Foremark weekly report week ending 25th November 2018

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Foremark weekly report week ending 25th November 2018

 

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

A very quiet penultimate week of the season which saw only 15 anglers venture out onto the water. No-one fished on either Monday or Tuesday with only three rods on the banks on Wednesday. A gusty south east wind forced them to stick to Hut and Verdun’s Point but not a single fish was taken. Thursday was also another day with nobody fishing.

However, Friday brought with it a gentle 5mph SSE breeze with overcast skies and comfortable air temperatures. Four anglers boat-fished and some good sport was had. John Scragg had taken a very creditable 6 fish bag the previous Friday on a dry bibio and fiery brown klinkhammer. His hopes of repeating that feat with dries were however dashed as the trout had clearly gone deeper. Season ticket holder Scott Wilson indeed found them at depth using a white boobie minkie, in and around the Cascade, and by the end of his half-day session had fought ten rainbows to the net. Regular Jamie Scott alternated between black & white snake patterns fished slow on a fast intermediate to end on a six fish tally. Meanwhile, season rod Paul Walker stuck to his tried & tested weighted damsel nymphs for a three fish catch.

Colder & windier conditions on Saturday saw most anglers blank, although John Varley managed a nice brace of fish from the bank at Flamingo Bay, one on a boobie minkie – the other to a Montana nymph. With only one angler out in a boat briefly on Sunday it was a very slow end to a very quiet week at the venue.

Nevertheless, fish still hold in good numbers in the vicinity of the Cascade & down through Heron Bay to Heron Point. With the season coming to its conclusion on Friday, a final end of season visit could prove to be memorable.

 

We now offer 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 flies must be attached to a wire trace. All flies to be 4 inches or longer in length. All pike to be returned.

 

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

 

Weekly Stats:           Number Rods:   15

 

Trout Taken         2       Number Trout Released: 19

 

Total Catch:      21       Weekly Rod Average:     1.4

 

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

Current Fishing Times:

The Main Gate, Lodge and Bank fishing opens at 7.30am

 

Bank: 7.30am until 3:45 pm

 

Boat All Day: 8:30am until 3.45 pm

 

Morning Boats: 8:30am until 1.00 pm

 

Last 4 Hour tickets: From 11.45 am until 3.45 pm (Tickets on sale from 11.30 am)

All anglers to be off site by: 4.00 pm

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Foremark weekly report week ending 11th November 2018

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Foremark weekly report week ending 11th November 2018

 

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

Another week of traditional autumnal weather with moderate south easterly winds bringing favourable conditions during the earlier part of the week although towards the weekend, heavier winds and frequent downpours affected the fishing. The southerly winds and cloud cover prevented the reoccurrence of the heavy frosts of the week before and generally it felt a lot warmer this week as the wind chill factor didn’t materialise. The water temperature remains stable at around the 10 degrees mark, but the water levels have dropped further as Severn Trent utilise the water from the Dove for Staunton Harold.

 

The bank area in front of the lodge is still proving to be the most productive area for the bank anglers despite the unhelpful wind direction some days. Verdun’s Point has also been worth a try when the wind has been right direction as has the pontoon. By far the best areas for the boats this week have been on the far side of the reservoir, from the Cascade down through Heron Bay to Heron Point. There are still fish around number 1 buoy, and the dam wall along to the valve tower continuing drifts behind it. As expected for this time of year, the most productive times appear to be a from mid-morning through to mid-afternoon.

 

On Monday, Neil Sherwood fished the drift along the Ticknall bank and reported lots of fish showing that wouldn’t take, but finally a switch to a floating line in the afternoon proved successful and he landed 5 rainbows on Montana & damsel patterns. Peter Clough bank fished the spit in front of the lodge to land 3 using a Hare’s Ear, whilst Scotty Wilson landed fish from the pontoon on a white Minkie.

The next day the fish, for some reason, proved very reluctant to oblige the bank anglers, with only one being caught. However, the boat anglers had a field day with a rod average of nine. Paul Walker caught 10 fish on damsels, John Woffenden had 3. Scotty Wilson used a white minkie to land 10 whilst Jamie Scott, being unable to get a boat at Thornton, came to us and was well pleased with his13 fish. The productive area for all the boat anglers was on the Ticknall side of the reservoir from the Cascade down to Heron bay.

