Foremark weekly report week ending 20th August 2017
Telephone Number: 01283 703202
The continuing changeable weather conditions, including bright sunlight, thunderstorms and heavy rain has again played havoc with the fishing conditions. The reservoir is now nearly full and the water temperature has remained steady at 16 degrees C. The aerators are still not operational and the fish have continued to spread out across the reservoir rather than be focussed around the boils. This has meant that the fishing has been dependent upon the actual weather conditions and as these have fluctuated daily so has the fishing. There continues to be fish spasmodically feeding on the frywithin the pontoon basin and off the dam and there are plenty of fish to been found around the sailing club boat, numbers 1 and 2 buoys and the main basin. With the exception of the pontoon, the bank anglers have still found the fishing very challenging but the signs of the fish starting to feed on the fry bodes well for the future. Dry fly fishing is at the moment providing the best overall catch returns.
On Monday, Mr Scragg caught 9 fish on a Mayfly but Tuesday saw harder conditions with only 2 fish landed. Dull overcast conditions and a light wind on Wednesday coincided with a match organised by the Cheshire Police and the favourable conditions brought the fish on the feed. Their 10 anglers boated 40 fish with top rod being Chris Webster with 9, with Ian Wood taking the best fish of 2.5 pounds. Other anglers on the water on Wednesday benefited from the improved conditions with season ticket holders John Grainey and Bruce Burton catching 13 to the boat using floating lines with either bibios or black and green fritz. The Wednesday rod average of 3 proved to be the best of the week as unfavourable weather returned adversely affecting catches with the daily rod averagefalling to between 1 and 1.5 for the remainder of the week. Some anglers managed better than average returns including Mr Beard with 3 on Thursday, Paul Walker taking 3 on bobbies on Friday and Gary Owen who visited us on Sunday afternoon and caught 5 fish on a white bodied cormorant fished on a DI5 line
Thinking of booking a match? We offer discounted rates for group boat bookings and competition permit prices, call the lodge for more details.
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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 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.
Number Rods:56 Number Trout Taken: 45 Number Trout Released: 41
Total Catch: 96 Weekly Rod Average: 1.7
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am till 8.30pm
Boat All Day: 08:30am to 8.30 pm
Morning Boats: 08.30am until 2.30pm
Afternoon Boats: 2.30pm until 8.30pm
Last 4 Hours from: 4.30pm until 8.30pm (Tickets on sale from 4.15pm)
All anglers to be off site by: 8.30pm
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.
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