Foremark Weekly Report 10th September 2017

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Foremark weekly report week ending 10th September 2017

Telephone Number: 01283 703202


The water level in the reservoir is continuing to increase so much so that it is at a level that cannot be recalled by many that has been observed for circa ten years. This is a combined effect of the prevailing weather conditions and that Severn Trent have installed new water pumping capability from the Dove at Eggington. However, the water temperature is indicating a slow fall to 15/15.5 degrees C.

The high-water level is restricting the bank angling capability from an access and casting aspect- the bank vegetation being a major limiting feature. The fishery is fully aware of the issue of bank vegetation and is negotiating to get the banks cut to afford a better opportunity for the bank angler. The increased dam wall access obtained this year together with the pontoons, both for the lodge pontoon and the Sailing Club pontoon, plus Hut Point and Verduns point, still does offer some limited bank angling opportunity

The aerators are still fully operational andthe fish have continued to focus around the boils and in the vicinity surrounding the aerators especially towards the dam wall. The cascade has naturally been in full flow and some noticeable fish movement is apparent but less than that in the aerators. The pontoon basin and the dam wall towards the tower has also yielded some fish.

An additional 525 fish of circa a kilo in weight were stocked on 7th September resulting in over 13,000 fish stocked this year and giving one the highest level of residue stock maintained in the fishery for some years. There was a few brown trout incorporated in the stocking. The level of stocking and the falling of water temperature bodes well for the fishing soon. The rod average increased last week from less than one from the previous week to over two for the past week.

The wind direction has been basically westerly primarily overcast with some sunny periods and of course with intermittent rain. The wind speed has been moderate which has created some blustery conditions which has not assisted casting capability.

Some of the notable catches have been logged by Mr Scott Wilson 14 on Monday and over 20 on Friday basically on Daddies. Mr Ricky Cotterill caught 16 on Monday on Crunchers and Sedge-hogs. Mr Todd caught 3 pike to over 8lb plus a trout from Flamingo bay on a Perch Fry pattern. Mr John Scragg caught 7 along the dam wall from the fishery pontoon whilst drifting towards the tower on an intermediate line using a Snake.

This week saw the first time visit on Saturday to Foremark reservoir from the Leeds branch of the Fly Dressers Guild. Notably Mr M Wood of the Guild caught 21 on a green chartreuse Hares Ear and Daddies, whilst Mr Lee caught 10on Sedge-hogs and Daddies.   We received the following pleasing comment –

’ It certainly is a well-run fishery,set in very beautiful surroundings. We certainly did catch a shed load of fish. Thirty-eight fish caught for the four of us. Thanks to Ifor Jones and his staff for a cracking days sport.

The best flies for the week were hence Daddies and Sedge-hogs on floating lines and the fishing hot spot was the aerators.


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


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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 only a week away on the 17th Sept., there are still boats available.


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 of ourfour 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., including some heavily discounted rods and reels.


Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:67 Number Trout Taken: 41 Number Trout Released: 112

Total Catch:   153     Weekly Rod Average: 2.2

Seasonal Rod average: 4.2

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 7.45pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 7.45pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until 2.00pm

Afternoon Boats: 2.00pm until 7.45pm

Last 4 Hours from:  3.45pm until 7.45pm (Tickets on sale from 3.30pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 8.00pm

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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