Thornton Reports 2007

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Thornton Fishing Report week ending 7/10/07

Indian summer or just a beautiful Autumn, whichever it is, its perfect for the trout. With our water temperature at 14.5degrees & overcast conditions for most of last week anglers reported seeing lots of fish moving off & on all day & its not surprising with 8,130 trout in the reservoir. The trout at times however proved difficult to tempt but 207 rods did record a catch of 639 trout returning 376 for a weekly rod average of over 3

Fishing around the margins with a floater or intermediate with a cats whisker, appetizer or white fritz caught plenty of fish, but anglers using buzzers, diawl bach & dries also enjoyed their fair share of the action. We are still having an evening rise but as we drop further into this month & if the good weather continues we should enjoy good sport throughout the day as the trout body clock start to pack on weight for the coming winter.

Roger Jones fished a damsel pattern on an intermediate along the wood bank for his morning visit catch of 10, Allan Mayes fished buzzers to catch19, Norman Perkins fished the evening rise to catch 10, Sue & John Hall shared a boat & caught 17 on hares ear & buzzers, John Gunby fished the weed beds along the Thornton arm with damsels & buzzers to catch 9 for his afternoon visit, while Dick Herrington fished a buzzer & caught 11 as did M. Pepper also catching 11.

The trout are well spread throughout the reservoir but the favorite areas have been the bank from the boat pontoon to the main car park, farm bank, lonesome pine & the weed beds along the Thornton Arm.

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 7.00pm
Part Day Boats 8.30am – 1.30pm / 1.30pm – 7.00pm
Visit our web page www.flyfishthornton.co.uk for news on 2008 season permits, 2008 Alaska Trip & our end of season clearance sale.
Lodge & Tackle shop open from 7.30am

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Thornton Fishing Report, Week Ending 14/10/07

This mild autumn weather is a pleasure to be out in, & due to the mild weather the trout are still taking buzzers & sedges in preference to any fry patterns. The fishing has been at its best from late morning onwards with the corner of the wood, Markfield arm & the weed beds along the Thornton arm producing best.

A floating line with buzzers (black or Red), diwal bach, black pennell, damsel, dry sedge & small fry patterns have worked best with 203 rods catching 496 trout for a rod average of 2.4

Thornton Fly Fishers fished their single fly competition (all the competitors using the same fly pattern) this years chosen fly pattern was a white booby. Most opted to fish the booby on a floating or intermediate line with the eventual winner Richard Dayman taking his 6 fish limit for just under 10lb. Their match had a rod average of 5.4 with the majority of their catches coming between Noon & 4.30pm

Other notable catches for the week were Clive Holt catching 22 for his two afternoon visits, C. Maggs catching 12 on buzzers, D. Lovegrove found the fish in the afternoon & fished an intermediate & damsel to catch 9 while Norma Prime took some time off from helping at the lodge to catch 7 on a dry G&H sedge pattern.

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 6.45pm
Part Day Boats 7.30am – 1.30pm / 1.30pm – 6.45pm
Lodge & tackle shop open from 7.30am
Tel 01530 230807 www.flyfishthornton.co.uk

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Thornton weekly fishing report week ending 21/10/07

With only 4 weeks left to the end of this current season, our last day falls on Sunday 18th November we still have a healthy head of trout in the reservoir with over 7000 trout still in the water.

Despite the good head of trout the sport last week wasn’t easy with some anglers still catching on buzzers & dries while others found fish along the margins catching them on damsels & small minkies.

With 4 nights of frost last week & with the water temperature down to 13 degrees we should see more fish move into the margins after the fry with the shallows of the wood bank, farm bank & stones been a favorite area to try.

It has also become noticeable this last week, coinciding with the colder mornings that the most productive time to fish has been the period from 11am through to 4.00pm with cats whiskers, minkie booby & damsel being the most productive patterns with the rod average for the week at 1.9

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 6.30pm
Part Day Boats 8.30am – 1.30pm / 1.30pm – 6.30pm
Lodge & tackle shop open from 7.30am

Visit our web site for information regarding season permits for the 2008 season & for other items added onto our autumn tackle clearance sale.

