Foremark weekly report 21st October

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Foremark weekly report week ending 21st October 2018

 

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

This week the fishery has experienced several nice autumnal days with a mixture of bright sunshine and overcast conditions. The winds have in the main been light, in the 5-10 knot region, and coming from the south/west, have given us some nice warm days. The water temperature has stabilised at around 12 degrees which has suited the fishing. Although the water level dropped earlier on in the week as the Dove was in flood following last week’s storms, over the week the water levels in the reservoir have continued to gradually rise, but as we said in last week report, it will take a considerable time for the levels to rise to normality.

 

There are still a lot of fish close to the banks with the fish continuing to target the fry, with the productive areas being the bank/dam wall in front of the lodge, Flamingo Bay opposite the lodge, Verdun’s Point and Hut Point. From the boat angler’s perspective, the top dam wall and the tower area including the aerators is still a productive area, as is the area around number 1 buoy. Several boats have caught on the drift through the main basin whilst the cascade has produced some significant catches most of which have been caught near the bank in shallow water. Anglers are also reporting lots of fry feeders in carvers Arm, with the successful fly patterns continuing to be white lures, cat whiskers, damsels, hoppers, nymphs, fry imitations and daddies.

 

On Monday, DCAC member Mr Price used boobies to land 9 fishing on the Ticknall side of the reservoir, whilst Mr Fogg landed 5 from the Boils using a combination of Olive and Orange Fritz , On Tuesday, regular visitor Scotty Wilson landed 16 fishing white lures in the wind lanes coming off the boils whilst Paul Walker took 8 fish from the point in front of the lodge.

 

Wednesday was a quiet day but on Thursday Mr Lancini landed 5 whilst Mr Wilson returned to catch another dozen fish on floating fry patterns and he used similar tactics on Friday to land a further 11 fish. Paul Walker again bagged up using damsels, all his eight fish coming from the beach in front of the lodge.

 

On Saturday Mr Herod landed 6 fish including one of over 4 pounds, these all succumbing to a variety of fry patterns whilst Mr Marples landed 4 on orange minkies. Mr Baker landed 3 fish ffrom the beach in front of the lodge during the morning, then took a boat in the afternoon and landed a further 3 fish from the cascade, using a white minkie. Sunday was a very bright day, and with the reservoir hosting a national university sailing regatta, and hence conditions were not in the anglers’ favour. Never-the less Mr D Wilson fishing in front of the lodge at the far end of the beach caught 5 fish on a sinking line using a cat’s whisker.

 

 

On the 28th October there is 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. D Hemmings of Eggington.

 

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: 62

 

Trout Taken:     23           Number Trout Released: 101

 

Total Catch:   124           Weekly Rod Average: 2.0

 

 

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 6.00pm                         Boat All Day: 8:30am until 6.00pm                        

Morning Boats: 8:30am until 1.30pm

Last 4 Hour tickets: From 2.00 pm until 6.00pm (Tickets on sale from 1.45pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 6.00pm

NB

As the clocks go forward one-hour next Sunday morning (28th October), closing times that day will be one hour earlier

 

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Weekly Foremark report 14th October

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Foremark weekly report week ending 14th October 2018

 

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

The weeks weather has been very varied with a mixture of nice sunny days earlier in the week followed by 2 days of storms which prevented the boats from leaving the dock and on Sunday when the wind finally dropped, there was heavy rain all day.

 

Winds for the major part of the week have been from the south west ranging from a gentle 6 to 10 knots through to gale force winds with gusts approaching 45 knots. The fish have moved in closer to the banks and some of last week’s stocking are still to be found in and around the cascade. The water level of the reservoir continues to gradually rise but it will take considerable time for the levels to rise 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 as the fish continue to target the fry, with 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.

