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New Posts Useful fishing tips ........
Farmoor is famous for its insect life and so offers a wide range of fishing styles during the season.

Spring: Weed growth can be found 10ft from the bank and the hoglice and other bugs in it attract the feeding fish with catches from surface to 10-15ft. Hairs ear and pheasant tail nymphs are very effective.

Spring/Early summer: Buzzers – Farmoor is famous for its prolific chironomid hatches, they appear like plumes of thick smoke above the trees. Try a team of buzzers on a 12-15ft leader (with or without a sight indicator or why not try a classic washing-line set up.

Summer: buzzer patterns and Diawl backs are successful throughout the summer with emerger and small dries Bobs Bits doing the business on the surface film

Late Summer: When it gets really hot and everything seems quiet – try taking a boat out to the deepest water, where the fish find more oxygen, and try out bloodworm patterns or deep buzzers.

Late Summer/Autumn: Again, Farmoor is famous for its “Daddy soup” and fish go into a feeding frenzy on the surface for Crane flies, terrific sport which can last until early December.

Winter: With little insect life, fish pack on the protein and turn to fry-feeding on the course fish-fry and on the bottom on bloodworm and snails which are found on the clay about 40m out. Try Zonkers and Minkies. Farmoor is also well known for its winter sinking line and Booby fishing - try a Di7 and black/green Booby.

Daphnia clouds are prolific in the water almost all year round, providing a large part of the trout’s diet – which is why Farmoor fish are so quick to grow on. Where the trout are preoccupied with Daphnia, orange lures or Blobs will work at the right depth. Remember Daphnia are higher in the water in low light i.e. cloud and swim down in bright sun.

Tight lines, remember to use our Forum to let us know how you get on!
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Collapse This Category Events and Competitions    
New Posts Competitons and Charity Matches
You will find a list of all the events planned so far this year on the Events calendar link. However to keep you all up to date, we'll post reminders here in the Forum.
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Old Posts Events
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Collapse This Category Thames Water Statements    
Old Posts 2011 Fishery Rules
3 15 11 Jun 2011
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Old Posts 2010 Season Rules & Prices
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Old Posts Christmas Opening Hours

1 3 23 Dec 2009
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With immediate effect Farmoor Reservoir has been closed to the public due to a potential pollution incident in the river. This may or may not affect the reservoir itself, but as a precautionary measure the reservoir has been closed.

Please contact the rangers for further information: Telephone 07747 640707

Posted on behalf of
M Prior - Thames Water
1 1 15 Nov 2009
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Old Posts Boat Fishing ....
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Collapse This Category You and Your Stories    
Old Posts Why not share your fishing stories with us?
It's great to be able to read about how everyone else has done on a particular day, what fly or what retrieve worked best. Why not post your story here and share your experience with us?

The forum is easy to use, just go to the top of the page and register as a new user and off you go.
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Old Posts Nearly new or unused rods, reels, lines etc
If you'd like to sell any of your unused fishing tackle or are interested in swapping with someone, why not let us know by posting details here.

NOTE: I would advise you not to put your telephone numbers or personal email addresses onto the post itself, these can be picked up by search engines and spyware and you'll end up with lots of spam email.

Instead make sure in your membership account that you've ticked on "allow users to email me".

This means that if anyone clicks on your name in the left hand box, it will bring up your email address on their own email software (Outlook etc) and they can contact you direct.

Any problems, email me from the Contacts page and I'll try to sort it out for you.
1 1 04 Mar 2011
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Collapse This Category What facilities would you like to see at Farmoor    
Old Posts Feedback to Thames Water
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Old Posts What would you like to see at Farmoor.
We want serious feedback and constructive comments please. The Staff at Farmoor are working hard to improve the facilities and services that are offered, but let us know what YOU would find useful.

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Collapse This Category Website Feedback    
Old Posts Let us know what you think of the new site!
Why not let us know what you think of the website. We promise to put up the good and bad feedback (but no rude messages please!).

Our aim was to make a site that is easy to use, provides the information you might find useful and to have place to send feedback and share your fishing stories - we hope we have achieved that, but if you think we should add other information, let us know.
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Collapse This Category Fly Tying    
Old Posts Share your tips .....
Why not share your tips on fly tying or your recommendations for what works at Farmoor.
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Old Posts Useful links
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