Foremark fishing report week ending 20/05/2012

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Another excellent weeks fishing at this Derbyshire venue with 222 rods catching 1013 trout, returning 454 fish for a rod average of 4.5.

The weather this week has continued to dictate the fishing. The trout are still working the margins around the bays on both sides and down carvers arm. The banks have fished well this week with sun blest bay and Verdun’s point being the most prolific. The best fishing methods continues to be with a DI5 and intermediate lines although during the warmer parts of the day a floating lines and buzzers haves continued to take a number of fish during the warmer periods of the day.

The Water levels continue to remain about 3’ from full level. And the clarity is still excellent.

Best patterns: Booby’s, and deep fished Buzzers, damsels, tadpoles, cats whisker & occasionally dries.
Verdon’s point, Hut point, Sun Blest and Bramble Bay, and along Carvers arm are the best areas for the bank anglers. The boats are now finding success in most of the Bays and along the dam wall.

The 23rd Annual Rolls-Royce fly- fishing competition fished on Friday and a very good day was had by all. 69 anglers divided into 25 teams fished the match 292 fish were caught for a rod average of 4.2 Fish hawks was the winning team( Mr Derrick Graham, Mr Darren Graham and Mr Terence Sharp) won with a combined weight of 39LBs 1oz for 18 fish. The winning individual weight was Mr Phil Shipley (A Site Bobs) with 16Lbs 7oz and Phil Shipley also won the biggest fish with a rainbow of 5Lbs 8.5oz.

Best fish of the week goes to Mr P Shipley 5lbs 8.5oz. Mr J Machin had a good day from the bank on Wednesday with 15 fish to 4Lbs on dry fly’s. Mr Taft and Mr Coley also had a good day netting 33 fish from their boat
A good number of fish around 3 ½lbs and 5 ½lb fish also have graced the nets yet again this week.

Dates for the diary
Lexus Individual Heat Sunday 17th June 2012 Foremark is hosting a round of the Lexus Individual heat at Foremark Reservoir, booking forms available from the Lexus Competition web site Lexus Fly Fishing Championships.

The lodge opens 7.30am All day boats 8.30 to 9.30
Morning boats 8.30 to 3.00pm Afternoon boats 3.00pm to 9.30pm
Last four hour boats 5.15 to 9.30pm
All anglers Off Site by 9.45pm

For more information telephone the lodge on 01283 703202.
Richard Pearson