Foremark fishing Report Week Ending 23/04/2017

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Foremark weekly report week ending 23/04/2017

Telephone Number: 01283 703202



Foremark’s excellent start to the season continues with the fish turning onto the buzzers over the last couple of weeks. The blue trout have shown up well and are now showing down most of carver’s arm. The biggest blue so far was caught by Mr Jim Retalic of Kirby Fly Fishers during a match on Sunday a 5lbs 5oz beauty. Bramble and sun Blessed bay have fished very well for bank anglers this week with fish still showing in flamingo bay and Verdon,s point. Boat anglers have had some frantic sport along the Ticknall bank from just below the cascade down to the wires. Buzzers fished either straight line or on the washing line has been the favoured method.


Season permit holder Mr R Cotterill took over 20 fish to his boat on Monday using green buzzers down carvers arm. While Mr A Heawood had 10 from the bank.


Tuesday was the day to be on the banks with 20 rods giving a rod average of 9.8. Season permit holder Mr P Walker banked just under 40 fish from bramble bay on olive buzzers and red head damsel. Thornton member Mr K Coley and his boat partner Mr R Tafft took 36 fish to the boat using various lures fished deep.


MR D Hussey fished the bank on Wednesday and caught 20 trout including a fin perfect 4lbs blue trout again on buzzers. Derby County Angling Club Member Mr D Ashford also fished the bank taking 15 trout.


Thursday, it was Mr F J Lancina to get amongst the fish tacking 20 to his boat during a morning session. Mr D Hurt landed 11 trout on black and red buzzers from the bank.


Olive and brown buzzers worked well for Mr S Wilson on Friday again with over 20 fish to his boat, while Mr P Walker was back on the banks of bramble bay for the second time in a week and netted anther 30 fish on buzzers this also included a nice perch.


Saturday was another super day with the rod average over 9 for 27 rods, Mr R Parnell netted 30 on buzzer from the banks around bramble bay. Mr D Dodd was back again and took another 28 fish to his boat on a mix of buzzers and cat’s whisker.


Kirby Fly Fishers had a boat match on Sunday with 15 rods taking a total of 88 fish for a match average of 5 .8 Mr J Retalic was the winner and took the best fish 5LBS 5oz blue trout. Some of Thornton fly Fishers came for a day out and it was Mr D Leavesley who came out on top with 9 fish including a nice 3lbs rainbow.


Thinking of booking a match? We offer discounted rates for group boat bookings and competition permit prices call the lodge for more details: 01283 703202.


While out on the banks Mr Vince Aronica, fished FABs and buzzers to landed 29 fish. Glen Moody and his boat partner Mr M Harrison also had an ace of a day boating 68 fish.



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


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Foremark has joined the Troutmasters competition, entry forms to be found next to the booking out sheet you will need a member of staff to countersign your entry, good luck.




We are now offering 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.



Dates for your diary

Beginners courses 27th May book early to safe disappointment 9.30 to 3.30 £65.00 call the lodge for details and to book your place.


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-Eyebrook


Try before you buy we currently have a range of Rio Fly Lines available for you to try, take them out for a day’s fishing and try them.

We also stock a wide selection of fly’s and a range of any fishing tackle you might need in our onsite shop.


Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:   175   Number Trout Taken: 274   Number Trout Released: 868

Total Catch:   1241       Weekly Rod Average: 7

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 8.30pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 8.30pm

Morning Boats:   08.30 until 2.30pm

Afternoon Boats: 2.30pm until 8.30pm

Last 4 Hours from:  4.30pm until 8.30pm (Tickets on sale from 4.15pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 8.45

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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