 

On Tuesday, Paul Walker took 9 fish from his boat on a mixture of damsels and buzzers, whilst   DCAC member Alan Topping landed 6 working the margins with fry patterns. Wednesday was the nicest day of the week weather wise and the fish responded well with a daily rod average of 4. DCAC member Mr Mc Williams landed 6 as did fellow DCAC member Mr Betts whose caught his fish on fry patterns. Season ticket member Owen Rivett took 6 fish alternating between daddies fished on top or fry patterns fished sub surface. whilst Ricky Cotterill used blobs on a midge tip line to land six nice rainbows from the cascade.

 

On Thursday, DCAC members Mr. Grainey and Mr. Burton landed seven fish to their boat whilst Thornton member Mr Barker bank fished and caught 2 fish. With the gale force winds on Friday and Saturday preventing boat fishing, the fishery was quiet although 2 hardy anglers fished from the bank and both were rewarded with fish, with Paul Walker landing 3 in very difficult conditions.

The wind finally abated on Saturday evening although heavy rain fell overnight and all through Sunday. 12 members of the North West Fly Fishers (NWFF) visited the fishery on Sunday. Twelve anglers caught 38 fish for a rod average of 3.2; the winner being Mr N Stockdale with a catch of 6 fish totalling 12lbs 5 ounces and the best fish weighing 3lbs 7 ounces caught on a white zonker. The Fishery wishes to thank Mr Ian Cooper of NWFF for organising the event.

Also, on Sunday Mr Varley, a bank angler, caught 2 fish from Flamingo bay on damsels.

 

Next weekend (Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st), Burton Sailing Club will be hosting a regatta which will mean more sailing boats than is usual. As normal the fishery staff will work with the sailing club to minimise the impact on the fishing.

 

On the 28th October there is 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. Peter Cook of Staunton Harold.

 

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: 42

 

Trout Taken:     55           Number Trout Released: 50

 

Total Catch:   105           Weekly Rod Average: 2.5

 

 

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:

 

Bank: 7.30am until 6.15pm                         Boat All Day: 8:30am until 6.15pm

 

Morning Boats: 8:30am until 1.30pm

 

Last 4 Hour tickets: From 2.15 pm until 6.15pm (Tickets on sale from 2.00pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 6.30pm

 

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Foremark Weekly report 7th October

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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

 

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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 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 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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Foremark Weekly Report 23rd September

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Foremark weekly report week ending 23rd September 2018

 

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

The fishing continues to improve as the cooler autumnal weather settles in, although the fishery has suffered at the hands of the two storm fronts that passed through the UK this week resulting in the fishery being closed on Wednesday and Friday. In-between the storms, the weather has been primarily cloudy with some rain and light winds from the south west.

 

The water temperature is holding steady at 15 degrees centigrade and has been at this level for most of the week. Despite the cooler weather and the apparent drop in demand, the water level in the reservoir continues to drop. A slight advantage though is that several of the normal fish holding areas are now being revealed allowing a careful assessment of the underwater topography which will be invaluable when the levels returned to normal.

 

The best fishing areas remain the main basin from number 1 to number 2 buoy and beyond to the aerators and number 3 buoy, including number 7 buoy off Hut Point to the top dam wall. Fishing on the drift remains the most effective fishing tactic and when the wind has been reasonably high, the use of a drogue to slow the drift is recommended. Hut Point and Verdun’s Point remain the most favourable spots for the bank anglers although the beach in front of the lodge is holding fish. In the main basin, the fish appear to be in the top two or three feet of the water, allowing the use of floating, midge tips or intermediate lines, coupled with dries, washing line tactics, wake patterns or fry patterns. Small shrimp patterns on the dropper are worth trying.

 

On Monday, season ticket holder, Mr Reid took 7 fish on daddies during an afternoon session, whilst DCAC member Mr Bradley took 4 as did Mr Stroud who fished dries from the bank in the deeper water off Hut point. On Tuesday the rod average rose to 4.5 with DCAC member Alan Topping taking four fish whilst Paul Walker netted eleven on damsels.

