Drayton is almost completely surrounded by a wooden walkway leading to 123 jetty-style pegs, with a further 10 pegs along the dam wall.
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 between 12 and 15lbs in weight with many fish weighing in at over 20lbs.
Most visitors to Drayton do well even on their first visit, with large catches of carp now being commonplace. Most modern carp fishing techniques will produce results with the best sport to be had in the afternoons and evenings. There are also plenty of roach and perch present, but these are rarely fished for. There is also excellent pike fishing in winter with a venue record of 26lbs.
There is a portable toilet on site.
Address and contact details
Off the A361
On the northern edge of Daventry, it can be reached from the M1 from the north or south and from the A45 from the east or west.
T: 07889 532563 for the water bailiff
T: 01582 843454 for match bookings and the head bailiff
24 hours but night fishing must be booked in advance. All other fishing is dawn until dusk only.
|Day tickets|| £8 one rod
£12 two rods
|£5 one rod
£8 two rods
|Evening tickets (after 5pm)||£5 one rod||£5 one rod||N/A|
|Pike permit (15 October – 31 March)|| £6 one rod
£10 two rods
|Winter permit (1 November – 1 March)||£100||N/A||N/A|
Permits available from the bailiff on the bank. Matches must be booked in advance. Concessionary permits are available to anglers who are in possession of a concessionary rod licence.
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Off the A361