Foremark weekly report week ending 15th October

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Foremark weekly report week ending 16th October 2017


Foremark Lodge Tel 01283 703202

The water level is still being maintained at a constant level which is as a result of Severn Trent having upgraded the extraction capability from the Dove at Eggington. Those who have experienced Foremark in previous years would know that water levels used to generally drop at this time of the year.

The access for the bank angler has been vastly improved Foremark which leaves the area from Bramble Bay towards the wires needing attention. Heavier equipment will be necessitated because of the size of greenery/trees that is needed to be removed from within this area to provide satisfactory bank angling capability. Pictures

The weeks fishing has been a roller coaster ride on fish returns noting that Foremark reflected the situation at the other three reservoirs within the Fly Fish Operation. Thus, it can be concluded that the fishing was impacted by the barmy prevailing weather conditions notably the ambient temperature and or the barometric pressure.

The area of the reservoir that has produced results is primarily Carvers Arm, noting that the aerators and drifting the centre basin has also been productive. From a bank prospective Flamingo Bay, Sun Bless, Hut Point and Vernon’s Point have produced some results. Whilst the fish appear to be taking the fry, especially in Carvers Arm, we did find an invasive shrimp in Foremark last year, the shrimp is moving into the margins with the fish gorging on them, make sure you have shrimp patterns in your box!

On Monday 9th October the notable catches were by Mr B Aoin who caught 8 from a boat in Carvers Arm on size 14 Klink hammers, Messer Burton and Graney who took 10 to the boat on Gold-head Black Fritz on floating lines.

On Tuesday Messer Taft & Keith Coley continued their run of success at Foremark and boated 10 fish whilst Mr Wilson caught 8 fish whilst drifting.

On Friday 13th Mr Wilson continued his success and confounded the superstition of the day by catching 12 in the mid channel of Carvers Arm within the top metre from the surface. However, the best performance of the day, if not week, must be awarded to Mr D Hudson who caught 5 from the bank in Flamingo Bay on a Minkie Booby on a floating line.

The mild weather is not favourable for the pike fishing with only 2 pike caught during the week. We only allow fly fishing for the pike.

Foremark Fly Fishers have arranged a charity match at Foremark in support of Help the Heroes to be held on the 29th of October. This is both for bank and boat and as an addition to this the Graham Tagg Trophy will be awarded to the best bag of the day since the original match had to be postponed. There will be refreshments after the match in the sailing club.

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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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:67, Number Trout Taken: 48,   Number Trout Released: 61

Total Catch:   109

Weekly Rod Average:1.6, Seasonal Rod average: 3.8

Current Fish Stock Levels 9,057

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 6.15pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 6.15pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until 1.30pm ,Afternoon Boats: 1.30pm until 6.15pm

Last 4 Hours from:  2.15pm until 6.15pm (Tickets on sale from 2.10pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 6.30pm

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