 

Adverse weather then affected the fishery from Wednesday onwards although Mr Downie and his boat partner took advantage of the slight respite on Thursday and were rewarded with 6 fish to their boat. Saturday saw the weather return to something resembling normality although spells of heavy rain swept through during the afternoon. However, fish were still caught , with Scotty Wilson recording the best catch taking 6 fish on white muddlers whilst drifting away from the boils towards the dam wall. The heavy rain and gales forecast for Sunday didn’t materialise although few anglers took advantage of the last-minute change in the weather. One that did was season ticket holder, Mr Hemmings who fished from the bank in front of the lodge during the morning and landed four on a team of diawl bachs and blobs.

 

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 Fogg of Derby

 

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 permit, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all four fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

 

 

 

Weekly Stats:                                      Number Rods: 24

 

Trout Taken:     18             Number Trout Released: 39

 

Total Catch:   57             Weekly Rod Average: 2.4

 

 

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:

 

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: 7.00pm

 

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Foremark Report 16th September

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Foremark weekly report week ending 16th September 2018

 

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

The recorded average catch rate for this week was 3.0 which was the highest rate for some weeks. This week’s weather has been primarily cloudy with some rain and the winds from a westerly south westerly direction. The water temperature has dropped to 16 degrees centigrade and has held at this level. The water level in the reservoir continues to drop.

The major hot spot fishing area is still the main basin from number 1 to number 2 buoy and beyond to the aerators and number 3 buoy, including number 7 buoy off of Hut Point to the top dam wall. Fishing on the drift has proven to be the most effective fishing tactic and when the wind has been reasonably high the use of a drogue to slow the drift has assisted.

Scotty Wilson on Monday caught 8 rainbows whilst on the drift using a floating line on an olive hopper on the dropper with a booby on the point. Messrs Robinson and Topping landed 9 to the boat, whilst fishing orange blobs and minky boobies on an intermediate line. On Wednesday the rod average was 5.5 with Kevin Hart catching 9, Gordon Richards 5, and Mr Fogg landing 8. The flies utilised were damsels, blobs, cormorants and boobies all on a floating line. On Thursday Kevin Hart caught 6 whilst a Derby County member landed 6 and lost numerous others using boobies.

A bank angler Peter Clough fishing from Hut Point caught 2 using red buzzers. Scotty Wilson caught 6 again on a washing line with a buoyant fly on the tip and an olive hopper on the dropper. Mr D Price, a Thornton member caught 5 on diawl bachs and holchrome buzzers. Terry Harrod caught 6 on a booby bibio washing line on the drift from number 1 buoy. Ian Burcliff caught 7 to the boat on Sunday fishing with daddies.

The success of two bank anglers during the week indicates and that trout have been observed rising in the pontoon area suggests that the fish are moving in from the deeper water towards the banks probably seeking fry or shrimp.

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 C Wigmore of Sileby.

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 det

Fishing Report week 9th September

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Foremark weekly report week ending 9th September 2018

 

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

Weather conditions and a drop in water temperatures has allowed us to resume the stocking at Foremark with River Gwash Fish Farm stocking on Wednesday of trout averaging 2lb, however prior to stocking on Tuesday the rod average on Monday pre stocking was 7.9

Since Stocking on Tuesday 3.7 & Wednesday 5.5

 

The weeks weather comprised of cloud, drizzle, some rain and sunny periods. The water temperature crept up to 18 degrees centigrade and then settled down at 17 degrees centigrade. Number 1 buoy to number 2 buoy and beyond to the aerators and number 3 buoy continue to be the hot spots. Significant to watch out for are wind lanes across the reservoir since these tend to produce the fish. A boat still offers the significant advantage to the angler.

