Foremark weekly report week ending 12th August 2018

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Foremark weekly report week ending 12th August 2018

 

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

This week has seen a lot of variety in the weather with a red-hot day, some overcast days, and finally some rain, with wind which has predominantly been from the west. Water temperatures have fluctuated from a high of 24 degrees on Thursday to a much kinder 19 degrees on Sunday afternoon. (It was 18 degrees on Monday morning) Despite the rainfall this week, demand for water remains high and the levels continue to drop. The staff have had to place a temporary walkway from the concrete ramp to the pontoon. 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 but they are still proving difficult to catch.

 

We have further utilised the fish finder to cover other areas of the reservoir and to confirm the hot spots for the fish. As of Monday 13th August, of this current week, the indications are that the fish are still holding between number 1 buoy and number 2 buoy and from there towards and in and within the vicinity of the aerators. The water temperature has fallen to circa 18 degrees centigrade. The fish have risen in the water table, with the impact of the falling temperature, and are holding between 2 and 4 meters, albeit some fish are still deeper especially within the aerators. The Ticknall bank side of the reservoir is only holding a few fish. The areas around buoys 8, 10 and 7 are indicating fish which tend to be deeper areas of the reservoir. The top dam wall away from the aerators is only indicating spasmodic fish numbers although there are some small concentrations in the deeper areas. The fall in temperature was somewhat confirmed since again on Monday of this current week fish were caught on the surface. Carvers Arm with the fall in water level is basically shallow and the cascade although flowing does not, which as previously stated does not have much water depth.  A few trout have been observed feeding on the fry around the pontoon which is again is a result of the lower temperature.

 

As the fishing remains stubbornly challenging (although slightly better than last week), the number of rods for the week has remained low with anglers mostly recording only a single fish taken. Some anglers continue to buck the trend and have some reasonable sport. Thornton member Chris Sayer took 2 fish on Wednesday as did season ticket holder, Mr Reid on Thursday, Colin Froggatt and Chris Gardner took 5 to their boat on Saturday whilst on Sunday Messer’s Hunt and Thompson, both Thornton members caught 3 on boobies fished at depth.

 

The aerators are still the fishing main spot for fish. Anglers need to observe the fishing etiquette of 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.

 

 

 

 

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 Colin Froggatt from Sandiacre

 

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: 34

 

Trout Taken:    17                Number Trout Released:  6

 

Total Catch:  23                     Weekly Rod Average: 0.67

 

 

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 8.45pm                         Boat All Day: 8:30am until 8.45pm

 

Morning Boats:   8:30am until 2.30pm         Afternoon Boats: 2.30pm until 8.45pm

 

Last 4 Hour tickets: From 4.45m until 8.45pm (Tickets on sale from 4.30pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 9.00pm

 

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Foremark weekly report 5th August

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Foremark weekly report week ending 5th August 2018

 

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

Monday saw the continuation of last weekend’s rain which finally stopped early Tuesday morning and with the reappearance of the sun, the start of another hot dry week. The rain resulted in a reduction in the water temperature which stabilised at around about 19 to 20 degrees, dependent upon the wind direction and strength. Severn Trent are continuing to extract water from the River Dove and move it to the reservoir so that they can meet the high demands from consumers for water. The cascade is still running 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 but they are still proving difficult to catch. As the fishing remains very challenging, the staff took to the boats in the week with a fish finder to try and find where exactly the fish were holding up and hopefully enable the anglers to enjoy some sport.

 

On Wednesday we utilised a fish finder to locate the hot spots for fish and only partially covered the reservoir. Most of the fish were located as thought at depth, some 6 to 10 meters down and in fact deeper than this in the deeper areas of the reservoir with some fish circa 2 meters down. The major hot spots were from where the Sailing Club launch is moored going towards number 1 buoy and in a line towards number 2 buoy and then from there through the aerators and around the tower. However please note as previously stated the fish are deep and lying in the cooler water. The depth at the tower for the fish is greater than 10 meters but please be aware some fish, considerably less than those at depth, are within 2 to 3 meters down. Another area of interest is that around number 7 buoy, off Hut Point where there is a deep zone which is holding significant numbers of fish. Carvers Arm is progressively getting shallower with the decrease in water level. Hence the cascade whilst still flowing is not holding fish since the outlet and the Ticknall bank side is not indicating significant fish. However, opposite the cascade say two thirds the way across the reservoir towards the Lodge bank, and probably over the original river bed the water deepens, and significant numbers of fish are indicated. Other areas of the reservoir will be progressively covered with the fish finder and a further report will be included in the following weeks.

