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NEWS

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

Weekly Stats:

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.

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70 acres

Tel: 01530 230807

Our surface water temperature is dropping & is below 19 degrees allowing us to restock all three reservoirs in the group this week, (stocking occurred 2 August)

The deeper cooler water in front of the stones, green bay & dam has generally fished best this week again, although on the cooler overcast days anglers found fish along the edge of the weed beds opposite the lodge down in front of the wood bank.

Anglers reported fish prepared to chase flies through the surface with some fish coming to dries, especially the “big red” & daddy.

Mark Hunt suffering from jet lag following his Alaskan fishing trip, quickly dropped back in to the UK fishing mode catching 8 from the green bay area & along the weed beds of the wood, Tut Miles fished hares ear and cdc patterns to catch his 4 fish during a morning session, Mick Huffer recorded 4 for his 3 hour session.

Rod average for the week was 1.0

At times like this at the height of the summer when fishing conditions can & do alter quickly we recommend you contact the lodge for latest info.

Car Park, Lodge and bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 9.00pm

Part Day Boats 8.30am – 2.30pm  /  2.30pm – 9.00pm

Last 4 Hour 5.00pm – 9.00pm

All anglers off site by 9.15pm

Lake of Menteith Report 19/07/16

6ft Water Temperature   15.5C , Clarity (Secchi disc) 2.8m.

CATCH RETURN ENTICEMENT

We are introducing a trial scheme to help remind anglers to fill out a catch return. The plan is to select randomly a catch return from the sheets every fortnight and award them a free catch and release boat. The winner will be posted in these reports and on facebook. Random numbers (0-14) for the day will be selected on a computer, then a random number (0-30) will be chosen to select the boat number on that day. If this number exceeds the boats rented on that day then a correction will be made.

General

Clarity is still relatively good at 2.8m and the temperature was a cool 15.5C at 6ft yesterday. Everybody seems to be off on holiday and the lake has some nice quieter days at the moment. Some 1000 bigger than average fish going in today and later in the week.

Baynes Tackle Callander and Southside Decorator Boat League

In the evening boat league the 27 anglers netted 81 fish. It was apparently a challenging evening for most with the exceptions of Messrs. Ramage and Galloway who captured 11 and 10 on the white rammy cat and diawl bachs in Gateside and on the Malling Shore. 3rd was league leader Brian MacKenzie who caught his 6 on dries and boobies. Steven Francis collected the Baynes of Callander Tackle Shop Voucher , Jim Donnelly got the Southside Decorator’s bottle of malt and the Lake’s 50th Merchandise item was claimed by Andy smith.

Jim Donnelly was out last weekend and had a double hookup at Stable point, on dries, managed to get this one in (estimated 10lb) and safely returned.

Scottish club Championship by K.Miller

Heat 11 of Scottish Club Championship at lovely Lake of Menteith would prove to be a real cracker.   15 teams were in contention with holders Neilston FF and 7 other previous heat winners involved. Renowned team Soldier Palmers were back after a few years, and up and coming young guns Future Fly Fishers were in the pack.  At end of the night 143 trout had been caught with 68 being returned, for a total weight of 289.2.5oz.  6 teams had weighed in over 20lbs weight of trout. Present silver salver holders Neilston Fly Fishers trio of Jim Litster, Brian MacKenzie and Tom Burnett took first place with a great catch of 23 trout for 44lb 11.2 oz. Runner up team Dows Fly Fishing Club of Abigail Montgomery, John Buchanan and David Mateer had 14 trout for 29lb 11.6oz.  3rd place to Soldiers Palmers team of messrs Rattray, Maestri and McEwan  with 12 trout for 23lb 4.7oz  edging into the spot by a 3oz margin from Bucks Head Fly Fishers.  Previous winners Change Fly Fishers "B" had to settle for 5th place with 11 trout for 21lb 10.2oz.  Top 5 rods qualifying for Champion of Champions final were:-

1st place  Jim Litster Neilston FF 10 trout for 19lb 14oz  2nd place  Brian MacKenzie Neilston FF with 7 trout for 13lb 9.5 oz  3rd place John Buchanan Dows FFC with 7 trout for 13lb 8.2oz    4th place to John Maestri Soldiers Palmers with 7 trout for 13lb 4.8oz  5th place to Ray Anderson Change FF "B" with 6 trout for 12lb 11oz. Reserve place for Champion of Champions to Wullie Cowan ABC&D with 6 trout for 11lb 5.5oz. Heaviest trout on the night was a beauty of 6lb 12.8oz caught by Bucks Head FF angler Andy Smith. Team captains of winning team, runners  up, captor of best basket and heaviest trout all received commemorative anniversary Lake of Menteith bottles of whisky and beer. Jim Litster caught his trout at International Bay, Stable Point and Cages Bay using a slow glass line and hoppers.

