Foremark weekly report week ending 3rd June 2018
Telephone Number: 01283 703202
This week has demonstrated a significant change in the weather pattern, starting from Monday which was overcast with a 12mph Easterly/North Easterly wind to Sunday the 3rd June with a 4mph North/North Westerly wind. There was very little ripple on the water Sunday. Coupled with this and with the reduction in wind, the cooling effect on the water has been negligible and the water temperature has risen from 15 degrees centigrade to circa 18 degrees centigrade by the end of the week. The increase in water temperature has thus caused the fish to seek deeper water such that they can take advantage of the thermo-cline. However, that is not to indicate that the fish are necessary at depth since dry flies have been equally successful in attracting fish as have lures at depth. Whilst there have been bank angler successes there is no doubt that fishing from a boat has been the most productive means of fishing.
On Monday Messer’s Critchley and Harding had 18 fish to the boat caught on blobs, snakes and dry flies. Tony Kirk caught 3 from the bank in Sunblest on buzzers which unfortunately was a cut short spell of fishing. Mr Rice caught 5 from the bank, whilst Mr Skudder and Mr Hunt caught 9 and 8 fish respectively from boats. On Tuesday Scotty Wilson caught 15 from a boat using a blob and a black daddy longlegs near number 4 buoy. Messer’s Coley and Taft bagged 11 to the boat. Mr Fogg on Wednesday caught 12 to the boat whilst fishing in the vicinity of the cascade. There was a significant hatch of mayfly in Carvers Arm. On Thursday John Scragg recorded a bag of 14 fish caught on a mayfly from around number 4 buoy. Alan and Belinda Dawes utilising black and green lures caught 12 to the boat from the cascade. Messer’s Cotterill and Tildesley returned 11 to the boat which succumb to buzzers with a blob on the top dropper.
For those whom follow these weekly reports you will be aware had on Saturday 19th May Mr Conroy had a fantastic catch of 10 pike up to 26.75 pounds (see weekly report ending 20th May). On Thursday of this week Pete Kornisky caught 4 pike up to 26 pounds. (for photograph see www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore) A Mr Jones also had a pike of 11 pounds. Pike have also been observed swimming around both the Lodge and Sailing Club pontoons.
Friday brought a flat calm to the reservoir and the fishing became decidedly more difficult and Scotty Wilson caught 6 fish describing it as a ‘hard session’ drifting into the middle of the reservoir from number buoy. A fish stocking occurred adding another 600 plus fish to the reservoir. Saturday was a better day for fishing and Scotty Wilson had 12 fish on orange lures on a DI5 sweep line from the cascade. Messer’s Wagstaff and Ryles had 23 to the boat on buzzers and pheasant tails. Mr Critchley landed 12 in an afternoon session from the centre of Carvers Arm using a shipman’s fly. Mr Betts of DCAC caught 6 on a boat from in front of the beach in front of the Fishing Lodge. Mr R Gent fishing from the bank Hut Point to Sunblest caught 5 on buzzers. On Sunday the All Ability Fly Fishers visited us once more and had some good sport Sean Higgins and Harold Pritchard had 16 and 7 to their boat respectively mainly on blobs pulled on a Di3 line. Sean had a “perfect” silver bar 4-pound fish within his catch. Conversely on techniques Mark Goodge (the man behind the scene organiser of the All Ability Group) and his boat partner Tim Crofts fishing diawl bachs/buzzers caught 18 and 8 fish respectively by slow drifting down into the Sailing Club pontoon.
This weeks fishing has clearly demonstrated that it is essential to fish with a variety of techniques and flies to secure a good bag of fish.
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 N Ryles of Longton.
Tuition Days: Tuition days 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.
New for the 2018 season Fishery Management (UK) Ltd are pleased to offer boat tuition days. These days are run to a similar format as the popular bank tuition days, with the difference being that the fishing is taught from a boat. In this section instructors will show participants the correct way to start & drive the boat, anchoring, drifting and boat etiquette. This is a perfect chance to learn to boat fish just in time for the warmer temperatures pushing the fish towards the middle. To book a place for the upcoming date on Foremark on Sunday 8th July please visit www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/prices.
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: 129 Trout Taken: 99 Number Trout Released: 224
Total Catch: 323 Weekly Rod Average: 2.5
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