Weekly fishing report 11th June 2018

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Foremark weekly report week ending 10th June 2018

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

The wind during the week has been minor, from the north east /easterly direction and the water temperature has stabilised at circa 18 degrees centigrade. From a cloud aspect it has been has been overcast with some sunny spells. The water level within the reservoir has risen making some of the bank angling difficult because of the absence of or reduction in shoreline. During this week there has been a proliferation of small pin fry and towards the end of the week the fly anglers dilemma or nightmare a wealth of caenis fly. Trout have been more than evident on the surface cruising around and scooping up this tiny fly and hence putting an extreme challenge to the angler.

Although caenis feeding trout have a reputation for been uncatchable its not true, you require a stealthy approach. Fish long leaders tapered down to as fine as you dare, fish a single fly a size 14 – 16 CJ Sparke gnat or tups indispensable make sure your presentation is as good as possible & allow the fish to confidently up & onto the fly

We are also seeing excellent Sedge fly hatches.

On Monday despite the caenis fly, John Scragg caught 16 fish on dry flies – mayfly and bibio’s, hence leading the way on fishing for the rest of the week. On Tuesday Scotty Wilson caught 8 fish from the boils and number 4 buoy on black shipmans whilst Messer’s Coley and Toft recorded 11 fish to the boat on Di 7 lines with lures and muddlers on a floating line. Paul Ravenscroft on Wednesday caught 13 fish to the boat fishing a booby damsel and a harry tom from the Dam Wall and aerators. The best fish was over 4 pounds with two others over 3 pounds. John Machin caught 3 fish, 2 of which were over seasoned, 2 and a half, and 3 pounds, from the bank on Verdun’s Point on black midges. On Thursday Mr Beeley caught 5 fish from a boat on damsel and black minkies. To continue the pike saga, and the predator fishing capability now established at Foremark, Mr Pettini caught 2 pike both circa 15 pounds. On Friday Scotty Wilson recorded 18 to the boat fishing from number 3 buoy to number 2 buoy. Mr Scragg again showing his prowess with dry flies caught 10 fish on mayfly in the main basin of the reservoir. Brian White on Saturday caught 7 fish from the boat near Bramble Bay on a green fritz noting he had not connected with fish on the dam wall. Ricky Coterrill caught 8 on dry flies whilst Messer’s Windie and Morrison recorded 10 to the boat mainly om large black buzzers. A further pike was caught by Mr D Aliusman from the vicinity of the cascade.

The lesson of the week is that despite the caenis fly fish can be caught from the bank or boat especially with dry flies – black mayflies, black shipmans, black midges, and black buzzers. Lures continue to be successful especially black and green fritz and as always the booby.

Weekly Draw: A free weekly draw for all anglers is held, the winner being given a free boat voucher. Do not forget to sign up for this offer when in the Lodge. This week’s winner is Mr R Taft of Earl Shilton.

Tuition Days: Tuition days can be made via our website at www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/prices or through our Guiding & Tuition Manager, Tom Bird at Draycote on 01788 812018.

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.  This is a perfect chance to learn to boat fish just in time for the warmer temperatures pushing the fish towards the middle. To book a place for the upcoming date on Foremark on Sunday 8th July please visit www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/prices.

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 three fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:   110   Trout Taken: 69       Number Trout Released:   141

Total Catch:   210     Weekly Rod Average:   1.9

Current Fishing Times:

 Bank: 7.30am until 9.45pm                         Boat All Day: 8:30 until 9.45pm

Morning Boats:   8:30 until 3.00pm         Afternoon Boats: 3.00pm until 9.45pm

Last 4 Hour tickets: From 5.45pm until 9.45pm (Tickets on sale from 5.15pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 10.00pm

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Fishing report 3rd June 2018

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Foremark weekly report week ending 3rd June 2018

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

This week has demonstrated a significant change in the weather pattern, starting from Monday which was overcast with a 12mph Easterly/North Easterly wind to Sunday the 3rd June with a 4mph North/North Westerly wind. There was very little ripple on the water Sunday. Coupled with this and with the reduction in wind, the cooling effect on the water has been negligible and the water temperature has risen from 15 degrees centigrade to circa 18 degrees centigrade by the end of the week. The increase in water temperature has thus caused the fish to seek deeper water such that they can take advantage of the thermo-cline. However, that is not to indicate that the fish are necessary at depth since dry flies have been equally successful in attracting fish as have lures at depth. Whilst there have been bank angler successes there is no doubt that fishing from a boat has been the most productive means of fishing.