 

Mr D Wilton caught 4 from a boat on a black gnat on Monday. On Tuesday the bag of fish for the week was caught by Allen Topping a who landed 20 to the boat primarily on an orange blob fished sub surface with a medium/fast retrieve. He caught primarily in the hot spot areas and within the cascade. On On Friday Scotty Wilson caught 12 to the boat whilst Paul Walker returned a catch of 8 fish. On Saturday Ricky Cotterill recorded a catch of 10 fish noting the fish were basically on the water surface and he used various flies. On Sunday a last 4-hour bank angler caught 1 fish off of the dam wall near the white post using a hare’s ear nymph.

 

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 Alistair Read 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 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 permit, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all four fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

 

Weekly Stats:                                      Number Rods: 48

Trout Taken:   29               Number Trout Released: 71

Total Catch: 100                 Weekly Rod Average: 2.1

 

Current Fishing Times: Bank: 7.30am until 7.45pm                         Boat All Day: 8:30am until 7.45pm

Morning Boats: 8:30am until 2.00pm         Afternoon Boats: 2.00pm until 7.45pm

Last 4 Hour tickets: From 3.45pm until 7.45pm (Tickets on sale from 3.30pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 8.00pm

 

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Fishing report 2nd September 2018

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Foremark weekly report week ending 2nd September 2018

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

Monday and Tuesday of this week afforded the anglers some excellent conditions weather wise since it was cloudy with some breeze that gave a reasonable ripple over the water. The water temperature was maintained at 17 degrees centigrade. From Wednesday onwards, the water temperature increased to 18 degrees centigrade and sunny spells prevailed. The catch returns reflected the change in the weather and the water temperature. The water level of the reservoir continues to fall and access to the pontoon is being achieved by a temporary footbridge extension. Anglers need to take care since the footbridge segments creates some minor steps. The cascade is operational whilst not necessary at maximum flow because of water extraction conditions on the Dove at Eggington.

 

The surprising return this week was that fish were caught from the bank at Hut Point and it appears that the fish are feeding on fry in the shallower water. This was also confirmed by a bank angler who was fishing of off the dam wall albeit he did not land fish but lost one. The recommended hot spots for boats are still holding good based on the catch returns noting that the cascade has started to feature. Hence to reiterate the areas are number 1 buoy to 2 buoy the aerators and across to number 3 buoy. Whilst floating muddlers and small boobies/blobs pulled through the surface ripple have been effective the additional flies to consider are daddies, damsels, hares ear nymph, red diawl bach, and various lures. The cascade has also provided some trout sport noting there is also a profusion of perch within the same area.

 

On Bank holiday Monday Mr Skudder, a Burton Mutual and Thornton member, caught 4 fish off the top of the water on boobies and hare’s ears. Karl Reiter caught 2 fish using a blue flash damsel and a daddy longlegs. A last 4-hour boat angler Mr Jared caught 1 on dry flies close to the dam wall half way to the tower from the pontoon. Tuesday was a great day and the rod average for 7 rods was 5.9. The notable catches were all from a boat with Paul Walker catching 12 on damsels and dry flies, Mick Reid returning a catch of 7, and Messrs Coley and Taft catching 17 on muddlers and daddies. Thursday a bank angler caught 2 from Hut Point and 6 fish were caught from a boat by Scotty Wilson fishing the aerators. Friday saw the return of Paul Walker, a Foremark member, who fishing from a boat landed 6 fish on wet flies and buzzers. Interestingly there has been significant swallow /swift activity over the reservoir at infrequent times during the day. On Friday Chris Gardner caught 3 fish from the cascade on a green fritz with a yellow tail.

 

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 Connor Beard of Milford..

