Foremark weekly report week ending 28th October 2018
Telephone Number: 01283 703202
This week the weather can be said to be autumnal and whilst the beginning of the week was reasonable with some drizzle it dissipated into a cold wind from the northerly direction ending into the unfavourable easterly wind. With the change of wind direction and winds of 10-17mph there was a major chill factor. Despite this several anglers braved the conditions and on Sunday when Foremark Fly Fishers held a charity match on behalf of prostate cancer which was combined with the Graham Tagg trophy. There was a excellent turn out for these matches despite the weather conditions. The water temperature is continuing to drop and is now indicating 11 degrees centigrade. The water level is rising, albeit gradually, but it will take considerable time to return to any meaningful level.
The bank area in front of the lodge is proving still to be a hot spot for the angler despite the adverse weather conditions and unhelpful wind direction. Verdun’s Point has also been productive. The boat best area has been the cascade whilst there continues to be success near the aerators and dam wall and around number 1 buoy.
On Tuesday Paul walker caught 7 fish on damsels in the vicinity of number 1 buoy. On Wednesday Messrs A & M Parker caught 5 on orange blobs drifting near the cascade using DI 5 lines. On Thursday Mr Lancini landed 4 fish to the boat form the cascade using an intermediate line with a cat’s whisker on the point and a daddy on the dropper. Mr Brian Bateman caught 4 from the beach in front of the Lodge again using an intermediate line on damsels and snakes. On Friday Mr Welch caught 4 on a black snake whilst Paul Walker landed 9 fish on damsels, and Scotty Wilson had 6 to the boat using minky boobies. On Saturday despite the cold difficult weather Mr M Cook a pike angler, in the last 4 hours, caught an 18 pound fish close to the tower.
Joe Saccone, a 9-year-old won the individual Charity match with a combined weight of just over 4 lbs for two fish, whilst Messrs Smith and Redfern were the combined winners of the Graham Tagg trophy. Peter Clough who did not fish in the competitions, which was a pity since he caught 3 fish from the beach in front of the Lodge using a Rio Gold floating line and a black hog hopper on the dropper and a black and green fly on the point. The fish took the dropper fly in preference to the fly on the point.
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 Parker of Ripley.
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 www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/prices
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 permits, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all four fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote -Eyebrook
Weekly Stats: Number Rods: 70
Trout Taken: 50 Number Trout Released: 32
Total Catch: 82 Weekly Rod Average: 1.2
For site security reasons, and in order to maintain the accuracy of our records, could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure. If not in the lodge it will be found on the shelf in the entrance porch.
Current Fishing Times:
The Main Gate, Lodge and Bank fishing opens at 7.30am
Bank: 7.30am until 4.45pm
Boat All Day: 8:30am until 4.45pm
Morning Boats: 8:30am until 1.30pm
Last 4 Hour tickets: From 12.45 pm until 4.45pm (Tickets on sale from 12.30pm)
All anglers to be off site by: 5.00pm