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    Default Thornton 2018

    Thornton opens for the 2018 season on 1st February

    Lodge & bank fishing from 7.30am

    Boats available from 8.30am

    Call the lodge 01530 230807

    Fly Fish Thornton - Leicestershire Fly Fishery | Midlands Stillwater Fishery
    www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk
    www.flyfishforemark.co.uk
    www.flyfishthornton.co.uk

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    Thornton Weekly Report
    Week ending 15th April

    Tel 01530 230807

    At last it & it feels like we have turned a corner, better forecast & our water temperature nearly 10 degrees. Our Water clarity continues to improve and we have 18inch+ of visibility.

    Good, in fact excellent buzzer hatches at times with fish moving all over the reservoir, it will only continue to improve.

    Members N James & David Price caught 10 fish for their mornings visit on olive buzzers, Colin Dawn found black buzzers worked best for him catching 6 trout. Members J Bebbington & Keith Coley found the fish close in on the margins catching 9 fish for their mornings visit from various areas.

    Over the weekend we welcomed members of the Complete Fly Fishing Forum who were up to fish a competition in the memory of Roy Stroud. Kevin Dewey caught 13 trout to 4lb during his two days fishing, Alan Shearn fished muskins and size 14 crunchers to catch 8. You can see the full report of their visit on their Facebook page: Complete Fisher Forum Facebook

    Member N Bates caught 6 for his visit, with M Cross catching a Brown weighing 3lb+ and Brian Sibley catching a rainbow 4lb+

    It’s a mixture of flies and lines working this past week with floating lines, midge tips, intermediate & sinking lines with blobs, boobies, red buzzer, green buzzer, black buzzer & crunchers all taking fish. Some of the best results with buzzers & crunchers has been to use a size 14

    The sand martins, house martins & swallows have still not arrived in numbers yet, its hoped the warmer weather will at long last bring them to the water, we have at times huge hatches of buzzer but as yet no dry fly evening sport, that could all change this week

    Call the lodge for latest update.

    Rod Average 2

    Opening Times

    Main Gate, Lodge & Bank fishing open 7.30am

    Full Day Boat: 8.30am – 8.15pm
    Morning Boat: 8.30am – 2.00pm
    Afternoon Boat: 2.00pm – 8.15pm
    Last 4hr hour 4.15pm – 8.15pm

    All anglers offsite by 8.30pm

    www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

    Notice to all fishing guides & instructors
    We continue to welcome independent guides & instructors on all our water.
    However to ensure in this world of potential litigation that all parties are covered on advice from our insurance company if your guiding or instructing a client at Draycote, Foremark, Thornton & Eyebrook you will in future be require to produce:
    1. A copy of your Liability Insurance, this you can email to us for it to be on file for 2018
    2. A copy of your Risk Assessment for that days guiding / instruction
    If your guiding or instructing and are unable to produce the required documents you will be refused access to the fishery.
    To enable us to deal with all our customers quickly & efficiently we suggest you forward copies of your liability insurance for us to place on file and prior to your visit a copy of that days risk assessment emailed to the fishery lodge, this will enable our staff to get you & your client out on the water as quickly as possible.
    We would like to thank the guides & instructors who have already forwarded copies of their liability insurance.
    www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk
    www.flyfishforemark.co.uk
    www.flyfishthornton.co.uk

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    Thornton Weekly Report
    Week ending 22nd April

    Tel 01530 230807

    At last we have enjoyed a week of good weather, water clarity continues to improve and were seeing some of the best buzzer hatches for years with a rod average 4.3 for the week, I hope we can safely say, we have turned the corner!

    Monday Pete Hunt continued his good start to the season fishing cats whiskers and buzzer opposite the lodge from a boat to record 7 trout, Norman Perkins fished the bank and caught 10 on buzzer, Clive Holt and Colin Chambers came to fish the evening rise and recorded 8 fish to the boat.

    Wednesday John Kirk fished opposite the lodge from the bank with buzzers off a washing line and caught 10, Peter Wurm fished the evening rise and caught 5 again opposite the lodge
    Call the lodge for latest update.

    Thursday Richard Dayman & Norman Perkins shared a boat and fished down past the lonesome pine catching 21 trout between them to 5lb on a cats whiskers and buzzers, Pete Hunt returned for his second visit of the week fishing a cats whisker and buzzer this time recording 15 trout.

    Friday Mick Cross fished the lonesome pine taking 10 fish for his mornings visit, Dave Price & Neil James caught 11 trout to 4lb for their mornings session with anglers reporting “lots of buzzer on the water”

    Saturday and the best day of the week with numerous anglers recording double figure catches, Andy Lillie, P Mee, D Slessor, P Harris, D Mailie, Mark Hunt, Mick Huffer with most catching on skinny damsel, olive or black size 14 buzzers & crunchers

    Sunday we fished the Troutmasters fish off, all the competitors caught their limit with the final result relying on the time bonus, the eventual winner was Richard Dayman who will fish the Troutmasters final at Draycote on Monday 8th October. Catch of the week was made on Sunday with 83yr old member Pam Shuttelworth taking a boat out to fish the evening rise, fishing Lol`s buzzer she caught a 4lb1oz rainbow photo on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

    Best areas opposite the lodge, lonesome pine & in the evening the main basin with floating lines small cats whisker, small montana, green pea, size 14 olive or black buzzer & cruncher.

    Usually this time of year the farm bank can often hold good numbers of trout

    Bank anglers are advised that they require waders to successfully fish the bank at Thornton.

    Rod Average 4.3

    Opening Times

    Main Gate, Lodge & Bank fishing open 7.30am

    Full Day Boat: 8.30am – 8.30pm
    Morning Boat: 8.30am – 2.30pm
    Afternoon Boat: 2.30pm – 8.30pm

    Last 4hr hour 4.30pm – 8.30pm

    All anglers offsite by 8.45pm

    www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

    Notice to all fishing guides & instructors
    We continue to welcome independent guides & instructors on all our water.
    However to ensure in this world of potential litigation that all parties are covered on advice from our insurance company if your guiding or instructing a client at Draycote, Foremark, Thornton & Eyebrook you will in future be require to produce:
    1. A copy of your Liability Insurance, this you can email to us for it to be on file for 2018
    2. A copy of your Risk Assessment for that days guiding / instruction
    If your guiding or instructing and are unable to produce the required documents you will be refused access to the fishery.
    To enable us to deal with all our customers quickly & efficiently we suggest you forward copies of your liability insurance for us to place on file and prior to your visit a copy of that days risk assessment emailed to the fishery lodge, this will enable our staff to get you & your client out on the water as quickly as possible.
    We would like to thank the guides & instructors who have already forwarded copies of their liability insurance.
    www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk
    www.flyfishforemark.co.uk
    www.flyfishthornton.co.uk

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