Foremark 31st October

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Foremark weekly report week ending 30th October 2017

 

Foremark Lodge Tel 01283 703202

 

After last week’s bad weather in particular the high wind speeds we were optimistic that this report would offer some better news. However Monday came and of the 7 rods who braved the calmer but still boisterous conditions it showed because only 5 fish were caught. Tuesday was no better and it didn’t matter what was attempted and what areas that were fished. Mr Scudder located small shoals of fish with a fish finder noting they were 20 feet plus down. Wednesday was a better day for some with Mr K Hardy taking 4 from the bank on hut point and Scott Wilson boating 4 on a DI 5 line and a booby.

The fish stocking level is still high for Foremark compared to previous years and given the time of the year and hopefully the fish will start seeking food aggressively in the not too distant future. Thursday was yet another frustrating day with anglers reporting a number of taps etc but the fish unwilling to chase and those fish caught came mainly to static offerings. Friday offered a small amount of encouragement for bank anglers and there was a number of fish caught around Verduns point but still deep on sinking lines.

 

Foremark Fly Fishers charity match at Foremark in support of Fishing for Heroes SUNDAY the 29th of October was well supported with £306 being raised for this great cause The boat winners for the Graham Tagg Trophy was awarded to Martin Smith & Paul Cook who weighed in 5 fish for 8lb 7oz.

 

 

Thinking of booking a match? We offer discounted rates for group boat bookings and competition permit prices, call the lodge for more details.

 

For more up to date information call the lodge on 01283 703 202

 

Take a look at our latest news and pictures on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

 

 

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 inch 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 .This isvalid at all of ourfour fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

 

Try before you buy; we currently have a range of Rio Fly Lines available for you to try, take them out for a day’s fishing and try them. We also stock a wide selection of fly’s and a range of any fishing tackle you might need in our onsite shop, including some heavily discounted rods and reels.

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:75, Number Trout Taken: 39,   Number Trout Released: 36

Total Catch:   75

Weekly Rod Average: 1, Seasonal Rod average: 3.7

Current Fish Stock Levels 8,982

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 5.00pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 5.00pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until 12.45pm ,Afternoon Boats: 12.45pm until 5.00pm

Last 4 Hours from:  1.00pm until 5.00pm (Tickets on sale from 12.45pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 5.15pm

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 windowsill by the entrance door.

Tight lines

The Foremark Reservoir team

Foremark weekly report week ending 15th October

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Foremark weekly report week ending 16th October 2017

 

Foremark Lodge Tel 01283 703202

The water level is still being maintained at a constant level which is as a result of Severn Trent having upgraded the extraction capability from the Dove at Eggington. Those who have experienced Foremark in previous years would know that water levels used to generally drop at this time of the year.

The access for the bank angler has been vastly improved Foremark which leaves the area from Bramble Bay towards the wires needing attention. Heavier equipment will be necessitated because of the size of greenery/trees that is needed to be removed from within this area to provide satisfactory bank angling capability. Pictures www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

The weeks fishing has been a roller coaster ride on fish returns noting that Foremark reflected the situation at the other three reservoirs within the Fly Fish Operation. Thus, it can be concluded that the fishing was impacted by the barmy prevailing weather conditions notably the ambient temperature and or the barometric pressure.

The area of the reservoir that has produced results is primarily Carvers Arm, noting that the aerators and drifting the centre basin has also been productive. From a bank prospective Flamingo Bay, Sun Bless, Hut Point and Vernon’s Point have produced some results. Whilst the fish appear to be taking the fry, especially in Carvers Arm, we did find an invasive shrimp in Foremark last year, the shrimp is moving into the margins with the fish gorging on them, make sure you have shrimp patterns in your box!

On Monday 9th October the notable catches were by Mr B Aoin who caught 8 from a boat in Carvers Arm on size 14 Klink hammers, Messer Burton and Graney who took 10 to the boat on Gold-head Black Fritz on floating lines.

On Tuesday Messer Taft & Keith Coley continued their run of success at Foremark and boated 10 fish whilst Mr Wilson caught 8 fish whilst drifting.