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Thornton Fishing report week ending 28/10/07

With only three weeks left of our 2007 season were still waiting for the trout to start chasing the fry in the margins. At the moment bank anglers are struggling as the trout remain 40 yards off the bank.

There continues to be no real pattern to the fishing Martin Brown caught 7 on a size 8 black buzzer in front of the wood, Adrian Vaughan caught his 7 on a booby, T. Hutchinson caught his 6 on a damsel & cats whisker while Alex Christodloue caught his 5 on a small olive spider.

No one part of the reservoir is producing better than another the anglers who are catching are the ones who are prepared to keep on the move until they come across the fish.

With the clock going back an hour the most productive time to fish will be the period from 10.00am – 4pm what should be the warmer part of the day.

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 5.00pm
Part Day Boats 8.30am – 12.30pm / 12.30pm – 5.00pm

Visit our web site for details of our Autumn Tackle Sale & details on season permits at Thornton for the 2008 Season.

www.flyfishthornton.co.uk

Tel 01530 230807
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Thornton Fishing report week ending 04/11/07

A mixed weeks fishing with anglers taking fish on a variety of patterns from buzzers to boobies. There really doesn’t seem to be any pattern to the fishing as we enter our last fortnights fishing for the 2007 season, it would seem the frosts we needed to get the fish onto the fry are not going to happen.

The best of the fishing is to be had between 10am & late afternoon up to when the temperature drops with anglers who are prepared to pull the anchor up and trying different spots catching best.

Fly patterns are varying day to day depending on the weather, Norman Perkins fished on a particular mild day which gave us a buzzer hatch, he promptly put his lures away put on his buzzers & caught 6. Brian Smith fished an intermediate line & fritz damsel to catch 5, whilst Peter Broad fished on Sunday to catch his 5 on hares ears & diawl bach. Roy Ensor fished a booby & buzzers for his 5 while 7 year old Brandon the son of season permit holder Rev Chip helped his father to catch 6 trout with 7 year old Brandon taking the largest fish at 4lb4oz on a white lure.

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 4.45pm

Our last day falls on Sunday 18th November

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Fishing report week ending 11/11/07

As we enter our last week of fishing for the 2007 season the trout are yet to turn onto the fry in any great numbers although more fish were taken last week on lures & booby patterns.

Keith Sargent & his boat partner caught their 12 on almost static boobies while Marcus Smith fished a minkie brown booby for his 6 fish taken around the cages.

The most productive time of the day to fish has been between 10am & 3pm with sinking lines & lures producing the majority of the 121 trout caught during the week.

Our final day is this coming Sunday 18th November all our boats are fully booked for that day.

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Thornton Reservoir a Record 2007 Season

The 2007 season closed on Sunday 18th November & when the final entry was recorded in the returns book this picturesque 70 acre Leicestershire reservoir had recorded a record catch with 19,095 trout recorded caught (10,069 killed & 9,026 returned) by 6,268 anglers for a fishery rod average of 3.0 with Season permit holder Geoff Willis catching the largest rainbow of the season at 9lb13oz

The 2007 season was my 26th year at Thornton & plans are already well ahead for the 2008 season which is due to open on February 1st 2008

At the moment we are selling our popular season permits with a closing date for applications on 21st December 2007 details below.
2008 Season Permits
40 Fish £135.00 no catch & release
60 Fish £177.00 including catch & release option
80 Fish £235.00 including catch & release option
100 Fish £294.00 including catch & release option
120 Fish £352.00 including catch & release option
140 Fish £411.00 including catch & release option
160 Fish £470.00 including catch & release option

If you require further information on the season permits contact Ifor.

Finally may I thank all the day permits & season permit holders for supporting us during the 2007 season & thanks for making it a record year for us.

Tel 01530 230807 thorntonfishery@btconnect.com

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Morning All,

Just a quick reminder that application for season permits at Thornton for the 2008 season closes on Friday 21st December 2007.

If you need any further information give me a call on 01530 230807 or drop me an email.

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