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    THORNTON RESERVOIR 2017

    Located 4 miles off junction 22 of the M1

    Post Code LE67 1AR

    Contact No: 01530 230807

    email: lodge@flyfishthornton.co.uk

    The new 2017 season kicks off on 1st February for boat & bank anglers.

    No price increase on day permits for the 2017 season

    With a pre-season stocking of 3000 rainbows were looking forward to an excellent start

    Main Gate & Lodge open from 7.30am with boats available from 8.30am

    Fly Fish Thornton - Leicestershire Fly Fishery | Midlands Stillwater Fishery

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    Default Re: Thornton Reservoir 2017

    Pre season stocking gone in today photos on our Facebook page Flyfishstore

    Boats back on the water Monday ready for our opening 1st February 2017

    Call the lodge 01530 230807
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    Opening day at Thornton today produced a rod average of 5.1 with boat and bank anglers catching

    For latest update call the lodge 01530230807
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    Thornton weekly report week ending 5th February 2017
    Tel: 01530 230807
    70 acre
    Opening week and an overall rod average of 4.2 with 82 rods catching 345 trout
    Early season the shallows opposite the lodge along the Thornton arm, wood bank & down towards the lonesome pine are the areas to concentrate your fishing efforts on with the most productive time to fish between 10.00am & 4.00pm, the warmest part of the day.
    Good number of overwintered trout caught with Chris Sayer taking the best at 4lb8oz, overall the average weight of trout taken is 1lb14oz – 2lb+
    Dave Leavesley weighed the best 8 fish limit for 19lb
    Generally bank anglers have caught using floating or intermediate lines with the usual early season patterns working, black & green, white & green tadpoles, blobs, snakes & booby, although Mike Oliver (a Draycote regular) caught his 15 trout on pheasant tails & buzzers. Alan Topping caught 16 from the bank on a sink tip & damsel with B Burton taking 18 green & black 15ft leader & floating line
    Boat anglers have caught using Intermediate lines & sinkers again using similar patterns to the bank anglers John Hoskins & Kevin Hart recorded 24 to the boat, Mark Hunt popped in for an afternoon session catching 9, Brian Sibley & Martin Clay boated 23, with A Hill & J Falconbridge boating 14 for their afternoon session.
    Water clarity is good, if a little cold, if your coming to fish the bank bring wellingtons or waders.
    Prospects for the coming week look good
    Overall average for the week was 4.2

    Car Park, Lodge and bank fishing open 7.30am
    Full Day Boats 8.30am – 5.00pm
    Part Day Boats 8.30am – 12.30pm / 12.30pm – 5.00pm

    All anglers off site by 5.30pm

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    We have a stand at the British Fly Fair British Fly Fair International - Home this coming weekend 11th & 12th February with Thornton, Draycote & Foremark staff on hand, Tom Bird will be tying his favourite patterns.
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    Thornton weekly report week ending 12th February 2017
    Tel: 01530 230807
    70 acre
    A good weeks fishing, if a little cold at times, with bank & boat anglers catching with the shelter from the cold easterlies given by the bank opposite the lodge fishing best.

    When the wind has allowed the lonesome pine area has fished well

    At times the bank fished better than the boats with the trout within yards of the bank, with bank anglers using a floating or intermediate line with green & black or white & green lures & damsel producing best, although a few anglers who opted to fish buzzers or nymphs caught, with Phil Harding catching 17 on black crunchers.

    Lee Henfrey fished the bank and caught 18, Geoff Tomkinson also bank fished catching 20 trout, John Simpson caught 11 from the bank, Jan Webber decided to fish the bank instead of his usual boat and was rewarded with 19 fish on a red headed damsel & small minkie.

    It’s not unusual at this time of year for the bank on some days to fish best, although boat anglers also returned good numbers in particular members Steve Windram & Phill Cross who boated 26 between them

    If your coming to fish the bank we recommend you wear wellingtons or waders.

    Clarity remains good.

    Overall average for the week was 5.7

    Car Park, Lodge and bank fishing open 7.30am
    Full Day Boats 8.30am – 5.00pm
    Part Day Boats 8.30am – 12.30pm / 12.30pm – 5.00pm

    All anglers off site by 5.30pm

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    Thornton weekly report week ending 19th February 2017
    Tel: 01530 230807
    70 acre
    Mixed weeks weather, sleety cold showers, rain but milder at the weekend. The rain on Wednesday did reduce the water clarity but thankfully not enough to put off the fish.
    The trout remain close in on the banks giving bank anglers good sport, boat anglers at times just couldn’t get close enough in. Its noticeable as well that on certain days the trout had a preference to take flies fished in towards the bank, hence the reason bank anglers had a good week
    The shallows opposite the lodge, wood, corner of the wood & lonesome pine continues to provide the best sport with bank anglers using floating & intermediate lines while boat anglers used intermediate & mid range 3 – 4 inch/sec sinkers.
    Mick Hanson & Nev Welsh fished from a boat catching 10 trout each, Pete Cox on the same day fished bloodworm patterns from the bank and recorded 8 trout. Mike Oliver used a pheasant tail from the bank returning 15 trout with Phil Cross opting to fish from the bank using a cats whisker to catch 10 trout. B Burton continues to use his black & green patterns on a floating line from the bank recording 11 trout. S Smith caught 20 from a boat on bloodworm & cats whisker with Mark Hunt using dancer patterns from a boat recording 18 trout. Danny Lovegrove & Bob Middleton took themselves down the Markfield arm towards the turn raft catching their fish from this area on damsel patterns & cats whisker.
    If your coming to fish from the bank be sure to bring wellingtons or waders
    Overall average for the week was 3.4

