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.
A slow week for Foremark this last week we have suffered a little from the previous hot bright weather. The best fishing at the start of the week was to fish very deep in open water using big black lures. However the fishing started to improve towards the back end of the week with fish holding around 20 feet deep and intermediate lines and slow sinking line worked best fishing on long drifts in the main basin.
On Friday Mr S Owen took 5 fish of the top on dry fly, while Saturday Tony and Ruth Kirk took seven fish to their boat using sinking lines and a 10foot leader and black booby drifting by the tower.
We are now offering limited fly only pike fishing, one boat a day. 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. NO BANK FISHING FOR PIKE.
Dates for your diary
September 25th (Sunday) The Graham Tagg memorial boat match so please contact the lodge to book your boats for this popular annual event. Please 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
A Reminder For Bank Anglers
From Monday 11th April 2016 we have negotiated with our landlord STW a trial period to the 31st November 2016 which allows us to bank fish along the first 400yds of the DAM WALLCertain restriction will be in place for anglers fishing the Dam Wall, they must not disturb any of the stones facing the dam, lifejackets will need to be worn supplied if required at the lodge, access on & off the dam wall will be from one area (the pontoon / lodge end) which will be clearly marked
Number Rods: 67 Number Trout Taken: 30 Number Trout Released: 27
Total Catch: 57 Weekly Rod Average: 0.8
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am till 21.00
Boat All Day: 08:30 to 21.00
Boat Part Day: 08:30 to 14.30 – 14.30 to 21.00
Last 4 Hours bank from: 17.00 to 21.00
Last 4 Hours Boat from: 17.00 to 21.00
ALL LAST 4 HOUR PERMITS AVAILABLE FROM 15 MINUTES BEFORE START TIME.
All anglers to be off site by: 21.15
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.
Despite the weather we have excellent water clarity as Foremark has water pumped into it.