 

As the fishing remains stubbornly challenging (albeit slightly better than last week), the number of rods for the week has remained low with anglers mostly recording only a single fish taken. Some though have bucked the trend and have had reasonable sport. Season ticket holder Paul Walker took 6 fish on Tuesday, 5 of which took a klinkhammer near buoy 1. Scott Wilson managed 2 on a deep lure from the boils. Mr Winfield and his boat partner managed 3 in their Thursday morning session whilst on Saturday, Mr. Bilsborough and his boat partner Mr Osborne landed seven during their morning session, blue flash Damsels fished on a DI3 in the boils doing the trick for them. Sunday was the hottest day of the week with temperatures in excess of 80 degrees, but young Connor Redfern repeated his exploits of last week and was again top rod. Connor fished in the boils with a fast sinking line and a tequila blob and had several takes of which he landed 2 fish.

 

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 Mrs Ruth Kirk.

 

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: 47

Trout Taken: 10                   Number Trout Released: 17

Total Catch: 27                     Weekly Rod Average: 0.6

 Fishing Times:

Bank: 7.30am until 9.00pm                        Boat All Day: 8:30am until 9.00pm

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

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Foremark Update 31st July

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Foremark Reservoir

Tel 01283703202

The fishing during the last fortnight of July followed the same as it was for the first two weeks of the month, difficult – challenging with the rod average for the last two weeks at 0.7

As you would expect the aerator & cascade have produced best with the morning session been the best time to fish, with the middle of the carvers arm producing a few fish.

12 year old Conor Redfern caught 3 trout on a tequila booby drifting from the centre of the carvers arms into the main basin

Fast sinking lines with blobs, booby & sparklers have caught best although on some days especially with cloud cover dries have pulled a few trout.

Water temperature has been 22c+ although with this current break in the heatwave it has dropped to 20c

As we always recommend contact the lodge for latest report & advice before you travel.

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 5.0pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 9.30pm

Foremark weekly report 15th July

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Foremark weekly report week ending 15th July 2018

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

Once again, the reservoir has basked in more or less nonstop sunshine with afternoon temperatures reaching in excess of 25 degrees plus although the water temperature appears to have stabilised at around about 21 degrees. However, the stronger North Easterly winds of last week have been replaced by lighter winds from a variety of directions. The cascade is still running as water is extracted from the Dove and pumped into Foremark, but nevertheless we are now seeing a daily drop in the surface level in excess of 50 centimetres as the reservoir is used to supply water to the East Midlands. The undercurrents around the tower and the dam wall are still attracting a lot of fish with the additional benefits of the nearby aerators which continue to operate.

The fishing remains challenging but anglers using tried and tested hot weather tactics have had some successful days. The daily rod average during the week has at times topped 5.0 with the far side of the reservoir from 3 & 4 buoys down to the valve tower being the most productive area.

The flowing cascade continues to offer opportunities as water is pumped into the reservoir. The marginal weed beds and high-water temperatures continue to make life very difficult for those anglers wanting to fish from the bank, the pontoons and dam wall being their best option as they provide an opportunity to cast into deeper water.

On Monday, novice Luke Archer joined regular Scotty Wilson in a boat and landed 4 out of a catch of 10. Scotty returned on Tuesday and caught a further 5 whilst Shaun Leak used a green snake on a DI7 for his five fish.

DCAC member Mr R. Price visited us on Wednesday morning and landed 7 using a static blob fished between 25 and 30 feet down near the valve tower whilst the Parkers fished together and landed 5 to the boat using similar tactics with all their fish coming in the morning. On Thursday Scott Wilson took the best fish of the week, a nice 4-pound rainbow, which was one of four fish he tempted using a perch fry pattern on a DI7, but Friday proved to be very difficult day with only one angler catching more than a single fish. Saturday saw only 3 boats in the water, but Mr Middleton and Rowley landed 4 and lost 2 using bobbies on a DI7.

Anglers are reporting seeing some fish moving on top and chasing fry but lures (such snakes, tubes, boobies, fry patterns, humungus or fritz) on a fast sinking line are accounting for most of the fish caught. Mornings are providing the best opportunities for catching fish with little action during the afternoon, although the fish seem to become more willing to feed in the evening.

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 M Goodge of Leicester.