Wednesday was a horrible day weather-wise with torrential rain nearly all day. BMAA member, Mr Reynolds was the only angler to brave the conditions and after trying all the normal bank spots was finally rewarded for his efforts with a nice silver fry feeder of about 2½ lbs whilst fishing a floating fry from the pontoon.

Thursday saw much better conditions and an upturn in the fishing. DCAC members Stan Cierech caught his limit from the bank whilst Brian Cormer and Joe Cummings took a boat and, using the rudder, landed 8. Scott Wilson used his favoured white minkie on a sinking line to take 8 whilst Draycote manager Kev Hart spent an afternoon off with us and landed 6 rainbows on Minkies drifting across Heron Bay.

Friday took a turn for the worse with the weather and only 3 rods ventured out. Season ticket holder Peter Clough managed to attract a brace from the bank in front of the lodge. Derby County member Mr R Price enjoyed the cream of the sport as he landed six rainbows and topped his session off with a Pike of 16lbs from the tower area.

Saturday started with a chill in the air but at least the sun was shining. A number of bank anglers experienced a good deal of action but limited success in terms of fish actually netted. However, season ticket holder Dan Hemmings took his father out in a boat for the day and they landed eight. Their efforts were concentrated on this week’s boat hotspot – the Cascade and across Heron Bay.

With no boats fishing on Sunday it was a very quiet end to the week, with just one caught & released rainbow for John Valla who spent a morning on the bank. He did report lots of surface activity until the sun came out around 11:00 which put the fish down.

The interesting common denominator throughout the week has been the number of anglers commenting on the fighting qualities of the fish, which many have described as being “like they’re on steroids!?”. Hopefully a good few more to come to the net before the season draws to it’s close on Friday 30th November.

 

 

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 flies must be attached to a wire trace. All flies to be 4 inches or longer in length. All pike to be returned.

 

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

 

 

 

Weekly Stats:           Number Rods:   40

 

Trout Taken:      26       Number Trout Released: 74

 

Total Catch:     100       Weekly Rod Average:    2.5

 

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

Current Fishing Times:

The Main Gate, Lodge and Bank fishing opens at 7.30am

 

Bank: 7.30am until 4.15pm

 

Boat All Day: 8:30am until 4.15pm

 

Morning Boats: 8:30am until 1.30pm

 

Last 4 Hour tickets: From 12.15pm until 4.15pm (Tickets on sale from 12.00pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 4.30pm

 

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Foremark weekly report week ending 4th November 2018

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Foremark weekly report week ending 4th November 2018

 

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

Autumnal weather continues to be the norm this week, although last weekend’s bitterly cold spell, which was caused by a strong northerly wind, continued into Monday and affected the fishing early on. Conditions started to improve on Tuesday with warmer overcast weather and the wind swinging to a westerly direction. The nights though continued to be cold with some overnight frosts, some of which were quite hard. The water temperature has stabilised at around the 10 degrees mark degrees. The water level continues to rise but it will take considerable time to return to more normal levels.

 

The bank area in front of the lodge is still proving to be the most productive area for the bank anglers despite the unhelpful wind direction some days. Verdun’s Point has also been worth a try when the wind has been right. The best areas for the boats have been around number 1 buoy, the cascade and the dam wall along to, and behind, the valve tower. As expected for this time of year, the most productive times appear to be a from mid-morning through to mid-afternoon.

 

On Tuesday Paul Walker caught 4 fish on damsels in the vicinity of number 1 buoy whilst Mick Reid had 3 in the same area. On Wednesday Gordon Richards landed 4 fishing in the cascade whilst Mr England fished from the beach in front of the lodge and used a small humungus to land his limit. Thursday proved more difficult although Owen Rivett and his son took four to the boat using white minkies. Paul Walker returned on Friday and landed another 9 fish on his favoured damsels, whilst Peter Elgar fished from the beach in front of the lodge and landed six fish, white minkies on an intermediate being his preferred tactic.

 

Only three trout anglers ventured onto the water on Saturday with only two rainbows coming to the net – one on a minkie booby, the other to a white lure. An afternoon pike boat drew a blank. Despite being relatively mild in terms of air temperature, there was a distinct chill factor to the southerly wind on Sunday & during the morning the fish seemed unresponsive. However, this changed in the afternoon, probably with fish feeding during the warmest part of the day. Three boats with Colwick FF anglers located feeding fish over on the Cascade, Heron Bay & Heron Point. They fished boobies deep on Di 5&7 sinking lines relatively tight to the shoreline to land a total of 21 rainbows between them. Best of the three was the boat of Josh Wheeler & Bob Johnson who both landed their four fish limits. Mr Jacks boat fished the last couple of hours & was rewarded with a fine brace of rainbows. He covered & hooked a moving fish bankside of No:1 Buoy on a cormorant which proved to be an angry 3lbs silver bar.