Foremark weekly report week ending 18/07/2016

Telephone Number: 01283 703202

A good weeks fishing last week, although a couple of days were a bit of a challenge. The week started of with a bag a rod average of 13 in mid July has got to be fantastic,   daddies and cdcs fished in open water did the business. Tuesday was another good day with a rod average of 8.5 again all fish taken on or just under the surface and in open water. Wednesday and Thursday were more of a challenge with a rod average of below one. Then on Friday the fishing started to improve again with drys and nymphs doing best and a rod average of 5.2. Saturday through up some amazing fishing for some rods with hoppers and homemade dry’s working very well with a lot of fish showing between the pontoon and number one buoy. Mr Glen Moody and his boat partner reported catching over 70 fish glen wrote in the comments section of the booking out sheet “The best days fly fishing in35 years”. Also on Saturday season permit holder Mr R. Cotterill boated 30 fish on homemade dry fly in open water and by the tower and also wrote “The best day at Foremark to date (9 years). Sunday was back to the norm with a rod average of 1.3. So when asked how isit fishing my reply has to be very good on some days but more of a challenge others but there has been some fantastic dry fly fishing,.

Recently we have had a few nice pike caught on fly so 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

The week August 1st to August 5th a large number of scouts will be using the facilities of the reservoir both on and off the water.

September 25th (Sunday) The Graham Tagg  memorial boat match so please contact the lodge to book your boats for this popular annual event.

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

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:        95      Number Trout Taken:      82    Number Trout Released:  378

Total Catch:       460           Weekly Rod Average: 4.8

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 21.30

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 21.30

Boat Part Day: 08:30 to 15.00 – 15.00 to 21.30

Last 4 Hours bank from: 17.30 to 21.30

Last 4 Hours Boat from: 17.30 to 21.30

ALL LAST 4 HOUR PERMITS AVAILABLE FROM 15 MINUTES BEFORE START TIME.

All anglers to be off site by: 21.45

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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Bewl Water Fishery

Lamberhurst, Kent, TN3 8JH

Tel 01892 890352

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.bewlwater.co.uk

The fishing has become more challenging over the last few days as an abundance of natural food in the water has meant that fish are reluctant to take anything artificial. Catch average for the week based on returns is 3.37 fish per rod. The trout are still within the top 6 to 8 feet of the water.

Best areas for bank fishing have been Monty's Seat to Ferry Point and Ferry Point to Chingley and "The Bubbles". The front of the playground and the dam are the best places for bank fishing.

Successful flies have again been Boobies, Cormorants and Hare's Ears.

Competitors in the recent Police Fly Fishing Competition had a good result as 20 anglers caught 85 fish giving a rod average of 4.25.

Water temperature 19degC

Water level 92%

Top 25 Fish of the Week

               

 

lbs

ozs

Rainbow

Blue

Brown

3

11

1

   

3

5

1

   

2

12

1

   

2

8

2

   

2

7

1

   

2

6

3

   

2

5

1

   

2

4

7

   

2

3

1

   

2

2

102

   

2

1

1

   

2

0

10

   

1

14

1

   

1

12

5

   

1

8

6

   

1

7

1

   

1

0

1

   

Statistics from Returns

Total number of returns: 43

Total Rainbows from returns: 145

Total Blues from returns: 0

Total Browns from returns: 0

Total fish from returns: 145

Rod Average from returns: 3.37

Average fish weight: 2 lbs 2 ozs

Best Rainbow caught by: Police comp. - 3 lbs 1 ozs

Latest News and Information from  

Week ending 17 July 2016


Excellent sport for both bank and boat anglers at Rutland Water

Another great week at Grafham with a rod average of 5.8

Fantastic catches with flies at Ravensthorpe



www.anglianwater.co.uk/leisure

Rutland Water 01780 686441; Grafham Water 01480 810531;

Pitsford, Ravensthorpe & Hollowell 01604 781350,

Taverham Mills Fishery 01603 861014; Alton Water 01473 589105

Recreation Dept Anglian Water 01572 653021


Rutland Water

Fish week 1,797 (Season 21,875) Returns 398 (4,675) Rod average 4.51 (4.67)

Both boat and bank anglers have enjoyed another excellent week at Rutland Water.

