Foremark weekly report week ending 17th September

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Foremark weekly report week ending 17th September 2017

Telephone Number: 01283 703202


The water level in the reservoir has dropped about a foot this week and this combined with the first signs of autumn has seen the water temperature holding at about 14.5/15degrees C. The high-water level is restricting the bank angling capability from an access and casting aspect, but we are working to get the banks cut so as to afford better opportunities for the bank angler this autumn. The increased dam wall access together with the pontoons plus Hut Point and Verduns point, offer some limited bank angling and this will only increase as the water levels continue to drop.


The aerators are fully operational and the fish have continued to focus around the boils and surrounding area, especially towards the dam wall. There is still noticeable fish movement in the cascade, but less than that in the aerators. The pontoon basin and the dam wall towards the tower has also yielded some fish. With the additional fish that were stocked last week, the residue stock maintained in the fishery is well over 9,000 fish. The falling water temperature this week has started to see these fish begin to show more interest in the angler’s offerings and the rod average continues to improve with last week’s average being 4.6, the best day being Friday with an excellent daily average of 7.8.


The strong westerly winds earlier this week has caused problems with 2 days being lost to boat fishing. The remaining days have seen kinder conditions with the winds moderating and swinging to the north and the fish have responded to the better conditions.


Several notable catches have been recorded this week including 11 by Mr Fogg who boated these from the boils on Tuesday, whilst on Thursday, Mr Beard took 15 on orange boobies and DCAC member Paul Walker took 5 from the boils during the afternoon.


On Friday morning, Mr Robinson who was holidaying in the area, visited the fishery for the first time and boated 19 fish on daddies for his mornings visit, whilst John Scragg landed 10 on a minkie boobie, this fly also accounting for 7 by Mr Conroy during his last four-hour evening session.


The sport remained excellent over the weekend despite the changeable weather with Mr Elsey taking 8 on Saturday whilst Sunday saw Glen Moody and Neil Gregory take 13fish, Mr Webb and Mr Wilkins take 14, and Mr Harvey 9 during his evening session. Best catch over the weekend was the 30 fish taken by season ticket holders, Scott Wilson and Ricky Cotterill which included several fish over 3 pounds, with the best being Scott’s excellent 6lb8oz brownie taken on a minkie boobie.


Mr Korniczky targeted the pike in a short morning session on Sunday and was rewarded with 2 fish, the best being over 13 pounds taken on a fry pattern.


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


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 was unfortunately postponed and is being rearranged in October. Dates to follow


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 .This isvalid 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: 47, Number Trout Taken: 43,   Number Trout Released: 174

Total Catch:   217

Weekly Rod Average:4.6

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 7.15pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 7.15pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until 2.00pm ,Afternoon Boats: 2.00pm until 7.15pm

Last 4 Hours from:  3.15 pm until 7.15pm (Tickets on sale from 3.00pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 7.30pm

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.

Tight lines

The Foremark Reservoir team