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Family run business based on the Staffordshire / Cheshire Border
Located 3 miles off Jct 16, on the M6, and stock many of the major brands.

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Fly of the Month:

Westlow Mere.

Chris Ector's Green Snake!

Fnf Chewing gum worm doing well.

Jack Vallis Fly: Blue flash Damsel

Jacks

John's Caddis doing very well.

John Oliver's caddis

Fly of the month General:

Great fly for Westlow. Eddie Guest.

Apache

ROADTRIP WESTLOW MERE
APRIL27/28

Andrew Bufton with Ian Docksey and 3 others.

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AN INVITATION TO A NEW VENUE NEVER GOES A MISS SO A INVITATION FROM Eddie Guest AND THE TEAM WAS MORE THAN WELCOMING.

LEAVING HQ AT 1.30 WE HEADED NORTH TO CREWE,THE CATALOGUE OF ROAD WORK'S AND TRAFFIC JAMS SAW US ARRIVE AT TRAVEL LODGE CREWE AT 6.00 A LOT LATER THAN EXPECTED BUT SEEING THE REST OF THE GUYS AGAIN MORE THAN MADE UP FOR IT.

OUR EVENING TEAM MEETING  AND CATCH UP CHAT ALWAYS A GREAT GIFT, HEARING EVERYONE'S TALES ACROSS THE TABLE AND OF COURSE A BEER OR TWO.

BRING ON THE FISH
WITH LOCAL KNOWLEDGE FROM Ian Docksey HE LED US TO THE FISHERY APPROX 20 mins away.
ARRIVING AT THE FISHERY AT 6.30 WAS MET WITH COFFEE AND A WARM WELCOME FROM GEORGE, EDDIE AND THE TEAM.
A TOUR OF LAKES AND A BIT OF INSIGHT ALWAYS WELCOME WE HEADED OUR SEPARATE WAYS,ON ADVICE I HEADED TO THE FAR BANK OF THE DEEPS, WHERE I MET UP WITH A GOOD FRIEND Paul Wilson, QUICK SET UP AND FIRST CAST FISH ON.
I CANNOT DESCRIBE IN WORDS THE NEXT HOUR BUT YOU COULD ONLY DREAM OF IT,A QUICK CALL TO Gavin Price AND I WAS SOON JOINED ON NEXT PEG.
THE WORDS FISH ON FISH ON REVERBERATED FROM GAVIN AND HE WAS SOON NEARING DOUBLE FIGURES,

IT WAS THEN IT HAPPENED.........
OUR BROWN TADDY HIT THE WATER,I ACTUALLY SEEN IT LAND OR ALMOST LAND.
A GIGANTIC BOIL AND A SHOUT OF WHOS BEEN STOCKING DOLPHINS ECHOED AROUND THE LAKE AND THEN SILENCE

THE GAME WAS AFFOOTfish
GAVINS REEL SCREAMING AND LINE DISSAPEARED QUICKLY, WITH TREES BOTH SIDES THIS COULD GET MESSY AND DIDNT ABODE WELL.
OUR GAVIN WAS UP FOR THE JOB ROD HIGH ROD ALMOST UNDER WATER AT TIMES HE STEERED THE FISH AWAY AND AFTER A SUPERB FIGHT WE WERE JOINED BY A CLUB OFFICIAL EDDIE GUEST TO WITNESS THE FISH TIP THE SCALES AT 10-10. AND RELEASED AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

IT WAS A RED LETTER DAY FOR GAVIN AND THE BROWN TADDY AS HE CONTINUED THE DAY AMONGST FISH.
THE DAY WORE ON AND Bob Clay WAS ALSO HAVING A TRIP OF A LIFETIME AND Mark Prosser WAS INTO FISH ALSO.
I WAS JOINED BY IAN WHOM WAS DROPPING FISH BUT SOON HAD THEM TO THE NET.