On Monday Messer’s Critchley and Harding had 18 fish to the boat caught on blobs, snakes and dry flies. Tony Kirk caught 3 from the bank in Sunblest on buzzers which unfortunately was a cut short spell of fishing. Mr Rice caught 5 from the bank, whilst Mr Skudder and Mr Hunt caught 9 and 8 fish respectively from boats. On Tuesday Scotty Wilson caught 15 from a boat using a blob and a black daddy longlegs near number 4 buoy. Messer’s Coley and Taft bagged 11 to the boat. Mr Fogg on Wednesday caught 12 to the boat whilst fishing in the vicinity of the cascade. There was a significant hatch of mayfly in Carvers Arm. On Thursday John Scragg recorded a bag of 14 fish caught on a mayfly from around number 4 buoy. Alan and Belinda Dawes utilising black and green lures caught 12 to the boat from the cascade. Messer’s Cotterill and Tildesley returned 11 to the boat which succumb to buzzers with a blob on the top dropper.

For those whom follow these weekly reports you will be aware had on Saturday 19th May Mr Conroy had a fantastic catch of 10 pike up to 26.75 pounds (see weekly report ending 20th May). On Thursday of this week Pete Kornisky caught 4 pike up to 26 pounds. (for photograph see www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore) A Mr Jones also had a pike of 11 pounds. Pike have also been observed swimming around both the Lodge and Sailing Club pontoons.

Friday brought a flat calm to the reservoir and the fishing became decidedly more difficult and Scotty Wilson caught 6 fish describing it as a ‘hard session’ drifting into the middle of the reservoir from number buoy. A fish stocking occurred adding another 600 plus fish to the reservoir. Saturday was a better day for fishing and Scotty Wilson had 12 fish on orange lures on a DI5 sweep line from the cascade. Messer’s Wagstaff and Ryles had 23 to the boat on buzzers and pheasant tails. Mr Critchley landed 12 in an afternoon session from the centre of Carvers Arm using a shipman’s fly. Mr Betts of DCAC caught 6 on a boat from in front of the beach in front of the Fishing Lodge. Mr R Gent fishing from the bank Hut Point to Sunblest caught 5 on buzzers. On Sunday the All Ability Fly Fishers visited us once more and had some good sport Sean Higgins and Harold Pritchard had 16 and 7 to their boat respectively mainly on blobs pulled on a Di3 line. Sean had a “perfect” silver bar 4-pound fish within his catch. Conversely on techniques Mark Goodge (the man behind the scene organiser of the All Ability Group) and his boat partner Tim Crofts fishing diawl bachs/buzzers caught 18 and 8 fish respectively by slow drifting down into the Sailing Club pontoon.

This weeks fishing has clearly demonstrated that it is essential to fish with a variety of techniques and flies to secure a good bag of fish.

Weekly Draw: A free weekly draw for all anglers is held, the winner being given a free boat voucher. Do not forget to sign up for this offer when in the Lodge. This week’s winner is Mr N Ryles of Longton.

Tuition Days: Tuition days can be made via our website at www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/prices or through our Guiding & Tuition Manager, Tom Bird at Draycote on 01788 812018.

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.  This is a perfect chance to learn to boat fish just in time for the warmer temperatures pushing the fish towards the middle. To book a place for the upcoming date on Foremark on Sunday 8th July please visit www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/prices.

 

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 three fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:   129 Trout Taken:   99     Number Trout Released:     224

Total Catch:     323     Weekly Rod Average:    2.5

Current Fishing Times:

Bank: 7.30am until 9.45pm                         Boat All Day: 8:30 until 9.45pm

Morning Boats:   8:30 until 3.00pm       Afternoon Boats: 3.00pm until 9.45pm

Last 4 Hour tickets: From 5.45pm until 9.45pm (Tickets on sale from 5.15pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 10.00pm

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Weekly report week ending 27 May

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Foremark weekly report week ending 27th May 2018

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

The Fishery this week has been subjected to winds from the east/north east which is generally not a favourable wind direction for the Fishery. Whilst this wind direction has particularly affected the bank angler the boat angler has returned some good catches notably in the lee of the dam wall and towards number 3 buoy, Heron bay and beyond to the cascade and Gorse Bay. From a bank angler prospective when the angler has overcome the strong wind Vernon’s Point continues to be a hot spot.

