FOREMARK Opens 1st March

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Foremark opens 1st March

Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open from 7.30am with boats available from 8.30am

Our preseason stocking of 4000 trout commences this week

The lodge for 2018 will stock the popular fly patterns for Foremark provided by Fulling Mill, Ian Barr, Fario & Caledonian flies.

Call the lodge 01283 703202

 

Update 2018

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Foremark Opens 1st March

Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open from 7.30am

Boats available from 8.30am

Call the lodge 01283 703202

DECEMBER 2017

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Foremark 2018 season opens 1st March

Details on available membership which starts from £435.00 EMAIL lodge@flyfishforemark.co.uk for details

Taking bookings call 01283 703202 please leave a message on the answer machine including a contact number or email lodge@flyfishforemark.co.uk

Looking for that last minute Christmas present we have gift voucher & tuition days available to purchase online at www.flyfishstore.co.uk they make the ideal Christmas gift

With Christmas less than a fortnight away we would like to take this opportunity of wishing all our customer a Very Happy Christmas & New Year

Foremark Report W/E 26th November 2017

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Foremark weekly report week ending 26th November 2017
Foremark Lodge Tel 01283 703202
Another tough week for Foremark anglers with a diverse set of weather conditions including frosts, gales and the first snowfall of the winter. Water has continued to be drawn off this week which together with the colder weather and drop in water temperatures has produced better angling prospects. A significant number of fry have concentrated in Flamingo Bay and trout have been observed feeding hard on them. The large number of shrimps has been the other principal protein that the fish have been concentrating on, although frustratingly, anglers still continue to report that they are hooking but losing fish whilst targeting them, using either bespoke shrimp patterns or various versions of Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear nymphs.
With the aerators switched off, the fish are showing up elsewhere for boat & bank angler alike with the best areas being Hut point, Verdun’s Point, Flamingo Bay, and towards the lower end of Carvers arm.  The fish seem to have been positively influenced by the conditions and although they have not been easy to tempt the greater majority of the anglers that fished despite the wintry conditions have caught fish with the rod average this week being 2.2, although as always, some have been more successful than others.
Best catch this week was taken on Thursday by season ticket holder Paul Walker who landed 7 from the bank in Flamingo bay using Hares Ears patterns. Monday saw DCAC rod Mr R Gilks land four rainbows whilst bank fishing with two to fry patterns & two on Hare’s Ear nymphs. Also on Monday, Scott Wilson’s caught six including a 3lbs+ blue whilst boat fishing right down on the wires at the bottom of the Carver’s Arm, which was the same area that Mr Cook fished on Sunday when he took 4 fish on snakes.
As the fishery closes on Thursday 30th November, this will be our last weekly report of the season although a review of the season will be produced next month. The fishery will be reopening on Thursday 1stMarch and bookings are now being taken at the lodge for the new season.   Anglers wishing to purchase one of the remaining season ticket should contact the lodge for further details.
Weekly Stats: Rods: 18, Trout Taken: 13, Trout Released: 26, Total Catch: 39 Weekly Rod Average: 2.2
Season Average 3.4
Don’t forget that your loyalty card will still be valid next season so once you have purchased 10 of the same permit, your next visit of that permit option is FREE and will be valid at all of our four fisheries,
Try before you buy; we continue to have a range of Rio Fly Lines available for you to try, take them out for a day’s fishing and try them. We also stock a wide selection of fly’s and a range of any fishing tackle you might need in our onsite shop, these are ideal for Christmas presents, as is our range of vouchers for fishing, tuition and guiding.
Thinking of booking a match next season? We offer discounted rates for group boat bookings and competition permit prices, call the lodge for more details.
Next season we will continue to 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 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.
Current Fishing Time: Bank: 07:30 till 16.00, Boat All Day: 08:30am to 16:00  Last 4 Hours from 12:00.(Tickets on sale from 11:45)                       All anglers to be off site by: 16:15
In order to maintain the accuracy of our records could all anglers please ensure that they fill in the catch return sheet before departure.  If not in the lodge it will be found on the windowsill by the entrance door.
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Foremark 31st October

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Foremark weekly report week ending 30th October 2017

 

Foremark Lodge Tel 01283 703202

 

After last week’s bad weather in particular the high wind speeds we were optimistic that this report would offer some better news. However Monday came and of the 7 rods who braved the calmer but still boisterous conditions it showed because only 5 fish were caught. Tuesday was no better and it didn’t matter what was attempted and what areas that were fished. Mr Scudder located small shoals of fish with a fish finder noting they were 20 feet plus down. Wednesday was a better day for some with Mr K Hardy taking 4 from the bank on hut point and Scott Wilson boating 4 on a DI 5 line and a booby.

