straight line the same nymphs as the previous day. This proved to be a good call as they boated 16 fish, again over the aerators, but drifts from the Draycote Dam to B buoy with a washing line proved affective in the morning. Tony Baldwin enjoyed a good day’s sport landing 15 fish from around J & N buoy. In the morning Tony landed 8 fishing dries, before a switch to washing lining in the afternoon. Tony’s washing line set up consisted of a claret hopper on the top dropper, two nymphs in the middle then a FAB on the point all fished on a midge tip.
    Overcast with an increase in wind speeds on the Wednesday, promised to provide good sport. However, the fish had not read the rule book and proved to be slightly tricky. Andy & Brent finished their 3 day break by landing 11 fish, once again using nymphs fished static through the boils. Although the pair found success using a di 3 sinking line with crunchers drifting off the Draycote Dam. Season ticket holder Dave Atkins enjoyed good sport from the aerators landing 8 fish on a washing line set up with pheasant tail nymphs and a yellow FAB. Also, out on the water was Guiding & Tuition Manager Tom Bird who took 11 year old Finlay out to see if he could land his first fish on his brand new Redington Minnow outfit purchased for his birthday. After a short casting lesson, it wasn’t long before Fin had landed his first fish on his new rod and was beaming from ear to ear. To see the picture please visit www.facebook.com/flyfishstore to talk to Tom about an experience session for your child to get them hooked on Fly Fishing ring the lodge on 01788 812018.
    Lucky the fish had read the rule book for the anglers when the great conditions arrived Thursday with light winds and overcast skies all day, resulting in the rod average shot up to 5.3. Peter Elliot fished around A & B Buoy to land 14 fish with 4 on dries before switching to washing lined crunchers to land the further 10. Season ticket holder Gordon Bramwell fished with boat partner Ken Cooke, enjoying great sport with over 30 fish to the boat. The pair found the fish around the aerators then drifting around A,B & C buoy with a mix of washing line and dries. John Dickens stuck to dries all day landing 15 fish with a size 12 red Bob’s Bits being his best pattern.
    Gusty winds and rain showers mixed with sunny spells saw the fish slightly knock off the fed from the great rod average of Thursday. Mr D Nataly & Danny Lovegrove landed 11 fish on orange daddies, bloodworm and black & gold humongous fished round C buoy drifting on to the aerators. The boat of John Hurst & Peter Watson landed 14 fish on pink snakes and boobies fished near the surface on intermediate lines. The best boat on the day was that of William Riddick’s & Alastair Murphy with 18 fish to the boat. However, they were keeping the tactics tight to their chest ahead of the Fly Dressers Guild John Watts trophy the next day.
    Saturday saw Draycote host the Fly Dressers Guild (FDG) for the John Watts competition. With 54 anglers taking part making up teams of 4 from FDG regions all around the country. A total of 156 fish were caught for a rod average of 2.9 The winning team was Newhaylie Fly Fishers who landed an impressive 26 fish. With the competition top rod Alastair Murphy with an impressive 9 fish, helping Newhaylie to the win. The team had found the fish drifting from the Draycote Dam wall to B buoy. Then out over the open water as well as all the way down the Draycote Dam drifting to the valve tower and C buoy. The method employed by the team was to fish a 3ft midge tip with 2 black or bibio hoppers and a tequila FAB on the point. Outside the competition rudder regulars Jim Dempsey & Ifor Jones landed 15 fish between them going down the boils with tubes and snakes on a di 3 sinking line.
    A lovely start to Sunday with light winds and overcast conditions, this soon changed by 10am with the arrival of the rain and then the wind by lunch time turning the day into a wet and windy affair. The rain stayed all day and as a result at 3pm in the afternoon there was only one boat left on the water. George Leaton landed 3 in his short time on the water using a tequila FAB on a di 3 sinking line. The boat of Mick O’Farrell and Son Darren landed 3 fish between them on dries before the rain got the better of them. The best catch of the day went to Michael Hanlon who landed 5 fish in his morning session, fishing over the deep water near the Draycote Dam. Michael found the fish keen to take washing lines hoppers with a small FAB on the point on a floating line.
