Telephone Number: 01283 703202
As we move into the autumn and with a good head of fish in the water as expected our fishing continues to improve.
Our water clarity is very good at present with plenty of fresh water running from the cascade. The water levels still remain good with plenty of room on the sandy shores. The boats fished well on Monday with dry’s and muddlers being the pattern to use. Mr J Machin also took 3 fish in his last four-hour session from the bank. Tuesday the fish were still on the dry’s Mr S Wilson landing 12 fish to his boat drifting daddies along the cascade Pulling boobies across the top by number two buoy worked for season permit holder Mr Spence on Wednesday morning taking 7 fish. Drifting open water was the method for boat partners Mr C Gamble and Mr M Webster on Thursday netting 14 fish to the boat. Derby County Angling Club member Mr A Topping fished from a boat on Friday to land 7 trout using a olive minkie. Mr P Sadler used daddies on Saturday to tempt 10 fish to his net best of them a 3lbs rainbow.
The Annual graham Tagg boat pairs match was held on Sunday with 14 rod catching 64 fish for a match average of 4.9 the winning pair was Mr I Buckley and Mr G Moody with their 12 fish limit totalling 30LBs 6oz.the best fish was part of Mr Miller and Mr Baxters catch weighing in at 3LBs 6oz
Twelve-year-old Andrew Stannard experienced his first fly casting session on Friday with coach Kevin Hart when the casting session on the pontoon was interrupted by the arrival of a shoal of fry feeding rainbows. A quick switch from the hook less wool fly to a real fly pattern. Which Andrew then cast to the fish he then went on to hook and play the fish unaided he then followed up with another trout 15 minutes later. Well done Andrew see you again soon. Photo & report on our facebook page: www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore
Dates for your diary
16th October We will be having a stand at Uttoxeter Game Fishing & Fly Tying Fair so come and say hello between 10am and 4.30.
October 22nd Beginner course 9.30 to 3.30 tackle supplied ring the lodge for more details and to book (01283 703202).
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.
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 WALL
Certain 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, as we move into the autumn this area will produce trout for bank anglers!!
Number Rods: 108 Number Trout Taken: 174 Number Trout Released: 145
Total Catch: 319 Weekly Rod Average: 2.9
Current Fishing Time:
Bank: 07:30am till 19.00
Boat All Day: 08:30 to 19.00
Boat Part Day: 08:30 to 14.00 – 14.00 to 19.00
Last 4 Hours bank from: 15.00 to 19.00
Last 4 Hours Boat from: 15.00 to 19.00
ALL LAST 4 HOUR PERMITS AVAILABLE FROM 15 MINUTES BEFORE START TIME.
All anglers to be off site by: 19.15
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.