Foremark weekly report week ending 29th April 2018

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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 Bachs 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.

Saturday saw the first Foremark Tuition Day of the 2018 season hosted by coach Kevin Hart. A group of six newcomers to the sport experienced a classroom session, followed by fly casting tuition, then plenty of rod bending action over in Flamingo Bay. A great day was had by all and under Kevin’s watchful eye participants left with an addiction to fly fishing & trout for supper!  To see pictures from the day please visit Our next tuition day here is being held on Sunday 20th May with spaces remaining. Please visit to book.

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

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 101     Number Trout Taken: 112     Number Trout Released: 218

Total Catch:   330   Weekly Rod Average: 3.3


For site security reasons and 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 shelf in the entrance porch.


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:

  1. A copy of your Liability Insurance, this you can email to us for it to be on file for 2018
  2. 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.

Tight lines

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