The fish are definitely spread out across the reservoir and appear to be in a large number of pods of two to three fish. Drifting by the boat angler secures most of fish and whilst lures on sinking lines tend to be the most successful means dry flies are featuring in the recorded catch returns. Supporting this is that sedge, hawthorn and the occasional daddy longlegs are evident in the boats prior to opening the pontoon in the morning to anglers. Orange blobs and cat’s whiskers continue to be the most effective flies.

On Monday Mr Reid on a boat had 11 fish from the tower/dam wall and near the cascade. Mr Baker had 9 fish from the same fishing areas on a booby. On the day after Mr Hill had 11 fish on blobs and a cat’s whisker and orange blob. On Wednesday Messrs Coley and Taft caught 27 to the boat on muddlers, black and green zonkers plus buzzers. Whilst Mr Price caught 9 fish on a floating blob. Mr Harding on Thursday recorded the bag of the week with a catch of 19 fish from the tower to number 3 buoy on a floating line with a boobie and cormorant combination. Gary Bissell caught 9 fish in a Saturday morning session on cat’s whiskers and a montana fritz.

The pike are still making their presence felt and Mr Cook took an afternoon boat out on Saturday and caught 2, although not the biggest he was pleased with the sport. Sunday had fewer rods out and the wind played a significant part in the catch rate being lower, Mr Skudder from the Burton Mutual Club returned 6 for his visit but with the atmospheric pressure rising quickly indicating thunder and lightning imminent, not the best day. The forecast for the coming week looks to confirm this wind will be with us, although reducing in strength, for several more days so a boat would be the better option. As the season move on please ensure you book your boats in advance so as not to be disappointed.

Weekly Draw: A free weekly draw for all anglers is held, the winner being given a free boat voucher. Do not forget to sign up for this offer when in the Lodge. This week’s winner is Mr D Copper of Nottingham.

Tuition Days: The next tuition day at Foremark is on the 9th June and is already full but there are places available on courses next month at our other Fisheries. Further details and bookings can be made via our website at www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/prices or through our Guiding & Tuition Manager, Tom Bird at Draycote on 01788 812018.

The next Foremark tuition day with spaces available is not until the autumn, noting there is a boat fishing day course on Sunday 8th July.

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 three fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:   98 Trout Taken:    106     Number Trout Released:     171

Total Catch:     277     Weekly Rod Average:   2.82 

Current Fishing Times:

Bank: 7.30am until 9.45pm                         Boat All Day: 8:30 until 9.45pm

Morning Boats:   8:30 until 3.00pm         Afternoon Boats: 3.00pm until 9.45pm

Last 4 Hour tickets: From 5.45pm until 9.45pm (Tickets on sale from 5.15pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 10.00pm

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Foremark fishing news 20th May

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Foremark weekly report week ending 20th May 2018

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

The feature of the week, weather wise, was the almost constant presence of sunny warm days with light winds, in effect a lovely spring week, the only exception being on Wednesday when we endured a strong north easterly wind. The water temperature has been reasonably constant at around 14 degrees centigrade and we have seen some excellent fly hatches with sedges, hawthorns and buzzers all appearing.

The fish are now spread out across the reservoir and the boats have started to enjoy some excellent sport. Obviously with the fish spreading out across the reservoir, the larger concentrations of fish in range of the bank angler that were seen earlier in the season have reduced, but there are still fish in the margins and most days, the bank anglers have found fish. Our catch returns suggest that Verdun’s Point and Flamingo Bay offer the bank anglers the opportunity of some good sport., as does the beach area in front of the Fishing Lodge and both pontoons. The major areas of interest for the boat anglers has been the drift along the dam wall from the area of the valve tower down towards no 3 buoy and the Ticknall bank, although the cascade and the gorse bushes, and drifting over the centre of the basin have at times also been effective.

