Foremark Fishing Report Week Ending 23/10/2016

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Foremark weekly report week ending 23/10/2016

Telephone Number: 01283 703202


Closing November 30th


The margins have been full of fry with the boat pontoon and adjoining banks holding them in good numbers. Early mornings have been the best time to get amongst those hungry fry feeding trout. Don’t be afraid to fish in the same areas as the cormorant’s and grebe and herons as these are helping to keep the fry shoals close together and the trout are feeding amongst the birds.


Monday was a good day from the banks with Mr Bateman landing 9 fish from various areas around flamingo bay and the boat pontoon, on daddy long legs and pheasant tail nymphs while Derby county angling club member Mr Barker also banked 7 trout including two fish at 4lbs.


Tuesday it was the boats that fished best with Mr O`Donnner catching five fish to 3lbs 8oz on Zulu pattern. Mr Smith and Mr Peck boat fished to the margins on Wednesday using minkie boobies and netted 10 trout between them. Mr R Miller took a total of 6 fish from the bank in an afternoon session on Friday.


Saturday the action was back on the boats using a mixture of dry fly and minkie Mr P Harding and his boat partner landed17 trout while Mr Wilkins and Mr Webb managed 7 trout during a morning session drifting in front of the pontoon.


Sunday number 3 and 4 buoy was producing fish for season permit holder Mr Wilson taking 11 trout.


With a good weather forecast & our last stocking of the season due were looking forward to a good last month of fishing.


2017 Season Permits, if you’re interested in receiving information on availability of season permits at Foremark we recommend you contact the lodge to avoid any disappointment.

Email  or call fishery manager Richard Pearson 01283 703202


Dates for your diary


6thNovember Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre, Skegness Charity match 

Arranged by local angling club  “Foremark Fly Fishers Association” will be held here at Foremark Reservoir on Sunday 6th November, arrive by 9.30 match starts at 10.00 till 15,00.

Prizes traditional fur & feather style hamper for the winner. Bottles of wine for second and third & bottle of port for the biggest fish, donated by Fishery Management (uk)Ltd.  Also other prizes on the day.  

Contact the competition organiser Jodie on 07887674181 by phone or text or by email 


 We are now offering limited fly only pike fishing. All pike fishing must be PRE- BOOKED you must also have a suitable unhooking mat, the correct size landing net, long Forceps, all fly’s must be attached to a wire trace,All fly’s to be 4 inch or longer in length. All pike to be returned.


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


 A Reminder For Bank Anglers

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:        101    Number Trout Taken:  77 Number Trout Released:  119

Total Catch:   196Weekly Rod Average: 1.9

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 18.00

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 18.00

Boat Part Day: 08:30 to 13.00 – 13.00 to 18.00

Last 4 Hours bank from: 14.00 to 18.00

Last 4 Hours Boat from: 14.00 to 18.00


All anglers to be off site by: 18.30

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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