Foremark weekly report week ending 6th May 2018
Telephone Number: 01283 703202
The weather has again varied this week with a cold windy start to a week that improved as the days went by to culminate in that rarest of things, a hot sunny bank holiday weekend. The water temperature has increased over the week from 9 degrees last Monday to 11.5 this morning. Spring has well and truly arrived with Cuckoos, Woodpeckers, Martins and Swallows seen over the reservoir and on the water, Bluebells in the woods and some good hatches of flies. The first Hawthorns of the spring have been seen, and anglers are catching fish on dries. With spring now well entrenched, and a further two stockings planned this month, we expect to see some excellent fishing this month.
The fish have continued to move out of Flamingo Bay although from a bank aspect it is still the hot spot. Boat angling returns are on the increase and returns suggest that in Carvers Arm and around No 1 buoy, the fishing is improving. Earlier in the week, the colder weather saw the fish deeper in the water as intermediate and sinking lines produced better returns but with the warmer weather later in the week buzzers and damsels have been yielding some significant bags of fish and pleasingly most anglers are catching fish, with naturals fished static or with a very slow retrieve being the preferred option.
Monday and Wednesday saw little activity as the weather was either cold, raining, very windy or spells of bright sunshine and any combination of these. Tuesday was the best day of the week with a rod average on nearly 6. Mr Coley and Taff took to the boats for their weekly visit, headed into Carvers Arm and used lures fished deep to produce over 25 fish to the boat. On the bank, season ticket holders Mr Wilson and Mr Fogg both recorded double figure catches fishing buzzers and Diawl Bachs adjacent to the pontoon.
Carvers Arm also produced on Thursday for Mr Lancini who recorded 5 fish using a Minkie Booby on a fast sinking line. Meanwhile on the bank, Mr Blatchford landed 13 fish whilst Mr Elms took 9, both using static skinny buzzers. Friday saw a slight dip in the rod average although the Cornforths took 8 fish between them on their last 4 hour ticket using olive damsels.
Saturday saw a variety of methods producing with Ruth and Tony Kirk landing 7 on Buzzers and Hawthorns whilst Jack Wheeler took 8 from the bank using a black snake on a DI7. Brian White fished Verduns Point and took 6 fish to 3 pounds using Diawl Bach and Fritz whilst Mr Jones took 8 on damsels. Sunday was very hot, but Mr Toyne took a boat down to the bay behind the valve tower to take 6 on dries whilst in Flamingo anglers were catching on buzzers, damsels, bloodworms and Diawl Bachs
Our next tuition day here is being held on Sunday 20th May with spaces remaining. Please visit www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/prices to book. Our last tuition day saw six newcomers to the sport experience some rod bending action over in Flamingo Bay as can be seen from the pictures on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/flyfishstore. Please note that also on Sunday 20th May we will be hosting matches for both the Foremark Fly Fishers and the All Abilities Fishing Group and consequently there will be no boats available that day.
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 our four fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote and -Eyebrook
Number Rods: 132 Number Trout Taken: 133 Number Trout Released: 237
Total Catch: 370 Weekly Rod Average: 2.8
Winner of this week’s free boat draw: Mr K. Burandt of Melton Mowbray
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 9.00pm Boat All Day: 8:30 to 9.00pm
Morning Boats: 8:30 until 2:30pm Afternoon Boats: 2:30pm until 9.00pm
Last 4 Hour tickets: From 5.00pm until 9.00pm (Tickets on sale from 4.45pm)
All anglers to be off site by: 9.15pm
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 day’s 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.