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Drayton Reservoir Catch reports

  • Good days fishing

    18th October 2013 at 13:02

    I have fished drayton now two times and always had a good day with a few nice carp gracing my nets, the lads that run it are great to and always there to help.

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  • ZIGS AND A SPECIAL DRAYTON COMMON

    24th May 2012 at 21:33

    With the Easter holidays underway and a holiday for the second week booked, I knew I had to maximise my fishing time on the bank. I decided to do a few sessions on my local Drayton Reservoir. I...

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  • DAY FISHING WITH HUGE ZIGS

    24th May 2012 at 21:20

    After a family holiday away in Spain, I was more than eager to be out on the bank. Again I would be venturing over to Drayton. After discovering the how effective zigs are there and receiving...

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  • 48hr winter session

    18th February 2012 at 18:55

    After not being on the bank for a while because of the lake’s frozen solid, I was more than keen to get out on the bank for a session, but with the canal witch is my target water for 2012 being...

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  • winter wonderland

    17th January 2012 at 14:49

    Having just finished a week of exams at school, I was more than desperate to get away from it all and go fishing. With the barrow loaded I made my way to Drayton reservoir (which isn’t the...

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  • Short freezing overnighter

    17th January 2012 at 8:56

    After completing a school exam, I was eager to get back on the bank, but with temperatures forecasted at -4, I knew it wasn’t going to be easy, Saturday morning and I was up, ready to head to...

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  • Arctic conditions; so go carping

    6th January 2012 at 16:59

    With a fresh north westerly wind and slightly warmer weather I decided I had to get on the bank...... I arrived at Drayton reservoir at 6:30a.m, just as Mark the Head Bailiff was opening the...

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  • New PB !

    1st November 2011 at 11:41

    It was coming to the end of the half term and with exams when I got back to school I decided I had to have one last session before I was neck deep in revision! I arrived at Drayton reservoir at...

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  • Night fishing at Drayton reservoir

    24th October 2011 at 17:31

    With the weather forecasting, ice, snow, and freezing temperatures I decided I had to make the most of the fishing I had until the lakes froze over. And with Sunday booked up with other things in...

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  • quick day session

    13th September 2011 at 19:42

    It was Friday evening and id spent all day trying to persuade my parents to give me a lift to Drayton reservoir but they weren’t having any of it so I decided I’d have to walk and not having a...

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  • PB Mirror!!! Smashed by 7lb;D

    4th September 2011 at 16:09

    The forecast for Saturday was sunny and due to very bad weather throughout August I decided to take my chances and set off for Drayton Resevoir. Early that morning, when I arrived it was still dark...

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  • Surface fishing

    3rd September 2011 at 21:50

    With the “ summer “ closing upon us , I though with the last of the “hot” weather I would try abit of surface fishing , and with a warm Wednesday forecasted I booked the day off work and...

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  • Catching carp on the top !

    27th August 2011 at 18:34

    After my recent 48 hour session I felt that I hadn’t put enough effort into the session , so I decided to go , and give it my 100 % to try and catch either a personal best or lots of fish ! I...

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  • quick overnighter

    24th August 2011 at 17:04

    I arrived unusually late about midday at Drayton reservoir to find it absolutely packed which was unusual for a week day so I wheeled my stuff round to tom’s peg where he’d thankfully saved me...

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  • 48 hours on the reservoir!

    21st August 2011 at 15:55

    With my gear crammed in the car I headed off to Drayton reservoir for a 48hr session , I arrived only to find that it was full to the brim with match anglers , I drove along the wall and realised...

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Contact information

Off the A361
Daventry
Northamptonshire
NN110SG

Tel 1: 01908302556
Tel 2: 07889532563

Cost

Day Tickets are now £8.00, £12.00 for two rods.
Evening tickets can be purchased for £5.00 (after 3pm).
Match booking fees are £8.00 per peg.

Opening hours

Open from 7am till dusk.
Night fishing is allowed but must be by arrangement.

Facilities

  • Night fishing
  • On-site toilets

Fishing is from the platforms lining the venue. There is a walkway around the sides of the venue, pegs are mostly platforms that jut out from the walkway.
Be aware that the water level can sometimes be dropped, this can mean that you will nee to be able to climd down from the walkway to fish on the bank. In some swims this may mean standing in water so a call to the bailiff before setting off is advised.
The dam wall also has platforms, although when levels are down you will need to go down the adjacent steps to land fish comfortably.

Rules

Most baits and methods are allowed here.
PLEASE read the notice board at the entrance before fishing as changes are updated here. You also need to do this to make sure that there are no matches planned on the pegs you may wish to fish. Some of them are long walk and you will be disappointed if you make the trek and then are asked to move.

Species stocked

  • Carp (Mirror) (upto 29lbs)
  • Carp (Common) (upto 16lbs)
  • Pike
  • Roach

Suitable for

  • Coarse fishing
  • Carp/Specimen fishing
  • Pike/Predator fishing
  • Match fishing