IT WAS TRULY AMAZING DAY WE MUST HAVE SEEN NEARLY A DOZEN DOUBLE FIGURE FISH SWIM PAST US.
THE FISHERY IS STACKED WITH FISH CREDIT TO ITS STOCKING POLICY.CLEAN BANKINGS AND PEGS WELL MAINTAINED LANDSCAPE.

TIME HAD BEATEN US AMD A LONG JOURNEY HOME WE WALKED TOWARDS THE CAR PARK WHERE BOB AND MARK STILL CATCHING AND TRYING TO PRISE GAVIN OFF THE WATER WE WERE READY TO GO

A TOTAL UP OF THE FISH AND THINGS HIT HOME HOW WELL WE REALLY HAD DONE
52 FISH TO THE NET PLUS A DOUBLE FIGURE.
IF WE'RE BEING REALISTIC YOU COULD TREBLE THAT AND THAT'S THE TRUTH.

SUMMARIZING....
WESTLOWE MERE A FIVE STAR FISHERY,IF ITS NOT UP THERE WITH THE TOP FISHERIES IT WILL BE SOON,IT HAS EVERYTHING THE MODERN DAY FLYFISHER MAN NEEDS.STOCKING POLICY,CLEAN,TIDY,POLITE,THERES A COUPLE OF BOATS, DISABLED BOAT.
THE STAFF WILL ALSO DRIVE AND FETCH YOU BACK LUNCH FROM A LOCAL CHIPPY.
IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN HERE YOU NEED TO SOON,YOU WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED,GIVE THEM A RING AND ARRANGE A DAY.
AND WATCH OUT FOR THOSE DOLPHINS.

ROD OF THE DAY.
GAVIN PRICE

TOP FLIES.
BROWN TADDY
CHEWY WORM
DAPHNIA BLOBS
SHIPMAN'S
BUZZERS VARIOUS
MANY THANKS WESTLOWE MERE FOR OUR MEMORABLE DAY
ANDREW AND THE TEAM.

A cracking Tiger Trout for Chris Ector at Westlow Mere. Cris had 19 All good sized Trout.

Chris Ector

Two cracking fish for Lynda Ector at Westlow mere.

Lynda Ector

“If you’re too busy to go fishin’, you’re too busy.”
Buddy Ebsen

Frank Sawyer

Frank Sawyer Tying a Pheasant Tail Nymph 

Frank Sawyer catching Trout

Frank Sawyer catches Trout 

Tying Frank Sawyer's Killer Bug with Davie McPhail

Trout Taking a Mayfly Sawyer Nymphs.

MayflySatisfaction of catching a fish on your own fly.

There is something very satisfying about catching a fish on something that you made with your Imitationown two hands.

Click for youtube videos of flytying.

 

Barometric Pressure – A fishy myth or an untapped resource?

Chart

Very interesting More here.

Fly Tyer of the Month:

Ken Trueman.

Ken

Hi Jim, thanks for the invitation to feature as your fly tyer of the month.
I began fly fishing over 40 years ago as a fill in for the English coarse fishing close season and started tying shortly after that. The main focus in those days was lure fishing and anything big and black caught fish and probably still does. Fly fishing gradually took over from my love of coarse match fishing and I spent more and more time tying flies. I now tye at most of the fly fishing shows on behalf of my club, the Derbyshire County Angling Club. I have listed a few of the flies that we use to good effect on our waters and which I think will do okay on Westlow Mere.

Click images for closer look.

Black & Yellow Fab.

B&Y Fab

Hook: Oshama Blob hook #12
Thread: Uni Fire Orange
Foam: Wapsi 4mm cylinder.
Body: 15mm Atomic Yellow and Black jelly fritz

Tie in a variety of colours, the fish seem to prefer a different one every day.
Fish on the point as a washing line set up with a couple of nymphs on the droppers.

Black Buzzer.

Black Buzzer

Hook any wet fly or grub hook #10 to #14
Thread: UTC 70 in black for body and thorax
Rib: Thin Pearlescent tinsel
Cheeks: A choice of Goose biots, Utc 70 doubled or medium tinsel in Fire Orange.
Finish: One coat of UV resin and one coat of varnish.

