Drayton Reservoir… oh Drayton! To many people, this could be described as the Wembley of places to go fishing (not in a facilities kind of way). Walking round the boards on the way to your peg must feel like emerging from the tunnel ready for an FA Cup final or England international match. The reservoir is packed with fish, not just and kind of fish, it is packed with lumps! There aren’t many places where you could get bored of catching double figure carp, but this is potentially one of them!
Over the years, Drayton has changed as a fishing venue. The reservoir used to be a big match venue, with some big weights coming out. However, the carp have now grown to such a size that it’s predominanly a specimen water. As with many other venues, adding an unhooking mat rule kills off the match anglers! This is a runs water, you should catch plenty of fish, that may or may not tickle your fancy.
If you are planning a visit then there are a few things to bear in mind. Make sure you take strong enough tackle, you will be catching some big fish and there will be no better way to spoil the day than to keep loosing them! The pegs around the venue are located on wooden platforms, this can potentially cause a few issues as it is not possible to get bank sticks into the ground. Also, make sure you hold onto your tackle.. everyone knows someone who has lost a rod or a pole at Drayton!