    Looking ahead to next week the weather is set to remain cooler, with overnight temperatures hitting single figures. This has already helped to drop the water temperature by 2°C in two days. If the water temperature continues to drop should start to see the fish more and more on the top and catches to dry flies increase just in time for the return of the daddies.
    Draycote is pleased to once again be hosting the English Youth National which will take place on Sunday 9th September. However, to help make the event as successful as possible we are looking for volunteer boatmen for the day. Their role is predominantly to ensure the young anglers have a safe & enjoyable day, fishing fairly and in a friendly spirit. Competitors will all be looking to fulfil their dream of competing for England in next year’s youth international. If you have an interest in assisting us with this event as a volunteer boatman, please contact the lodge on 01788 812018. All boatmen will receive a free boat voucher in appreciation of their assistance. These will be valid for use at any of our fisheries.
    Weekly Boat draw
    Congratulations to Ifor Jones from Perton the winner of this week’s free boat draw.
    Weekly Stats:
    Number Rods: 157 Number Trout Taken: 130 Number Trout Released: 261
    Total Catch: 391 Weekly Rod Average: 2.5
    Current Fishing Times:
    Bank: 07:30 until 20:15
    Boat All Day: 07:30 until 20:15
    Boat Part Day: AM 08:30 until 14:30 PM 14:30 until 20:15
    Last 4 Hours from: 16:15 until 20:15 (Ticket sales available from 16:00)
    Gutting Room Closes – 19:45
    All Anglers to be off site by: 20:45
    Guiding & Tuition.
    New for the 2018 season the Guiding & Tuition team will running a blog. The idea of this blog is to provide hints and tips from your guides to help keep you catching depending on the conditions, tackle reviews and write up of guiding sessions. To have a look at the blog please visit Latest Report | Fly Fish Tuition
    Dates for the Diary
    English Youth National – ! Request for Boatmen!
    Draycote is pleased to once again be hosting the English Youth National which will take place on Sunday 9th September. However, to help make the event as successful as possible we are looking for volunteer boatmen for the day. Their role is predominantly to ensure the young anglers have a safe & enjoyable day, fishing fairly and in a friendly spirit. Competitors will all be looking to fulfil their dream of competing for England in next year’s youth international. If you have an interest in assisting us with this event as a volunteer boatman, please contact the lodge on 01788 812018.
    All boatmen will receive a free boat voucher in appreciation of their assistance. These will be valid for use at any of our fisheries.

    Trout Masters
    Draycote has joined the Troutmasters Competition. Entry forms can be found next to the booking out sheets. You will need a member of staff to countersign your entry. Good luck!
    Troutmasters Final – Monday 8th October – See Fishery staff. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FISHERY WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE DAY FOR THIS BOAT & BANK EVENT
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    Draycote Water weekly report week ending 9th September 2018
    Telephone Number 01788 812018
    Another cooler week teamed with light winds and overcast conditions saw several perfect days, resulting in some excellent rod averages. The continuing cooler nights have also helped to drop the water temperature down further, with the mercury hitting 17°C at the time of writing the report. Overall a total of 238 anglers visited the fishery landing a total of 1,297 fish for a rod average of 5.4.
    A flat calm start to the week, which looked like it could have proved challenging to present the flies effective to catch good numbers. However, the fish reacted well to the conditions and could be seen moving just under the surface for much of the day. Season ticket holders Jim Smith & Ed Douglas had an absolute red letter day and couldn’t put a foot wrong. With a score a cricketer would have proud of. The pair found most of their fish around A & M buoy drifting towards the Hensbrough bank with what little wind there was. The best tactic was to fish a RIO Midge Tip Long with a cat booby on the point and then cormorants on the droppers. In the evening however, quite a stiff northly wind picked up and a change of areas and tactics was needed. Jim & Ed moved up to the Draycote Dam drifting down from the tower on dries with hoppers and big reds being the best patterns. Kevin Rees opted for dries all day, fishing around C buoy and the aerators to land another impressive score of 29 with bobs bits, crippled midge and hoppers being his top patterns.