Monday saw Mr. Hudson take 10 fish off the bank during as mid-day session whilst Mr Dickson and his boat partner Mr Powell used damsels on intermediate lines to take 8 fish drifting the main basin. Tuesday was the best day of the week with a rod average of over 9. Keith Coley and Bob Taft boated over 20 fishing lures on sinking lines whilst Mark Gatley, on a day off from Walkers of Trowell, and his boat partner Gary Mitchell, both netted over 20 fish apiece using orange fritz, blobs and buzzers. Wednesday saw the weather turned for the worse as did the fishing but normal service was resumed on Thursday with season ticket holder Mr Lancina taking 10 from the boat whilst Mr Hussey took 23 during his day visit. Mr. Beard came along for the afternoon boat session and netted 16. Meanwhile from the bank Mr Cole and Mr Hodgkinson caught 7 fish between them whilst Mr Greasley landed 6.

The good fishing continued into Friday with Scott Wilson taking over 20 fish on minkie boobies on a sweep line whilst Mr Baker landed 13 during his boat session., both drifting the dam wall near no 3 buoy. Not to be outdone by the boats, Mr Savage landed 8 on the bank whilst Mick Chater fished deep buzzers from the pontoon to land 3 nice fish in a short afternoon session. Saturday again saw the boats doing well over the far side of the reservoir with Mr Bissell taking 14, Mr Vorley 10, Neil Marsh and his partner taking 15 whilst Paul Calbert who had a 2-day ticket shared between here and Draycote landed 30. However, the most notable catch of the day, if not the month, was made by Mr Conroy who was on his second visit this week. On Tuesday whilst fishing in Gorse bay using a small Hares Ear on a 4-weight outfit he hooked a landed a 24 lb Pike. Returning on Saturday with a view to fishing purposely for pike and he had a bonanza day, enjoying tremendous sport, landing 10 pike including fish of 26 and 23 pounds, 4 doubles to 18 pounds and 4 jacks. Photos on our www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

Sunday was a busy day with the Foremark Fly Fishers holding a boat match, the All Abilities Angling group visiting us for the first time and one of our regular tuition days. Foremark Fly Fishers returned a rod average of 7, the biggest fish being caught by Belinda Dawes and the best bag of 6 fish by Mr P Cook. The Fishery appreciates the work and effort contributed by ‘Jody’ for organising the Foremark Fly Fishers Event and Mark Goodge together with the assistants in making the All Abilities Angling Group event a success. The All Abilities Group returned a rod average of 6.

Weekly Draw: A free weekly draw for all anglers is held, the winner being given a free boat voucher. Do not forget to sign up for this offer when in the Lodge. This week’s winner is John Dronfield.

Tuition Days: This week we held our second Tuition Day of the 2018 season again hosted by coach Kevin Hart. Three newcomers to the sport experienced a classroom session, followed by fly casting tuition and a fishing session. A great day was had by all and under Kevin’s watchful eye participants left with an addiction to fly fishing & trout for supper!   Our next tuition day on the 9th June is already full but there are places available on courses next month at our other Fisheries. Further details and bookings can be made via our website at www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/prices or through our Guiding & Tuition Manager, Tom Bird at Draycote on 01788 812018.

The next Foremark tuition day with spaces available is not until the autumn although noting there is a boat fishing day course on Sunday 8thy July.

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 three fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 111   Trout Taken:134      Number Trout Released: 320

Total Catch: 454     Weekly Rod Average: 4.1

Current Fishing Times:

Bank: 7.30am until 9.30pm                         Boat All Day: 8:30 until 9.30pm

Morning Boats:   8:30 until 3.00pm         Afternoon Boats: 3.00pm until 9.30pm

Last 4 Hour tickets: From 5.30pm until 9.30pm (Tickets on sale from 5.15pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 9.45pm

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Weekly Fishing report 13th May

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Foremark weekly report week ending 13th May 2018

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

The weather during this week started off sunny and hot and towards the end of the week turned colder and overcast with cloud. The wind also turned colder mid-week but nevertheless the water temperature has gradually risen to 14 degrees centigrade.

