Guide to Dray­cote Wa­ter

Dray­cote ranger Tom Bird fo­cuses on the bank spots ready for this year’s Trout­mas­ters Se­nior Final

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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.

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