Foremark weekly report week ending 16th July 2017
Telephone Number: 01283 703202
Whilst the weather has significantly changed and has been variable this week the water temperature has changed from the low twenties by a few degrees to bottom at eighteen degrees centigrade. Hence the impact to the fishing has been marginal with no significant improvement and the fishing continues to be difficult.
The week saw a total of 76 rod visits with a total catch of 103 equated to a weekly rod average of 1∙4, the same as the previous week’s. It has been particularly difficult for the bank anglers and although the water level has dropped affording easier access the fish tend to be in the deeper water and hence the boat angler has recorded the highest returns; the hot spots being the aerators/’boils’ and the cascade. All anglers have been frustrated since the fish have been chasing the flies but they will not take the fly that enables an effective hook up or will just nip at the fly without effecting a connection. In the evening, the perch have been actively chasing the pin fry in the margins which bodes well for the future.
The drop in the water level was partly induced by greater water usage and that the pumping station from the Dove was under repair during this week. However recent news indicates that the new pumps will be incorporated in a few weeks which should assist in circumventing the low water levels of previous year’s.
Mr A Tapping again had a good day on the aerators and caught 6 trout on an intermediate line using minkies and damsels.
Mr Ricky Cotterill and Mr Dermott Murphy caught 10 trout and 7 trout respectively from the aerators on various damsels and crunchers on intermediate and midge tip lines. Some of these fish were over wintered. They also witnessed a shoal of 6 blues cavorting on the surface and a large brown trout. None of these fish could be tempted to take or did not even show any interest to the fly.
Mr Tony and Mrs Ruth Kirk continue despite the difficult fishing conditions to catch with Tony catching 3 trout and Ruth 2 trout on hoppers and boobies. However, Ruth also caught a perch in excess of two pounds from the cascade.
It is worthy of note that a Mr Ian Brierley caught 2 trout on black buzzers in these difficult bank angling conditions.
Mr Nadin demonstrated the total art of fishing in these difficult fishing days, by catching 7 fish on dry flies on his own hand tied black peacock and CDC’s on size 14 hooks.
Mr Malcom Parker caught 5 fish including a blue, which was returned, during a last 4-hour session.
When using the driveway to Foremark please be wary since there is Muntjac deer with kids and Fallow deer which cross the road on a frequent basis.
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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.
Number Rods:76 Number Trout Taken: 33 Number Trout Released: 70
Total Catch: 103 Weekly Rod Average: 1∙4
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am till 9.45pm
Boat All Day: 08:30am to 9.45pm
Morning Boats: 08.30am until 3.00pm
Afternoon Boats: 3.00pm until 9.45pm
Last 4 Hours from: 5.45pm until 9.45pm (Tickets on sale from 5.30pm)
All anglers to be off site by: 10.00pm
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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