On Friday 13th Mr Wilson continued his success and confounded the superstition of the day by catching 12 in the mid channel of Carvers Arm within the top metre from the surface. However, the best performance of the day, if not week, must be awarded to Mr D Hudson who caught 5 from the bank in Flamingo Bay on a Minkie Booby on a floating line.

The mild weather is not favourable for the pike fishing with only 2 pike caught during the week. We only allow fly fishing for the pike.

Foremark Fly Fishers have arranged a charity match at Foremark in support of Help the Heroes to be held on the 29th of October. This is both for bank and boat and as an addition to this the Graham Tagg Trophy will be awarded to the best bag of the day since the original match had to be postponed. There will be refreshments after the match in the sailing club.

Thinking of booking a match? We offer discounted rates for group boat bookings and competition permit prices, call the lodge for more details.

For more up to date information call the lodge on 01283 703 202

Take a look at our latest news and pictures on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Flyfishstore

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 inch 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 .This isvalid at all of ourfour fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

 

Try before you buy; we currently have a range of Rio Fly Lines available for you to try, take them out for a day’s fishing and try them. We also stock a wide selection of fly’s and a range of any fishing tackle you might need in our onsite shop, including some heavily discounted rods and reels.

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:67, Number Trout Taken: 48,   Number Trout Released: 61

Total Catch:   109

Weekly Rod Average:1.6, Seasonal Rod average: 3.8

Current Fish Stock Levels 9,057

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 6.15pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 6.15pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until 1.30pm ,Afternoon Boats: 1.30pm until 6.15pm

Last 4 Hours from:  2.15pm until 6.15pm (Tickets on sale from 2.10pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 6.30pm

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 windowsill by the entrance door.

Tight lines

The Foremark Reservoir team

Foremark weekly Report 8 October

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Foremark weekly report week ending 8th October 2017

 

Tel 01283 703202

 

The water level has remained constant this week and has seen the water temperature drop to 13c.

 

Foremark water levels remain high but with the grass along the bank from flamingo to the bottom of Sunblest bay being cut last week, the fishery staff have removed any problem bushes or saplings and with more sapling cutting planned for Wednesday the area from the wires down into bramble bay should be a lot more accessible for bank fishing. Contractors have cut the available dam wall area improving access and fishing potential and with a number of browns showing in this area there will be some good sport to be had, especially in light of the number of fry showing.

 

Monday was pretty much a wash out day with high winds preventing any boats being launched

During the late afternoon there were still fish feeding off the surface from bramble bay down to gorse bay with daddies, hoppers, small cdc patterns taking these fish.

 

On Tuesday the weather shown some marked improvement and the fish obliged putting in an appearance for John Fogg who boated 11 in the boils area on a black & green nymph pattern (Montana),R Taft & Keith Coley fished carvers arms with fry patterns sub surface & boated 16 trout following on from the 19 they had last week, maybe they are getting the tactics right and Scott Wilson boated 5 on his famous snake. Messers Graney & Burton managed 5 between them. The cascade is holding some fish with all the pumped water coming in, however the outer edges of the cascade are producing but generally the middle of the Carvers arm down to gorse bay is still the better bet. Rod average for the day was 3.5

 

The change in the weather saw Wednesday as a waste of time with only 7 rods braving the elements and only one fish caught between them. A day for fly tying indoors in the warm and thinking about methods for when the weather turned. Thursday was not a lot better and only 3 rods went out. The pleasing thing was that all 3 rods Caught, not well, but caught, star of the show was D Bevan with 3.

 

Friday was, weather wise, probably the best day with 19 rods on the water John Scragg boated 6, Scott Wilson 9, and most other anglers achieved a catch even if it was only one. It was good to note that the fish are moving off of the boils area and are spreading themselves around the lake in pods of about 20, in the main basin and up Carvers arm so a drift was the best approach, some high in the water and in other places a bit deeper making the best approach a willingness to change technique and depths on a regular basis.

