Foremark weekly report week ending 1 October

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Foremark weekly report week ending 1st October 2017

Tel 01283 703202

The water level has remained constant this week and has seen the water temperature holding at about 14c.

Foremark water levels remain high the grass along the bank from flamingo to the bottom of sunblest has been cut with the fishery staff out this week removing any problem bushes or saplings.

As yet, and its due to the rapid rise in the water levels the fry are yet to move in on the margins in any great numbers, therefore the best of the sport continues to be from the boats.

For most of the week we enjoyed light winds if a little wet at times, it wasn’t until the weekend that the speed picked up.

The aerators are on but with the water temperature this week hovering between 15c – 14c the fish are starting to move out into open water.

During the late afternoon we are seeing fish feeding off the surface from bramble bay down to gorse bay with daddies, hoppers, small cdc patterns taking these fish. Surprisingly a static fry pattern over open water has also work with Owen Rivet taking 3 on this method for his mornings visit.

R Taft & Keith Coley fished carvers arms with fry patterns sub surface & boated 19 trout. The cascade you would expect to hold some fish with all the pumped water coming in, however the outer edges of the cascade are producing but generally the middle of the carvers arm down to gorse bay is the better bet.

Successful anglers this week Scott Wilson catching 9, J Fogg catching 7, Paul Walker catching 6 with John Scragg catching 8 for his afternoon visit. Kevin Hart went out for 1 hr following his shift at the lodge boating 4 trout on a floating line & damsel.

On Sunday 13 members of the Alex Booth club fished a competition with the winner V Byrne catching 5 trout & P Fleming taking the best fish a rainbow of 2lb10oz


Fly fishing for the Pike this week has been slow, a few follows but difficult to get them to commit

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.

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:94, Number Trout Taken: 62,   Number Trout Released: 94

Total Catch:   156

Weekly Rod Average:1.7, Seasonal Rod average: 3.8

Current Fish Stock Levels 9,105

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 6.45pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 6.45pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until 1.30pm ,Afternoon Boats: 1.30pm until 6.45pm

Last 4 Hours from:  2.45pm until 6.45pm (Tickets on sale from 2.30pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 7.00pm

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.

Tight lines

The Foremark Reservoir team