 

With only three weeks to go there is clearly some good back-end sport to be had, so don’t be tempted to put the tackle away too soon.

 

 

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 Richards of Midway.

 

Tuition Days: This season Fishery Management (UK) Ltd provided boat tuition days which are run to a similar format as our popular bank tuition days, the difference being that the fishing is taught from a boat. Our instructors show participants the correct way to start & drive the boat, anchoring, drifting and boat etiquette. Both bank and boat courses will be running next season and these, as well as casting instruction and guiding can be booked with our Guiding & Tuition Manager Tom Bird at Draycote either by telephone on 01788 812018 or via our website at www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/prices . Our 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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Weekly Stats:           Number Rods:   44

 

Trout Taken:       36       Number Trout Released: 31

 

Total Catch:       67       Weekly Rod Average:    1.52

 

 

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

Current Fishing Times:

The Main Gate, Lodge and Bank fishing opens at 7.30am

 

Bank: 7.30am until 4.30pm

 

Boat All Day: 8:30am until 4.30pm

 

Morning Boats: 8:30am until 1.30pm

 

Last 4 Hour tickets: From 12.30pm until 4.30pm (Tickets on sale from 12.15pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 4.45pm

 

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Foremark Weekly Report Week ending 28th October 2018

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Foremark weekly report week ending 28th October 2018

 

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

This week the weather can be said to be autumnal and whilst the beginning of the week was reasonable with some drizzle it dissipated into a cold wind from the northerly direction ending into the unfavourable easterly wind. With the change of wind direction and winds of 10-17mph there was a major chill factor. Despite this several anglers braved the conditions and on Sunday when Foremark Fly Fishers held a charity match on behalf of prostate cancer which was combined with the Graham Tagg trophy. There was a excellent turn out for these matches despite the weather conditions. The water temperature is continuing to drop and is now indicating 11 degrees centigrade. The water level is rising, albeit gradually, but it will take considerable time to return to any meaningful level.

 

The bank area in front of the lodge is proving still to be a hot spot for the angler despite the adverse weather conditions and unhelpful wind direction. Verdun’s Point has also been productive. The boat best area has been the cascade whilst there continues to be success near the aerators and dam wall and around number 1 buoy.

 

On Tuesday Paul walker caught 7 fish on damsels in the vicinity of number 1 buoy. On Wednesday Messrs A & M Parker caught 5 on orange blobs drifting near the cascade using DI 5 lines. On Thursday Mr Lancini landed 4 fish to the boat form the cascade using an intermediate line with a cat’s whisker on the point and a daddy on the dropper. Mr Brian Bateman caught 4 from the beach in front of the Lodge again using an intermediate line on damsels and snakes. On Friday Mr Welch caught 4 on a black snake whilst Paul Walker landed 9 fish on damsels, and Scotty Wilson had 6 to the boat using minky boobies. On Saturday despite the cold difficult weather Mr M Cook a pike angler, in the last 4 hours, caught an 18 pound fish close to the tower.

 

Joe Saccone, a 9-year-old won the individual Charity match with a combined weight of just over 4 lbs for two fish, whilst Messrs Smith and Redfern were the combined winners of the Graham Tagg trophy.   Peter Clough who did not fish in the competitions, which was a pity since he caught 3 fish from the beach in front of the Lodge using a Rio Gold floating line and a black hog hopper on the dropper and a black and green fly on the point. The fish took the dropper fly in preference to the fly on the point.

 

 

 

Weekly Draw: A free to enter weekly draw is held for all anglers, with the winner receiving a voucher for a free boat. This week’s winner is Mr M Parker of Ripley.