Boat angler Phil Thompson visited Rutland last week and had a memorable day accounting for 9 fish (8 Rainbows around 3lb and a Brown estimated at 6lb) all of his fish were returned.  Phil, from Bexley Heath, boat fished across Manton Bay and found a small black booby on the point and a small green buzzer very effective.  Phil returned to Rutland on Thursday and opted to fish the North Arm.  He was rewarded with 6 quality Rainbows, some taken on dries.  Phil said it was a waiting game, fishing in such shallow water, but well worth it.

Season ticket holder Keith Jones, from Peterborough, returned to the lodge on Friday night  with three cracking Rainbows for a total weight of 11½lb.  All of Keith’s fish had been feeding hard on small snails and corixa, a ‘big red’ dry fly accounted for all of the fish.

Fish are being caught in many areas of the reservoir, with boat anglers catching over deep water in the main basin, in complete contrast to the top of both arms where the shallows are providing exciting sport.

Bank anglers could be tempted to leave their waders at home as a lot of fish are feeding in just inches of water.  Rangers Nigel Savage and Matt Tabram checked anglers between Stockie Bay and Whitwell front last Tuesday and witnessed lots of fish feeding just under the surface.

Despite the masses of fry this season only one or two fish are concentrating on them.  However, stomach contents are revealing shrimp, corixa and snails and plenty of them with dries and small nymphs accounting for some excellent sport from fighting fit Rainbows.

Competition news

Tuesday Night Boat League – week 9
Credit must go to all of the boat league anglers who opted not to fish the aerators.  A number of boats headed to the bottom of the South Arm and found fish in good numbers moving on top.  A few were quickly caught, but the weather then changed with persistent showers for the rest of the night, sending fish down into deeper water.  Dave Bradshaw was this week’s winner with three fish.  Dave’s bag included the best fish on the night, a cracking 4lb 11oz Brown, which won him the mid week boat prize.  Mick Bennett took second place with three fish for 8lb 6oz.  Dave Knapp was third with two fish for 5lb 7oz.  Nine weeks into the league and we have had eight different ‘free mid week boat winners’ with only Ziggy Lesiakowski scoring twice.

Rutland Water continued

AWAI North of England Final 11 July

Nine teams fished in the North of England Final and enjoyed a good day with a rod average of 5.67. Phil Longstaff took the best fish at 3lb 8 3/8oz and Ben Dobson was top rod with a bag of 30lb ½oz. The top three teams qualifying for the International Final at Rutland Water on 4 and 5 October are Ospreys, RAF Fish Hawks and The Old Youth.  Stocks Falcons who took fourth place and Northern Drifters in fifth will go forward to fish in the Grafham Water Championship at Grafham on 1 October.

1st       Ospreys                      45 fish for 92lb 10 1/8oz
2nd      RAF Fish Hawks        44 fish for 91lb 11½oz

3rd       The Old Youth            42 fish for 90lb 2 3/8oz

4th       Stocks Falcons            37 fish for 82lb 11¼oz

5th       Northern Drifters        29 fish for 64lb 13 3/8oz

6th       Tannahill Raiders        30 fish for 62lb 3½oz

7th       Weardale Flyfishers 30 fish for 61lb 6 3/8oz

8th       Kielder Dabblers         28 fish for 60lb 1 1/8oz

9th       Stocks Merlins            21 fish for 44lb 5 7/8oz

Prospects again look very good.  Bank anglers are finding fish feeding in the margins and should avoid wading if possible as fish are rising behind anglers who choose to get into the water!  Dries and nymphs are proving successful.

Boat anglers are finding many successful methods with a mixture of lures, large and small, working over the deeper water of the main basin.  Dries and nymphs are rewarding the patient anglers fishing down the arms or along the shallower water of the reservoir.

2,800 Stock fish were released from the bottom of the arms and Sailing Club/Half Moon Spinney last week and a number of these were found off the fishing lodge frontage on Saturday.

Best Rainbow 4lb taken by Keith Jones.

Best Brown     4lb 11oz taken by Dave Bradshaw of Uppingham.

