Drayton was originally stocked in the early 1990s with a large number of small carp, averaging only a few ounces in weight. For several years it was the most prolific match fishery in the UK. These fish have now grown on and average 14 to 18lb in weight, with many weighing in at over 20lb. The lake record to date is 35lb.
There are four main fishing areas. The Dam wall, the Straight, the Point and the Boards.
There are 28 pegs along the dam wall 63-36A from Entrance Gate down to the exit gate. The left-hand side of the lake is called the straight, which leads to the point which has the following pegs, the oaks 86-88, the willows 89-90, the point 93-94, aqua 98-99 and sticks 102-105.
Day fishing is only permitted on the Dam wall.
The point is bookable for night fishing only.
The pegs known as The Boards are pegs 1b to 36 on the sailing club side of the lake, these are bookable night pegs only.
There are portable toilets on site.
Please always check with the fishery bailiff for any changes or updates to the fishery rules.
The reservoir is in a residential area, so please be respectful and considerate to those who live nearby.
Drayton is a shared water with the sailing club. Together we work very hard to keep everyone safe when sailing is taking place, generally on a Sunday. Pegs 36a and 36b on the dam wall are closed during sailing hours. Please be aware when casting out during these times and treat the sailors with respect.
Carp - Many PB's are smashed at Drayton. Most modern carp fishing techniques will produce results, with the best sport to be had in the afternoons and evenings.
Pike - there's also excellent pike fishing in winter, with a venue record of 28lb. Pike fishing is only permitted between 1st October and 31st March.