Foremark weekly report week ending 13th May 2018
Telephone Number: 01283 703202
The weather during this week started off sunny and hot and towards the end of the week turned colder and overcast with cloud. The wind also turned colder mid-week but nevertheless the water temperature has gradually risen to 14 degrees centigrade.
A further 620 fish were stocked on Thursday, and they were put into the water by the Sailing Club pontoon. However, the subsequent fish returns after the stocking indicates that the fish have sought other areas rather than Flamingo Bay to locate. Whilst stating this, the returns from Verdun’s Point and Flamingo Bay from a bank anglers perspective continue to be excellent and provide some good sport. The beach area in front of the Fishing Lodge has been a delight to the bank anglers. The major change from a fishing aspect is the increase of fish taken by the boat anglers. The areas of interest are the cascade and the gorse bushes plus the Tower and dam wall. Drifting along the dam wall or centre of the basin has proven effective.
On Monday Mr D.Silksure caught 6 fish on buzzers from Verdon’s Point, whilst Mr Watson caught 16 fish on a white lure from a boat along the dam wall beyond the tower. Keith Coley and BobTaft went predator fishing on Tuesday and caught a pike in excess of double figures. Mr Scotty Wilson caught 12 trout using a DI5 and an orange blob along the dam wall from the Tower and in the vicinity of number 3 buoy. Mr Hexall caught 12 trout on an orange FAB from Verdun’s Point. Mr Fogg caught 20 fish from a boat on a Cats Whisker and Damsel using a floating and intermediate lines. He was fishing in the cascade and towards the end of the dam wall. Mr John Machin caught 9 from Verdun’s Point on buzzers and G&H sedge. On Friday there were some good returns with a Mr T Walker with 11 fish caught on buzzers, Mr A Topping with 21 fish using a washing line technique, and Mr Scotty Wilson with 17 fish on buzzers and damsels. It is noticeable that buzzers should have some red colour to yield the better results. On Saturday Mr Ricky Cotterill had some excellent sport from the beach in front of the lodge catching 15 fish mainly on dries and a few to buzzers. Dave Pacey visited on Sunday & split his session between both boat & bank. He caught on buzzer from the lodge shoreline on the bank & then on lures off the Cascade for a total of 8 rainbows
Weekly Draw: A free weekly draw for all anglers is held, the winner being given a free boat voucher. Do not forget to sign up for this offer when in the Lodge. This weeks winner is Mr Bob Taft.
Tuition Days: Our next Foremark tuition day is being hosted by Kev Hart and is scheduled for Sunday 20th May. There are spaces available which can be booked via www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/prices or through our Guiding & Tuition Manager, Tom Bird at Draycote on 01788 812018
Also, on Sunday 20th May there are still two boats available. These can be booked from the lodge on 01283 703202
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: 108 Number Trout Taken: 81 Number Trout Released: 265
Total Catch: 346 Weekly Rod Average: 3.2
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 until 9.15pm Boat All Day: 8:30 until 9.15pm
Morning Boats: 8:30 until 3.00pm Afternoon Boats: 3.00pm until 9.15pm
Last 4 Hour tickets: From 5.15pm until 9.15pm (Tickets on sale from 5.00pm)
All anglers to be off site by: 9.30pm