    The northerly wind from the previous day remained for Tuesday bringing a chill with it. John Dews and Tony Broadway fished washing line technique around N buoy drifting towards Hensbrough before drifting the middle around P buoy to land 19 fish between them. Peter Elliot stuck to dries all day to land 25 fish finding success in the boils to start with before finding great afternoon sport around P buoy using bobs bits. Richard walker fished over the aerators using snakes on intermediates to tempt 13 fish to the boat. Guiding & Tuition Manager Tom Bird took Keith Back out on a 8 hour guiding landing fish in the morning over the boils on an olive weightless snake fished on a RIO Aqualux. Before a change for the last hour and half to dries and drifting down the top dam wall resulted in a further 7 fish on the boat with Harry Potter’s being the top pattern. To book a guide for your next session call the lodge on 01788 812018. Gary Turner & Dad Dave enjoyed tremendous sport on a last four hour ticket boating 18 fish all on Big Reds.
    A lovely cloudy day Wednesday meant some great dry fly sport, the only problem was when the sun broke through at around 3pm the fish weren’t as keen to poke their noses through. Lester Booth & Nigel Nixon landed 30 fish to the boat on dries in the morning and then washing line in the afternoon with red shipmen’s being the best pattern. They found the fish around the tower and towards C buoy and then across the middle. Dave Kennell & Alec Urquhart landed 13 fish using daddies fished on a floating line, the key was to fish them dry and then if nothing came and ate figure of eight them just subsurface.
    A sunny start to the day but the cloud soon rolled in around mid morning. Once again season ticket holders Ed & Jim took the boat landing 50 fish between them. The tactics for the day where like Monday with washing line on the RIO Midge Tip Long producing the results, with the stand out pattern being a gold arsed cat booby. The pair found the best drifts on the day to be from D buoy just off Dunn’s Bay to P buoy then from P down to Lincroft shoal and F buoy. Kevin Rees stuck to dries all day with Bob’s Bits and hoppers producing landing 22 fish on bob’s bits and hopper. Welsh anglers Phil Wood & Brian Parry enjoyed a great day landing 58 fish from D buoy to the open water using a long midge tip with boobies and cormorants.
    A sunny start to the day with winds swinging a little more into the south west. Lester Booth & Phil Hallam landed 32 fish on dries with ginger hoppers and big red being the best pattern with the Draycote Dam to the middle being the best areas. Paul Mitchell and Dave Kennell landed 21 fish on daddies and washing line in the same areas. Mark Hunt landed 8 fish on diawl bachs through the middle and then in Biggin Bay with the bets fish being a 4lb 6oz rainbow. Phil Wood and Brian Parry once again enjoyed great sport washing lining through the middle on a mix of cat boobies and cormorants. On the bank Tony Ward enjoyed a good mornings sport landing 6 fish from Biggin Bay on black diawl bachs. Brian Warwick also enjoyed good sport from Biggin picking up 5 fish.
    Saturday saw a cloudy start with the wind in the south west, which strengthened as the day wore on, as the wind increased it also brought in some rain. On the bank father son team of Nick & Martin Hollingshead landed 7 fish from the Swan’s nest & Biggin Bay on a Montana and buzzers. Also, on the bank Mike Garner landed 5 fish from Tower bank all on crunchers. Ed Upton & son Will landed 24 fish between them on dries and washing line from various areas of the lake. Corey & Chad Russel boated 26 with most of their fish coming from drifts off the Draycote Dam wall on dries. Tom Finney & Jonathan Fromant also used washing line and dry fly tactics to land 21 fish with drifts around P Buoy and D Buoy proving successful. William Crawford used slightly different tactics to the rest of the anglers to land 10 fish. Will found the fish keen to chase a cat booby on a di 5 sweep line drifting near A buoy.