 

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 permit, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all four fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

 

Weekly Stats:                                       Number Rods: 54

 

 

Trout Taken:   19              Number Trout Released: 63

 

Total Catch: 82                   Weekly Rod Average: 1.5

 

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:

 

Bank: 7.30am until 8.00pm                         Boat All Day: 8:30am until 8.00pm

 

Morning Boats: 8:30am until 2.30pm         Afternoon Boats: 2.30pm until 8.00pm

 

Last 4 Hour tickets: From 4.00pm until 8.00pm (Tickets on sale from 3.45pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 8.15pm

 

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Fishing report 26th August

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Foremark weekly report week ending 26th August 2018

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 Update 28/08/2018 Daily rod average increased to 5.9 report & pictures on www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore   

The weather continues during this week to be compatible to the fly fisher person being basically overcast with some sunny periods and with some rain. The water temperature has held at a maximum of 18 degrees centigrade this week and has slightly declined towards the end of the week to 17 degrees centigrade. Despite some rain and the continued pumping in of water from the Dove the water level of the reservoir continues to fall. The temporary bridge to the pontoon is being extended to cope with the falling water and anglers are reminded to take care when using the bridge since there are some steps incorporated. The cascade is still running albeit it is flowing into shallow water, and when flowing with “clean” water rather than discoloured does produce fish. There are still strong undercurrents in the vicinity of the tower, which is where the significant amount of water is extracted to cope with the demand. Severn Trent indicated that when the filters of the extraction point were cleaned there were large amounts of shrimp and small perch in the filters. The undercurrents, in combination with the nearby aerators, and surrounding area continues to be an attractive area for fish.

The hot spots for fishing as confirmed by the use of the fish finder is still holding good. Number 1 buoy to number 2 buoy up to the tower and towards number 3 buoy is still producing catches. However, the fishing is not easy and the best technique so far indicated is a small booby or cruncher through the surface ripple and creating a wake. Other boobies, flash damsels, blobs, crunchers and soldier palmer have also been effective.

On Monday Scott Wilson caught 8 using a floating line and crunchers. Mick Reid on Tuesday caught 3 fish on a red flash damsel, whilst Messrs Rudge and Price had 2 fish apiece on minky boobies and a floating blob. On Thursday Owen Rivett caught 2 fish. On Friday Paul Walker caught 3 fish on a soldier palmer whilst Scotty Wilson had 4 fish on a blue flash damsel using a midge tip line.

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 Sam Fielder of Markfield.

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

 

 

Weekly Stats: Number Rods: 40   Trout Taken: 11   Trout Released: 25 Total Catch: 36                   Weekly Rod Average: 0.9

 

Update 28/08/2018 Daily rod average increased to 5.9 report & pictures on www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore   

 

Current Fishing Times:

 Bank: 7.30am until 8.15pm                         Boat All Day: 8:30am until 8.15pm                        

Morning Boats: 8:30am until 2.30pm         Afternoon Boats: 2.30pm until 8.15pm

Last 4 Hour tickets: From 4.15pm until 8.15pm (Tickets on sale from 4.00pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 8.30pm

 

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Weekly Fishing Report 19th August

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Foremark weekly report week ending 19th August 2018

 

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

The weather this week has finally become more sympathetic to fly fishing being overcast some times, wet and interspersed with sunny periods with medium wind speeds from the southwest, but sometimes blustery. The water temperature has held at 18 degrees centigrade and appears to be slowly on the decline. The water level of the reservoir whilst still dropping is not dropping at the alarming rate it was probably caused by the consumer reducing the demand, an increase of pump rate from Eggington and aided and abetted by the rain we have experienced. We are aware that Severn Tent has dredged the channel on the Dove at Eggington to increase the water extraction rate. As stated in the previous weeks report, the staff has had to place a temporary walkway from the concrete ramp to the pontoon. The length of the walkway is increasing as indicated by the decreasing water level and anglers are advised to take care when using the pontoon since the temporary walkway whilst solid and secure has some steps. The cascade is still running albeit it is flowing into shallow water, and there are still strong undercurrents in the vicinity of the tower, which is where the water is extracted. These undercurrents, in combination with the nearby aerators, are still attracting significant numbers of fish.

