Thornton Reservoir 2008

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Thornton weekly fishing report week ending 25/05/08

Another good week with a rod average 3.4 as 224 rods caught 764 trout. Anglers report plenty of trout moving on the surface but at times they proved more difficult to tempt this week. The reason could be the sheer number of food items on the water with the first of the damsels & sedge this week, large black buzzers & huge hatches of the smaller green buzzers, clouds of daphnia in the water & during the past couple of days we have seen the first of the pin fry, nature really has flung open the larder door as far as the trout are concerned.

Our water clarity is excellent & its time to think more about your presentation, taper your leaders (if your not sure how, ask) finishing at a 5lb or better a 4lb point.

Chris Birch & myself enjoyed an excellent last hour & a half fishing on the drift during one evening rise boating 11 trout & missing twice as many on olive & red hoppers, Ian Gedney fished the same evening from his tube & fished a size 16 shipmans to catch 11, Barry Nelson fished a morning session with buzzers & damsels to catch 20, while Clive Holt fished an evening session & an excellent rise to catch 17, Alan Dawes caught 18 on buzzers, while P. Harris & K. Maile caught 27 on buzzers & sparsely tied diwal bachs.

During any bright spells in the weather an intermediate with damsel, orange blobs, Montana have worked well, however during overcast periods buzzer & especially the olive on a floating line has caught well. During any evening rise boats on the drift are catching best with suspender buzzers & hoppers.

Our water temperature is 15 degrees perfect for fly fishing, with the excellent hatches its an ideal time to come & visit Thornton.

Full Day Boat Times 8.30am – 9.30pm
Part Day Boat Times 8.30am – 2.30pm / 2.30pm – 9.30pm

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Thornton weekly fishing report week ending 1/06/08

Another good weeks fishing with 224 rods catching 852 trout for a weekly rod average 3.8

With buzzers, damsels, sedges & caenis on the water we are having excellent rises with trout moving throughout the day during any overcast periods in the weather. The last couple of hours at night have been excellent with trout moving in large numbers along the Markfield arm, stones & wood with the caenis along the wood bank & stones bringing the trout to within easy casting distance of the bank anglers. To catch fish feeding on caenis taper your leader to a 4lb or 3lb point I prefer to fish a tups indispensable, Griffiths gnat or on Charles Jardine recommendation a sparkle gnat, in size 14-16-18 make sure you degrease your leader & fish the dry static.

Anglers have caught trout on a variety of methods this week, during any bright spells an intermediate with buzzers & flashback damsels on the dropper & a small orange booby on the point, or an intermediate with an orange gold head, orange blob or damsel. On your floating line damsel patterns, olive buzzers, hoppers & the dries mentioned earlier.

Once again we have had excellent individual catches Clive Holt caught 17 to 3lb4oz, Roger Jones caught a 5lb4oz brown, Nigel Harvey also caught a 5lb brown, D. Humphries caught 10 on a black muddler, L. Goff caught 12 to 4lb4oz then returned the following day & caught 18 & returned again towards the end of the week & caught 11 to 3lb, Howard Davies caught 12.

Full Day Boat Times 8.30am – 9.45pm
Part Day Boat Times 8.30am – 3.00pm / 3.00pm – 9.45pm
Lodge & tackle shop open from 7.30am

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Thornton Fishing Report week ending 08/06/05

7lb8oz by P. Harris & 7lb2oz rainbows taken by R. Moreton were the highlight of the week taken from the deep water in front of the dam with one falling to a deep fished buzzer on the hang & the other to a booby.

During the week & with the warmer weather the trout have moved into the deeper water around the orange buoy, stones & dam during the day, only moving back onto the shallows during the cooler last couple of hours to feed on the huge hatches of sedge & caenis.

During the day the trout are feeding on the daphnia, buzzers & a few are on the massive shoals of pinfry we have this year.