A further 620 fish were stocked on Thursday, and they were put into the water by the Sailing Club pontoon. However, the subsequent fish returns after the stocking indicates that the fish have sought other areas rather than Flamingo Bay to locate. Whilst stating this, the returns from Verdun’s Point and Flamingo Bay from a bank anglers perspective continue to be excellent and provide some good sport. The beach area in front of the Fishing Lodge has been a delight to the bank anglers. The major change from a fishing aspect is the increase of fish taken by the boat anglers. The areas of interest are the cascade and the gorse bushes plus the Tower and dam wall. Drifting along the dam wall or centre of the basin has proven effective.

On Monday Mr D.Silksure caught 6 fish on buzzers from Verdon’s Point, whilst Mr Watson caught 16 fish on a white lure from a boat along the dam wall beyond the tower. Keith Coley and BobTaft went predator fishing on Tuesday and caught a pike in excess of double figures. Mr Scotty Wilson caught 12 trout using a DI5 and an orange blob along the dam wall from the Tower and in the vicinity of number 3 buoy. Mr Hexall caught 12 trout on an orange FAB from Verdun’s Point. Mr Fogg caught 20 fish from a boat on a Cats Whisker and Damsel using a floating and intermediate lines. He was fishing in the cascade and towards the end of the dam wall. Mr John Machin caught 9 from Verdun’s Point on buzzers and G&H sedge. On Friday there were some good returns with a Mr T Walker with 11 fish caught on buzzers, Mr A Topping with 21 fish using a washing line technique, and Mr Scotty Wilson with 17 fish on buzzers and damsels. It is noticeable that buzzers should have some red colour to yield the better results. On Saturday Mr Ricky Cotterill had some excellent sport from the beach in front of the lodge catching 15 fish mainly on dries and a few to buzzers. Dave Pacey visited on Sunday & split his session between both boat & bank. He caught on buzzer from the lodge shoreline on the bank & then on lures off the Cascade for a total of 8 rainbows

Weekly Draw: A free weekly draw for all anglers is held, the winner being given a free boat voucher. Do not forget to sign up for this offer when in the Lodge. This weeks winner is Mr Bob Taft.

Tuition Days: Our next Foremark tuition day is being hosted by Kev Hart and is scheduled for Sunday 20th May. There are spaces available which can be booked via www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/prices or through our Guiding & Tuition Manager, Tom Bird at Draycote on 01788 812018

Also, on Sunday 20th May there are still two boats available. These can be booked from the lodge on 01283 703202

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 three fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 108     Number Trout Taken: 81     Number Trout Released: 265

Total Catch:   346   Weekly Rod Average: 3.2

 For site security reasons, and in order to maintain the accuracy of our records, could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the shelf in the entrance porch.

Current Fishing Times:

Bank: 7.30am until 9.15pm                         Boat All Day: 8:30 until 9.15pm

Morning Boats:   8:30 until 3.00pm         Afternoon Boats: 3.00pm until 9.15pm

Last 4 Hour tickets: From 5.15pm until 9.15pm (Tickets on sale from 5.00pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 9.30pm

 

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Weekly Fishing report 6th May

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Foremark weekly report week ending 6th May 2018

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

The weather has again varied this week with a cold windy start to a week that improved as the days went by to culminate in that rarest of things, a hot sunny bank holiday weekend. The water temperature has increased over the week from 9 degrees last Monday to 11.5 this morning. Spring has well and truly arrived with Cuckoos, Woodpeckers, Martins and Swallows seen over the reservoir and on the water, Bluebells in the woods and some good hatches of flies. The first Hawthorns of the spring have been seen, and anglers are catching fish on dries. With spring now well entrenched, and a further two stockings planned this month, we expect to see some excellent fishing this month.

The fish have continued to move out of Flamingo Bay although from a bank aspect it is still the hot spot. Boat angling returns are on the increase and returns suggest that in Carvers Arm and around No 1 buoy, the fishing is improving. Earlier in the week, the colder weather saw the fish deeper in the water as intermediate and sinking lines produced better returns but with the warmer weather later in the week buzzers and damsels have been yielding some significant bags of fish and pleasingly most anglers are catching fish, with naturals fished static or with a very slow retrieve being the preferred option.

