Foremark weekly report

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Foremark weekly report week ending 11th March 2018

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

FOREMARK The in form fishery!

Following the demise of the beast from the east and storm Emma, Foremark finally opened its doors at 7.30am last Tuesday and anglers were catching fish from the first cast of the new season. The bank anglers caught well from in front of the lodge to Hutt point with double figure bags common. Black and green and green and white were the most successful flies, fished mid water on either midge tips or intermediate or slow sinkers. The boats fared equally well, fishing approximately 50 yards from the shore in sailing club bay and Flamingo bay although fish were caught down Carvers Arm. In all 47 rods recorded 548 fish for a Rod Average of 11.6

Wednesday and Thursday fished even better with the 18 anglers who fished on Wednesday recording over 300 fish for a staggering rod average of over 17, whilst on Thursday, the anglers netted just under 300 fish for a rod average of just under 17. Sport continued to be excellent although slightly more difficult on Friday and Saturday with the rod average dropping to a still very respectable 7.6 on Friday and 8.4 on Saturday.

Sunday saw an excellent turnout with 32 rods fishing in conditions that deteriorated during the day with a cold blustery easterly affecting the fishery. The rod average was still over 8 although it was noticed that the fish were beginning to shoal up in large pods. Flamingo Bay was the best area with the boats out fishing the bank anglers probably due to the easterly wind that blew up in the afternoon.

With double figure catches commonplace week, there were numerous noteworthy catches with several well-conditioned over wintered fish coming being caught along the Ticknall bank in Carvers Arm. It was also nice to see a few of last season’s blue trout making an appearance. This week the fishery hosted a bank match for members of the Derbyshire Fly Fishers whose member’s recorded 188 fish with several catching personal bests. Match organiser Phil Webb kindly contacting the fishery to record his member’s appreciation of a great days fishing. On Sunday the fishery accommodated Colwick Fly Fishers first match of the season as they were forced to cancel their planned match at Thornton due to dirty water caused by the recent heavy rains and snow melt. The fishery responded with the 10 members who fished recording a total of 129 fish with Keith Prouting top rod with a 6 fish bag weighing 12lb 8ozs,

Over the week, the bank fished better than the boats with the majority of the fish being fairly close in, although most of the over wintered fish came to the boat anglers who were better able to access the fish holding areas of Carvers Arm. Black and Green and Green and White lures proved to be the most effective flies although fish were caught on damsel patterns, blobs, snakes and even a few on buzzers.

Thinking of booking a match? We offer discounted rates for group boat bookings and competition permit prices call the lodge for more details: 01283 703202.

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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: This seasons Troutmasters fishery heat will be held on Sunday 15th April with the winner going forward to the Troutmasters Final at Draycote on October 8th.



Our ever-popular Rio/ Sage day will be held at Draycote on Sunday 6th May with Simon Gawesworth of RIO fly lines & Jim Fearn of SAGE rods & Guide Fly fishing at the lodge answering your questions & offering their advice on SAGE & RIO products. You can also book a FREE 30 min one to one session with Simon Gawesworth of Rio or Jim Fearn of SAGE. This is an unique opportunity to seek advice on RIO or SAGE tackle, or take the opportunity for a 30min casting lesson masterclass.

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 four fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

Weekly Boat Draw- Our popular weekly boat draw will re-commence this week with the lucky winner receiving a free day boat voucher for use at Foremark reservoir. First draw will take place next Monday (19th March)

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.

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 187        Number Trout Taken: 366        Number Trout Released: 1621

Total Catch:     1987   Weekly Rod Average: 10.6

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 17:45pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 17:45pm

Morning Boats:   08:30 until 13:00pm

Afternoon Boats: 13:00pm until 17:45pm

Last 4 Hours from: 13:45pm until 17.45pm (Tickets on sale from 13:30pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 18:00PM

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge, it will be found on the shelf in the entrance porch.

Tight lines

The Foremark Fishery Staff

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