Foremark weekly report week ending 17th September

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Foremark weekly report week ending 17th September 2017

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

We are now offering fly only pike fishing. All pike fishing must be PRE- BOOKED you must also have a suitable unhooking mat, the correct size landing net, long Forceps, all fly’s must be attached to a wire trace. All fly’s to be 4 inch or longer in length. All pike to be returned.

 

Dates for your diary

 

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

 

Don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card from the lodge, once you have purchased 10 of the same permit, your next visit of that permit option is FREE .This isvalid at all of ourfour fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

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

Weekly Stats:

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

Total Catch:   217

Weekly Rod Average:4.6

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 7.15pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 7.15pm

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

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

All anglers to be off site by: 7.30pm

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the windowsill by the entrance door.

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Foremark Weekly Report 10th September 2017

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Foremark weekly report week ending 10th September 2017

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

We are now offering fly only pike fishing. All pike fishing must be PRE- BOOKED you must also have a suitable unhooking mat, the correct size landing net, long Forceps, all fly’s must be attached to a wire trace. All fly’s to be 4 inch or longer in length. All pike to be returned.

 

Dates for your diary

 

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

 

Don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card from the lodge, once you have purchased 10 of the same permit, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all of ourfour fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

 

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

 

Weekly Stats:

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

Total Catch:   153     Weekly Rod Average: 2.2

Seasonal Rod average: 4.2

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 7.45pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 7.45pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until 2.00pm

Afternoon Boats: 2.00pm until 7.45pm

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

All anglers to be off site by: 8.00pm

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the windowsill by the entrance door.

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Foremark weekly report week ending 27th August

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Foremark weekly report week ending 27th August 2017

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Thinking of booking a match? We offer discounted rates for group boat bookings and competition permit prices call the lodge for more details: 01283 703202 For more up to date information call the lodge on:01283 703 202

 

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

 

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

 

We are now offering fly only pike fishing. All pike fishing must be PRE- BOOKED you must also have a suitable unhooking mat, the correct size landing net, long Forceps, all fly’s must be attached to a wire trace. All fly’s to be 4 inch or longer in length. All pike to be returned.

 

Dates for your diary

 

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

 

Don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card from the lodge, once you have purchased 10 of the same permit, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all three fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

 

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

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

 

Weekly Stats:

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

Total Catch:   37     Weekly Rod Average: 0.8

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 8.15pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 8.15pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until 2.30pm

Afternoon Boats: 2.300pm until 8.15pm

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

All anglers to be off site by: 8.30pm

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the windowsill by the entrance door.

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Foremark Weekly Fishing Report 20th August

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Foremark weekly report week ending 20th August 2017

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

We are now offering fly only pike fishing. All pike fishing must be PRE- BOOKED you must also have a suitable unhooking mat, the correct size landing net, long Forceps, all fly’s must be attached to a wire trace. All fly’s to be 4 inch or longer in length. All pike to be returned.

 

Dates for your diary

 

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

 

Don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card from the lodge, once you have purchased 10 of the same permit, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all of ourfour fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

 

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

Weekly Stats:

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

Total Catch:   96     Weekly Rod Average: 1.7

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 8.30pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 8.30 pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until 2.30pm

Afternoon Boats: 2.30pm until 8.30pm

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

All anglers to be off site by: 8.30pm

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the windowsill by the entrance door.

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Foremark weekly report week ending 13th August

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Foremark weekly report week ending 13thAugust 2017

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

We are now offering fly only pike fishing. All pike fishing must be PRE- BOOKED you must also have a suitable unhooking mat, the correct size landing net, long Forceps, all fly’s must be attached to a wire trace. All fly’s to be 4 inch or longer in length. All pike to be returned.

 

Dates for your diary

 

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

 

Don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card from the lodge, once you have purchased 10 of the same permit, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all three fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

 

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

 

Weekly Stats:

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

Total Catch:   106     Weekly Rod Average: 1.4,

Seasonal Rod average: 4.7

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 8.45pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 8.45 pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until2.45pm

Afternoon Boats: 2.45pm until 8.45pm

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

All anglers to be off site by: 9.00pm

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the windowsill by the entrance door.