Best boat areas            Main basin and blue pipes close in, fishing lodge frontage.  Bottom of both arms for bigger fish.

Best bank areas           Normanton, Sykes Lane, Carrot Creek to Barnhill Creek, Tim Appletons, Sailing Club, New Zealand Point.

Best methods  Bank – dries/nymphs.
Boat – As for bank & include lures, large/small on various sinking lines.

Rutland Water continued


Mid week boat winner                        Gordon Alleyne of Wansford.

Fish stocked                                        2,800.

Forthcoming events
Beginners courses 23 July; 7,13,25 & 28 August; 11,17 & 25 September and other dates throughout the season.
Boat handling courses 21 July & 3 August

Tuesday Night boat league
Fly fishing for Pike from 16 May (subject to boat availability)
Anglian Water Over 50’s Match 30 July

Anglian Water 4 man team Loch Style 17 August

Lexus European Team Final 18-21 August

Predator lure fishing 1 – 30 September
Anglian Water Rudder Match 17 September

Grafham Water
Fish week 435 (Season 15,786) Returns 75 (2,720) Rod average 5.8 (5.8)

Another cracking week’s fishing at Grafham Water. Despite the warm, bright weather we are still seeing a rod average of 5.8.

The fish can be found within the surface layers of the water, particularly on cloudy days, and seem to be more concentrated to the east side of the reservoir.  The fish are feeding on daphnia, snails and pin fry so try not to avoid the weedy areas where there is always a chance of a very nice fish.  The Killer Shrimp is not moving readily (as it has done in previous summers), although if you are working shrimp patterns near the Dam and Willows there is a high chance of producing an over wintered fish.

Popular areas for catching from the boats seem to be Sludge Point, Gaynes Cove, the Dam, Willows, B Buoy to G Buoy (drifting) and the Seat.  Although a few boat anglers are catching well off West Bank. Drifting through the middle is producing fish, with plenty of action towards the Boils.  Methods fishing well include back drifting with snakes and tubes (in the surface layers), floating lines (washing line style) with buzzers or diawl bachs and dry flies throughout the day.

Some good fish have been landed off the banks with some fish well in to the 4lb category.  The fish close in can be caught on various methods, although a view covers may be needed for a take.  If you are struggling a good alternative might be the new Craig Barr Midas fly or a brown snail or bug pattern; something different might tempt the trout when nothing else will.  The Dam, the Seat, Harbour Arms, Willows and wading from Plummers are good areas to start your day bank fishing.

Grafham Water continued

Lots of Perch are being reported by our fly anglers with many being specimen sized fish.  These are being reported from across the reservoir, so are feeding hard.  Savages  is currently full of coarse fish and fry, although very weedy at the moment and it’s likely that there will be a few pike taking advantage of this.  Zander have still been coming out, with some upper singles and doubles being landed on occasion.

Please bear in mind that during the summer months, fish may struggle to go back straight away when released.  We would greatly appreciate all anglers taking their time when releasing to ensure that fish are safely returned to the water alive.

Anglers are now able to enjoy delicious home cooked breakfasts at the Harbour View Restaurant situated above the fishing lodge at Mander Car Park.  The restaurant has a large balcony offering superb views across Grafham Water and serves hot and cold food from 8am to 5pm.

Best Rainbow 4lb 12oz taken by Frank Dunning..

Best boat areas            West bank, Sludge Point, Gaynes Cove, the Dam, Willows, B Buoy to G Buoy (drifting) and the Seat.

Best bank areas           Deep Water and Pylon Points, the Seat and north and south Dam.


Best methods    See report.

Mid week boat winner                        Michael Love of Bedford.

Fish stocked                                        1,250.

Forthcoming events
Beginners courses 22,29 & 31July; 14 & 21 August; 4,18 & 28 September and other dates throughout the season.
Boat handling courses 28 July & 9 August

Fly fishing for Pike from 16 May (subject to boat availability)

AWAI Midland Final 25 July
Predator lure fishing 1 – 30 September
Lure Anglers 1 September
Lure Anglers 4 September

EYFA Youth National 11 September
Troutmasters Final 19 September (no bank or boat fishing available for non competitors

Lure Anglers 25 September

Pitsford Water

Fish week  378 (Season 11,491) Returns 95 (1,850) Rod average 3.9(6.2)

Pitsford anglers have benefitted from the improved weather conditions and the fish have been higher in the water and feeding again.  At the start of the week the bank was fishing well in the early evening and Chris White enjoyed good sport off Sailing Club Bay and caught a 3lb plus Perch.