 

Saturdays weather let us down again but for the first time for a while the bank produced better than the boats, although not brilliant, quite pleasing to see. Sunday saw Foremark Fly Fishers holding the Ray Gibson memorial match at this venue with 13 rods fishing and pleasing to see most caught with the eventual winner being M Smith with 7lb 13oz for his 4 fish being the eventual winner. Other rods saw Mr P Cooper take 6 fish off the bank on a black hopper and Mr P Bailey catch 8 from his boat on a variety of daddies.

Foremark F F next match here is the Fishing for Hero’s tournament to be held on the 29th of October this is both bank and boat and as an addition to this the Graham Tagg Trophy will be awarded to the best boat on the day after the original match had to be postponed. There will be refreshments after the match in the sailing club so defending Graham Tagg champions Messrs Moody & Buckley get your booking in as there are several who think they can take you this year – myself included. There are only a few boats left so a call to the lodge will secure a place.

 

Fly fishing for the Pike this week has been slow, a few follows but difficult to get them to commit

 

Thinking of booking a match? We offer discounted rates for group boat bookings and competition permit prices, call the lodge for more details.

 

For more up to date information call the lodge on 01283 703 202

 

Take a look at our latest news and pictures on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

 

 

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 inch 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 .This isvalid at all of ourfour fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

 

Try before you buy; we currently have a range of Rio Fly Lines available for you to try, take them out for a day’s fishing and try them. We also stock a wide selection of fly’s and a range of any fishing tackle you might need in our onsite shop, including some heavily discounted rods and reels.

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:72, Number Trout Taken: 55,   Number Trout Released: 81

Total Catch:   131

Weekly Rod Average:1.81, Seasonal Rod average: 3.8

Current Fish Stock Levels 9,105

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 6.30pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 6.30pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until 1.30pm ,Afternoon Boats: 1.30pm until 6.30pm

Last 4 Hours from:  2.30pm until 6.30pm (Tickets on sale from 2.10pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 6.45pm

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 windowsill by the entrance door.

Tight lines

The Foremark Reservoir team

 

Foremark weekly report week ending 1 October

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Foremark weekly report week ending 1st October 2017

Tel 01283 703202

The water level has remained constant this week and has seen the water temperature holding at about 14c.

Foremark water levels remain high the grass along the bank from flamingo to the bottom of sunblest has been cut with the fishery staff out this week removing any problem bushes or saplings.

As yet, and its due to the rapid rise in the water levels the fry are yet to move in on the margins in any great numbers, therefore the best of the sport continues to be from the boats.

For most of the week we enjoyed light winds if a little wet at times, it wasn’t until the weekend that the speed picked up.

The aerators are on but with the water temperature this week hovering between 15c – 14c the fish are starting to move out into open water.

During the late afternoon we are seeing fish feeding off the surface from bramble bay down to gorse bay with daddies, hoppers, small cdc patterns taking these fish. Surprisingly a static fry pattern over open water has also work with Owen Rivet taking 3 on this method for his mornings visit.

R Taft & Keith Coley fished carvers arms with fry patterns sub surface & boated 19 trout. The cascade you would expect to hold some fish with all the pumped water coming in, however the outer edges of the cascade are producing but generally the middle of the carvers arm down to gorse bay is the better bet.

Successful anglers this week Scott Wilson catching 9, J Fogg catching 7, Paul Walker catching 6 with John Scragg catching 8 for his afternoon visit. Kevin Hart went out for 1 hr following his shift at the lodge boating 4 trout on a floating line & damsel.

On Sunday 13 members of the Alex Booth club fished a competition with the winner V Byrne catching 5 trout & P Fleming taking the best fish a rainbow of 2lb10oz

 

Fly fishing for the Pike this week has been slow, a few follows but difficult to get them to commit

Thinking of booking a match? We offer discounted rates for group boat bookings and competition permit prices, call the lodge for more details.

For more up to date information call the lodge on 01283 703 202

Take a look at our latest news and pictures on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

Foremark has joined the Troutmasters competition, entry forms to be found next to the booking out sheet you will need a member of staff to countersign your entry, good luck.

