Foremark weekly report week ending 2nd August 2015
Telephone Number: 01283 703202
Big winds & often bright conditions have had their influence on what has been another very challenging week for boat & bank anglers alike. The overall rod average fell to below one.
Nevertheless, anglers have been consistently seeing lots of moving fish & many have been commenting on the numbers of follows encountered but with fish repeatedly coming short. Significant numbers of fish continue to roam over deep open water where they have been holding high up in the water column.
Water clarity is extremely good & the fish have seen & felt a multitude of offerings. It may, therefore, be appropriate for anglers to consider fining down their leader & fly sizes, and focussing on delicate presentation, in an attempt to turn those follows & plucks into positive hook ups.
Early mornings & evenings, as one would expect at this time of year, have been the times of most activity. Buzzer, sedge & caenis,(together with some flying ants), have all been in evidence. Anglers should also be mindful of periodic fry feeding, with shoals of small fry frequently holding within a few feet of the surface – particularly around any structure, but also over open water. Keep a look out for feeding birds – they all too often are the key to fish location – where both birds & fish predate on the same food forms.
Despite the generally low returns, there have been some notable successes this week. Mr Scragg boated a total of nine during his weekly visit, in a bag which included two rainbows over 4lbs. Scottie Wilson caught eight – the best being a rainbow of 6lbs 10oz. That fish took a gold head daddy a few feet down. Mr Cravagan netted three fish including a 6lbs rainbow which succumbed to a CDC dry.
Best locations have been down from the wires in Carver’s Arm together with drifts between 3 & 4 and 7 & 10 buoys. Best flies as recorded in returns have included gold head daddies, muddlers & hoppers.
Number Rods: 71 Number Trout Taken: 28 Number Trout Released: 28 Total Catch: 56 Weekly Rod Average: 0.8
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 7.30am until 9:00pm
Boat All Day: 8.30am until 9.00pm
Boat Part Day: 8.30am to 2.30pm /2.30pm to 9.00pm
Last 4 Hours bank from: 5.00 pm to pm 9.pm
Last 4 Hours Boat from 5.00pm to 9.00pm
ALL LAST 4 HOUR PERMITS AVAILABLE FROM 15 MINUTES BEFORE START TIME.
All Anglers to be off site by: 9.15pm
In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure. If not in the lodge it will be found on the windowsill by the entrance door.
The Graham Tagg Memorial Boat Pairs match is taking place on Sunday the 20th September. Call the Lodge on 01283 703202 to secure a place.
Tight lines, Kevin