Unfortunately Tuesday evening saw a downpour as our fishing club boat anglers set out.  But that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of our anglers, particularly Charlie Watts who was triumphant weighing in 8 fish for 17lb.

Many anglers have travelled some distance to fish at Pitsford Water, including Jim Flannigan from Grey Abbey, Northern Ireland.  Jim had 20 fish to the boat.  Mel Blythe from Hayling Island bagged up with several fish just under the 3lb mark.  Annie Cant of Cambridge also bagged up this week.

Many have been trying to tempt the trout on dries but they have also been catching on FAB, blobs and boobies too.  Others have been using a washing line method or fishing sub surface on diawl bachs, crunchers and hares ear patterns.

There has been success spinning for trout too over the weekend.  Graham Folkes and Andy Patey from Milton Keynes had success with silver and bronze tobies with fish weighing up to 2lb 8oz.

Anglers who have caught fish over 3lb this week, both off the bank and on the boat, include our regulars Bob Collins, Roy Barley, Pat Flynn and David Newens and day anglers Nick and Len Cooper from Dunstable.

Dates for your diary include Pitsford’s popular Evening Summer fishing club which runs every Tuesday up to 9 August.

Mid Northants Trout Fishers Association meets at Pitsford Lodge on the second Saturday of the month with fly tying, casting tuition and friendly advice on all fishing matters.

Best Rainbow 5lb plus

Best boat areas            Sailing Club Bay, Pitsford Creek, Flats, Holly Bush, Gravels, Dam.

Best methods  See report.

Mid week boat winner                        Peter Taylor of Waterlooville, Hants.

Pitsford Water continued



Forthcoming events

Evening Summer Fishing Club – Tuesday evening
Lure fishing and fly fishing for Pike from 16 May
Lure fishing for trout (boat only) July & August

Beginners courses  30 July; 6,12 & 27 August; 3,16 & 21 September and other dates throughout the season.

Boat handling courses 26 July & 5 August

Mid Northants Trout Fishers Pairs Match 23 July

EFFA Match 1 September

Round 5 AMC Group 1 4 September
EFFA Match 8 September.

East Midland FF Match 11 September

Polish Lure Anglers Match 17 September

Lure Anglers Society Match 8 October

MNTF Match 9 October

Ravensthorpe Reservoir
Fish week 277(Season 9,297) Returns 49 (1,189) Rod average 5.6(7.8)

With calmer weather this week anglers have been able to fish dries with some fantastic catches.  Mr S Hollton had 31 fish to the boat whilst Mr D Naylor had 25 fish to the boat.  Local angler Mick Griffin had 18 fish.  It was a red letter day for R D Smith who took 20 fish on dry damsel, sedge patterns.  With the warmer weather fishing may be slower in the middle of the day but morning and evening is the best time.  The Dam and early platforms are producing some fish.

Best Rainbow      3lb.

Best boat areas   Main bowl.


Best bank areas   Platforms 4,5,& 6 and Dam


Best methods       See report.

Mid week boat winner       Ian Anderson.

 

Week Commencing 18th July 2016

 

With water levels slowly dropping and the weed banks growing, drifting across the main basin has produced the best returns! The eastern bank with it's sharper drop offs is the best place to avoid the weedbanks along with the dam wall and North end all producing good returns as well!

Rod Average

The rod average for this week was 5.06 with 253 fish caught by 50 anglers.

Best Rainbow/Brown

The heaviest Rainbow was 3lb 8oz caught by Mr Pearce

The heaviest Brown was 3lb 4oz caught by Mr Neale

Top Spot

The most popular spots have been North End, Fishtail, Dam Wall, eastern bank and the main basin.

Methods & Flies

The most successful patterns were Minkies, Green/Black Fritz, pink snakes, Damsels, Black Hoppers, Hares Ear.

Intermediate and Flaoting lines have proved the most successful.

Pictures

It's good to be able to feature those great catches on our weekly reports. We have already received some great shots, thanks to those who have emailed in.

Please don't hesitate to email photos of your catch to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Remember to note your name, weight of fish, fly used and area caught.

We always have a camera in the fishery lodge so let us know if your catch is worth a snap!

Casting Lessons for beginners

An Introduction to fishing with a fly.

