Foremark weekly report week ending 15th April 2018
Telephone Number: 01283 703202
Another varied week due the poor weather conditions and changing wind direction. The sun rarely broke through the mist and rainclouds that were ever present during the majority of the week with the reservoir only seeing sunnier conditions on Saturday. Despite this, we have seen some good buzzer hatches this week which has meant that fishing imitative patterns has been productive although lures have still caught
The bank fishing continues to yield the best results although the boat returns continue to increase as the fish are slowly moving out of Flamingo Bay and explore the other parts of the reservoir. It is evident from the returns that fish have moved down Carvers Arm into Bramble bay whilst the boats have also caught in the cascade and along the dam wall.
Monday saw the best fishing of the week with a rod average of over 11 with several anglers recording 15 plus fish including Mr. Sherwood, Mr. Burundt, and Mr Tomkinson. Regulars Mr Spence and Mr. Worley fished from a boat to land over 40 between them whilst staff member Kev Hart fished a short session in readiness for his forthcoming tuition day next week and landed 13 fishing buzzers on a 5 weight outfit.
On Tuesday morning the rain came and continued through till Friday morning. This dampened the fishing somewhat although the average to Friday was still a creditable 3.5. Joe Woodward used buzzers and damsels to take 12 from the bank on Tuesday afternoon whilst member Scott Wilson and DCAC regulars Mr Burton and Mr Graney all averaged over 9 apiece on Wednesday. Thursday was a tougher day with a lot of anglers catching either one or two fish although member Mr Fogg landed 6. Friday though very cold, was better with both the boats and bank anglers catching well to record a daily average of 4
Saturday saw the reappearance of the sun and the fishing started to improve. Paul Walker (see note at end of report) was able to make his second visit of the week, this time with his grandson and was rewarded with 3 nice fish included a superb over -wintered 4-and-a-half-pound rainbow taken on a minkie from a boat drifting along the dam wall. Saturday evening saw some nice catches as the fish enjoyed a late buzzer hatch with both Mr Darcey and Mr Stringer taking 5 fish on their last 4 hour tickets. Due to the closure of Colwick Park earlier this year, their Troutmasters fish-off was held at Foremark on Saturday. Tom Morton was the winner, with 4 fish weighing in at 8 pounds 3 ounces. Tom will now represent Colwick at the national final at Draycote this coming October.
Sunday saw a return to overcast and breezy conditions with occasional rain showers, but the fish continued to feed on a prolific buzzer hatch. Vince Aronica and John Buckley took 20 + each on buzzers whilst from the boat, Mr Mather and his partner Mr Whitehurst used minkie boobies to take 14 including a nice over wintered brownie of 3 and a half pounds (photo on our Facebook page). Our trout masters fish off was held on Sunday and produced a match rod average of 3.5. Jim Retallic came out on top with 4 fish for 9 pounds. and together with Ayub Khan who won the juniors event, will now represent the fishery at the national finals being held later this year.
Winner of this week’s free boat draw: Mr Bob Jamison of Repton
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.
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Dates for your diary
Our forthcoming tuition day on Saturday 28th April is now fully booked but there are still places available for the next tuition day at Foremark on Sunday 20th May. This is an opportunity to learn fly fishing and to take advantage of the fantastic sport on offer at our waters in May and June . To book call the lodge on 01283 703202 or visit http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/prices/ .
Number Rods: 122 Number Trout Taken: 117 Number Trout Released: 417
Total Catch: 534 Weekly Rod Average 4.4
Current Fishing Times:
Bank: 7.30am till 8.15pm Boat All Day: 8:30 to 8.15pm
Morning Boats: 8:30 until 2:00pm Afternoon Boats: 2:00pm until 8.15pm
Last 4 Hour tickets: From 4.15pm until 8.15pm (Tickets on sale from 3:45pm)
All anglers to be off site by: 8:30pm
Notice to all fishing guides & instructors
We continue to welcome independent guides & instructors on all our water.
However to ensure in this world of potential litigation that all parties are covered on advice from our insurance company if your guiding or instructing a client at Draycote, Foremark, Thornton & Eyebrook you will in future be require to produce:
- A copy of your Liability Insurance, this you can email to us for it to be on file for 2018
- A copy of your Risk Assessment for that days guiding / instruction
If your guiding or instructing and are unable to produce the required documents you will be refused access to the fishery.
To enable us to deal with all our customers quickly & efficiently we suggest you forward copies of your liability insurance for us to place on file and prior to your visit a copy of that days risk assessment emailed to the fishery lodge, this will enable our staff to get you & your client out on the water as quickly as possible.
We would like to thank the guides & instructors who have already forwarded copies of their liability insurance.
HELP! Lift required to fishing waters…
“Good Day to all you Fly-fishers,
I am sure many of you will know PAUL WALKER (a successful Foremark & Draycote angler)– if only by sight as you tote your bags to the water. Despite being fit as a flea Paul is no longer able to drive.
It would be wonderful if someone could come to the rescue and help with transport. I can deliver Paul to your home and pick up later – anywhere up to 10 miles from Breaston (DE723BH)
Paul has fished fly all his life and would be happy to share skills, all costs, and pleasures.
A regular or a one-off, Paul would have done the same for you.
Thank you. Enid Walker
Phone /text Paul on 07727 255315 0r 01332 873605”