Fish static, with a slow retrieve or as part of a washing line set up, the methods are endless. The buzzer will catch fish on any line with a variety of retrieves. A must have fly that forms the biggest part of the trout’s diet.

Cat Booby.

Cat Booby

Hook: Oshama wet fly #12
Thread: Uni 8/0 white.
Eyes: Wapsi foam, 5mm cylinder 10mm long.
Tail and wing: White Marabou
Body: 15mm FNF jelly fritz in Atomic Yellow.

A proven fish catcher for unknown reasons. Fish on the line of your choice in any way you wish, the Cat Booby and Cats Whisker can produce the goods.

Claret Bumblea.

Claret Bumblea

Hook: Oshama wet fly #10
Thread. Uni 8/0 in black
Tail: Golden Pheasant tippets
Rib: Oval silver tinsel #14
Body: Claret dubbing
Palmered Hackle: Claret cock hackle
Collar Hackle: Grizzle hen hackle dyed blue

Had to put this in, I love tying these.
Mainly used on the Irish Loughs they still catch many fish in the UK and are always worth a try in a good blow.
Fished as a top dropper from a boat, the Bumbles are a proven fish catcher.

Daddy-Long Leg.

Daddy-Long Leg

Hook: Oshama wet fly #10
Thread: Utc70 in black or brown.
Detached Body and thorax cover: Wapsi 4mm foam cylinder in tan.
Legs: Double knotted pheasant tail fibres, two each side
Wings: Grizzle or Badger hackle tips
Hackle: Black or brown cock hackle.
Notes: Snip the top of the hackle a little so that the thorax cover folds over easily.

And who wouldn't be without a Daddy when Autumn arrives. Fish static or give it a few pulls, even fished wet, the Daddy pulls fish from nowhere on the right day. The detached body is tied on a needle fixed in the vice before tying onto the fly. Sewing machine needles are good because they have a flat end.

Red Diawl bach .

Red Daiwl-Bach

Hook Wet fly #10 to #14
Thread:Uni 8/0 in red
Tail and throat hackle: Brown cock or hen hackle fibres
Rib: Red tinsel #14 medium
Thorax: Peackock herl
Cheeks: Goose biots or Jungle Cock eyes

The Welsh "Little Devil" has come a long way from the original which was rather a drab affair. All the variations seem to catch fish though so use your imagination to see what you can come up with. Fish with a very slow retieve or static as part of a washing line set up.

fly tying catalogue.

I am also trying to produce a fly tying catalogue for the benefit of beginners which anyone can download for free. Any contributions to the catalogue will be welcome. You can download the PDF file here: http://www.derbyshirecountyac.org

/Downloads/Fly Catalogue.pdf

A Review of the Mike Johnson Fly Tying Vise: Ken Trueman

Vice

 

Westlow Catches.

Local Weather Station 4.5 miles away Here.

Fantastic fishing Another big fish from Westlow 10lb 1oz

bigfish

Big fish for Bob Marshall at Westlow today. 10lb 1oz 27/01/2018

Bob

Lynda

 

Nice Trout

17lb rainbow for John Shell part of a 14 fish haul including a 10 lb rainbow 14/04/18.

John Schell

Whatever your appetite in trout fishing there is something for you at Westlow, from specimen hunting to purist fly fishing.

GrahamJohnny

 

 

 

18 acres of high quality gin clear water giving a stable environment with plentiful fly life producing hard fighting fish.

Chris

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Chris Whittle not the fish the fisherman.

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.

Isaac Asimov

 


The Uttoxeter Game Fishing and Fly Tying Festival at

Uttoxeter Race Course
Wood Lane
Uttoxeter

Staffs ST 14 8 BD
We hope you can support us again in 2018

Sunday October 14th 10am - 4.30pm

Wendy Gibson + Team

I had a great time this year meeting and making new friends never stopped all day.