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Foremark weekly report 6th August 2017

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Foremark weekly report week ending 6thAugust 2017

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

The unpredictable and changing weather has played a large part in last week’s results but looking at the thermometer this morning it is still steady at 17 and the indications are that may improve further over the next few days. Some of the newly stocked fish that were introduced last Tuesday have been happy to feed in the upper layers of the water on dries off the top.Due to a broken oil seal, the boils have not been working for the last few days and as a result the fish have started to spread across the reservoir again. The valve tower, numbers 1 and 4 buoys and following the recent rain, the cascade have all produced fish, allowing the boat anglers to spread out a little bit more than of late. The bank anglers have still found the fishing very challenging with very few offers, but in the evenings a few trout are moving in to the margins and feeding on the fry.

Fishing the boils, a week last Sunday, Mr Easton and his son boated 10 fish on buzzers whilst Derby County member, Mr Jacks boated 6 in a 4-hour evening session taking fish to over 3 pounds on red pheasant tails

Monday was a poor day, although season ticketholders Worley and Spence recorded 5 to the boat for their morning session, whilst on Tuesday seasonal ticket holder, Scott Wilson netted 5 on olive lures fished on a DI3 in the boils, whilst regulars Mr Coley and Mr.Taft returned 4 fish for their session.

The fishing was very hard on Wednesday with only Mr. Dyer catching fish, boating 2 caught with daddies during an evening session from the boils, whilst Thursday wasn’t much better, with only staff member Mark Clarke catching more than one fish.

The fishing improved on Friday with the cooler weather, causing the fish to move away from the area of the boils. Scott Wilson boated 3 whilst Mr Dyer took 6 on a Greenwell’s daddy,

Saturday saw rapid weather changes with sun, showers, thunder and lighting and heavy downpours during the day. Ruth Tony Kirk took 4 fish during the day and reported lots of fish moving across the reservoir whilst Mr Perrie and his son landed 5 in their afternoon session. Sunday saw more settled weather with the majority of anglers catching, the best catch being made by Derby County member Mr Jacks who took advantage of the evening weather to land a nice brace on damsels with the best being over 4 pounds.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

We are now offering fly only pike fishing. All pike fishing must be PRE- BOOKED you must also have a suitable unhooking mat, the correct size landing net, long Forceps, all fly’s must be attached to a wire trace. All fly’s to be 4 inch or longer in length. All pike to be returned.

 

Dates for your diary

 

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

 

Don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card from the lodge, once you have purchased 10 of the same permit, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all three fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

 

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

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:70 Number Trout Taken:22 Number Trout Released: 56

Total Catch:   78     Weekly Rod Average: 1.1,

Seasonal Rod average: 4.7

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 8.45pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 8.45 pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until2.45pm

Afternoon Boats: 2.45pm until 8.45pm

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

All anglers to be off site by: 9.00pm

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the windowsill by the entrance door.

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Foremark fishing report week ending 30th July

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Foremark weekly report week ending 30th July 2017

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

Yet again water temperature and the weather has played a large part in last week’s results, however looking at the thermometer this morning it is showing 16c and the indications are that may improve further over the next few days. Some of the newly stocked fish have been happy to feed in the upper layers of the water or on dries off the top during the beginning of the week, and there are more fish scheduled to be stocked on Tuesday 1st. The bank anglers have still found the fishing very challenging with very few offers, but in the evenings a few trout are moving in to the margins and feeding on the fry.

 

Mr Paul Walkerfished the boils on Monday and took 6 fish. In fact everyone who came on Monday caught at least 2 fish making the rod average for the day 3.2.

The going on Tuesday was tough but although there were a number of dry nets among the 18 rods who came top honours went to Gary Owen who fished a version of dapping to take 12 fish around the boils in his last 4 hour session all on dries.