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 inch 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 .This isvalid at all of ourfour fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

 

Try before you buy; we currently have a range of Rio Fly Lines available for you to try, take them out for a day’s fishing and try them. We also stock a wide selection of fly’s and a range of any fishing tackle you might need in our onsite shop, including some heavily discounted rods and reels.

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:94, Number Trout Taken: 62,   Number Trout Released: 94

Total Catch:   156

Weekly Rod Average:1.7, Seasonal Rod average: 3.8

Current Fish Stock Levels 9,105

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 6.45pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 6.45pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until 1.30pm ,Afternoon Boats: 1.30pm until 6.45pm

Last 4 Hours from:  2.45pm until 6.45pm (Tickets on sale from 2.30pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 7.00pm

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 windowsill by the entrance door.

Tight lines

The Foremark Reservoir team

 

Foremark fishing report week ending 24th September

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Foremark weekly report week ending 24th September 2017

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

The water level has remained constant this week and has seen the water temperature holding at about 14c.

 

Bank angling remains difficult from an access and casting aspect, but we are still working to get the banks cut. The increased dam wall access together with the pontoons plus Hut Point and Verduns point are still offering the best bank angling and this will only increase as the fish become more occupied on the abundant fry life around the margins. A number of Pike are showing in Flamingo bay and up the Carvers arm in and around Bramble bay and up near the wires area.

 

The aerators are fully operational and the fish have continued to focus around the boils and surrounding area, towards the dam wall, by 3 buoy and along the dam wall from the lodge and up to the tower, mainly close to the shore where the fry are lying. A number of Browns have been spotted in this area. There is still noticeable fish movement in the cascade, but still mainly in the aerators. The whole week failed to show the improvement experienced the week before but most of that can be put down to the weather as bright sunlight pushed the fish down in the water making dry fly fishing more sporadic, mornings fishing better than later and the rod average for the week was around the 2 mark. With the forecast for the week indicating wet and windy we expect the temperature to drop a little more and that should improve the spread of the fish into the shallower areas and more activity around the bank as the fish start to seriously get at the fry.

 

The light south westerly winds and sunny conditions on Monday saw a mixed bag of catch returns but Rod & Curtis Grice boated 15 fish between them on a selection of Daddies, Hoppers & Minkies. Tuesday was a day that got brighter as the day went on and the early birds certainly did better. T & J Evans fished dries and boated 12 fish between them, season ticket holder J Fogg had 7, one better with 8 was Scott Wilson who fished a DI 5 and lures and finally Bruce Burton boated 5 fish on a Gold head daddy. As is indicated, the fish went deeper as the day went on. Wednesday was overcast in the morning and DCAC member Bob Pakes got 6 to the boat and he was the top rod of the day as it got brighter as the day went on and fishing became a lot more difficult, however staff member Kevin Hart had a couple of hours out over the boils and boated 4 on lures as the fish went down again. Thursday saw quite a bit of rain and the brave few who ventured out, on the whole were quite successful. John Scragg caught 4 on minkie boobies on the top Scott Wilson was the top rod with 8 with most of the fish coming from the cascade area for a change. Friday, a cloudy day, saw 14 out of the 15 rods fishing catch, again the cascade offered some good sport on sunken daddies and the bank produced a 2lb plus fish for Mr Hobbs. Saturday was Again overcast and the fish continued to spread out with Mr S Ball catching 5 from against the dam wall Dave Bailey caught 10 with a minkie on the top and his boat partner Alan Cooke chipped in with another 5 to the same method. Sunday finished the week off poorly with bright sunshine for most of the day the fishing suffered but the forecast for the coming week is for rain, wind and getting cooler it may be a good time to suffer the changeable conditions and get some good sport, especially as the fry are beginning to look like a tasty snack.

 

Watch this space as we will hopefully be sorting out a date for the re-arranged Graham Tagg match to be held here – a fun match with no pressure at all– with nothing at stake except a trophy and sufficient street cred to last a whole season.

 

Thinking of booking a match? We offer discounted rates for group boat bookings and competition permit prices, call the lodge for more details.

 

For more up to date information call the lodge on 01283 703 202

 

Take a look at our latest news and pictures on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

 

Foremark has joined the Troutmasters competition, entry forms to be found next to the booking out sheet you will need a member of staff to countersign your entry, good luck.