Monday and Wednesday saw little activity as the weather was either cold, raining, very windy or spells of bright sunshine and any combination of these. Tuesday was the best day of the week with a rod average on nearly 6. Mr Coley and Taff took to the boats for their weekly visit, headed into Carvers Arm and used lures fished deep to produce over 25 fish to the boat. On the bank, season ticket holders Mr Wilson and Mr Fogg both recorded double figure catches fishing buzzers and Diawl Bachs adjacent to the pontoon.

Carvers Arm also produced on Thursday for Mr Lancini who recorded 5 fish using a Minkie Booby on a fast sinking line. Meanwhile on the bank, Mr Blatchford landed 13 fish whilst Mr Elms took 9, both using static skinny buzzers. Friday saw a slight dip in the rod average although the Cornforths took 8 fish between them on their last 4 hour ticket using olive damsels.

Saturday saw a variety of methods producing with Ruth and Tony Kirk landing 7 on Buzzers and Hawthorns whilst Jack Wheeler took 8 from the bank using a black snake on a DI7. Brian White fished Verduns Point and took 6 fish to 3 pounds using Diawl Bach and Fritz whilst Mr Jones took 8 on damsels. Sunday was very hot, but Mr Toyne took a boat down to the bay behind the valve tower to take 6 on dries whilst in Flamingo anglers were catching on buzzers, damsels, bloodworms and Diawl Bachs

Our next tuition day here is being held on Sunday 20th May with spaces remaining. Please visit www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/prices to book. Our last tuition day saw six newcomers to the sport experience some rod bending action over in Flamingo Bay as can be seen from the pictures on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/flyfishstore. Please note that also on Sunday 20th May we will be hosting matches for both the Foremark Fly Fishers and the All Abilities Fishing Group and consequently there will be no boats available that day.

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 our four fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote and -Eyebrook

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 132   Number Trout Taken: 133     Number Trout Released: 237

Total Catch:   370   Weekly Rod Average: 2.8

Winner of this week’s free boat draw: Mr K. Burandt of Melton Mowbray

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 till 9.00pm                         Boat All Day: 8:30 to 9.00pm

Morning Boats:   8:30 until 2:30pm       Afternoon Boats: 2:30pm until 9.00pm

Last 4 Hour tickets: From 5.00pm until 9.00pm (Tickets on sale from 4.45pm)

 

All anglers to be off site by: 9.15pm

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:

  1. A copy of your Liability Insurance, this you can email to us for it to be on file for 2018
  2. 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 day’s 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.

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Foremark weekly report week ending 29th April 2018

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Foremark weekly report week ending 29th April 2018

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

The weather has again varied this week. The days have basically demonstrated significant cloud cover and rain although there have been some infrequent sunny spells. Towards the end of the week the rain has been coupled with a wind from the North East and hence the water temperature has declined to less than 10 degrees centigrade.

On Thursday a further 230 fish were stocked, and they were put into the water by the Fishing Lodge pontoon to reduce the concentration of the fish in Flamingo Bay. Boat angling returns are on the increase and returns indicate that Carvers Arm fishing is improving. However, both from a boat and bank aspect Flamingo Bay is still the hot spot. The cold wet weather together with the North Easterly winds have apparently moved the fish deeper since intermediate and sinking lines are indicating better fish returns. Whilst this is the overall case on some of the infrequent sunny spells buzzers have been yielding significant bags of fish.

On Monday Mr D. Handy fished on Verdun’s Point with buzzers without success and changed to a sinking line with a white booby and caught 10 fish. On Tuesday Messer’s Coley and Taft caught 13 fish from a boat using fast sinking lines in Carvers Arm. A Mr R Baker during a last 4-hour session had 6 fish on Diawl Bachs from Verdun’s Point. On Wednesday, which tended to be sunny and bright, Mr Savage fishing on Verdun’s Point and because he did not have any takes on a sinking line switched to a floating line with buzzers and landed 24 fish – this was the best bag of fish in the week. Thursday was again somewhat sunny and Mr R Gout caught 22 from the bank on orange cat’s whiskers, blobs and buzzers. Mr J Fogg caught 15 fish from a boat. Friday was a bad day with it being cold, raining and an East North East wind. Five brave souls fished and returned an average of 4 fish per rod noting that most anglers had left by lunchtime because of the inclement weather. Saturday continued with similar weather to that of Friday. Again, some anglers because of the conditions left at lunchtime. Mr K Noble caught 9 from a boat on a booby whilst Mr P Cooper caught 10 from the bank.