Comments

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Reverend Charles F. Aked

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From Facebook so true.

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. Isaac Asimov

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Contact Westlowmere Web site here

Monster

 

"The solution to any problem -- work, love, money, whatever -- is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be."
~John Gierach

Peder Wigdell

Lowrider step-by-step.

Peder Wigdell

Comments

Hi Jim
No relation to Malcolm, but had a good look at the web site looks fantastic, will be coming soon.
Clifford Greenhalgh

Hi Jim It was a pleasure to spend some time with you on Sunday. I've been using your dubbing today and will be trying the flies on Thursday.

John Walker

Great to see you at the North Wales Country Show. Learned a lot and had a very pleasurable experience all the Guides were going round discussing your demonstrations, well done.

John Mercer.

What a great web site loads of information I like the idea of you having a league table of Midlands fly fisheries. Keep up the good work not many fly fishing sites about that don't want to sell you something!

Jack Right.

Plato

 

Fisherman's Prayer
I pray that I may live to fish
Until my dying day.
And when it comes to my last cast,
I then most humbly pray:
When in the Lord's great landing net
And peacefully asleep
That in His mercy I be judged
Big enough to keep.

- Unknown?

 

The Original Westlow Mere Web Site.

TEL: 01260270012

Christmas fishing match 23rd December all welcome.

Rod Average: 4.57 week ending: 14/12/2018

"One thing becomes clearer as one gets older and one's fishing experience increases, and that is the paramount importance of one's fishing companions" 
-John Ashley-Cooper

Westlows Aeration. (21/11/2018)

I think everyone would agree that 2018 was an exceptional year with high temperatures prevailing for many weeks, making fishing of any kind difficult if not impossible throughout the summer!

So at Westlow Mere we have taken the decision to undertake  a major development and implement Aerators into the deeps. John  We have installed 3 compressors which will feed  air through a network of pipes around the site, this air is fed through diffusers in 9 positions in the lake,  bubbles lift water from the bottom of the lake to the surface where it absorbs oxygen, this process also mixes the warmer water at the surface with the colder water from the lake bed, by constantly turning the water over in this way we Boatcreate a better overall oxygen level and a more even temperature, this will not only be beneficial to the fish, but  means more natural food and fish that feed harder and for longer, thus producing better growth rates and better catch rates. .
Another big advantage with this system is it can be used to de-ice the lake in winter.
However, each Angler must play his or her part in maintaining the correct stocking levels for the lake by taking fish, catching good fish means maintaining an excellent environment for fish to thrive.

Seven North West Nomads

members visited Westlow Mere today and had a greatnomad4 days fishing with a rod average of 12 fish.. All methods caught from floating lines with nymphs to inters with lures... Many thanks to John and all the team at Westlow for making us all very welcome. Keep up the good work of running a cracking Fishery.

 

Stocking today with a selection of large trout.

Stocking2018

One of the fish Stocked 19lb fighting fit Rainbow Trout.

Large Trout

Westlow Mere. New stocking policy watch this space.

TEL: 01260270012

Westlow is Fishing its head off, great work Johhny Oliver. See below!

At the start of the year just over 900 fish were stocked including Rainbow, Brown and Tiger Trout all of a good size, this was to give a good head of quality trout, for the lakes.

Since the start of the new year we have been implementing the new stocking policy, first part is complete with a good head of excellent quality fish being introduced (see above) this gave a big increase in Anglers both on the bank and Boats. Now we are into the second phase which is to  maintain the excellent quality and good size of Trout, so we are now stocking fortnightly with Rainbows and Blues of the best conditioned Trout we can find from 2lb to 15lb+.

 

Charles Hopkins with a 15lb 2oz cracker to win the Westlow shield match today.Well done Charles top angling showing the seniors how to do it!! 15/04/18

Charles Hopkins

15lb rainbow for Mike Richardson at Westlow. 14/04/18

Mike Richards

 

Congratulations Chris.