 

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 inch 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 .This isvalid at all of ourfour fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

 

Try before you buy; we currently have a range of Rio Fly Lines available for you to try, take them out for a day’s fishing and try them. We also stock a wide selection of fly’s and a range of any fishing tackle you might need in our onsite shop, including some heavily discounted rods and reels.

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:84, Number Trout Taken: 43,   Number Trout Released: 148

Total Catch:   191

Weekly Rod Average:2.27, Seasonal Rod average: 4.5

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 7.00pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 7.00pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until 1.30pm ,Afternoon Boats: 1.30pm until 7.00pm

Last 4 Hours from:  3.00pm until 7.00pm (Tickets on sale from 2.40pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 7.15pm

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 windowsill by the entrance door.

Tight lines

The Foremark Reservoir team

Foremark weekly report week ending 17th September

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Foremark weekly report week ending 17th September 2017

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

The water level in the reservoir has dropped about a foot this week and this combined with the first signs of autumn has seen the water temperature holding at about 14.5/15degrees C. The high-water level is restricting the bank angling capability from an access and casting aspect, but we are working to get the banks cut so as to afford better opportunities for the bank angler this autumn. The increased dam wall access together with the pontoons plus Hut Point and Verduns point, offer some limited bank angling and this will only increase as the water levels continue to drop.

 

The aerators are fully operational and the fish have continued to focus around the boils and surrounding area, especially towards the dam wall. There is still noticeable fish movement in the cascade, but less than that in the aerators. The pontoon basin and the dam wall towards the tower has also yielded some fish. With the additional fish that were stocked last week, the residue stock maintained in the fishery is well over 9,000 fish. The falling water temperature this week has started to see these fish begin to show more interest in the angler’s offerings and the rod average continues to improve with last week’s average being 4.6, the best day being Friday with an excellent daily average of 7.8.

 

The strong westerly winds earlier this week has caused problems with 2 days being lost to boat fishing. The remaining days have seen kinder conditions with the winds moderating and swinging to the north and the fish have responded to the better conditions.

 

Several notable catches have been recorded this week including 11 by Mr Fogg who boated these from the boils on Tuesday, whilst on Thursday, Mr Beard took 15 on orange boobies and DCAC member Paul Walker took 5 from the boils during the afternoon.

 

On Friday morning, Mr Robinson who was holidaying in the area, visited the fishery for the first time and boated 19 fish on daddies for his mornings visit, whilst John Scragg landed 10 on a minkie boobie, this fly also accounting for 7 by Mr Conroy during his last four-hour evening session.

 

The sport remained excellent over the weekend despite the changeable weather with Mr Elsey taking 8 on Saturday whilst Sunday saw Glen Moody and Neil Gregory take 13fish, Mr Webb and Mr Wilkins take 14, and Mr Harvey 9 during his evening session. Best catch over the weekend was the 30 fish taken by season ticket holders, Scott Wilson and Ricky Cotterill which included several fish over 3 pounds, with the best being Scott’s excellent 6lb8oz brownie taken on a minkie boobie.

 

Mr Korniczky targeted the pike in a short morning session on Sunday and was rewarded with 2 fish, the best being over 13 pounds taken on a fry pattern.

 

Thinking of booking a match? We offer discounted rates for group boat bookings and competition permit prices, call the lodge for more details.

 

For more up to date information call the lodge on 01283 703 202

 

Take a look at our latest news and pictures on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

 

Foremark has joined the Troutmasters competition, entry forms to be found next to the booking out sheet you will need a member of staff to countersign your entry, good luck.

 

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 inch or longer in length. All pike to be returned.

 

Dates for your diary

 

Graham Tagg pairs boat match was unfortunately postponed and is being rearranged in October. Dates to follow

 

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 .This isvalid at all of ourfour fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

Try before you buy; we currently have a range of Rio Fly Lines available for you to try, take them out for a day’s fishing and try them. We also stock a wide selection of fly’s and a range of any fishing tackle you might need in our onsite shop, including some heavily discounted rods and reels.