Saturday saw the first Foremark Tuition Day of the 2018 season hosted by coach Kevin Hart. A group of six newcomers to the sport experienced a classroom session, followed by fly casting tuition, then plenty of rod bending action over in Flamingo Bay. A great day was had by all and under Kevin’s watchful eye participants left with an addiction to fly fishing & trout for supper!  To see pictures from the day please visit www.facebook.com/flyfishstore. Our next tuition day here is being held on Sunday 20th May with spaces remaining. Please visit www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/prices to book.

On Sunday the inclement weather continued, and the north wind seemingly reduced the ambient temperature. Mr R Miller caught 9 fish from Verdun’s Point on a small damsel on an intermediate line. Thornton Fly Fishers held a boat match for 6 anglers and the best bag of 3 fish weighing 5 lbs 3 ounces was caught by a Mr D Leavesley.

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 three fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 101     Number Trout Taken: 112     Number Trout Released: 218

Total Catch:   330   Weekly Rod Average: 3.3

 

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 till 8.45pm                        Boat All Day: 8:30 to 8.45pm

 

Morning Boats:   8:30 until 2:30pm       Afternoon Boats: 2:30pm until 8.45pm

 

Last 4 Hour tickets: From 4.45pm until 8.45pm (Tickets on sale from 4.15pm)

 

All anglers to be off site by: 9.00pm

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:

  1. A copy of your Liability Insurance, this you can email to us for it to be on file for 2018
  2. 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.

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Foremark Fishing report 29th April

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Foremark weekly report week ending 29th April 2018

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

The weather has again varied this week. The days have basically demonstrated significant cloud cover and rain although there have been some infrequent sunny spells. Towards the end of the week the rain has been coupled with a wind from the North East and hence the water temperature has declined to less than 10 degrees centigrade.

On Thursday a further 230 fish were stocked, and they were put into the water by the Fishing Lodge pontoon to reduce the concentration of the fish in Flamingo Bay. Boat angling returns are on the increase and returns indicate that Carvers Arm fishing is improving. However, both from a boat and bank aspect Flamingo Bay is still the hot spot. The cold wet weather together with the North Easterly winds have apparently moved the fish deeper since intermediate and sinking lines are indicating better fish returns. Whilst this is the overall case on some of the infrequent sunny spells buzzers have been yielding significant bags of fish.

On Monday Mr D. Handy fished on Verdun’s Point with buzzers without success and changed to a sinking line with a white booby and caught 10 fish. On Tuesday Messer’s Coley and Taft caught 13 fish from a boat using fast sinking lines in Carvers Arm. A Mr R Baker during a last 4-hour session had 6 fish on Diawl Bach’s from Verdun’s Point. On Wednesday, which tended to be sunny and bright, Mr Savage fishing on Verdun’s Point and because he did not have any takes on a sinking line switched to a floating line with buzzers and landed 24 fish – this was the best bag of fish in the week. Thursday was again somewhat sunny and Mr R Gout caught 22 from the bank on orange cat’s whiskers, blobs and buzzers. Mr J Fogg caught 15 fish from a boat. Friday was a bad day with it being cold, raining and an East North East wind. Five brave souls fished and returned an average of 4 fish per rod noting that most anglers had left by lunchtime because of the inclement weather. Saturday continued with similar weather to that of Friday. Again, some anglers because of the conditions left at lunchtime. Mr K Noble caught 9 from a boat on a booby whilst Mr P Cooper caught 10 from the bank.

Hosted by Kevin Hart, six newcomers to the world of fly-fishing enjoyed Foremark’s first Tuition Day of the 2018 season on Saturday. The day proved to be a great success with a classroom session followed by casting instruction then plenty of action on the bank in Flamingo Bay. Photos on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

The next beginners course at Foremark is scheduled for the 20th May and there are still some places available. We also hold similar courses at Draycote and Eyebrook. Please check the Fisher website www.flyfishtuition.co.uk for details & bookings.