    Car Park, Lodge and bank fishing open 7.30am
    Full Day Boats 8.30am – 5.30pm
    Part Day Boats 8.30am – 1.00pm / 1.00pm – 5.30pm

    All anglers off site by 5.45pm

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    Thornton weekly report week ending 26th February 2017
    Tel: 01530 230807
    70 acre
    Prior to Thursday and storm Doris the fishery was enjoying another good weeks sport with a rod average 4+ once storm Doris had passed through we struggled to average 1, combination of extreme low pressure and storm force winds lashing the banks where the fish had been.
    Sunday and the fishing started to pick up with local club Thornton Fly Fishers fishing their bank match to a 4 fish limit, a close run affair with only 1oz separating the winner John Kirk from second placed Harold Chapman, overall the bank fished better than the boats.
    Damsel, cats whisker, dancer & green pea continue to be the most productive patterns although Mike Oliver bank fished prior to storm Doris & caught 17 on pheasant tails
    Clarity although reduced slightly by the winds of storm Doris the fishery remains fishable
    Bank anglers continue to enjoy the best of the sports, bring wellingtons or waders if fishing the bank, for latest updates contact the lodge
    Overall average for the week was 2.5

    Car Park, Lodge and bank fishing open 7.30am
    Full Day Boats 8.30am – 5.30pm
    Part Day Boats 8.30am – 1.00pm / 1.00pm – 5.30pm

    All anglers off site by 6.00pm

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    Thornton weekly report week ending 5th March 2017
    Tel: 01530 230807
    70 acre
    The weather finally did have an impact on us from Wednesday onwards rain & wind reduced the water clarity to around 14inch, we are of course fortunate to be in the position that we could advise our rods to visit one of our other fisheries, Foremark & Draycote which are less prone to the affects of heavy rainfall
    Not surprising therefore that our rod average dropped to 1.4
    Conditions are improving this week with the clarity pushing 2ft, with the trout being caught tight along the bank opposite the lodge & down towards the wood corner.
    With another stocking yesterday & with continued improving conditions we should see catches return to where they were prior to last week’s weather
    We would advise anglers to keep in touch with the lodge for latest information,
    Overall average for the week was 1.4
    Car Park, Lodge and bank fishing open 7.30am
    Full Day Boats 8.30am – 5.30pm
    Part Day Boats 8.30am – 1.00pm / 1.00pm – 5.30pm

    All anglers off site by 6.00pm

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    Thornton weekly report week ending 12th March 2017
    Tel: 01530 230807

    70 acre

    Early part of the week we were recommending anglers visited one of our other waters Foremark or Draycote as the clarity at Thornton was still poor following storm Doris.

    By Thursday our conditions had improved with boat and bank anglers catching with the milder conditions seeing the first tentative buzzer hatch.
    Some of the trout quickly switched onto the buzzer with anglers reporting seeing trout head and tailing and on spooning some of the fish caught it revealed that buzzers were on the menu.

    The trout remain close in on the shallows along the Thornton arm & wood corner although some fish were also been taken off the lonesome pine.
    Floating lines or intermediate with buzzers, suspender buzzer, diawl bach, Montana, dancer, damsel and cats whiskers have all taken fish this past week.
    We advise bank anglers to bring waders.
    We would remind boat anglers that they are required to give way to bank anglers and unless mutually agreed to keep 40yds from other boats and bank anglers

    New for 2017, Thornton has joined the Troutmasters competition, entry forms to be found next to the booking out sheet you will need a member of staff to countersign your entry, good luck and get those entries rolling in.
    Overall average for the week was 4.0

    Car Park, Lodge and bank fishing open 7.30am
    Full Day Boats 8.30am – 5.45pm
    Part Day Boats 8.30am – 1.00pm / 1.00pm – 5.45pm

    All anglers off site by 6.15pm

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    Thornton weekly report week ending 2nd February 2017
    Tel: 01530 230807
    70 acre
    Towards the end of the week it certainly felt as if spring was arriving, first swallow on the water, good buzzer hatches & our first evening rise.
    The trout are starting to move away from the shallows were they have been for the last 9 weeks (yes 9 weeks have gone by since we opened) with the trout starting to move further down the arms & out over the deeper water.
    Bank anglers continue to find fish opposite the lodge and corner of the wood with the lonesome pine area and farm bank producing. As the days become brighter and longer the bank is fishing best during the morning and evening session.
    Boat anglers towards the end of the week found fish feeding on the buzzer hatches from in front of the dam wall past the orange buoy.
    Peter Wurm fished a late evening session picking up 4 trout, John Kirk fished an afternoon session catching 8 on damsel and buzzers, David Wilson fished a morning session catching 5 including a brown estimated at 5lb – 6lb which he returned. Mick & Val Jay caught 8 on buzzers for their mornings visit.
    Floating lines, midge tip or intermediate lines best with size 10 – 12 black buzzer, suspender buzzer & damsel.
    We advise bank anglers to bring waders.
    We would remind boat anglers that they are required to give way to bank anglers and unless mutually agreed to keep 40yds from other boats and bank anglers
    New for 2017, Thornton has joined the Troutmasters competition, entry forms to be found next to the booking out sheet you will need a member of staff to countersign your entry, good luck and get those entries rolling in.
    Overall average for the week was 3.00
    Current Fishing Times:
    Car Park, Lodge and bank fishing open 7.30am
    Full Day Boats: 8.30am – 7.30pm
    Part Day Boats: 8.30am – 2.00pm / 2.00pm – 7.30pm
    Last 4 hours: 3.30pm – 7.30pm

    All anglers off site by 7.45pm

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    Tuition Day
    Jim Williams will be running a beginners day at Draycote this weekend 8th & 9th April, full days tuition including fishing permit adults £65 juniors £35, contact the Draycote lodge
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