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 47, Number Trout Taken: 43,   Number Trout Released: 174

Total Catch:   217

Weekly Rod Average:4.6

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 7.15pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 7.15pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until 2.00pm ,Afternoon Boats: 2.00pm until 7.15pm

Last 4 Hours from:  3.15 pm until 7.15pm (Tickets on sale from 3.00pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 7.30pm

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 windowsill by the entrance door.

Tight lines

The Foremark Reservoir team

 

Foremark Weekly Report 10th September 2017

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Foremark weekly report week ending 10th September 2017

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

The water level in the reservoir is continuing to increase so much so that it is at a level that cannot be recalled by many that has been observed for circa ten years. This is a combined effect of the prevailing weather conditions and that Severn Trent have installed new water pumping capability from the Dove at Eggington. However, the water temperature is indicating a slow fall to 15/15.5 degrees C.

The high-water level is restricting the bank angling capability from an access and casting aspect- the bank vegetation being a major limiting feature. The fishery is fully aware of the issue of bank vegetation and is negotiating to get the banks cut to afford a better opportunity for the bank angler. The increased dam wall access obtained this year together with the pontoons, both for the lodge pontoon and the Sailing Club pontoon, plus Hut Point and Verduns point, still does offer some limited bank angling opportunity

The aerators are still fully operational andthe fish have continued to focus around the boils and in the vicinity surrounding the aerators especially towards the dam wall. The cascade has naturally been in full flow and some noticeable fish movement is apparent but less than that in the aerators. The pontoon basin and the dam wall towards the tower has also yielded some fish.

An additional 525 fish of circa a kilo in weight were stocked on 7th September resulting in over 13,000 fish stocked this year and giving one the highest level of residue stock maintained in the fishery for some years. There was a few brown trout incorporated in the stocking. The level of stocking and the falling of water temperature bodes well for the fishing soon. The rod average increased last week from less than one from the previous week to over two for the past week.

The wind direction has been basically westerly primarily overcast with some sunny periods and of course with intermittent rain. The wind speed has been moderate which has created some blustery conditions which has not assisted casting capability.

Some of the notable catches have been logged by Mr Scott Wilson 14 on Monday and over 20 on Friday basically on Daddies. Mr Ricky Cotterill caught 16 on Monday on Crunchers and Sedge-hogs. Mr Todd caught 3 pike to over 8lb plus a trout from Flamingo bay on a Perch Fry pattern. Mr John Scragg caught 7 along the dam wall from the fishery pontoon whilst drifting towards the tower on an intermediate line using a Snake.

This week saw the first time visit on Saturday to Foremark reservoir from the Leeds branch of the Fly Dressers Guild. Notably Mr M Wood of the Guild caught 21 on a green chartreuse Hares Ear and Daddies, whilst Mr Lee caught 10on Sedge-hogs and Daddies.   We received the following pleasing comment –

’ It certainly is a well-run fishery,set in very beautiful surroundings. We certainly did catch a shed load of fish. Thirty-eight fish caught for the four of us. Thanks to Ifor Jones and his staff for a cracking days sport.

The best flies for the week were hence Daddies and Sedge-hogs on floating lines and the fishing hot spot was the aerators.

 

Thinking of booking a match? We offer discounted rates for group boat bookings and competition permit prices, call the lodge for more details.

 

For more up to date information call the lodge on 01283 703 202

 

Take a look at our latest pictures on our Facebook pagewww.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

 

Foremark has joined the Troutmasters competition, entry forms to be found next to the booking out sheet you will need a member of staff to countersign your entry, good luck.

 

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 inch or longer in length. All pike to be returned.

 

Dates for your diary

 

Graham Tagg pairs boat match is only a week away on the 17th Sept., there are still boats available.

 

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 of ourfour fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

 

Try before you buy we currently have a range of Rio Fly Lines available for you to try, take them out for a day’s fishing and try them. We also stock a wide selection of fly’s and a range of any fishing tackle you might need in our onsite shop., including some heavily discounted rods and reels.