Chris Ector

11lb 8oz for Brian bedrock at Westlow today 14/04/18

Brian Bedrock.

Once again westlow mere 10 lb Friday and after two hours wasted Carsington waters back to westlow mere and this pig 15 lbs 8 oz 9 stunning fully find bows wot a top fisherie thanks to all off you. Eddie Guest. 30/03/2018

Eddie

One of 20 fish I had at westlow mere today (my first time)
Returned to fight another day, 19/03/2018 Jack Vallis
John estimated it as 12.5lb
Cracking days fishing, blue Flash Damsel doing most of the damage!

Jack

Westlow mere fishing it's head off myself and 3 mates fished today in snow wind freezing temperatures total 86 fish blues and rainbows comp off tomorrow but the fishery will be open Get yourself down there tight lines Eddie Guest. 17/03/18

Trout

Paul Wilson
10 March at 19:41 ·
First time fishing west low mere today! What a day 22 to the net, 3 over 6lb, 1 over 10lb, and to cap it off a 17lb 2oz. Cracking lake and run well, thank to all especially Eddie Guest.

Another cracker from Westlow today 13/03/2018

Cracker

10 lb 4 oz one of two doubles today only fished 6 hours but I had 22 well done westlow mere just gets better and better. Eddie Guest 10/03/2018

Eddie Geust

10lb 4oz rainbow from Westlow today 07/03/2018

Rainbow2a

Large Rainbow 11lb 4oz from Westlow 20/02.2018

Big Rainbow

7lb 10oz tiger from Westlow today 20/02/2018

Tiger Trout

Great fish one of 22 fish for Eddie today at Westlow. But paddy caught 34 top angling lads

Eddie Guest

Great fish ed first wild brown this year

Ed

Another big fish for Chris Ector. 11/2/2018

Fly used Green Snake 8lb 10oz, not the snake the fish.

Chris Ector

 

 

Eddie

Unbelievable day fishing at west low mere today 34 fish lost 12 at the net stunning fisherie gin clear water sight fishing with dry fly took six the rest came to buzzers and my take on the apache thanks to all the staff

fishing 20/1/2018 at Westlow Mere 32 fish to the boat lost loads at the net well done David Tompkins 22 off the bank top man. Eddie Guest.

 

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Eddie Westlow4 Stocking 3

Stocking

Cracking day in the float Tubefishtube

today at Westlow Mere just outside Congleton. Into Fish from the off and caught steady in the five hours managing 38 to the

tube with some quality trout in the mix.. Lost a good few mainly to double hookups so fished single fly for most of the day on the lure rod but did catch a good few on the nymph rod with buzzer & db’s.. NW Nomads's

 

Westlow Mere is a water run for Fly Fishing by Fly Fishing enthusiasts with friendly service and good advice, the best areas to fish, flies to use and the best method to employ.

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Catch Returns Miscellaneous.

 

Blithfield.

Rod average 2.01 week ending 30th Sept.  

Summary Report

Banks are improving as water temperatures fall ….

As the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness descends upon us water temperatures have continued to fall slowly bringing about an improvement in sport. The most significant change is the gradual improvement in bank sport and whilst boat returns still remain the better of the two bank returns are creeping upwards with some excellent fish recorded during the past week.

Several specimen trout of 3lb plus have been caught from the banks of the ever-productive South Lake and the best fish of the week, a stunning, naturally grown on brown trout of 5lb 4ozs was caught on a black CdC hopper from the South Lake Bank on Wednesday 26th  by Permit holder Mr. David Marlow who fished for just an hour and a half in the evening.