    On Sunday Draycote played host to the Youth National Championship with 21 juniors’ fishing for a place in the 2019 England Youth Team. The comp was a complete catch and release match with all fish measured and released. The day was broken into two 3 hour session with place points being used. Windy conditions made presentation a challenge. After several of the lads caught well on washing line techniques and dries on practice it was pulling flies on a di 5 sweep that produced the goods for the match with drifts around A buoy being the most successful area. Winning the day was Harrison Douds who caught 9 fish for 6 place points. Using a gold arsed cat booby on the point a cormorant in the middle then a tequila blob on the top dropper. In second place was Jake Leake and third Corey Russell. Draycote would like to congratulate all the qualifiers and thank the boatmen for giving up their time as without them these events couldn’t happen.
    Outside the match Andrew Marton & Spencer Williams landed 38 fish on diawl bachs and hares ears drifting from Rainbow corner out on the open water.

    Weekly Boat draw
    Congratulations to T Evans from Kirkby In Ashfield. the winner of this week’s free boat draw.

    Weekly Stats:
    Number Rods: 238 Number Trout Taken: 189 Number Trout Released: 1108
    Total Catch: 1297 Weekly Rod Average: 5.4
    Current Fishing Times:
    Bank: 07:30 until 19:45
    Boat All Day: 07:30 until 19:45
    Boat Part Day: AM 08:30 until 14:00 PM 14:00 until 19:45
    Last 4 Hours from: 15:45 until 19:45 (Ticket sales available from 15:00)
    Gutting Room Closes – 19:15
    All Anglers to be off site by: 20:15
    Guiding & Tuition.
    New for the 2018 season the Guiding & Tuition team will running a blog. The idea of this blog is to provide hints and tips from your guides to help keep you catching depending on the conditions, tackle reviews and write up of guiding sessions. To have a look at the blog please visit Latest Report | Fly Fish Tuition
    Dates for the Diary
    Trout Masters
    Draycote has joined the Troutmasters Competition. Entry forms can be found next to the booking out sheets. You will need a member of staff to countersign your entry. Good luck!
    Troutmasters Final – Monday 8th October – See Fishery staff. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FISHERY WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE DAY FOR THIS BOAT & BANK EVENT
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    Draycote Water weekly report week ending 7th October 2018
    Telephone Number 01788 812018
    This past week at Draycote has seen just about every weather condition possible. We’ve had days of bright sunshine followed by overcast conditions, leading into the Saturday which was downright awful. All in all though, the place has fished well. Bank anglers are definitely getting the better end of things now, outperforming the boats on most days. The fish are tight in along the margins, right under the bank anglers feet, and boat anglers are being told that where possible, they should be trying to get their point fly onto the bank. Although lures are doing quite well as are dries, most fish this week have been caught on small hares ears, diawl bachs and crunchers fished on a floating or midge tip line.
    This week 327 anglers caught a total of 1631 fish, giving us a weekly rod average of 4.9.
    A fairly quiet Monday saw the cornfield fish well from the bank, with Ian Richardson netting 7 fish on crunchers. A buoy in rainbow corner and H buoy in toft was producing well for the boats with Mr P Sanders and Mr A Campbell both netting good bags of fish on dries.
    Gusty conditions greeted us on Tuesday, although the overcast conditions which remained all day did help. Gordon Slack, Tony Broadway, Peter Allan, Colin Grainger, Jim Hall, Don Roper, Brian Allwood and Brian Warwick all had good catches from the bank in a variety of areas along the north shore, mainly on wets. The boats had a bit of a rough time out on the water, but Geoff Preston made the best of it on the rudder, netting 5 fish from the middle of the reservoir.
    Wednesday was a very different day, slightly warmer with a light north westerly breeze and decent cloud cover. Mr C J Day caught 9 fish from the bank in toft shallows on nymphs and damsels. Ed Douglas caught and released 18 fish from a drifting boat, all on dries. Alan Grant netted 7 fish from the boat, including a 4lb 8oz brown. Ian Richardson caught 10 fish from the bank in toft using crunchers and floating fry patterns. The boat pairing of Brent Vinall and Andy Birkett netted 23 fish on “All sorts of patterns”, including dries and pin fry patterns pulled on a DI3. It was good to see Eugene Hughes out on the water, with 22 fish to the boat from around P, X and Y buoy on a DI5 sweep and a humungus.