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:67 Number Trout Taken: 41 Number Trout Released: 112

Total Catch:   153     Weekly Rod Average: 2.2

Seasonal Rod average: 4.2

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 7.45pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 7.45pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until 2.00pm

Afternoon Boats: 2.00pm until 7.45pm

Last 4 Hours from:  3.45pm until 7.45pm (Tickets on sale from 3.30pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 8.00pm

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 windowsill by the entrance door.

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Foremark weekly report week ending 27th August

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Foremark weekly report week ending 27th August 2017

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

Not an easy weeks fishing at Foremark, however with the aerators repaired and working again the fishing in this area has started to pick up.

 

Anglers reported good numbers of fish to be seen moving, not surprising with over 8,000 trout in the water, however these fish proved difficult to tempt.

 

Mr Scragg fished a mayfly pattern and caught 3 using the same method to take 8 trout the week before. Paul Walker on Tuesday got to grips with the difficult fish taking 6 on a damsel and Klink hammer. Kevin Hart took a couple of hours off and went for a quick drift between 4pm & 6.30pm boating 4 trout on dries

 

The reservoir has had a large influx of water during the past month and is currently a few feet short of top water mark. Water clarity is generally good.

 

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 For more up to date information call the lodge on:01283 703 202

 

Take a look at our latest pictures on our Facebook pagewww.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

 

Foremark has joined the Troutmasters competition, entry forms to be found next to the booking out sheet you will need a member of staff to countersign your entry, good luck.

 

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 inch or longer in length. All pike to be returned.

 

Dates for your diary

 

Graham Tagg pairs boat match is on 17th September, book early to save disappointment

 

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

 

Try before you buy we currently have a range of Rio Fly Lines available for you to try, take them out for a day’s fishing and try them.

We also stock a wide selection of fly’s and a range of any fishing tackle you might need in our onsite shop.

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:47 Number Trout Taken: 19 Number Trout Released: 18

Total Catch:   37     Weekly Rod Average: 0.8

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 8.15pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 8.15pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until 2.30pm

Afternoon Boats: 2.300pm until 8.15pm

Last 4 Hours from:  4.15pm until 8.15pm (Tickets on sale from 4.00pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 8.30pm

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 windowsill by the entrance door.

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Foremark Weekly Fishing Report 20th August

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Foremark weekly report week ending 20th August 2017

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

The continuing changeable weather conditions, including bright sunlight, thunderstorms and heavy rain has again played havoc with the fishing conditions. The reservoir is now nearly full and the water temperature has remained steady at 16 degrees C. The aerators are still not operational and the fish have continued to spread out across the reservoir rather than be focussed around the boils. This has meant that the fishing has been dependent upon the actual weather conditions and as these have fluctuated daily so has the fishing. There continues to be fish spasmodically feeding on the frywithin the pontoon basin and off the dam and there are plenty of fish to been found around the sailing club boat, numbers 1 and 2 buoys and the main basin. With the exception of the pontoon, the bank anglers have still found the fishing very challenging but the signs of the fish starting to feed on the fry bodes well for the future. Dry fly fishing is at the moment providing the best overall catch returns.

 

On Monday, Mr Scragg caught 9 fish on a Mayfly but Tuesday saw harder conditions with only 2 fish landed. Dull overcast conditions and a light wind on Wednesday coincided with a match organised by the Cheshire Police and the favourable conditions brought the fish on the feed. Their 10 anglers boated 40 fish with top rod being Chris Webster with 9, with Ian Wood taking the best fish of 2.5 pounds. Other anglers on the water on Wednesday benefited from the improved conditions with season ticket holders John Grainey and Bruce Burton catching 13 to the boat using floating lines with either bibios or black and green fritz. The Wednesday rod average of 3 proved to be the best of the week as unfavourable weather returned adversely affecting catches with the daily rod averagefalling to between 1 and 1.5 for the remainder of the week. Some anglers managed better than average returns including Mr Beard with 3 on Thursday, Paul Walker taking 3 on bobbies on Friday and Gary Owen who visited us on Sunday afternoon and caught 5 fish on a white bodied cormorant fished on a DI5 line

 

 

Thinking of booking a match? We offer discounted rates for group boat bookings and competition permit prices, call the lodge for more details.