During the week 255 rods caught 648 trout returning 269 for a rod average of 2.5 The Kirby Fly Fishers fished the Lol Worral Pairs Trophy at Thornton on Sunday averaging an excellent rod average of 5.25 for their match taking their trout on either a fast sinking line with booby or damsels or fishing the bung with 20ft plus leaders & buzzers.

Mr P Harris not only caught the largest trout of the week but with his boat partner Mr Male they boated in total 32 trout with a further 5 trout over 4lb all taken on buzzers fished deep. Mr T. Evans & Mr J. Balinski also fished buzzers deep to boat 30 fish for their visit. J. Smith & M. Pepper fished buzzers deep to boat their catch of 37 rainbows, while D. Lovegrove enjoyed his best day ever at Thornton to boat 20 trout to over 3lb

With the warmer weather can all anglers please ensure they allow adequate time for the trout to recover when fishing catch & release.

As we near the half way stage for the season a total of 2,933 rods have recorded a catch of 12,238 trout for a fishery rod average of 4.1 an excellent first half of the season.

Full Day Boat Times 8.30am – 10.00pm
Part Day Boat Times 8.30am – 3.00pm / 3.00pm – 10.00pm
Lodge open from 7.30am
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Thornton Fishing report week ending 15/06/08

Not a bad week considering the weather as 209 rods caught 647 trout releasing 261 for a rod average 3.1

A variety of methods worked this past week, some caught using 20ft+ leaders & buzzers fished deep & dead slow, others caught on a fast sinking line & a booby on a 6ft leader fished on the back drift whilst other found fish moving late afternoon along the weed beds feeding on the large sedge hatches, a size 14 G&H sedge worked well.

Generally the deeper water around the orange buoys, stones & dam produced best with any wind offering the best fishing conditions. The British Float Tube Association paid Thornton a visit over the weekend 17 float tubers fished with the eventual winner Terry Thomas with 6 fish for 10lb14oz followed closely by Ian Gedney with 6 fish for 10lb11oz

Other notable catches were made by Phil Kemp fishing a damsel pattern to catch 17 to 3lb, Adrian Freer caught 11 on buzzers on a 20ft leader, A. Illiffe caught 10 to 4lb while K. Maile & P. Harris fished 25ft leaders & buzzers deep off a floating line to catch 26 between them. David Bird from Rugby caught 11 to 4lb on a booby & buzzer While John Salisbury recorded 10 fish for his visit & Tony Lorrimer 12 for his visit.

Full Day Boat Times 8.30am – 10.00pm
Part Day Boat Times 8.30am – 3.00pm / 3.00pm – 10.00pm
Lodge open from 7.30am
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The Charles Jardine Tuition day on Sunday 20th July is fully booked

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Thornton Fishing report week ending 22/06/08

Midsummer, longest day June 21 has past & unusually the surface water temperature is ideal for trout fishing at 17 degrees the coolest I can remember for that time of year.

Our water clarity is excellent, gin clear, with visibility easily 11ft, therefore on the brighter days the trout have been taken over the deeper water but when it’s overcast the shallows along the Thornton Arm & farm bank has fished well. A variety of methods worked last week from fishing a fast sinker & booby on the back drift to an intermediate & damsels & when it was overcast dry fly size 14 G&H sedge or a size 14 Elk Hair dry worked well fished along the weed beds.

During the week 195 rods caught 502 trout returning 234 for a rod average of 2.4 with the morning session generally fishing best. However during the last couple of hours 8.00pm – 10.00pm we are seeing plenty of trout moving but they are not easy to tempt as their feeding on the caenis. When fishing for trout feeding on the caenis taper your leader down to a 4lb or 3lb point fish a small tups or sparkle gnat & fish it static.

Tony Lorrimer once again found the trout catching 12 for his visit, S Warner caught 11 to 3lb on damsels, Craig Smith caught 9 to 4lb on dries & buzzers, Peter Broad fished a damsel & caught 10, Norma Prime took time off from the lodge & fished an indicator with buzzers & small hares ear in Green Bay to catch 12 while Lol Worral caught a 5lb4oz and Dave Saunt & Andy Wolloff both caught rainbows weighing 4lb8oz.