 

Thursday saw Mr Walker back at the fishery at 3-00pm until 6-40 in which time he netted 9 fish on a slow sink intermediate with a number of different flies finishing the session on a floating line with a pink eyed woofter.

Friday was a poor day with the weather offering no assistance but Saturday was a different outcome all together with Tony Kirk taking 8,Malc Parker getting 10 as did Dermott Murphy.but top of the pile was Ricky Cotterell with 15 taken on Hoppers, Crunchers and a white lure that has yet still to be named.

 

Sunday was not the best day with a number of heavy showers running through the area but Mr Easton and his brother? Landed 9 to their boat and Mr M Jacks accounted for a further 6 on a pheasant tail with the best going 3lb.

 

Thinking of booking a match? We offer discounted rates for group boat bookings and competition permit prices call the lodge for more details: 01283 703202For more up to date information call the lodge on:01283 703 202

 

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

 

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

 

We are now offering fly only pike fishing. All pike fishing must be PRE- BOOKED you must also have a suitable unhooking mat, the correct size landing net, long Forceps, all fly’s must be attached to a wire trace. All fly’s to be 4 inch or longer in length. All pike to be returned.

 

Dates for your diary

 

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

 

Don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card from the lodge, once you have purchased 10 of the same permit, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all three fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

 

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

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

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:69 Number Trout Taken: 37 Number Trout Released: 94

Total Catch:   131     Weekly Rod Average: 1.9

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 9.30pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 9.15pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until 3.00pm

Afternoon Boats: 3.00pm until 9.15pm

Last 4 Hours from:  5.15pm until 9.15pm (Tickets on sale from 5.00pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 9.30pm

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the windowsill by the entrance door.

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Foremark Fishing Report Week Ending 23/07/2017

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Foremark weekly report week ending 23rd July 2017

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

Yet again water temperature and the weather has played a large part in last week’s results, however looking at the thermometer this morning it is showing 170c and the indications are that may improve further over the next few days. The aerators/boils have now been running for a couple of months and are holding a shed load of fish with plenty showing near the surface. Some of the newly stocked fish have been happy to feed in the upper layers of the water or on dries off the top during the last couple of days, with the more resident fish being tempted on DI5 lines and snakes.The bank anglers have found the fishing very challenging with very few offers, in the evenings a few trout are periodically moving in to the margins and feeding on the fry.

 

Mr Ian Breadley fished the boils on Monday and took his 4fish limit on snakes and buzzers while Draycote manager Kevin Hart took time off for a spot of pleasure fishing & fished a morning session landing 7 trout on sinking line and snakes.

 

The going on Tuesday was tough but season permit holder Mr D. murphy was fishing the boils and slipped the net under a lovely 3lbs 13oz blue (picture on our facebook page) this was also entered this month’s trout masters. Mr P. Walker was top rod of the day with 8 trout during a last four- hour session on minkie booby and intermediate line.

 

On Thursday Foremark staff hosted a 4hour fishing session for a group from a local business, six beginners were given a short casting demonstration then went out fishing from a boat with one of our in house fishery guides for each boat. A good time was had by all catching 10 fish between them. If your interested in group bookings then call the lodge for more details and our group rates.

 

Mr P Walker was also back for another last four- hour permit and boated another six fish. Friday fished well around the boils with regular Mr J Scragg and his boat partner Mr B Nadin using a dry F/B klinkhammers taking 18 fish between them..

 

It was a very good day on Saturday for season permit holder Mr R Cotterill fishing a home- made cruncher in the boils he netted over twenty fish including 1 tiger trout and 4 over wintered fish he reported having a great day. Also on Saturday Tony and Ruth were back to have another go Tony managed 8 trout on hoppers while Ruth took 4 (Tony’s turn this week to be top rod then Ruth, your turn next week).

 

Kevin Hart took advantage of a weekend day off from his Draycote duties to get back out and get amongst the fish during a morning session Kevin landed 23 fish first fishing near the surface and then changing to a DI5 line and a white snake. Derby county angling club member Mr M Jacks fished a last-four hour session and landed12 fish on a variety of pheasant tail patterns.