On Sunday the inclement weather continued, and the north wind seemingly reduced the ambient temperature. Mr R Miller caught 9 fish from Verdun’s Point on a small damsel on an intermediate line. Thornton Fly Fishers held a boat match for 6 anglers and the best bag of 3 fish weighing 5 lbs 3 ounces was caught by a Mr D Leavesley.

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 three fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 101     Number Trout Taken: 112     Number Trout Released: 218

Total Catch:   330   Weekly Rod Average: 3.3

 

Current Fishing Times:

Bank: 7.30am till 8.45pm                         Boat All Day: 8:30 to 8.45pm

Morning Boats:   8:30 until 2:30pm       Afternoon Boats: 2:30pm until 8.45pm

Last 4 Hour tickets: From 4.45pm until 8.45pm (Tickets on sale from 4.15pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 9.00pm

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:

  1. A copy of your Liability Insurance, this you can email to us for it to be on file for 2018
  2. 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.

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Foremark weekly report week ending 22nd April

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Foremark weekly report week ending 22nd April 2018

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

This week has proven to be a roller coaster ride of weather conditions which has been reflected by the water temperature. The water temperature at the beginning of the week was 9 degrees centigrade fell to 8 degrees and then at the end of the week was 12 degrees centigrade.   The warm bright days did not seriously impact the fishing since the average fish per day per rod was in the region of 5 all week. The warmer days produced some good buzzer hatches, but significant evening rises were not evident.

A further 640 fish were stocked on Wednesday and from the reports the lodge pontoon demonstrated good fish returns which indicates that some of the newly stocked fish have not sought refuge in Flamingo bay. The boat returns are on the upturn whilst the bank fishing continues to yield good results. By using a fish finder, the fish have now found their way to Bramble Bay and down towards the wires. There are good indications of fish in front of the gorse bushes and up to the Cascade. However please check the condition of the water being pumped viz whether it is clean or dirty water. To be a potential hotspot the Cascade needs to be pumping clean water. The fish finder generally indicated that the fish were in the deeper water near the bank but at 2/3 meters down. On Wednesday a cuckoo was heard for the first time this year.

On Monday Mr D Hudson caught 10 fish from a boat whilst Mr K Stringer also caught 10 on a cat whisker and buzzers. On the Tuesday a Mr R Gent caught 14 on basically FAB’S. Two boats each found fish in Heron Bay just above the cascade. The anglers in these boats, A Messer’s G Davies, A Preece, and Dominic and Denis de Souza caught an average of 7 fish between them. They caught on buzzers and damsels either straight lined or by a washing line. In a morning session Mr B White caught 11 in Flamingo Bay on a green fritz lure on an intermediate line. The best fish was a rainbow of approximately 5 pounds. Mr Chilton of DCAC caught 12 in Flamingo Bay on buzzers. On Saturday a Mr R Miller caught a 4lb 12 ounce rainbow off of Verdons Point on a buzzer. Fishing from a boat on the drift from the sailing club bay across the front of the lodge passed buoy 1 a Mr P Calvert caught 15 fish, on buzzers fished on a washing line. Mr Tony Kirk caught 16 fish from the bank from Verdons Point down to the power lines on size 16 black buzzers. Mrs R Kirk kept the female competitive nature going by catching 6 fish from Bramble Bay on buzzers /damsels and had in her words an ‘excellent day’.

Kirby Fly Fishers fished their club competition on Sunday with 13 rods averaging 4.2 with the eventual winner John Foster, photo on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

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 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 valid at all three fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods: 184     Number Trout Taken: 249     Number Trout Released: 512

Total Catch:   761   Weekly Rod Average: 4.1

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 till 8.30pm                         Boat All Day: 8:30 to 8.30pm

Morning Boats:   8:30 until 2:30pm         Afternoon Boats: 2:30pm until 8.30pm

Last 4 Hour tickets: From 4.30pm until 8.30pm (Tickets on sale from 4.0pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 8:45pm

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:

  1. A copy of your Liability Insurance, this you can email to us for it to be on file for 2018
  2. 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.

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Foremark Weekly Report week ending 15th April

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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.

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

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/ .

Weekly Stats:

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:

  1. A copy of your Liability Insurance, this you can email to us for it to be on file for 2018
  2. 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”

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