The fish stocking level is still high for Foremark compared to previous years and given the time of the year and hopefully the fish will start seeking food aggressively in the not too distant future. Thursday was yet another frustrating day with anglers reporting a number of taps etc but the fish unwilling to chase and those fish caught came mainly to static offerings. Friday offered a small amount of encouragement for bank anglers and there was a number of fish caught around Verduns point but still deep on sinking lines.

 

Foremark Fly Fishers charity match at Foremark in support of Fishing for Heroes SUNDAY the 29th of October was well supported with £306 being raised for this great cause The boat winners for the Graham Tagg Trophy was awarded to Martin Smith & Paul Cook who weighed in 5 fish for 8lb 7oz.

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:75, Number Trout Taken: 39,   Number Trout Released: 36

Total Catch:   75

Weekly Rod Average: 1, Seasonal Rod average: 3.7

Current Fish Stock Levels 8,982

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 5.00pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 5.00pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until 12.45pm ,Afternoon Boats: 12.45pm until 5.00pm

Last 4 Hours from:  1.00pm until 5.00pm (Tickets on sale from 12.45pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 5.15pm

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

Tight lines

The Foremark Reservoir team

Foremark weekly report week ending 15th October

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Foremark weekly report week ending 16th October 2017

 

Foremark Lodge Tel 01283 703202

The water level is still being maintained at a constant level which is as a result of Severn Trent having upgraded the extraction capability from the Dove at Eggington. Those who have experienced Foremark in previous years would know that water levels used to generally drop at this time of the year.

The access for the bank angler has been vastly improved Foremark which leaves the area from Bramble Bay towards the wires needing attention. Heavier equipment will be necessitated because of the size of greenery/trees that is needed to be removed from within this area to provide satisfactory bank angling capability. Pictures www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

The weeks fishing has been a roller coaster ride on fish returns noting that Foremark reflected the situation at the other three reservoirs within the Fly Fish Operation. Thus, it can be concluded that the fishing was impacted by the barmy prevailing weather conditions notably the ambient temperature and or the barometric pressure.

The area of the reservoir that has produced results is primarily Carvers Arm, noting that the aerators and drifting the centre basin has also been productive. From a bank prospective Flamingo Bay, Sun Bless, Hut Point and Vernon’s Point have produced some results. Whilst the fish appear to be taking the fry, especially in Carvers Arm, we did find an invasive shrimp in Foremark last year, the shrimp is moving into the margins with the fish gorging on them, make sure you have shrimp patterns in your box!

On Monday 9th October the notable catches were by Mr B Aoin who caught 8 from a boat in Carvers Arm on size 14 Klink hammers, Messer Burton and Graney who took 10 to the boat on Gold-head Black Fritz on floating lines.

On Tuesday Messer Taft & Keith Coley continued their run of success at Foremark and boated 10 fish whilst Mr Wilson caught 8 fish whilst drifting.

On Friday 13th Mr Wilson continued his success and confounded the superstition of the day by catching 12 in the mid channel of Carvers Arm within the top metre from the surface. However, the best performance of the day, if not week, must be awarded to Mr D Hudson who caught 5 from the bank in Flamingo Bay on a Minkie Booby on a floating line.

The mild weather is not favourable for the pike fishing with only 2 pike caught during the week. We only allow fly fishing for the pike.

Foremark Fly Fishers have arranged a charity match at Foremark in support of Help the Heroes to be held on the 29th of October. This is both for bank and boat and as an addition to this the Graham Tagg Trophy will be awarded to the best bag of the day since the original match had to be postponed. There will be refreshments after the match in the sailing club.

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:67, Number Trout Taken: 48,   Number Trout Released: 61

Total Catch:   109

Weekly Rod Average:1.6, Seasonal Rod average: 3.8

Current Fish Stock Levels 9,057

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 6.15pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 6.15pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until 1.30pm ,Afternoon Boats: 1.30pm until 6.15pm

Last 4 Hours from:  2.15pm until 6.15pm (Tickets on sale from 2.10pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 6.30pm

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

Tight lines

The Foremark Reservoir team

Foremark weekly Report 8 October

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Foremark weekly report week ending 8th October 2017

 

Tel 01283 703202

 

The water level has remained constant this week and has seen the water temperature drop to 13c.

 

Foremark water levels remain high but with the grass along the bank from flamingo to the bottom of Sunblest bay being cut last week, the fishery staff have removed any problem bushes or saplings and with more sapling cutting planned for Wednesday the area from the wires down into bramble bay should be a lot more accessible for bank fishing. Contractors have cut the available dam wall area improving access and fishing potential and with a number of browns showing in this area there will be some good sport to be had, especially in light of the number of fry showing.

