Wednesday, 16 August 2017 14:19

Foremark weekly report week ending 13th August 2017

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

Dates for your diary

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

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

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

Weekly Stats:

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

Total Catch:   106     Weekly Rod Average: 1.4,

Seasonal Rod average: 4.7

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 8.45pm

Boat All Day: 08:30am to 8.45 pm

Morning Boats:   08.30am until2.45pm 

Afternoon Boats: 2.45pm until 8.45pm

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

All anglers to be off site by: 9.00pm

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


All anglers off site by 9.00pm

TFF 770 x 210 subs ban

TFF 770 x 210 subs ban

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