    Thursday dawned with an overcast start but became bright and breezy by the afternoon. Again the reservoir was in excellent form, with Peter Elliott and Lee Patten knocking out 40 fish between them from the bank. Tony Boadway, again fishing from the bank netted 10 whilst Mr G Barlow caught 7. Season permit holder John Dickens ventured out on a boat and caught 11 fish on dries such as bobs bits and the ever deadly crippled midge. Soldier palmers where the fly of the day for Peter Fisher as he boated 11 fish and remarked on a “ lovely day, but hard work”.
    Friday looked like a great day to be out on the water with good cloud cover and a light south westerly breeze. The bank was extremely busy and fished very well, with plenty of positive comments on the catch return. Brian Warwick, Tony Broadway Brian Allwood and Ian Richardson, to mention just a few, all caught good bags on a variety of patterns in the cornfield and biggin bay. They used flies such as floating fry patterns, red hoppers, diawl bachs and back and peacock spiders. Out on the water the boats were enjoying good sport as well with Terry Evans and Joe Bilinski netting 23 fish on dries. Jim Smith and Ed Douglas had over 20 fish each to the boat, also using a variety of dry fly patterns. Mr M E Moore boated 13 fish on daddies and bobs bits. Howard Rutter netted 5 fish from a boat using diawl bachs on a washing line. John Hoskins caught 11 fish on lures.
    Saturday was an awful day weather wise, with heavy rain and very blustery conditions. Although this didn’t seem to dampen some anglers spirits as boat and bank anglers returned some good numbers at the end of the day. Neil Coulson and Glyn Yeates caught well into double figures from a boat as did Andy Cooper and Neil Deakin, who remarked on an “ Excellent Day”. Another boat pair who did really well in the conditions where Iain Barr and Ed Foster, with 37 fish to the boat. Jim hall caught and released 10 fish from the bank including a 5lb brownie, whilst Mr A Joseph caught 1 good perch of 2lb plus.
    Sunday started mild and overcast and then very quickly brightened up, looking like a good day for fishing. Again the bank performed well with Mr N Scowen and Mr M Will catching 31 fish between them. Tony and Ruth Kirk did well from the bank with 12 fish on diawl bachs and hares ears. Neil and Martin Hollingshead also had a dozen fish from the bank on crunchers whilst fishing at the swans nest. Season permit holder Paul Walley caught 15 fish from the bank on diawl bachs and cormorants. Iain Barr and Andy Axon had 37 fish to the boat whilst Stuart Ellins and Craig Barr caught 17. Iain Scott netted 12 fish from a boat and remarked on “a very good day”.


    Weekly Boat draw
    Congratulations to Mr T Evans from Kirkby in Ashfield, the winner of this week’s free boat draw.

    Weekly Stats:
    Number Rods: 327 Number Trout Taken: 227 Number Trout Released: 1404
    Total Catch: 1631 Weekly Rod Average: 4.9
    Current Fishing Times:
    Bank: 07:30 until 18:30
    Boat All Day: 07:30 until 18:30
    Boat Part Day: AM 08:30 until 13:00 PM 13:00 until 18:30
    Last 4 Hours from: 14:30 until 18:30 (Ticket sales available from 14:15)
    Gutting Room Closes – 18:00
    All Anglers to be off site by: 19:00
    Guiding & Tuition.
    New for the 2018 season the Guiding & Tuition team will running a blog. The idea of this blog is to provide hints and tips from your guides to help keep you catching depending on the conditions, tackle reviews and write up of guiding sessions. To have a look at the blog please visit Database Error
    Dates for the Diary
    Fur & Feather
    This seasons Fur & Feather match at Draycote will be held on Sunday 25th November 2018. Fished as a pairs competition with 12 fish to the boat.
    1st Prize Christmas Hamper for winning pair
    2nd Prize 2 Bottles of Wine Each
    3rd Prize Box Chocolates
    Largest Fish Bottle Spirits
    The match will be fished to fishery rules and will start at 09:30 and finish at 16:00. All those wishing to take part should call the lodge on 01788 812018.

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