Foremark Fishing Report Week Ending 15/05/2016

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Foremark weekly report week ending 15/05/2016

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

With a rod average of 6.4 last week the good fishing continues albeit with some variable weather conditions.

Fishing deep and slow continues to give the greatest success with fish good returns from Carvers Arm for both the boats and the bank. The variable weather conditions produced on the same day choppy white water in Carvers Arm whilst within the protection of the dam wall there was a gentle ripple on the water and a significant hawthorn hatch was apparent.

Fish have been rising this week especially in the evenings and dry fly fishing whilst still spasmodic has produced some good returns. Buzzers fished deep are still the best option noting that boobies and cats whisker on sinking lines were also lethal flies for the catch returns. From a dry fly aspect as indicated hawthorn hatches are occurring and large daddy longlegs are apparent within the environment.

There were two rainbow trout over 6 pounds were caught on the same day ,one from a boat (Mr ScottyWilson) and the other from the bank (Mr P. Thompson). Two pike were caught ,one of 15 pounds(Mr Scotty Wilson) and one over 20 pounds (Mr P. Gough). Mr R. Miller caught 18 trout from the bank. Mr Simon and Steve Vorley caught 84 fish over a two day period. Mr Cotterill persisted with dry flies and caught 6 fish in a short afternoon session.

Junior anglers also enjoyed the sport check out the pictures on our facebook page

Water levels continue to rise and water clarity is excellent, noting because of the bright sunlight during the day there is a need to find deep water especially from the banks. Fishing 10 foot down with buzzers (red and black or black) appears to be the best option. There is a need to be diligent and establish the fly hatches such that the best fly option can be selected.

Don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card from the lodge, once you have purchased 10 of the same permit, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all three fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote.


From Monday 11th April 2016 we have negotiated with our landlord STW a trial period to the 31st November 2016 which allows us to bank fish along the first 400yds of the DAM WALL.

Certain restriction will be in place for anglers fishing the Dam Wall, they must not disturb any of the stones facing the dam, lifejackets will need to be worn supplied if required at the lodge, access on & off the dam wall will be from one area (the pontoon / lodge end) which will be clearly marked.

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:        158       Number Trout Taken:      328    Number Trout Released:  727

Total Catch:       1055           Weekly Rod Average:  6.6

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 21.15

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 21.15

Boat Part Day: 08:30 to 14.30 – 14.30 to 21.15

Last 4 Hours bank from: 17.15 to 21.15

Last 4 Hours Boat from: 17.15 to 21.15


All anglers to be off site by: 21.15

Dates for your diary:

22nd May 2016 Fly Fishing Tuition Day

We are holding a tuition day for beginners and improvers on 22rd May 2016 with instructors Richard Pearson & Kevin Hart, cost £65.00 includes all fishing tackle & fishing permit for the day, only 2 places left, call the lodge for more details.

For more up to date information call the lodge on 01283 703 202

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.

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