 

For more up to date information call the lodge on 01283 703 202

 

Take a look at our latest pictures on our Facebook pagewww.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

 

Foremark has joined the Troutmasters competition, entry forms to be found next to the booking out sheet you will need a member of staff to countersign your entry, good luck.

 

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 inch or longer in length. All pike to be returned.

 

Dates for your diary

 

Graham Tagg pairs boat match is on 17th Sept., book early to save disappointment

 

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 of ourfour fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

 

Try before you buy we currently have a range of Rio Fly Lines available for you to try, take them out for a day’s fishing and try them. We also stock a wide selection of fly’s and a range of any fishing tackle you might need in our onsite shop., including some heavily discounted rods and reels.

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:56 Number Trout Taken: 45 Number Trout Released: 41

Total Catch:   96     Weekly Rod Average: 1.7

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 8.30pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 8.30 pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until 2.30pm

Afternoon Boats: 2.30pm until 8.30pm

Last 4 Hours from:  4.30pm until 8.30pm (Tickets on sale from 4.15pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 8.30pm

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 windowsill by the entrance door.

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Foremark weekly report week ending 13th August

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Foremark weekly report week ending 13thAugust 2017

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

The continuing changeable weather conditions, including bright sunlight and rain has again played havoc with the fishing conditions. However the water temperature has slightly improved to 16 degrees C. The aerators are still not operational and hence the fish have continued to spread out across the reservoir rather than be focussed around the boils.Hence the fish caught have been dependent upon the actual day conditions and significantly there has been some catches within the pontoon basin and off the pontoon when the trout have started spasmodically feeding on the fry. However, it should be noted there has been a few good catches in the centre of the reservoir and the region off of the dam wall. With the exception of the pontoon thebank anglers have still found the fishing very challenging. The signs of the fish starting to feed on the fry bodes well for the future. However, it should be noted that dry fly fishing is at the moment providing the best overall catch returns.

 

Mr Lord on Monday caught 4 fish including a 5lb brown trout and a blue of nearly 3 lbs. On Tuesday Mr Scragg caught 4 fish on a Mayfly and Bibios. Thursday resulted in Mr Brownridge boating 4 fish off of the dam wall on black suspender buzzers. Mr Wilson returned 5 fish. Friday was the best fishing return of the week being an overall average of 3.7 fish per rod when Mr Wilson caught 12 fish (FAB & Daddy Longlegs) from the basin whilst Mr C Beard landed 9 fish (Orange Blob) from the dam wall and Mr Tapping 6 fish (FAB & Blob). Saturday was memorable since the trout were feeding on the fry around the pontoon resulting in 5 fish being caught from the pontoon. Mr Cotterill fishing from a boat had a blue of 2.5lbs in a bag of 5 fish.

 

Thinking of booking a match? We offer discounted rates for group boat bookings and competition permit prices, call the lodge for more details.

 

For more up to date information call the lodge on01283 703 202

 

Take a look at our latest pictures on our Facebook pagewww.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

 

Foremark has joined the Troutmasters competition, entry forms to be found next to the booking out sheet you will need a member of staff to countersign your entry, good luck.

 

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 inch or longer in length. All pike to be returned.

 

Dates for your diary

 

Graham Tagg pairs boat match is on 17th Sept., book early to save disappointment

 

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

 

Try before you buy we currently have a range of Rio Fly Lines available for you to try, take them out for a day’s fishing and try them. We also stock a wide selection of fly’s and a range of any fishing tackle you might need in our onsite shop., including some heavily discounted rods and reels.

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:76 Number Trout Taken:29 Number Trout Released: 77

Total Catch:   106     Weekly Rod Average: 1.4,

Seasonal Rod average: 4.7

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 8.45pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 8.45 pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until2.45pm

Afternoon Boats: 2.45pm until 8.45pm

Last 4 Hours from:  4.45pm until 8.45pm (Tickets on sale from 4.30pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 9.00pm

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 windowsill by the entrance door.

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