Foremark weekly Report 8 October

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Foremark weekly report week ending 8th October 2017


Tel 01283 703202


The water level has remained constant this week and has seen the water temperature drop to 13c.


Foremark water levels remain high but with the grass along the bank from flamingo to the bottom of Sunblest bay being cut last week, the fishery staff have removed any problem bushes or saplings and with more sapling cutting planned for Wednesday the area from the wires down into bramble bay should be a lot more accessible for bank fishing. Contractors have cut the available dam wall area improving access and fishing potential and with a number of browns showing in this area there will be some good sport to be had, especially in light of the number of fry showing.


Monday was pretty much a wash out day with high winds preventing any boats being launched

During the late afternoon there were still fish feeding off the surface from bramble bay down to gorse bay with daddies, hoppers, small cdc patterns taking these fish.


On Tuesday the weather shown some marked improvement and the fish obliged putting in an appearance for John Fogg who boated 11 in the boils area on a black & green nymph pattern (Montana),R Taft & Keith Coley fished carvers arms with fry patterns sub surface & boated 16 trout following on from the 19 they had last week, maybe they are getting the tactics right and Scott Wilson boated 5 on his famous snake. Messers Graney & Burton managed 5 between them. The cascade is holding 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 still the better bet. Rod average for the day was 3.5


The change in the weather saw Wednesday as a waste of time with only 7 rods braving the elements and only one fish caught between them. A day for fly tying indoors in the warm and thinking about methods for when the weather turned. Thursday was not a lot better and only 3 rods went out. The pleasing thing was that all 3 rods Caught, not well, but caught, star of the show was D Bevan with 3.


Friday was, weather wise, probably the best day with 19 rods on the water John Scragg boated 6, Scott Wilson 9, and most other anglers achieved a catch even if it was only one. It was good to note that the fish are moving off of the boils area and are spreading themselves around the lake in pods of about 20, in the main basin and up Carvers arm so a drift was the best approach, some high in the water and in other places a bit deeper making the best approach a willingness to change technique and depths on a regular basis.


Saturdays weather let us down again but for the first time for a while the bank produced better than the boats, although not brilliant, quite pleasing to see. Sunday saw Foremark Fly Fishers holding the Ray Gibson memorial match at this venue with 13 rods fishing and pleasing to see most caught with the eventual winner being M Smith with 7lb 13oz for his 4 fish being the eventual winner. Other rods saw Mr P Cooper take 6 fish off the bank on a black hopper and Mr P Bailey catch 8 from his boat on a variety of daddies.

Foremark F F next match here is the Fishing for Hero’s tournament to be held on the 29th of October this is both bank and boat and as an addition to this the Graham Tagg Trophy will be awarded to the best boat on the day after the original match had to be postponed. There will be refreshments after the match in the sailing club so defending Graham Tagg champions Messrs Moody & Buckley get your booking in as there are several who think they can take you this year – myself included. There are only a few boats left so a call to the lodge will secure a place.


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.


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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:72, Number Trout Taken: 55,   Number Trout Released: 81

Total Catch:   131

Weekly Rod Average:1.81, Seasonal Rod average: 3.8

Current Fish Stock Levels 9,105

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 6.30pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 6.30pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until 1.30pm ,Afternoon Boats: 1.30pm until 6.30pm

Last 4 Hours from:  2.30pm until 6.30pm (Tickets on sale from 2.10pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 6.45pm

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