 

With this week’s cooler forecast & the water temperature dropping to 17 degrees, not forgetting our current stock levels with over 8,000 trout currently in the water we are expecting our fishing to continue improving as it has done this week.

 

 

Thinking of booking a match? We offer discounted rates for group boat bookings and competition permit prices call the lodge for more details: 01283 703202 For more up to date information call the lodge on:01283 703 202

 

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

 

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

 

We are now offering fly only pike fishing. All pike fishing must be PRE- BOOKED you must also have a suitable unhooking mat, the correct size landing net, long Forceps, all fly’s must be attached to a wire trace. All fly’s to be 4 inch or longer in length. All pike to be returned.

 

Dates for your diary

 

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

 

Don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card from the lodge, once you have purchased 10 of the same permit, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all three fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

 

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

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

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:60 Number Trout Taken: 40 Number Trout Released: 111

Total Catch:   151     Weekly Rod Average: 2.5

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 9.30pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 9.30pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until 3.00pm

Afternoon Boats: 3.00pm until 9.30pm

Last 4 Hours from:  5.30pm until 9.30pm (Tickets on sale from 5.15pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 9.45pm

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the windowsill by the entrance door.

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Foremark weekly report week ending 16th July

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Foremark weekly report week ending 16th July 2017

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

Whilst the weather has significantly changed and has been variable this week the water temperature has changed from the low twenties by a few degrees to bottom at eighteen degrees centigrade. Hence the impact to the fishing has been marginal with no significant improvement and the fishing continues to be difficult.

The week saw a total of 76 rod visits with a total catch of 103 equated to a weekly rod average of 1∙4, the same as the previous week’s. It has been particularly difficult for the bank anglers and although the water level has dropped affording easier access the fish tend to be in the deeper water and hence the boat angler has recorded the highest returns; the hot spots being the aerators/’boils’ and the cascade. All anglers have been frustrated since the fish have been chasing the flies but they will not take the fly that enables an effective hook up or will just nip at the fly without effecting a connection. In the evening, the perch have been actively chasing the pin fry in the margins which bodes well for the future.

The drop in the water level was partly induced by greater water usage and that the pumping station from the Dove was under repair during this week. However recent news indicates that the new pumps will be incorporated in a few weeks which should assist in circumventing the low water levels of previous year’s.

Mr A Tapping again had a good day on the aerators and caught 6 trout on an intermediate line using minkies and damsels.

Mr Ricky Cotterill and Mr Dermott Murphy caught 10 trout and 7 trout respectively from the aerators on various damsels and crunchers on intermediate and midge tip lines. Some of these fish were over wintered. They also witnessed a shoal of 6 blues cavorting on the surface and a large brown trout. None of these fish could be tempted to take or did not even show any interest to the fly.

Mr Tony and Mrs Ruth Kirk continue despite the difficult fishing conditions to catch with Tony catching 3 trout and Ruth 2 trout on hoppers and boobies. However, Ruth also caught a perch in excess of two pounds from the cascade.

It is worthy of note that a Mr Ian Brierley caught 2 trout on black buzzers in these difficult bank angling conditions.

Mr Nadin demonstrated the total art of fishing in these difficult fishing days, by catching 7 fish on dry flies on his own hand tied black peacock and CDC’s on size 14 hooks.

Mr Malcom Parker caught 5 fish including a blue, which was returned, during a last 4-hour session.

When using the driveway to Foremark please be wary since there is Muntjac deer with kids and Fallow deer which cross the road on a frequent basis.

Thinking of booking a match? We offer discounted rates for group boat bookings and competition permit prices call the lodge for more details: 01283 703202.

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

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

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

We are now offering fly only pike fishing. All pike fishing must be PRE- BOOKED you must also have a suitable unhooking mat, the correct size landing net, long Forceps, all fly’s must be attached to a wire trace. All fly’s to be 4 inch or longer in length. All pike to be returned.

