Fishing Report week 9th September

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Foremark weekly report week ending 9th September 2018

 

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

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

Since Stocking on Tuesday 3.7 & Wednesday 5.5

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

We are now offering fly only pike fishing. All pike fishing must be PRE- BOOKED, you must also have a suitable unhooking mat, the correct size landing net, long Forceps, all fly’s must be attached to a wire trace. All fly’s to be 4 inches or longer in length. All pike to be returned.Don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card from the lodge, once you have purchased 10 of the same permit, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all four fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-Eyebrook

 

Weekly Stats:                                      Number Rods: 48

Trout Taken:   29               Number Trout Released: 71

Total Catch: 100                 Weekly Rod Average: 2.1

 

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

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

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

All anglers to be off site by: 8.00pm

 

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Fishing report 2nd September 2018

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Foremark weekly report week ending 2nd September 2018

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Weekly Stats:                                       Number Rods: 54

 

 

Trout Taken:   19              Number Trout Released: 63

 

Total Catch: 82                   Weekly Rod Average: 1.5

 

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

Current Fishing Times:

 

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

 

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

 

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

All anglers to be off site by: 8.15pm

 

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Fishing report 26th August

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Foremark weekly report week ending 26th August 2018

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

Current Fishing Times:

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

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

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

All anglers to be off site by: 8.30pm

 

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Weekly Fishing Report 19th August

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Foremark weekly report week ending 19th August 2018

 

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

Weekly Stats:                                      Number Rods: 50

Trout Taken:   42               Number Trout Released: 50

Total Catch: 92                     Weekly Rod Average: 1.8

 

Current Fishing Times:

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

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

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

All anglers to be off site by: 8.45pm

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Foremark weekly report week ending 12th August 2018

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Foremark weekly report week ending 12th August 2018

 

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

This week has seen a lot of variety in the weather with a red-hot day, some overcast days, and finally some rain, with wind which has predominantly been from the west. Water temperatures have fluctuated from a high of 24 degrees on Thursday to a much kinder 19 degrees on Sunday afternoon. (It was 18 degrees on Monday morning) Despite the rainfall this week, demand for water remains high and the levels continue to drop. The staff have had to place a temporary walkway from the concrete ramp to the pontoon. Anglers are advised to take care when using the pontoon since the temporary walkway whilst solid and secure has some steps. The cascade is still running albeit it is flowing into shallow water, and there are still strong undercurrents in the vicinity of the tower which is where the water is extracted. These undercurrents, in combination with the nearby aerators, are still attracting significant numbers of fish but they are still proving difficult to catch.

 

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

 

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

 

The aerators are still the fishing main spot for fish. Anglers need to observe the fishing etiquette of fishing the aerators. Anglers need to set up their boat such that they drift through the aerators noting, because of the depth of water, you cannot anchor in the boils. The boat engine should not be started within or near the aerators in order to maintain station on the boils, except if there is an emergency. The boat should be allowed to drift through and then when well clear of the aerators the engine started and go around the aerators, not through them, and positioned to begin a further drift. If there is more than one boat fishing this area, then boats should take their natural turn within the group of boats for drifting the aerators such that all anglers have an equal chance of fishing this area. It would be appreciated if all anglers observed this etiquette.

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Weekly Stats:                                       Number Rods: 34

 

Trout Taken:    17                Number Trout Released:  6

 

Total Catch:  23                     Weekly Rod Average: 0.67

 

 

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

Current Fishing Times:

 

Bank: 7.30am until 8.45pm                         Boat All Day: 8:30am until 8.45pm

 

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

 

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

All anglers to be off site by: 9.00pm

 

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Foremark weekly report 5th August

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Foremark weekly report week ending 5th August 2018

 

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

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

 

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

 

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

 

Weekly Draw: A free to enter weekly draw is held for all anglers, with the winner receiving a voucher for a free boat. This week’s winner is Mrs Ruth Kirk.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Weekly Stats:                                       Number Rods: 47

Trout Taken: 10                   Number Trout Released: 17

Total Catch: 27                     Weekly Rod Average: 0.6

 Fishing Times:

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

Morning Boats:   8:30am until 3.00pm         Afternoon Boats: 3.00pm until 9.00pm

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

All anglers to be off site by: 9.15pm

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Foremark Update 31st July

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Foremark Reservoir

Tel 01283703202

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

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

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

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

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

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

Current Fishing Times:

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

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

Last 4 Hour tickets: From 5.15pm until 9.15pm (Tickets on sale from 5.0pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 9.30pm

Foremark weekly report 15th July

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Foremark weekly report week ending 15th July 2018

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We are now offering fly only pike fishing. All pike fishing must be PRE- BOOKED, you must also have a suitable unhooking mat, the correct size landing net, long Forceps, all fly’s must be attached to a wire trace. All fly’s to be 4 inches or longer in length. All pike to be returned.Don’t forget to pick up your loyalty card from the lodge, once you have purchased 10 of the same permit, your next visit of that permit option is FREE valid at all three fisheries, Thornton-Foremark-Draycote-EyebrookWeekly Stats:

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

Total Catch: 59          Weekly Rod Average: 1.5

For site security reasons, and in order to maintain the accuracy of our records, could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the shelf in the entrance porch. Also given the continuing hot weather, anglers, especially if fishing from a boat, are reminded to maintain their hydration levels by drinking lots of water, and to wear sunscreen.

Current Fishing Times:

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

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

Last 4 Hour tickets: From 5.45pm until 9.45pm (Tickets on sale from 5.30pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 10.00pm

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Weekly Fishing Report week ending 8th July

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Foremark weekly report week ending 8th July 2018

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weekly Stats:                        Number Rods:   55

Trout Taken: 13                   Number Trout Released:   65

Total Catch:   78                 Weekly Rod Average:   1.4

UPDATE:

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

Current Fishing Times:

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

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

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

All anglers to be off site by: 10.00pmTight lines

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Report week ending 1st July

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Foremark weekly report week ending 1st July 2018

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

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

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

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

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

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

Guiding & Tuition.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All anglers to be off site by: 10.15pm

Tight lines

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