Other notable returns this week include on the 26th for Season Permit holder Mr. Paul Walker who fished for 2 and a half hours in the evening and returned a total of 5 fish from the South Lake banks ; on the same day visiting rods Mr. Rock and Mr. Southall spent a few hours fishing the South Lake from a boat and returned a total of 8 fish between them, a number matched by visiting rods Mr. Bill Stubbs and Mr. Steve Ratcliffe who also fished from a boat on the same day. On the 27th visiting rod Mr. Mick Broadgate returned a total of 6 fish to his boat, caught on a mixture of both dry and wet Daddy Longlegs imitations. The 28th saw Permit holder Mr. Brian Jones venture out in a boat and, using Baby Doll patterns, recorded a total of 5 very nice fish to his boat with several more being tempted by the pattern and one of “at least 5 lbs” which broke Brian’s line! On the 29th Permit holders Mr. Barry Turner and Mr. Alan Miles returned a total of 7 fish to their boat whilst rounding off the week on the 30th visiting rod Mr. Paul Cook recorded a boat total of 8 fish, all safely released to swim for another day.

The rod average is  2.01




Clair Pullinger More here..

Stocks Reservoir.

Stocks:20th -24th September.
Sport: The recently flooded margins continue to produce the trout with boat anglers casting towards the shore faring much better than those fishing in deeper open water and bank anglers casting along the edge as opposed to out in front doing likewise. Dark colored patterns are still working best with black, black and green and drab olive far out scoring the more garish orange and pink. On Saturday we held the annual Stocks and shares competition in which both anglers and the fishery contributed to the prize pot which totalled £180. With the 13 anglers landing 37 trout each trout caught was worth £5 so each fish was worth catching. The best bag of 3 fish weighing 6lb 8oz went to Peter Crowe who won a greys fly line of his choice. The prize for the biggest trout went to Derek Moore with a rainbow weighing 2lb 10 oz with Derek choosing a trendy greys t shirt as his prize. Landing 6 trout and a £30 share of the prize was Neil Heath who found his fish around the saddle and the willows on the east bank and also landing 6 fish for a £30 share was Bob Fitzpatrick who caught his fish on a team of cormorants along the northern shallows and willow peninsular. Saw a big trout in the margins next to the jetty this morning making quite a commotion, this fish was on the feed with my guess being the trout was grubbing around the bottom turning over stones hunting out bullheads and stone loach which i have seen before. It is that time of year so a fry pattern would be worth a try. Syotw Paul.

This week on Clywedog

Report to 27th Sept.

Weekly Stock: 1000 
Total Seasons Stock: 31000

 Llyn Clywedog report 27th Sept Weekly stock 1000 Season to date 31,000 A nice settled week with some great autumn fishing This time of year always seems to bring the best out of Clywedog with a culmination of the years stocking and the Autumn buzzer hatch bringing the fish right up on the feed especially during the morning when good numbers of fish sipping these buzzer from the surface all along the popular side and across the Eblid basin. Clywedog is showing some stunning sport at the moment with dries taking some good bags of fish daddies and Cdc patterns top of the menu for the surface feeders Washing line and pulling tactics are also working well in the brighter conditions. The Bank Anglers have also seen plenty of fish close in as the water cools with popular side being the most productive but a patient approach is needed with either daddies or nymphs drifted round in the wind. Boat Areas popular side, Eblid basin to Dinas point and yacht club Bank areas Popular side, rainbow corner, Eblid and Bwlch y gle With no competitions for s couple of weeks we have availability on the next 2 weekends Bookings 01686412890 Tightlines for the week ahead 

 

Eyebrook Reservoir

Weekly Rod Average;

 EYEBROOK

 Tel 01536 770264

 Email lodge@flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

 The Eyebrook 2018 season has drawn to a close.