An opportunity to learn the basics of fly fishing, the course covers basic casting, knots and entomology. Our qualified instructor will provide all equipment for the course - you are welcome to bring your own. The sessions start at 10am and will last for approx 2 hours. 

The next casting lesson is on Sunday 28th August 2016 - click here to book 

Autumn Open Competition

The Autumn competition date has been set as Saturday 8th October. The price and format will stay the same as previous years. As usual we expect this competition to be fully booked so book early to avoid disappointment! Bookings can be made online here

Booking Online

It is now possible to book your days fishing online 24/7. It’s a great way of making a booking out of hours and checking the availability of boats.

Fishing Reports

Our weekly fishing reports will be emailed out to those on our mailing list and will be available to view on our website:-

http://www.carsingtonwater.com/Fishing-Reports.html .

If you would like to be on our email mailing list then please let us have your details.

http://www.carsingtonwater.com/contact-us/info_2.html

You can also help us with our reports by filling in the fishing catch return forms and putting them in the returns box by the warden’s office, plus any pictures are always useful.

 We look forward to seeing you throughout the 2016 season.

Don’t forget to book your boat in advance to avoid disappointment. 

Boats can leave the jetty from 8.30am

All boats are back to the jetty by 9.30pm

Please allow sufficient time to return from your fishing spot

Please note that Carsington is a boat fishing water only. It is advisable that boat bookings are made in advance to avoid disappointment. Discounts are available for bookings of 5 or more boats.

Telephone Number 01788 812018



Report 


Yet another week of outstanding sport here at Draycote Water. The weather, as always, has played a big part, with some heavy thundery downpours interspersed with flat calms and bright sunny spells. God only knows what the rest of the summer has in store for us. 



Both boat and bank anglers have had significant catches from just about everywhere on the water, in fact, it’s become more a case of briefing anglers on where not to go at times. The weekly Rod average was 4.9.



The bank anglers have been taking fish all along the north shore with the hot spots being Dunns Bay, Lincroft Point and the Cornfield. Some excellent returns have also come from the Hensborough Bank and the area in front of the overflow. Despite sometimes bright conditions fish are being caught quite close to the bank, at times even under the rod tip. On Saturday we witnessed trout feeding no more than 3 feet from the bank down by the swans nest in Toft. 


There seems to be a huge amount of pin fry around at the moment, particularly by the inlet in Rainbow corner. The Perch are obviously hammering into them but at the same time so are the trout. It’s the ability to distinguish between the two surface movements that is the problem. As an angler, you can be drawn to a lot of surface movement in the water, only to find that when you actually take a closer look, it’s a large shoal of Perch.  In cases like this it is sometimes better to move on to other parts of the reservoir, than spend some very frustrating fishing time in these areas.

Boat anglers have been pulling out some good quality early season stock from all over the place. Of particular note are the quality and size of the fish holding up around B and P buoy, the deeper water in front of the overflow and around Middle Shoal. One angler in particular reported a large brown trout smashing his rod just as he was about to net it. Ah, the hard fighting Draycote trout flexing their muscles yet again.



Catches are coming from every level of the water column, but more so in the top few feet of the water, with the fish succumbing to Buzzers, Diawl Bachs, Crunchers, Hares Ears and dries. Indeed, fishing dries across the middle if the reservoir has produced some excellent sport for many anglers.


On Monday Mr G Herbert had 8 fish for 23lb 7 oz, on Damsels and Buzzers. Season permit holder Mr Kevin Rees returned 9 fish, all caught on dries. Mr Ray Cramp caught 13 fish , including one perch.


On Wednesday Mr J Munro and Mr S Cairns caught 13 fish from a boat near the Tower, on snakes. Also on Wednesday season permit holders Mr Richard Hanlon and Mr John Hanlon caught over 40 fish between them. Mr E Hughes had over 40 fish from a boat using snakes and boobies on a fast glass and DI 3 sweep.


On Thursday Mr H Chaplin and Mr G Butler  caught 21 fish plus 5 perch.  Mr Tom Johnson caught 13 fish, plus one perch. Mr G Jones caught 20 fish, on a white snake.  Mr G Turner  and Mr R Pelly caught 12 fish on Thursday evening, all on dries.

On Friday season permit holder Mr Tony Broadway caught 23 fish, bank fishing in the Cornfield.
Season permit holder Mr Brian Warwick had 14 fish from the bank in the same area.


