Guide to Draycote Water
Draycote ranger Tom Bird focuses on the bank spots ready for this year’s Troutmasters Senior Final
DRAYCOTE Water in Warwickshire is the new host for the Troutmasters Final 2017. It’s one of the most popular reservoirs in the UK, expertly run by Ifor Jones and his top notch team. The Final has two three-hour sessions – one from the bank and the other from boat. The winner is decided on a points system. For example, if the same angler wins both his sessions he’ll be champion with two points (1+ 1 = 2)! Half the finalists fish the bank and half boats in the morning, swapping in the afternoon. The difference this year is that the bank session is divided into five sections. Prizes are awarded for each section winner. Anglers draw their section before fishing. Bank sessions will have 10 anglers in each section, the winner awarded 1pt and 10th gets 10 points – still in with a chance of winning overall. Boat anglers can fish where they wish in their session. These rules ensure that even if a poor bank section is drawn, there’s still a chance of winning the final.
Draycote offers interesting fishing to fry and shrimp patterns from many bays.