 The 2019 Season opens 1st February call or email the lodge to book boats.
Season Permits

2019 Season Permit: If you’re interested in the availability of a season permit at Eyebrook with options starting from £435.00

New for 2019 our All Water Membership with options starting from £480.00 allowing you the flexibility to fish any of our waters contact the Eyebrook Lodge 01536 770264 or email lodge@flyfisheyebrook.co.uk   for details

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Draycote Water

week ending 15th April Rod Average: 3.22


Draycote Water weekly report week ending 30th September 2018
Telephone Number 01788 812018


Draycote has experienced a sunny week with very little cloud, with it only making an appearance on Sunday. This week has really felt like the start of autumn with chilly frosty mornings. Despite the cold starts and less than ideal conditions a total of 1356 fish have been caught by 421 anglers giving a rod average of 3.2. Despite of the sun flies fished in the top 3 feet of the water have scored the best with dries featuring heavily on the catch return, with snakes and the more fry imitation patterns starting to score well.
A cool start Monday meant the first real frost on the ground and as a result the water temperature hit 15°C. A bright day teamed with a northerly wind didn’t bode well for the anglers taking to the water. However, the fish still pulled back with anglers catching well to post a rod average of 4.7. The best catches of the day came to dry fly tactics despite the sun. Ed Douglas found the fish willing to come up for a size 12 big red hopper around X buoy landing 16. While Kevin Rees fishing in the same area found Bob’s Bits to be his top pattern landing 14. M Frances & A Moore uses a mix of wets and dries in Toft to land 13 fish between them with Zulu and hoppers being their best patterns. On the bank D Brooks landed 6 fish on the cornfield on Diawl bachs. Season ticket holder Michael Ravenscroft fishing for just a few hours landed 5 on buzzers again off the Cornfield.


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Foremark

Weekly rod average is 1.8

 Foremark weekly report week ending 30th September 2018


Telephone Number: 01283 703202


On the 26th September the Fishery was stocked with a further 500 fish some of which were more than 2.5 pounds. The bank angling continues to improve. On two days there has been a heavy frost, and especially on one day the pontoon was delayed in opening due to the frost and ice both in the boats and on the pontoon and walkway leading to the pontoon.  
 
 The water temperature is gradually falling and is now holding at 14 degrees centigrade. The water level is at last started to rise and Severn Trent water has 3 pumps active at Eggington, where the water is extracted from the Dove and pumped into Foremark. This is confirmed by the cascade since the amount of water gushing into Foremark is significant. The low water has provided some new areas of beach still which affords the bank angler an increased scope of fishing opportunity.
 The wind direction this week has been variable and although not strong has produced some difficult fishing conditions with some gusts and swirling scenarios.
 
Full ReportHere

Thornton

Rod Average 1.2

Week ending  30th  September
Tel 01530 230807

A mixed weeks fishing with some rods catching well while other struggled with any evening rise more of a miss than a hit. With the reservoir down 7ft any amount of wind does churn up the fine silt & therefore the water on some days can have a brown tinge to it.
Saturday proved to be the best day with Brian Sibley boating 9 while Mark Hunt caught 7. The Markfield arm is the best area to try with an intermediate line with an orange blob, fab or booby being the most successful method. We are seeing a few of the larger claret buzzers hatching with claret hopper or cdc working during these hatches
A further stocking is due into Thornton on Tuesday 3rd October
The water level is down 7ft as STW have engineering works to be done to the overflow and spillway. STW confirm the work is due to start mid October
Opening Times
Main Gate, Lodge & Bank fishing open 7.30am
Full Day Boat: 8.30am – 6.45pm
Morning Boat: 8.30am – 1.30pm
Afternoon Boat: 1.30pm – 6.45pm
Last 4hr hour 2.45pm – 6.45pm
All anglers offsite by 7.00pm
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Day Permit Loyalty Card.

At Draycote, Thornton, Foremark and Eyebrook

Pick up a Loyalty Card at Thornton, Draycote or Foremark and now Eyebrook lodges, once you have purchased 10 of the same day permit you receive your 11th visit free, our loyalty card can be used at any of our three reservoirs.

1 Fish Kill + Catch & Release £18.00
4 Fish Kill + Catch & Release £24.00
Fish Kill + Catch & Release £28.00

Please note:- the change to our upper kill permit, for 2018 this is reduced to a 6 FISH KILL to enable us to keep the upper day permit below £30.00                  

Our Popular Last 4 hour Permit, fish the evening rise

1 Fish Kill + Catch & Release £10.00