 

Tuition Days: The tuition website has been updated with a new blog page /reports section and the first post is just an introduction to the page and what it will offer in the future. The concept is that write ups of guiding trips, tackle reviews and advice, and tips on different fishing methods will be included and it will be updated on two-week intervals. Tuition days can be booked with our Guiding & Tuition Manager, Tom Bird at Draycote on 01788 812018 or made via our website at www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/prices

 

 

New for the 2018 season Fishery Management (UK) Ltd are pleased to offer boat tuition days. These days are run to a similar format as the popular bank tuition days, with the difference being that the fishing is taught from a boat. In this section instructors will show participants the correct way to start & drive the boat, anchoring, drifting and boat etiquette.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Weekly Stats:                                       Number Rods: 70

 

Trout Taken:     50           Number Trout Released: 32

 

Total Catch:   82           Weekly Rod Average: 1.2

 

 

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

Current Fishing Times:

The Main Gate, Lodge and Bank fishing opens at 7.30am

 

Bank: 7.30am until 4.45pm

Boat All Day: 8:30am until 4.45pm

Morning Boats: 8:30am until 1.30pm

Last 4 Hour tickets: From 12.45 pm until 4.45pm (Tickets on sale from 12.30pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 5.00pm

 

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Foremark weekly report 21st October

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Foremark weekly report week ending 21st October 2018

 

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

On the 28th October there is an open competition charity match on the behalf of prostate cancer, fishing from 10am to 3pm, followed by a buffet and a raffle. Please telephone the lodge to make a reservation to support this charity event.

 

Weekly Draw: A free to enter weekly draw is held for all anglers, with the winner receiving a voucher for a free boat. This week’s winner is Mr. D Hemmings of Eggington.

 

Tuition Days: The tuition website has been updated with a new blog page /reports section and the first post is just an introduction to the page and what it will offer in the future. The concept is that write ups of guiding trips, tackle reviews and advice, and tips on different fishing methods will be included and it will be updated on two-week intervals. Tuition days can be booked with our Guiding & Tuition Manager, Tom Bird at Draycote on 01788 812018 or made via our website at www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/prices

 

 

New for the 2018 season Fishery Management (UK) Ltd are pleased to offer boat tuition days. These days are run to a similar format as the popular bank tuition days, with the difference being that the fishing is taught from a boat. In this section instructors will show participants the correct way to start & drive the boat, anchoring, drifting and boat etiquette.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Weekly Stats:                                       Number Rods: 62

 

Trout Taken:     23           Number Trout Released: 101

 

Total Catch:   124           Weekly Rod Average: 2.0

 

 

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

Current Fishing Times:

The Main Gate, Lodge and Bank fishing opens at 7.30am

 Bank: 7.30am until 6.00pm                         Boat All Day: 8:30am until 6.00pm                        

Morning Boats: 8:30am until 1.30pm

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

All anglers to be off site by: 6.00pm

NB

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

 

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Weekly Foremark report 14th October

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Foremark weekly report week ending 14th October 2018

 

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

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

 

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

 

The top dam wall and the tower including the aerators is still providing a productive location for boat fishing. However, whilst number 1 buoy remains a hot spot most boats have caught on the drift through the main basin. The cascade has produced some significant catches most of which have been caught near the bank in shallow water. The bank angling continues to improve as the fish continue to target the fry, with the productive areas being the bank/dam wall in front of the lodge, Verdun’s Point and Hut Point. The successful fly patterns have been various lures, cat whiskers, damsels, hoppers, nymphs, fry imitations and daddies.

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

On the 28th October there is an open competition charity match on the behalf of prostate cancer, fishing from 10am to 3pm, followed by a buffet and a raffle. Please telephone the lodge to make a reservation to support this charity event.

 

 

Weekly Draw: A free to enter weekly draw is held for all anglers, with the winner receiving a voucher for a free boat. This week’s winner is Mr. Peter Cook of Staunton Harold.

 

Tuition Days: The tuition website has been updated with a new blog page /reports section and the first post is just an introduction to the page and what it will offer in the future. The concept is that write ups of guiding trips, tackle reviews and advice, and tips on different fishing methods will be included and it will be updated on two-week intervals. Tuition days can be booked with our Guiding & Tuition Manager, Tom Bird at Draycote on 01788 812018 or made via our website at www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/prices

 

 

New for the 2018 season Fishery Management (UK) Ltd are pleased to offer boat tuition days. These days are run to a similar format as the popular bank tuition days, with the difference being that the fishing is taught from a boat. In this section instructors will show participants the correct way to start & drive the boat, anchoring, drifting and boat etiquette.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Weekly Stats:                                      Number Rods: 42

 

Trout Taken:     55           Number Trout Released: 50

 

Total Catch:   105           Weekly Rod Average: 2.5

 

 

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

Current Fishing Times:

 

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

 

Morning Boats: 8:30am until 1.30pm

 

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

All anglers to be off site by: 6.30pm

 

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Foremark Weekly report 7th October

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Foremark weekly report week ending 7th October 2018

 

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

The weeks weather has been predominately cloudy with a few bright periods and with winds for the major part of the week from a westerly direction, but this has varied towards the end of the week. The fish have moved in closer to the banks and some of last week’s stocking have located themselves in and around the cascade. There has been the odd day of heavy frost which has delayed the opening of the pontoon. The water level of the reservoir continues to gradually rise and for the first time the pontoon has been moved in and a section of the temporary walkway has been removed. Never-the-less it will take considerable time to recover the water level to normality.

