Posts Categorised: News

Fishing the drop.

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During these very uncertain times, like no one has seen before. We have unfortunately seen the temporary pause of Fly Fishing on our much-loved reservoirs. However, this doesn’t mean that we can’t spend our time inside reading, learning and thinking about fishing, as I know that’s what I am doing. In this blog I am… Read more »

Shrimps at Draycote.

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After the summer, we now enter the glory days of Autumn for the bank anglers, with the catch returns from the bank all featuring good catches on Shrimps. In the blog I will talk you through how to best approach the banks to get the most out of the bounty of shrimps. Around 3 years… Read more »

Dry Fly Fishing

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With the water now cooling from the hot summer temperatures. The trout have risen into the surface layers of the water column, as a result dries have become the standout at both Draycote & Eyebrook. However, when it comes to fishing the dries there is a marked difference in the success rate. To help get… Read more »

Daddy Time at Eyebrook

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As the water cools toward the late summer days of September, Eyebrook surrounded by grazing land comes alive with fish eating Crane Flies (Daddy Longlegs) as they get blown onto the water. Daddies are most active and on the wing towards late summer, feeding on plants stems, roots and grass. With all the farmland and… Read more »

Washing Line Blog Post

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As the water temperature starts to rise at this time of year, to a very Trout friendly 15/16°C. The Trout also rise, in the water column looking for food. As it this temperature the trout really start to feed hard and pack on the weight becoming very active in the search for food. Often moving… Read more »

CDC Floatant Blog

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With the water temperature rising in May and early summer the trout become more active in their feeding habits. This results in the fish moving up in the water column into the warmer water so they can feed hard and metabolise the food more effectively. As a result of this shift up in the water… Read more »

Buzzer Fishing Blog

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Following on from the Blog about the different types of Bungs and their advantages and disadvantages. This week I will look at the buzzers and the best way to fish them. A buzzer is the angler’s terminology for the aquatic non-biting Chironomidae or midge larvae, they come in a wide range of colours and sizes… Read more »

The BUNG

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The Bung No matter anyone opinions, and they do vary, on fishing the bung. There can be no denying its effectiveness. Its currently the time of year where the method really comes into its own. As the buzzers really start to hatch, and the fish become more active in there feeding habits. The reason the… Read more »

Getting ready for the start of the season.

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With the start of the 2019 season fast approaching now’s the time to turn your attention to your forgotten about tackle, packed away since the end of November when the last of the Fishery Management (UK) Ltd water closed. In this blog I am going to take you through a bit of check list and… Read more »

Making the most of the back end.

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Back End Big Fish Towards the end of the season, usually around October/November, the resident overwintered fish who had been in feeding over the deeper water on buzzers and terrestrials, start to move to the shallows. As the water out over the deeper water cools quicker the fry tend to migrate to the warmer water… Read more »