Fishing report 30th September

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Foremark weekly report week ending 30th September 2018

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

On the 26th September the Fishery was stocked with a further 500 fish some of which were more than 2.5 pounds. The bank angling continues to improve. On two days there has been a heavy frost, and especially on one day the pontoon was delayed in opening due to the frost and ice both in the boats and on the pontoon and walkway leading to the pontoon.

The water temperature is gradually falling and is now holding at 14 degrees centigrade. The water level is at last started to rise and Severn Trent water has 3 pumps active at Eggington, where the water is extracted from the Dove and pumped into Foremark. This is confirmed by the cascade since the amount of water gushing into Foremark is significant. The low water has provided some new areas of beach still which affords the bank angler an increased scope of fishing opportunity.

The wind direction this week has been variable and although not strong has produced some difficult fishing conditions with some gusts and swirling scenarios.

The best fishing areas in the beginning of the week were the top dam wall and the aerators noting the fish appear to have moved closer to the dam wall. The cascade, now in full flow produced some fish more so towards the end of the week. The top end of Carvers Arm after the recent stocking has also produced fish for the boat angler. The hot spot for bank fishing was the beach and dam wall in front of the Fishing Lodge, and Verdun’s Point. The best fly patterns were pheasant tailed nymphs, hoppers, holographic crunchers, daddies, small perch lures and black/green lures.

During the week the significant bank angling catches were Mr J Smith who caught 3 from the bank in front of the Lodge and Mr Thompson who also netted 3 from Verdun’s Point. An excellent bag of 8 fish was caught by Brian McFadden from the beach in front of the Lodge on pheasant tailed nymphs and black damsels. Kevin Taylor who was on a tuition day, being coached by Kevin Hart caught a trout for the first time and banked 3. Scotty Wilson fishing from a boat landed 9 fish on floating fry lures and hoppers. Ricky Cotterill boat fishing landed 12 fish on a floating line using crunchers mostly in the cascade.

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. M Watkins of West Bridgford.


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.


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 four fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

Weekly Stats:                                      Number Rods: 92


Trout Taken:     74             Number Trout Released: 89


Total Catch:   163             Weekly Rod Average: 1.8


 Current Fishing Times:

Bank: 7.30am until 6.45pm                         Boat All Day: 8:30am until 6.45pm                        

Morning Boats: 8:30am until 1.45pm         Afternoon Boats: 2.00pm until 6.45pm

Last 4 Hour tickets: From 2.45pm until 6.45pm (Tickets on sale from 2.30pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 7.00pmTight lines

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