The top dam wall and the tower including the aerators is still providing a productive location for boat fishing. However, whilst number 1 buoy remains a hot spot most boats have caught on the drift through the main basin. The cascade has produced some significant catches most of which have been caught near the bank in shallow water. The bank angling continues to improve, the productive areas being the bank/dam wall in front of the lodge, Verdun’s Point and Hut Point. The successful fly patterns have been various lures, cat whiskers, damsels, hoppers, nymphs, fry imitations and daddies.

At the beginning of the week Scotty Wilson caught 10 from a boat on a CDC hopper and Nev Steed 4 from the bank. On Tuesday Paul Walker caught 10 from a boat on a Kate McLaren whilst Mr T Hutchinson caught the fish of the week by catching a 5lb 5 oz brown trout from the top dam wall. Mr J Fogg on Wednesday caught 5 from a boat from around the tower. On Friday Scotty Wilson landed 15 from the aerators and Paul Walker landed 11, both fishing from boats. On Sunday all the boats were in use, 6 of the boats being used by Foremark Fly Fishers in a Ray Gibson memorial trophy match. Ric Saccone won the competition with 6 fish weighing 13 lbs, the best fish weighing 2 lb 11 ounces. Our thanks go to Jody for the organisation of the competition. Ricky Cotterill who was not in the competition caught 10 from the cascade on nymphs on a floating line from the cascade. The successful lines were floating, and intermediate /sink tip and the best boat option was to drift.

 

Foremark Fly Fishing Club On the 28th October are running an open competition charity match on the behalf of prostate cancer, fishing from 10am to 3pm, followed by a buffet and a raffle. Please telephone the lodge to make a reservation to support this charity event.

Weekly Draw: A free to enter weekly draw is held for all anglers, with the winner receiving a voucher for a free boat. This week’s winner is Mr. Dixie Baxter of Woodville.

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

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


 Weekly Stats:                                      Number Rods: 83

Trout Taken:     74             Number Trout Released: 105

Total Catch:   179             Weekly Rod Average: 2.2

 

 Current Fishing Times:

Bank: 7.30am until 6.30pm                         Boat All Day: 8:30am until 6.30pm

Morning Boats: 8:30am until 1.30pm         Afternoon Boats: 1.30pm until 6.30pm

Last 4 Hour tickets: From 2.30pm until 6.30pm (Tickets on sale from 2.15pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 6.45pm

 

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Fishing report 30th September

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Foremark weekly report week ending 30th September 2018

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

On the 26th September the Fishery was stocked with a further 500 fish some of which were more than 2.5 pounds. The bank angling continues to improve. On two days there has been a heavy frost, and especially on one day the pontoon was delayed in opening due to the frost and ice both in the boats and on the pontoon and walkway leading to the pontoon.

The water temperature is gradually falling and is now holding at 14 degrees centigrade. The water level is at last started to rise and Severn Trent water has 3 pumps active at Eggington, where the water is extracted from the Dove and pumped into Foremark. This is confirmed by the cascade since the amount of water gushing into Foremark is significant. The low water has provided some new areas of beach still which affords the bank angler an increased scope of fishing opportunity.

The wind direction this week has been variable and although not strong has produced some difficult fishing conditions with some gusts and swirling scenarios.

The best fishing areas in the beginning of the week were the top dam wall and the aerators noting the fish appear to have moved closer to the dam wall. The cascade, now in full flow produced some fish more so towards the end of the week. The top end of Carvers Arm after the recent stocking has also produced fish for the boat angler. The hot spot for bank fishing was the beach and dam wall in front of the Fishing Lodge, and Verdun’s Point. The best fly patterns were pheasant tailed nymphs, hoppers, holographic crunchers, daddies, small perch lures and black/green lures.

