Foremark weekly report week ending 29th April 2018
Telephone Number: 01283 703202
The weather has again varied this week. The days have basically demonstrated significant cloud cover and rain although there have been some infrequent sunny spells. Towards the end of the week the rain has been coupled with a wind from the North East and hence the water temperature has declined to less than 10 degrees centigrade.
On Thursday a further 230 fish were stocked, and they were put into the water by the Fishing Lodge pontoon to reduce the concentration of the fish in Flamingo Bay. Boat angling returns are on the increase and returns indicate that Carvers Arm fishing is improving. However, both from a boat and bank aspect Flamingo Bay is still the hot spot. The cold wet weather together with the North Easterly winds have apparently moved the fish deeper since intermediate and sinking lines are indicating better fish returns. Whilst this is the overall case on some of the infrequent sunny spells buzzers have been yielding significant bags of fish.
On Monday Mr D. Handy fished on Verdun’s Point with buzzers without success and changed to a sinking line with a white booby and caught 10 fish. On Tuesday Messer’s Coley and Taft caught 13 fish from a boat using fast sinking lines in Carvers Arm. A Mr R Baker during a last 4-hour session had 6 fish on Diawl Bach’s from Verdun’s Point. On Wednesday, which tended to be sunny and bright, Mr Savage fishing on Verdun’s Point and because he did not have any takes on a sinking line switched to a floating line with buzzers and landed 24 fish – this was the best bag of fish in the week. Thursday was again somewhat sunny and Mr R Gout caught 22 from the bank on orange cat’s whiskers, blobs and buzzers. Mr J Fogg caught 15 fish from a boat. Friday was a bad day with it being cold, raining and an East North East wind. Five brave souls fished and returned an average of 4 fish per rod noting that most anglers had left by lunchtime because of the inclement weather. Saturday continued with similar weather to that of Friday. Again, some anglers because of the conditions left at lunchtime. Mr K Noble caught 9 from a boat on a booby whilst Mr P Cooper caught 10 from the bank.
Hosted by Kevin Hart, six newcomers to the world of fly-fishing enjoyed Foremark’s first Tuition Day of the 2018 season on Saturday. The day proved to be a great success with a classroom session followed by casting instruction then plenty of action on the bank in Flamingo Bay. Photos on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore
The next beginners course at Foremark is scheduled for the 20th May and there are still some places available. We also hold similar courses at Draycote and Eyebrook. Please check the Fisher website www.flyfishtuition.co.uk for details & bookings.
On Sunday the inclement weather continued, and the north wind seemingly reduced the ambient temperature. Mr R Miller caught 9 fish from Verdun’s Point on a small damsel on an intermediate line. Thornton Fly Fishers held a boat match for 6 anglers and the best bag of 3 fish weighing 5 lbs 3 ounces was caught by a Mr D Leavesley.
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.
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 inches 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 valid at all three fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook
Number Rods: 101 Number Trout Taken: 112 Number Trout Released: 218
Total Catch: 330 Weekly Rod Average: 3.3
Current Fishing Times:
Bank: 7.30am till 8.45pm Boat All Day: 8:30 to 8.45pm
Morning Boats: 8:30 until 2:30pm Afternoon Boats: 2:30pm until 8.45pm
Last 4 Hour tickets: From 4.45pm until 8.45pm (Tickets on sale from 4.15pm)
All anglers to be off site by: 9.00pm
Notice to all fishing guides & instructors
We continue to welcome independent guides & instructors on all our water.
However, to ensure in this world of potential litigation that all parties are covered on advice from our insurance company if your guiding or instructing a client at Draycote, Foremark, Thornton & Eyebrook you will in future be require to produce:
- A copy of your Liability Insurance, this you can email to us for it to be on file for 2018
- A copy of your Risk Assessment for that days guiding / instruction
If your guiding or instructing and are unable to produce the required documents you will be refused access to the fishery.
To enable us to deal with all our customers quickly & efficiently we suggest you forward copies of your liability insurance for us to place on file and prior to your visit a copy of that days risk assessment emailed to the fishery lodge, this will enable our staff to get you & your client out on the water as quickly as possible.
We would like to thank the guides & instructors who have already forwarded copies of their liability insurance.