 

Monday was pretty much a wash out day with high winds preventing any boats being launched

During the late afternoon there were still fish feeding off the surface from bramble bay down to gorse bay with daddies, hoppers, small cdc patterns taking these fish.

 

On Tuesday the weather shown some marked improvement and the fish obliged putting in an appearance for John Fogg who boated 11 in the boils area on a black & green nymph pattern (Montana),R Taft & Keith Coley fished carvers arms with fry patterns sub surface & boated 16 trout following on from the 19 they had last week, maybe they are getting the tactics right and Scott Wilson boated 5 on his famous snake. Messers Graney & Burton managed 5 between them. The cascade is holding some fish with all the pumped water coming in, however the outer edges of the cascade are producing but generally the middle of the Carvers arm down to gorse bay is still the better bet. Rod average for the day was 3.5

 

The change in the weather saw Wednesday as a waste of time with only 7 rods braving the elements and only one fish caught between them. A day for fly tying indoors in the warm and thinking about methods for when the weather turned. Thursday was not a lot better and only 3 rods went out. The pleasing thing was that all 3 rods Caught, not well, but caught, star of the show was D Bevan with 3.

 

Friday was, weather wise, probably the best day with 19 rods on the water John Scragg boated 6, Scott Wilson 9, and most other anglers achieved a catch even if it was only one. It was good to note that the fish are moving off of the boils area and are spreading themselves around the lake in pods of about 20, in the main basin and up Carvers arm so a drift was the best approach, some high in the water and in other places a bit deeper making the best approach a willingness to change technique and depths on a regular basis.

 

Saturdays weather let us down again but for the first time for a while the bank produced better than the boats, although not brilliant, quite pleasing to see. Sunday saw Foremark Fly Fishers holding the Ray Gibson memorial match at this venue with 13 rods fishing and pleasing to see most caught with the eventual winner being M Smith with 7lb 13oz for his 4 fish being the eventual winner. Other rods saw Mr P Cooper take 6 fish off the bank on a black hopper and Mr P Bailey catch 8 from his boat on a variety of daddies.

Foremark F F next match here is the Fishing for Hero’s tournament to be held on the 29th of October this is both bank and boat and as an addition to this the Graham Tagg Trophy will be awarded to the best boat on the day after the original match had to be postponed. There will be refreshments after the match in the sailing club so defending Graham Tagg champions Messrs Moody & Buckley get your booking in as there are several who think they can take you this year – myself included. There are only a few boats left so a call to the lodge will secure a place.

 

Fly fishing for the Pike this week has been slow, a few follows but difficult to get them to commit

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:72, Number Trout Taken: 55,   Number Trout Released: 81

Total Catch:   131

Weekly Rod Average:1.81, Seasonal Rod average: 3.8

Current Fish Stock Levels 9,105

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 6.30pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 6.30pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until 1.30pm ,Afternoon Boats: 1.30pm until 6.30pm

Last 4 Hours from:  2.30pm until 6.30pm (Tickets on sale from 2.10pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 6.45pm

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

Tight lines

The Foremark Reservoir team

 

Foremark weekly report week ending 1 October

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Foremark weekly report week ending 1st October 2017

Tel 01283 703202

The water level has remained constant this week and has seen the water temperature holding at about 14c.

Foremark water levels remain high the grass along the bank from flamingo to the bottom of sunblest has been cut with the fishery staff out this week removing any problem bushes or saplings.

As yet, and its due to the rapid rise in the water levels the fry are yet to move in on the margins in any great numbers, therefore the best of the sport continues to be from the boats.

For most of the week we enjoyed light winds if a little wet at times, it wasn’t until the weekend that the speed picked up.

The aerators are on but with the water temperature this week hovering between 15c – 14c the fish are starting to move out into open water.

During the late afternoon we are seeing fish feeding off the surface from bramble bay down to gorse bay with daddies, hoppers, small cdc patterns taking these fish. Surprisingly a static fry pattern over open water has also work with Owen Rivet taking 3 on this method for his mornings visit.

R Taft & Keith Coley fished carvers arms with fry patterns sub surface & boated 19 trout. The cascade you would expect to hold some fish with all the pumped water coming in, however the outer edges of the cascade are producing but generally the middle of the carvers arm down to gorse bay is the better bet.

Successful anglers this week Scott Wilson catching 9, J Fogg catching 7, Paul Walker catching 6 with John Scragg catching 8 for his afternoon visit. Kevin Hart went out for 1 hr following his shift at the lodge boating 4 trout on a floating line & damsel.