During the week the significant bank angling catches were Mr J Smith who caught 3 from the bank in front of the Lodge and Mr Thompson who also netted 3 from Verdun’s Point. An excellent bag of 8 fish was caught by Brian McFadden from the beach in front of the Lodge on pheasant tailed nymphs and black damsels. Kevin Taylor who was on a tuition day, being coached by Kevin Hart caught a trout for the first time and banked 3. Scotty Wilson fishing from a boat landed 9 fish on floating fry lures and hoppers. Ricky Cotterill boat fishing landed 12 fish on a floating line using crunchers mostly in the cascade.

Weekly Draw: A free to enter weekly draw is held for all anglers, with the winner receiving a voucher for a free boat. This week’s winner is Mr. M Watkins of West Bridgford.

 

Tuition Days: The tuition website has been updated with a new blog page /reports section and the first post is just an introduction to the page and what it will offer in the future. The concept is that write ups of guiding trips, tackle reviews and advice, and tips on different fishing methods will be included and it will be updated on two-week intervals. Tuition days can be booked with our Guiding & Tuition Manager, Tom Bird at Draycote on 01788 812018 or made via our website at www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/prices

 

New for the 2018 season Fishery Management (UK) Ltd are pleased to offer boat tuition days. These days are run to a similar format as the popular bank tuition days, with the difference being that the fishing is taught from a boat. In this section instructors will show participants the correct way to start & drive the boat, anchoring, drifting and boat etiquette.

 

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

 

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

 

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

Weekly Stats:                                      Number Rods: 92

 

Trout Taken:     74             Number Trout Released: 89

 

Total Catch:   163             Weekly Rod Average: 1.8

 

 Current Fishing Times:

Bank: 7.30am until 6.45pm                         Boat All Day: 8:30am until 6.45pm                        

Morning Boats: 8:30am until 1.45pm         Afternoon Boats: 2.00pm until 6.45pm

Last 4 Hour tickets: From 2.45pm until 6.45pm (Tickets on sale from 2.30pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 7.00pmTight lines

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Foremark Weekly Report 23rd September

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Foremark weekly report week ending 23rd September 2018

 

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Weekly Draw: A free to enter weekly draw is held for all anglers, with the winner receiving a voucher for a free boat. This week’s winner is Mr Fogg of Derby

 

Tuition Days: The tuition website has been updated with a new blog page /reports section and the first post is just an introduction to the page and what it will offer in the future. The concept is that write ups of guiding trips, tackle reviews and advice, and tips on different fishing methods will be included and it will be updated on two-week intervals. Tuition days can be booked with our Guiding & Tuition Manager, Tom Bird at Draycote on 01788 812018 or made via our website at www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/prices

 

 

New for the 2018 season Fishery Management (UK) Ltd are pleased to offer boat tuition days. These days are run to a similar format as the popular bank tuition days, with the difference being that the fishing is taught from a boat. In this section instructors will show participants the correct way to start & drive the boat, anchoring, drifting and boat etiquette.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Weekly Stats:                                      Number Rods: 24

 

Trout Taken:     18             Number Trout Released: 39

 

Total Catch:   57             Weekly Rod Average: 2.4

 

 

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

Current Fishing Times:

 

Bank: 7.30am until 6.45pm                         Boat All Day: 8:30am until 6.45pm

 

Morning Boats: 8:30am until 1.45pm         Afternoon Boats: 2.00pm until 6.45pm

 

Last 4 Hour tickets: From 2.45pm until 6.45pm (Tickets on sale from 2.30pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 7.00pm

 

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Foremark Report 16th September

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Foremark weekly report week ending 16th September 2018

 

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

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

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

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

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

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

Weekly Draw: A free to enter weekly draw is held for all anglers, with the winner receiving a voucher for a free boat. This week’s winner is Mr C Wigmore of Sileby.

Tuition Days: The tuition website has been updated with a new blog page /reports section and the first post is just an introduction to the page and what it will offer in the future. The concept is that write ups of guiding trips, tackle reviews and advice, and tips on different fishing methods will be included and it will be updated on two-week intervals. Tuition days can be booked with our Guiding & Tuition Manager, Tom Bird at Draycote on 01788 812018 or made via our website at www.flyfishtuition.co.uk/prices

New for the 2018 season Fishery Management (UK) Ltd are pleased to offer boat tuition days. These days are run to a similar format as the popular bank tuition days, with the difference being that the fishing is taught from a boat. In this section instructors will show participants the correct way to start & drive the boat, anchoring, drifting and boat etiquette.

 

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