 

The best areas for fishing as indicated by the fish finder results of previous reports is still holding good and has been confirmed by the fishing results of this week. Just to remind you we indicated that number 1 to 2 buoys and on to the aerators were the major areas for indicated fish. The fish returns have also indicated number 3 buoy and towards the dam wall is also of interest. You may extend this logic and surmise that fishing inside buoys 1 & 2 closer to the dam wall may produce better fishing? This when coupled with the fact that trout have been observed chasing pin fry around the pontoon indicates that the trout have been encouraged out of the depths to feed primarily because of the cooler water temperature. The last fish finder usage did indicate that the fish were located higher in the water table rather than at the extreme depth. Early morning fishing and late evening is producing better recorded catches. The cascade with an increased flow albeit into shallow water has produce some trout and significant number of perch but be wary of the state of water being discharged; dirty water will be a deterrent to trout.

 

The aerators are still a hot spot for fishing. We make no apology in reminding anglers again of the need to observe the fishing etiquette for fishing the aerators. Anglers need to set up their boat such that they drift through the aerators noting, because of the depth of water, you cannot anchor in the boils. The boat engine should not be started within or near the aerators in order to maintain station on the boils, except if there is an emergency. The boat should be allowed to drift through and then when well clear of the aerators the engine started and go around the aerators, not through them, and positioned to begin a further drift. If there is more than one boat fishing this area, then boats should take their natural turn within the group of boats for drifting the aerators such that all anglers have an equal chance of fishing this area. It would be appreciated if all anglers observed this etiquette.

On Monday Paul Walker caught 3 on damsels on a floating line and klinkhammers on a floating line from 1 to 2 buoy and towards the tower/aerators. On Tuesday Mick Reid caught 5 on a intermediate line pulling white snakes fast at approximately 2/3 feet down on an intermediate whilst fishing a wind lane close to the aerators. Messer’s Taft and Colley had 8 to the boat using a clear glass lines and small lures. Drifting in the boat produced the fish. On Wednesday Kev Hart had 10 fish on a midge tip line using 2 blobs and holographic cruncher. He was again drifting from number 3 buoy towards the dam wall. Paul Walker had 12 fish on daddy longlegs on a floating line in the vicinity of buoy 1.

On Thursday there was a Cheshire police match and 11 anglers competed. The weather was unfortunately blustery and sunny which somewhat made the fish more arduous. Never the less compared to previous weeks the rod average for the match was good at 1.6 with first place to Ian Wood catching 5 fish, Messer A Dunedon came second 4 fish and Messer R Hood came third with 3 fish. The Fishery would like to extend its thanks to Ian Wood for his effective organisation of the fishing event.

On Friday the wind was more constant with a wind speed of 8 mph blowing from a westerly direction. Mick Reid caught 3 fish on a blue flash damsel on a intermediate line whilst Paul Walker caught 7 fish on klinkhammers and boobies on either floating or intermediate lines.

Brian White on Saturday caught 3 trout on a green fritz in the cascade. He also caught an exceedingly large amount of perch.

Sunday brought some good news with the superb condition of fish caught by Kevin Hart, demonstrating they must have still been feeding hard whilst holding at depth throughout the prolonged heatwave. Kevin netted 8 during an afternoon session on drifts before and after the aerators using muddlers waked through the waves, mini boobies and crunchers. For a fish photograph visit www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

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 R Hood of the Cheshire Police.

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 permit, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all four fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

Weekly Stats:                                      Number Rods: 50

Trout Taken:   42               Number Trout Released: 50

Total Catch: 92                     Weekly Rod Average: 1.8

 

Current Fishing Times:

 Bank: 7.30am until 8.30pm                        Boat All Day: 8:30am until 8.30pm                        

Morning Boats: 8:30am until 2.30pm         Afternoon Boats: 2.30pm until 8.30pm

Last 4 Hour tickets: From 4.30pm until 8.30pm (Tickets on sale from 4.15pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 8.45pm

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