Foremark weekly report week ending 25th October 2015

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Foremark weekly report week ending 25th October 2015

Telephone Number: 01283 703202


Generally, a very hard week at Foremark, where, we have continued to experience falling water levels. This has made bank fishing in particular challenging and anglers are reminded to be extremely careful. Please avoid increasing areas of soft mud as well as steep, sandy drop offs.

The week saw 92 anglers fish in a mix of autumnal weather. A  total of 129 trout were  brought to the net – representing a rod average of 1.40

Whilst the traditional end of season fry bashing has not been anywhere near as prolific as in seasons past, some rods have done consistently well using fry based patterns, especially minkies, in both grey & white, together with various coloured snakes.

Whilst many anglers struggled, as always, there were a few leading the way with creditable results. Although late in the season, Foremark regular Mr Scraggs refuses to put his dry flies away and, yet again, fished a dry Bibio static at the top of the ripple near Hut Point to take a fine eight fish limit. Meanwhile, Scott Wilson targeted the fry feeders in the vicinity of the Valve Tower. He presented white minkies on sinking lines and also ended his session with an eight fish tally. Scott returned for more the following day and another eight succumbed to similar tactics, again near the Valve Tower & also number 3 buoy.  Mr O’Donnell chose minkies too and bagged five with a grey version of the pattern.

On Thursday one boat produced well by covering the water back drifting with black & green lures on an intermediate. However, despite his successes during his first two visits of the week, Scott Wilson came back for a third trip only to struggle to find one solitary fish!

Roy Southworth tempted a most beautifully full finned three pounds plus rainbow from the margins by the pontoon on Friday. It gave it’s presence away crashing through roach & perch fry but was eventually hooked on a chartreuse hot head damsel pattern fished on a clear intermediate. It was a case of “forecast rain stopped play” on Saturday with only two anglers venturing onto the water. However, on Sunday we hosted the Foremark Fly Fishers with 22 club members going afloat in memory of the late Ray Gibson, their former Club Secretary. Although only 29 trout came to the net, Alan Dawes got the measure of things,  coming  off victorious with a four fish bag with two additional fish released. Cat’s Whisker patterns .presented on sinking lines proved to be his successful method with most fish coming from the Carver’s Arm.

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:        92       Number Trout Taken:      81    Number Trout Released:  48

Total Catch:       129           Weekly Rod Average: 1.4

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 5.00pm.

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 17:00

Boat Part Day: 08:30 to 17:00

Last 4 Hours bank from: 13:00 to 17:00

Last 4 Hours Boat from 13:00 to 17:00


All anglers to be off site by: 17:15

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.

Tight lines, Kevin

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