Foremark weekly report week ending 9th July

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Foremark weekly report week ending 10th July 2017

Telephone Number: 01283 703202



An extremely difficult week at Foremark with continuing hot weather having a negative effect on fishing conditions. The week saw a total of 101 rod visits but the total catch of 146 equated to a weekly rod average of 1∙44, down from the previous week’s 2∙3. Increased water temperatures have crept above 20 ̊c in the top of the water column & a large proportion of the trout population seem to have gone off the feed as a consequence. It has been particularly difficult for the bank anglers with fish dropping off the margins into deeper water & thus most of the sport that has been enjoyed has come to those out in boats.


Many fish are still being seen by anglers out over open water but most are commenting on how difficult it has proved to induce takes. Indeed, Mr Ryalls summed it up perfectly with his post session comment “Tried every fly in the box – the trout just laughed!”We did see a few good catches though. On Tuesday season rods John Grainey netted six on hopper patterns whilst Mike Reid took five to his daddies.


Unfortunately, it was poor all over the venue on Wednesday with high temperatures & near calms. Certainly not a good weather day for the Staffs, W Mids, Notts & Derbyshire Police Regional Floating Line match who decided that the boils would be out of bounds for their match. Something of a gruelling day saw 28 of them brave the heat & sun to end with just 24 trout to the net. Staffordshire took top honours with a team total of 9 rainbows caught & returned.


Most of this week’s action has taken place in the vicinity of the boils as expected given the weather. Of interest are the numbers of sedge currently in evidence & an early, if currently sporadic, start of fry feeding activity has been exciting. Scott Wilson has continued to catch numerous fish in the boils on his multiple visits- with daddies & hoppers on his current “go to” pattern list. Alan Topping turned to the fry patterns on Thursday to tot up a four-fish total on drifts from the valve tower, the boils & 1 buoy. It is also always good to hear about traditional patterns succeeding still and, despite hot, humid conditions on Friday, & a rod average of just 1∙4, it was nice to see Mr Bailey in from his boat session recording a five-fish tally to an Invicta.


Whilst most rods blanked on Saturday it took Ricky Cotterill to demonstrate what can still be done in hard summer conditions. He chose to present a variety of lures on a midge tip line to finish with a very creditable eleven fish tally. The week ended with just one angler briefly on Sunday, brave enough to venture out onto the water in what was an extremely hot day. Cooler weather is fortunately promised, as is rain, which will hopefully cool things down and lead to what would be a welcome upturn in sport. Most important to remember if you are fishing at this time of year – take plenty of fluids in the boat with you to avoid dehydration & don’t be shy with the sunscreen!


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.


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


Graham Tagg pairs boat match is on 17th September, book early to save disappointment


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:101   Number Trout Taken:   19   Number Trout Released: 127

Total Catch:   146     Weekly Rod Average: 1∙44

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 10.00pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 10.00pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until 3.00pm

Afternoon Boats: 3.00pm until 10.00pm

Last 4 Hours from:  5.30pm until 10.00pm (Tickets on sale from 5.45pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 10.15PM

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.

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