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 three fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-EyebrookWeekly Stats:

Number Rods: 40   Trout Taken: 23              Number Trout Released: 36

Total Catch: 59          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. Also given the continuing hot weather, anglers, especially if fishing from a boat, are reminded to maintain their hydration levels by drinking lots of water, and to wear sunscreen.

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 5.30pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 10.00pm

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Weekly Fishing Report week ending 8th July

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Foremark weekly report week ending 8th July 2018

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

Foremark this week has basked in more or less nonstop sunshine with afternoon temperatures reaching 30 degrees with the water temperature rising to 23 degrees centigrade. One saving factor has been a cooling wind from the east/north east which has been a major benefit since it has had a cooling impact both to the mass of water as well as to the ambient conditions. Water extraction rate remains in excess of 200 million litres of water per day (circa 44 million imperial gallons) which is extracted by the water tower over 60 feet down. The cascade is still running as water is extracted from the Dove and pumped to Foremark, but nevertheless we are seeing a daily drop in the surface level in excess of an inch if not more, every 24 hours. The undercurrents around the tower and the dam wall are still attracting a lot of fish with the added benefits created by the nearby aerators which continue to operate.

Given the hot weather, bright sunny days and short nights, the fishing remains challenging but anglers using tactics appropriate to the conditions have had some very successful days, not just with fish netted but also with lots of pulls and knocks to keep them on their toes. Boats anglers rod average over the week has been in the region of 3 to 4 fish whilst the bank anglers have had things very difficult with shallow warm water and marginal weed beds. Lots of fish are being reported on the far side of the reservoir from 3 and 4 buoys and down to the valve tower whilst for the bank anglers, the pontoons remain the best option as they are holding fry and the angler can cast into deeper cooler water. The cascade has also fished reasonable well at times, which is not surprising given the amount of water being pumped into the reservoir.

On Monday, Mr Lee boated 7 as did Scotty Wilson, whilst on Tuesday Thornton member, Keith Coley and his partner Bob Taft landed 13 on lures. Wednesday saw the entire boat fleet booked for a Midlands police forces match. This was fished during the middle of the day and to make things even more difficult for the anglers, it was a floating line match, but despite this restriction, the anglers still landed 25 fish which given the weather and water temperatures was an excellent performance. The match was won by Mr J. Goodwin with 4 fish. Scotty Wilson returned on Thursday and Friday to boat 12 fish whilst Mr Marshall landed 4. Saturday saw limited numbers fishing, but Brian White landed 4 in a morning session before returning home in time to watch England reach the semi-finals. On Sunday there was only one angler who in a morning session from the boat caught one fish on a white lure from the aerators on a sinking line using a white lure. Whilst there is no doubt that lures on a sinking line secured the majority of the fish it should be recognised that the Police match demonstrated that fishing with a ‘bung’ on a floating line with buzzers 3 to 5 meters down and fished static can be an equally successful tactic.

The common denominator with the majority of the catches has been the use of fast sinking lines coupled with lures such as snakes, fry patterns, humungus or fritz. However do not overlook the use of using buzzers fished at depth.

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 Brian White of Thurnby.

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 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.

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:   55

Trout Taken: 13                   Number Trout Released:   65

Total Catch:   78                 Weekly Rod Average:   1.4

UPDATE:

Monday – Wednesday this wee Foremark has averaged 5, call the lodge for latest update 

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: 10.00pmTight lines

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Report week ending 1st July

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Foremark weekly report week ending 1st July 2018

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

The weather this week has transformed from the gentle conditions to days of continuous sun and with the water temperature rising again to the circa 20 degrees centigrade. The wind has been from the east/east north ease which has been a major benefit since it has had a major cooling impact both to the mass of water as well as to the ambient conditions. Because the water usage /demand has risen so has the extraction rate of water from the reservoir. In total the water extraction rate has been way over 200 million litres of water per day (circa 44 million imperial gallons) which is extracted by the water tower over 60 feet down. Although the water extraction rate is high, there has been some fall in the water level of the reservoir and if this hot weather persists then it is probable that the water level will begin to slowly and persistently fall. The extraction rate has created a major undercurrent around the tower and the dam wall which explains the reason for it becoming a major fish attractor with the added benefit of the aerators which are fully operational. The engineers working on the tower have reported observing significant shoals of fry surrounding the tower which have been corralled and fed upon by trout. The predators are initially rushing at the fry and then going back and gorging themselves on any stunned fish that were so inflicted by the first rush.

