august, 2020

29augAll Day44th John Watts Competition at Draycote Reservoir


Event Details

After months of assuming our John Watts competition would be cancelled this year I am really glad to confirm that we can continue & hold the competition on our annual weekend date. We will obviously have to adhere to Government & fishery Covid 19 guidelines & as a result of this we will not be arranging after competition catering.

The competition is contested by teams of four members. Originally, the teams were organised and put forward exclusively by Branches, but the event has now been opened up to individual Guild members as well. All competitors must be paid up members of the Guild.

The competition is fished from boats to fishery rules (with certain exceptions), the winners being the team landing the most fish on the day. In the event of a tie in the number of fish landed, the team with the heaviest weight of fish will be the winners.

The first and second teams plus the anglers with the heaviest bag and the heaviest fish on the day will be presented with trophies, which they can hold for a year. We are holding the after competition buffet & award ceremony at the Draycote restaurant.

This is intended to be a friendly competition that allows Guild members to get together for a day’s fishing and meet members from other Branches and other parts of the country, or renew acquaintances made in previous years.

John Watts Competition Information 2020

John Watts Competition entry form 2020


All Day (Saturday)


Draycote Water

The Fishing Lodge, Draycote Water, Rugby, Warwickshire CV23 8AB

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