Weekly report week ending 27 May

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Foremark weekly report week ending 27th May 2018

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

The Fishery this week has been subjected to winds from the east/north east which is generally not a favourable wind direction for the Fishery. Whilst this wind direction has particularly affected the bank angler the boat angler has returned some good catches notably in the lee of the dam wall and towards number 3 buoy, Heron bay and beyond to the cascade and Gorse Bay. From a bank angler prospective when the angler has overcome the strong wind Vernon’s Point continues to be a hot spot.

The fish are definitely spread out across the reservoir and appear to be in a large number of pods of two to three fish. Drifting by the boat angler secures most of fish and whilst lures on sinking lines tend to be the most successful means dry flies are featuring in the recorded catch returns. Supporting this is that sedge, hawthorn and the occasional daddy longlegs are evident in the boats prior to opening the pontoon in the morning to anglers. Orange blobs and cat’s whiskers continue to be the most effective flies.

On Monday Mr Reid on a boat had 11 fish from the tower/dam wall and near the cascade. Mr Baker had 9 fish from the same fishing areas on a booby. On the day after Mr Hill had 11 fish on blobs and a cat’s whisker and orange blob. On Wednesday Messrs Coley and Taft caught 27 to the boat on muddlers, black and green zonkers plus buzzers. Whilst Mr Price caught 9 fish on a floating blob. Mr Harding on Thursday recorded the bag of the week with a catch of 19 fish from the tower to number 3 buoy on a floating line with a boobie and cormorant combination. Gary Bissell caught 9 fish in a Saturday morning session on cat’s whiskers and a montana fritz.

The pike are still making their presence felt and Mr Cook took an afternoon boat out on Saturday and caught 2, although not the biggest he was pleased with the sport. Sunday had fewer rods out and the wind played a significant part in the catch rate being lower, Mr Skudder from the Burton Mutual Club returned 6 for his visit but with the atmospheric pressure rising quickly indicating thunder and lightning imminent, not the best day. The forecast for the coming week looks to confirm this wind will be with us, although reducing in strength, for several more days so a boat would be the better option. As the season move on please ensure you book your boats in advance so as not to be disappointed.

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 week’s winner is Mr D Copper of Nottingham.

Tuition Days: The next tuition day at Foremark is on the 9th June and is already full but there are places available on courses next month at our other Fisheries. Further details and bookings can be made via our website at www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/prices or through our Guiding & Tuition Manager, Tom Bird at Draycote on 01788 812018.

The next Foremark tuition day with spaces available is not until the autumn, noting there is a boat fishing day course on Sunday 8th July.

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:   98 Trout Taken:    106     Number Trout Released:     171

Total Catch:     277     Weekly Rod Average:   2.82 

Current Fishing Times:

Bank: 7.30am until 9.45pm                         Boat All Day: 8:30 until 9.45pm

Morning Boats:   8:30 until 3.00pm         Afternoon Boats: 3.00pm until 9.45pm

Last 4 Hour tickets: From 5.45pm until 9.45pm (Tickets on sale from 5.15pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 10.00pm

Tight lines

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