On Sunday 13 members of the Alex Booth club fished a competition with the winner V Byrne catching 5 trout & P Fleming taking the best fish a rainbow of 2lb10oz

 

Fly fishing for the Pike this week has been slow, a few follows but difficult to get them to commit

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:94, Number Trout Taken: 62,   Number Trout Released: 94

Total Catch:   156

Weekly Rod Average:1.7, Seasonal Rod average: 3.8

Current Fish Stock Levels 9,105

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 6.45pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 6.45pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until 1.30pm ,Afternoon Boats: 1.30pm until 6.45pm

Last 4 Hours from:  2.45pm until 6.45pm (Tickets on sale from 2.30pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 7.00pm

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

Tight lines

The Foremark Reservoir team

 

Foremark fishing report week ending 24th September

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Foremark weekly report week ending 24th September 2017

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

The water level has remained constant this week and has seen the water temperature holding at about 14c.

 

Bank angling remains difficult from an access and casting aspect, but we are still working to get the banks cut. The increased dam wall access together with the pontoons plus Hut Point and Verduns point are still offering the best bank angling and this will only increase as the fish become more occupied on the abundant fry life around the margins. A number of Pike are showing in Flamingo bay and up the Carvers arm in and around Bramble bay and up near the wires area.

 

The aerators are fully operational and the fish have continued to focus around the boils and surrounding area, towards the dam wall, by 3 buoy and along the dam wall from the lodge and up to the tower, mainly close to the shore where the fry are lying. A number of Browns have been spotted in this area. There is still noticeable fish movement in the cascade, but still mainly in the aerators. The whole week failed to show the improvement experienced the week before but most of that can be put down to the weather as bright sunlight pushed the fish down in the water making dry fly fishing more sporadic, mornings fishing better than later and the rod average for the week was around the 2 mark. With the forecast for the week indicating wet and windy we expect the temperature to drop a little more and that should improve the spread of the fish into the shallower areas and more activity around the bank as the fish start to seriously get at the fry.

 

The light south westerly winds and sunny conditions on Monday saw a mixed bag of catch returns but Rod & Curtis Grice boated 15 fish between them on a selection of Daddies, Hoppers & Minkies. Tuesday was a day that got brighter as the day went on and the early birds certainly did better. T & J Evans fished dries and boated 12 fish between them, season ticket holder J Fogg had 7, one better with 8 was Scott Wilson who fished a DI 5 and lures and finally Bruce Burton boated 5 fish on a Gold head daddy. As is indicated, the fish went deeper as the day went on. Wednesday was overcast in the morning and DCAC member Bob Pakes got 6 to the boat and he was the top rod of the day as it got brighter as the day went on and fishing became a lot more difficult, however staff member Kevin Hart had a couple of hours out over the boils and boated 4 on lures as the fish went down again. Thursday saw quite a bit of rain and the brave few who ventured out, on the whole were quite successful. John Scragg caught 4 on minkie boobies on the top Scott Wilson was the top rod with 8 with most of the fish coming from the cascade area for a change. Friday, a cloudy day, saw 14 out of the 15 rods fishing catch, again the cascade offered some good sport on sunken daddies and the bank produced a 2lb plus fish for Mr Hobbs. Saturday was Again overcast and the fish continued to spread out with Mr S Ball catching 5 from against the dam wall Dave Bailey caught 10 with a minkie on the top and his boat partner Alan Cooke chipped in with another 5 to the same method. Sunday finished the week off poorly with bright sunshine for most of the day the fishing suffered but the forecast for the coming week is for rain, wind and getting cooler it may be a good time to suffer the changeable conditions and get some good sport, especially as the fry are beginning to look like a tasty snack.

 

Watch this space as we will hopefully be sorting out a date for the re-arranged Graham Tagg match to be held here – a fun match with no pressure at all– with nothing at stake except a trophy and sufficient street cred to last a whole season.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:84, Number Trout Taken: 43,   Number Trout Released: 148

Total Catch:   191

Weekly Rod Average:2.27, Seasonal Rod average: 4.5

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 7.00pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 7.00pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until 1.30pm ,Afternoon Boats: 1.30pm until 7.00pm

Last 4 Hours from:  3.00pm until 7.00pm (Tickets on sale from 2.40pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 7.15pm

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

Tight lines

The Foremark Reservoir team

Foremark weekly report week ending 17th September

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Foremark weekly report week ending 17th September 2017

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Dates for your diary

 

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

 

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

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

Weekly Stats:

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

Total Catch:   217

Weekly Rod Average:4.6

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 7.15pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 7.15pm

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

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

All anglers to be off site by: 7.30pm

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

Tight lines

The Foremark Reservoir team