Given the hot weather, bright sunny days and short nights, the fishing has been challenging all week although the boats have fared much better than the bank anglers. Lots of fish are being reported on the far side of the reservoir from 3 and 4 buoys down to and around the valve tower. The cascade has also fished reasonabley well at times, which is not surprising given the amount of water being pumped into the reservoir. On Monday, Mr Johnson took 4 as did scotty Wilson, whilst on Tuesday Thornton member, Keith Coley and his partner Bob Taft landed 12 on lures. Wednesday and Thursday were very difficult but a cooling north easterly wind on Friday helped to push the rod average up to over 5 with Scott Wilson taking 10 fish on a Black Foremark Tadpole. Saturday was a similar day with all boats catching fish. Mr Saccone recorded the best catch with 11 of which his son, Joe, caught four the best being over 2 and a half pounds. Sunday there was around 10 anglers on the bank and their catch rate indicates the need for a boat while the weather is as hot as it is. (1 between them) and with the fish being deep places on the bank are very limited.

Stop Press With this report being a little late being publish Monday produced good catches for the few that decided to brave the sun and fairly strong winds Scott Wilson landed 7 fish on a Di5 sweep with an orange eyed booby and Mr J Lee a visitor from Canada also scored 7 on a fast sink Intermediate using a variety of different lures. Most of these catches were from the dam side of the reservoir from Heron bay around to the Tower area. Mr Lee on his last drift of the day caught a bonus fish in Flamingo bay – one he thought was the biggest of the bunch.                

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. Colin Froggatt of Sandiacre.

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

Guiding & Tuition.

New for the 2018 season the Guiding & Tuition team will running a blog. The idea of this blog is to provide hints and tips from your guides to help keep you catching depending on the conditions, tackle reviews and write up of guiding sessions. To have a look at the blog please visit http://www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/latest-report/

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 three fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

Weekly Stats:   Number Rods:   67   Trout Taken: 34       Number Trout Released:   37

Total Catch:   71     Weekly Rod Average:   1.1Current Fishing Times:

 Bank: 7.30am until 10.00pm                         Boat All Day: 8:30 until 10.00pm

Morning Boats:   8:30 until 3.00pm         Afternoon Boats: 3.00pm until 10.00pm

Last 4 Hour tickets: From 6.00pm until 10.00pm (Tickets on sale from 5.30pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 10.15pm

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Weekly fishing report 24th June

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Foremark weekly report week ending 24th June 2018

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

The weather this week has been basically sunny with gentle winds and the temperature has gradually risen to be extremely hot at the weekend. The water temperature has slowly increased to 18 degrees centigrade. An injection of 1100 plus fish happened on Thursday which was good since at his time the water temperature was marginally under 17 degrees and all the fish were successfully stocked and swam away vigorously. The pin fry is still in abundance and are visible in all areas of the reservoir. There have been several sightings of the trout if not perch apparently corralling the fry and the trout creating major water disturbances and jumping whilst gorging themselves on the fry. The area around the top dam wall on Friday was also reported to be covered with a carpet of green spiders. Flocks of Terns are being observed feeding on flies on the wing over Flamingo bay and outside the Lodge. The water level of the reservoir has slowed since the filters have been manually cleaned as a stop gap exercise until the filter cleaning mechanism on the pumping station on the Dove can be effectively repaired. The aerators around the tower have been fully operational.

On Monday Paul Walker caught 4 which was the best bag from the bank on klink hammers. Mr C Beard caught 9 from a boat on Tuesday on a small sparkly booby on an intermediate line from the top dam wall. On Friday Scotty Wilson caught 15 on a Di 7 line again on a sparkly booby on the top dam wall particularly near the valve tower. This was the best catch of fish for the week. Mr A Topping on the same day caught only 2 fish but had numerous tugs and pulls but failed to connect with the fish. Mr R Saccone had 3 fish from a boat as did Tony Kirk who caught on a viva amber hopper. On Sunday, the hottest day of the week, a significant amount of fish was showing all over the reservoir and the collective opinion was that it was hard to induce any fish to take the fly.

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 Connor Beard of Milford.

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.

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:   67   Trout Taken: 34       Number Trout Released:   37

Total Catch:   71     Weekly Rod Average:   1.1

 

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 until 10.00pm                         Boat All Day: 8:30 until 10.00pm

 

Morning Boats:   8:30 until 3.00pm         Afternoon Boats: 3.00pm until 10.00pm

 

Last 4 Hour tickets: From 6.00pm until 10.00pm (Tickets on sale from 5.30pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 10.15pm

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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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