Season permit holder Mr Dennis Jones caught 17 fish from the bank.


Mr J Day caught 18 fish from the bank  on Buzzers and Crunchers..

Mr Nataly caught 11 fish from a boat on Pheasant tail nymphs and dries.


Regular Draycote angler Mr Peter Biernaki  caught 14 fish from the bank on Friday and commented on a fantastic afternoon on the Buzzer. Peter visited us again on Sunday and this time caught 16 fish on his own Buzzer pattern.



Saturday saw the arrival of both the Osprey Fly Fishers and the England Youth Team.
The Ospreys did really well with 14 rods catching a total of 55 fish.


The England youth Team  were here for team training for two days under the instruction of Mr Charles Jardine, Paul Angel, Tom Gott, Nick Dunn, Ed Upton and Paul Wild. On their first Day 10 anglers netted over 80 fish between them.



Other significant catches on Saturday were, Jim Dempsey and Ivor Jones with 36 fish between them from a boat. Mr G Darlow with 14 fish from the bank. Mr Bob Smith with 7 fish from the bank. 


Telephone Number: 01283 703202


Heavy rain showers have been a major feature in the weather at end of the week along with some bright sunshine and light winds. However the majority of the sport has been on or just below the surface. The large numbers of pin fry have meant that a lot of the trout have been preoccupied on it and very visible. Black knats, Hoppers, Cdc shuttlecock buzzers, Floating may fly and large daddies fished static on long drifts in open water has produced the better results. Sinking lines and intermediate lines have also worked for some anglers using boobies and Dawson’s olives.


Mr Clarke and Mr Martin took 13 fish on a mix of shipman’s and hoppers. Season permit holders Mr Graney and Mr Burton landed 16 fish on daddies and may fly. While on Sunday Mr G Owen fished a variety of dry’s to take 10 fish to his boat.


Check out our stocking video of 1000 rainbows last week on our facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore with a further stocking of 1000 rainbows due this week


Recently we have had a few nice pike caught on fly so 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.


Water levels are now up and the water clarity is very clear, so if fishing from the banks look for deep water with a drop off close in. Time to look out for our usual fly hatch which normally happens this time of year so cdc shuttle cocks and hoppers are worth trying a dry fly again this week.


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


EXCITING NEWS 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

Weekly Stats:

Number Rods:        76       Number Trout Taken:      58    Number Trout Released:  93

Total Catch:       151           Weekly Rod Average: 1.9

Current Fishing Time:

Bank: 07:30am till 22.00

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 22.00

Boat Part Day: 08:30 to 15.00 – 15.00 to 22.00

Last 4 Hours bank from: 18.00 to 22.00

Last 4 Hours Boat from: 18.00 to 22.00

ALL LAST 4 HOUR PERMITS AVAILABLE FROM 15 MINUTES BEFORE START TIME.

All anglers to be off site by: 10.15

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.

Tight lines


Thornton weekly report week ending 19th June

Tel: 01530 230807


Unsettled weather for most of last week, with heavy downpours towards the end of the week, which pushed up the water level in the reservoir, on this occasion our clarity remained good at 6ft, the bonus of the influx of water was the reduced surface water temperature dropping from 21 degrees the week before to 17.50 degrees today.


Overall not many rods out due to the forecast, with fishing I think best described as unsettled, despite a fresh stocking on Wednesday.


No clear method stood out with anglers catching using boobies deep to damsels mid water & dries on the surface.


What has stood out this past week is the amount of pin fry about which the trout quickly turned their attention onto, especially along the wood, stones & green bay.


Geoff Willis caught a 3lb rainbow, with Chris Sayer recording a 4lb4oz rainbow one of 8 he caught on a small booby and buzzer fished on an intermediate, Mick Hanson fished a morning session and caught 6 while Mark Hunt fished a shipmans to catch his 8 trout.


Another stocking this week with the forecast likely to favour cooler water temperatures we should see an upturn in the sport.


Rod average 1.3


Our Loyalty card valid at Thornton, Draycote and Foremark is proving popular with some anglers already claiming their first Free visit having purchased 10 trips, ten Loyalty stamps, speak to the lodge for further information and to pick up your card.


Car Park, Lodge and bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 10.00pm

Part Day Boats 8.30am – 3.00pm  /  3.00pm – 10.00pm

Last 4 Hour 6.00pm – 10.00pm


All anglers off site by 10.15pm



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