Dates for your diary

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

Don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card from the lodge, once you have purchased 10 of the same permit, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all three fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

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

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

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:76   Number Trout Taken: 33   Number Trout Released: 70

Total Catch:   103     Weekly Rod Average: 1∙4

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 9.45pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 9.45pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until 3.00pm

Afternoon Boats: 3.00pm until 9.45pm

Last 4 Hours from:  5.45pm until 9.45pm (Tickets on sale from 5.30pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 10.00pm

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the windowsill by the entrance door.

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Foremark weekly report week ending 9th July

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Foremark weekly report week ending 10th July 2017

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

 

An extremely difficult week at Foremark with continuing hot weather having a negative effect on fishing conditions. The week saw a total of 101 rod visits but the total catch of 146 equated to a weekly rod average of 1∙44, down from the previous week’s 2∙3. Increased water temperatures have crept above 20 ̊c in the top of the water column & a large proportion of the trout population seem to have gone off the feed as a consequence. It has been particularly difficult for the bank anglers with fish dropping off the margins into deeper water & thus most of the sport that has been enjoyed has come to those out in boats.

 

Many fish are still being seen by anglers out over open water but most are commenting on how difficult it has proved to induce takes. Indeed, Mr Ryalls summed it up perfectly with his post session comment “Tried every fly in the box – the trout just laughed!”We did see a few good catches though. On Tuesday season rods John Grainey netted six on hopper patterns whilst Mike Reid took five to his daddies.

 

Unfortunately, it was poor all over the venue on Wednesday with high temperatures & near calms. Certainly not a good weather day for the Staffs, W Mids, Notts & Derbyshire Police Regional Floating Line match who decided that the boils would be out of bounds for their match. Something of a gruelling day saw 28 of them brave the heat & sun to end with just 24 trout to the net. Staffordshire took top honours with a team total of 9 rainbows caught & returned.

 

Most of this week’s action has taken place in the vicinity of the boils as expected given the weather. Of interest are the numbers of sedge currently in evidence & an early, if currently sporadic, start of fry feeding activity has been exciting. Scott Wilson has continued to catch numerous fish in the boils on his multiple visits- with daddies & hoppers on his current “go to” pattern list. Alan Topping turned to the fry patterns on Thursday to tot up a four-fish total on drifts from the valve tower, the boils & 1 buoy. It is also always good to hear about traditional patterns succeeding still and, despite hot, humid conditions on Friday, & a rod average of just 1∙4, it was nice to see Mr Bailey in from his boat session recording a five-fish tally to an Invicta.

 

Whilst most rods blanked on Saturday it took Ricky Cotterill to demonstrate what can still be done in hard summer conditions. He chose to present a variety of lures on a midge tip line to finish with a very creditable eleven fish tally. The week ended with just one angler briefly on Sunday, brave enough to venture out onto the water in what was an extremely hot day. Cooler weather is fortunately promised, as is rain, which will hopefully cool things down and lead to what would be a welcome upturn in sport. Most important to remember if you are fishing at this time of year – take plenty of fluids in the boat with you to avoid dehydration & don’t be shy with the sunscreen!

 

Thinking of booking a match? We offer discounted rates for group boat bookings and competition permit prices call the lodge for more details: 01283 703202.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

We are now offering fly only pike fishing. All pike fishing must be PRE- BOOKED you must also have a suitable unhooking mat, the correct size landing net, long Forceps, all fly’s must be attached to a wire trace. All fly’s to be 4 inch or longer in length. All pike to be returned.

Dates for your diary

 

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

 

Don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card from the lodge, once you have purchased 10 of the same permit, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all three fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

 

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

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

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:101   Number Trout Taken:   19   Number Trout Released: 127

Total Catch:   146     Weekly Rod Average: 1∙44

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 10.00pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 10.00pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until 3.00pm

Afternoon Boats: 3.00pm until 10.00pm

Last 4 Hours from:  5.30pm until 10.00pm (Tickets on sale from 5.45pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 10.15PM

In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the windowsill by the entrance door.

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