Foremark weekly report week ending 10th June 2018
Telephone Number: 01283 703202
The wind during the week has been minor, from the north east /easterly direction and the water temperature has stabilised at circa 18 degrees centigrade. From a cloud aspect it has been has been overcast with some sunny spells. The water level within the reservoir has risen making some of the bank angling difficult because of the absence of or reduction in shoreline. During this week there has been a proliferation of small pin fry and towards the end of the week the fly anglers dilemma or nightmare a wealth of caenis fly. Trout have been more than evident on the surface cruising around and scooping up this tiny fly and hence putting an extreme challenge to the angler.
Although caenis feeding trout have a reputation for been uncatchable its not true, you require a stealthy approach. Fish long leaders tapered down to as fine as you dare, fish a single fly a size 14 – 16 CJ Sparke gnat or tups indispensable make sure your presentation is as good as possible & allow the fish to confidently up & onto the fly
We are also seeing excellent Sedge fly hatches.
On Monday despite the caenis fly, John Scragg caught 16 fish on dry flies – mayfly and bibio’s, hence leading the way on fishing for the rest of the week. On Tuesday Scotty Wilson caught 8 fish from the boils and number 4 buoy on black shipmans whilst Messer’s Coley and Toft recorded 11 fish to the boat on Di 7 lines with lures and muddlers on a floating line. Paul Ravenscroft on Wednesday caught 13 fish to the boat fishing a booby damsel and a harry tom from the Dam Wall and aerators. The best fish was over 4 pounds with two others over 3 pounds. John Machin caught 3 fish, 2 of which were over seasoned, 2 and a half, and 3 pounds, from the bank on Verdun’s Point on black midges. On Thursday Mr Beeley caught 5 fish from a boat on damsel and black minkies. To continue the pike saga, and the predator fishing capability now established at Foremark, Mr Pettini caught 2 pike both circa 15 pounds. On Friday Scotty Wilson recorded 18 to the boat fishing from number 3 buoy to number 2 buoy. Mr Scragg again showing his prowess with dry flies caught 10 fish on mayfly in the main basin of the reservoir. Brian White on Saturday caught 7 fish from the boat near Bramble Bay on a green fritz noting he had not connected with fish on the dam wall. Ricky Coterrill caught 8 on dry flies whilst Messer’s Windie and Morrison recorded 10 to the boat mainly om large black buzzers. A further pike was caught by Mr D Aliusman from the vicinity of the cascade.
The lesson of the week is that despite the caenis fly fish can be caught from the bank or boat especially with dry flies – black mayflies, black shipmans, black midges, and black buzzers. Lures continue to be successful especially black and green fritz and as always the booby.
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 R Taft of Earl Shilton.
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: 110 Trout Taken: 69 Number Trout Released: 141
Total Catch: 210 Weekly Rod Average: 1.9
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