Located in South Derbyshire, about 12 miles south of Derby, lies Foremark’s 230 acres with fly fishing available from boat and bank.

The venue, constructed in the late Seventies, boasts depths of up to 120ft off the central dam area and is fed by pipeline from the River Dove at Eggington.  This enters the reservoir at the Cascade which is often a hotspot for the boat angler.  Much of the shoreline is wooded, particularly in the Carvers Arm area, and imitations of their terrestrial fly life often play an important role in fly selection.

Spring buzzer hatches can be prolific and areas such as the shallows of Flamingo Bay are ideal spots to learn how to fish the buzzer – especially from the bank. The reservoir is also one of the few in the midlands to have a mayfly hatch which each year usually occurs during mid to late June

Foremark has a distinct ‘upland’ feel about it but nevertheless benefits from a variety of feed which comes in the form of both aquatic & terrestrial insect life, together with a prodigious coarse fish population. This can lead to significant fry-feeding, especially in the autumn.

Fly fishing for pike is also growing in popularity here and this season has seen significant numbers of specimens in excess of twenty pounds landed.

From a tuition perspective Foremark therefore offers a range of opportunities for beginner or improver alike. An ideal location for one to one casting instruction; a beginner group tuition day or a guided boat or bank session tailored to individual needs. For information on this seasons current programme on tuition & guiding click here 








To book or make further enquiries, call  Tom Bird our Tuition & Guiding Manager on 01788 812018 or email