Foremark Report 16th September

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Foremark weekly report week ending 16th September 2018


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The recorded average catch rate for this week was 3.0 which was the highest rate for some weeks. This week’s weather has been primarily cloudy with some rain and the winds from a westerly south westerly direction. The water temperature has dropped to 16 degrees centigrade and has held at this level. The water level in the reservoir continues to drop.

The major hot spot fishing area is still the main basin from number 1 to number 2 buoy and beyond to the aerators and number 3 buoy, including number 7 buoy off of Hut Point to the top dam wall. Fishing on the drift has proven to be the most effective fishing tactic and when the wind has been reasonably high the use of a drogue to slow the drift has assisted.

Scotty Wilson on Monday caught 8 rainbows whilst on the drift using a floating line on an olive hopper on the dropper with a booby on the point. Messrs Robinson and Topping landed 9 to the boat, whilst fishing orange blobs and minky boobies on an intermediate line. On Wednesday the rod average was 5.5 with Kevin Hart catching 9, Gordon Richards 5, and Mr Fogg landing 8. The flies utilised were damsels, blobs, cormorants and boobies all on a floating line. On Thursday Kevin Hart caught 6 whilst a Derby County member landed 6 and lost numerous others using boobies.

A bank angler Peter Clough fishing from Hut Point caught 2 using red buzzers. Scotty Wilson caught 6 again on a washing line with a buoyant fly on the tip and an olive hopper on the dropper. Mr D Price, a Thornton member caught 5 on diawl bachs and holchrome buzzers. Terry Harrod caught 6 on a booby bibio washing line on the drift from number 1 buoy. Ian Burcliff caught 7 to the boat on Sunday fishing with daddies.

The success of two bank anglers during the week indicates and that trout have been observed rising in the pontoon area suggests that the fish are moving in from the deeper water towards the banks probably seeking fry or shrimp.

Weekly Draw: A free to enter weekly draw is held for all anglers, with the winner receiving a voucher for a free boat. This week’s winner is Mr C Wigmore of Sileby.

Tuition Days: The tuition website has been updated with a new blog page /reports section and the first post is just an introduction to the page and what it will offer in the future. The concept is that write ups of guiding trips, tackle reviews and advice, and tips on different fishing methods will be included and it will be updated on two-week intervals. Tuition days can be booked with our Guiding & Tuition Manager, Tom Bird at Draycote on 01788 812018 or made via our website at

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.


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