Foremark weekly report week ending 7th October 2018
Telephone Number: 01283 703202
The weeks weather has been predominately cloudy with a few bright periods and with winds for the major part of the week from a westerly direction, but this has varied towards the end of the week. The fish have moved in closer to the banks and some of last week’s stocking have located themselves in and around the cascade. There has been the odd day of heavy frost which has delayed the opening of the pontoon. The water level of the reservoir continues to gradually rise and for the first time the pontoon has been moved in and a section of the temporary walkway has been removed. Never-the-less it will take considerable time to recover the water level to normality.
The top dam wall and the tower including the aerators is still providing a productive location for boat fishing. However, whilst number 1 buoy remains a hot spot most boats have caught on the drift through the main basin. The cascade has produced some significant catches most of which have been caught near the bank in shallow water. The bank angling continues to improve, the productive areas being the bank/dam wall in front of the lodge, Verdun’s Point and Hut Point. The successful fly patterns have been various lures, cat whiskers, damsels, hoppers, nymphs, fry imitations and daddies.
At the beginning of the week Scotty Wilson caught 10 from a boat on a CDC hopper and Nev Steed 4 from the bank. On Tuesday Paul Walker caught 10 from a boat on a Kate McLaren whilst Mr T Hutchinson caught the fish of the week by catching a 5lb 5 oz brown trout from the top dam wall. Mr J Fogg on Wednesday caught 5 from a boat from around the tower. On Friday Scotty Wilson landed 15 from the aerators and Paul Walker landed 11, both fishing from boats. On Sunday all the boats were in use, 6 of the boats being used by Foremark Fly Fishers in a Ray Gibson memorial trophy match. Ric Saccone won the competition with 6 fish weighing 13 lbs, the best fish weighing 2 lb 11 ounces. Our thanks go to Jody for the organisation of the competition. Ricky Cotterill who was not in the competition caught 10 from the cascade on nymphs on a floating line from the cascade. The successful lines were floating, and intermediate /sink tip and the best boat option was to drift.
Foremark Fly Fishing Club On the 28th October are running an open competition charity match on the behalf of prostate cancer, fishing from 10am to 3pm, followed by a buffet and a raffle. Please telephone the lodge to make a reservation to support this charity event.
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. Dixie Baxter of Woodville.
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.
Weekly Stats: Number Rods: 83
Trout Taken: 74 Number Trout Released: 105
Total Catch: 179 Weekly Rod Average: 2.2
Current Fishing Times:
Bank: 7.30am until 6.30pm Boat All Day: 8:30am until 6.30pm
Morning Boats: 8:30am until 1.30pm Afternoon Boats: 1.30pm until 6.30pm
Last 4 Hour tickets: From 2.30pm until 6.30pm (Tickets on sale from 2.15pm)
All anglers to be off site by: 6.45pm