With the cooler, good water temperature & excellent water clarity we are enjoying a better than expected summer fishing.

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 10.00pm
Part Day Boats 7.30am – 3.00pm / 3.00pm – 10.00pm
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Thornton Fishing report week ending 29/06/08

The morning is generally fishing best whatever the weather. When its bright anglers fishing the deeper water in front of the dam, green bay & orange buoys with a sinking line & booby or damsels have faired best, however when its overcast the trout are in the top few feet of water & are well spread out taking damsels, elk hair sedge & G&H sedge. Other patterns worth trying are a silver invicta, hares ear & a muddler if there's a good wave. Some trout are feeding on the large shoals of pinfry.

During the week 207 rods caught 544 trout returning 200 for a rod average 2.6 Lol Worral fished buzzers deep & slow to catch 10, while C. Holt fished an evening session & caught 14, Roger Jones fished a morning session & caught 9, Norma Prime fished cdc buzzers & sedges & caught 9, P. Wurm & his son caught 10 to 3lb for their visit, while A. Wilson fished a muddler through the wave & caught 8, Howard Davies caught 11 on sedges with 5 of the fish coming out of the Thornton Arm during the late afternoon, Alan Whittaker caught 8 including the best fish of the week at 5lb8oz.

Our water clarity remains excellent with our surface water temperature 17 degrees, excellent conditions for the time of year. Boat demand has been high I recommend you call the lodge & book to avoid any disappointment.

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 3.00pm
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Fishing Report week ending 06/07/08

First week in July & the weather has been kind to us for the time of year with the cooler weather helping to keep the surface water temperature under 19degrees. During the past week 187 rods caught 522 trout returning 237 for a rod average 2.8

When the sun did manage to break through the fish moved into the deeper water where anglers fishing on the back drift with fast sinking lines short leaders & booby caught best.

However for most of the week a good breeze & cloud prevailed & under those conditions a floating line or intermediate line caught best. Clive Holt fished an afternoon session with buzzers & bobs bits catching 12,Mick Dewsnap fished damsels & caught 7 for his morning session, J. Whitfield fished a damsel & F Fly to catch 8, While John Everett 14 & Norma Prime caught 13 for their session on CDC, sedges, damsel & diawl bach. John Collins fished an afternoon session & caught 10 on a damsel while Norman Williams fished a damsel & olive buzzer to catch 8, while Terry Ord fished a static sedge & caught 12.

The most productive area all week has been along the dam, orange buoy & green bay area. With another stocking this week & a favorable forecast if your fishing sport should continue.

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 10.00pm
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Fishing report 07/07/08 – 20/07/08 (two weeks)

During the past fortnight the weather has been excellent for reservoir trout fishing with a surface water temperature between 17 – 18 degrees. During the past fortnight 335 rods caught 1063 trout returning 488 for a rod average 3.2

With the cooler than average water temperature many of the trout taken have been on a floating line with cdc buzzers, cruncher, diawl bach, sedges, damsel & orange blob. Unusually for us at this time of year is the amount of trout been taken from the Thornton arm & Markfield arms.

Notable catches this past fortnight were made by Lol Worrall 10 fish to buzzers, Clive Holt fished an evening session & caught 17 on sedges, Ray Greensmith caught 10 for his morning session while B. Burton fished a gold head daddy for his 15 trout whilst Howard Davies fished a hopper & sedge to take his 12 trout. Tony Lorrimer caught 11 for his visit & Peter Broad recorded 10. M. Cowen fished a sedge pattern & caught 13 to 4lb3oz whilst Tony Seddon took some time off from helping at the lodge to catch 8 during a short afternoon session.

It may not be much of a summer but at the moment it’s a great summer for the trout fishing with over 15,461 trout recorded caught so far this season were well on course to beat last years record season.

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Thornton Fishing Report, Week Ending 27/07/08

Monday to Thursday fished great for the time of year with most of the trout taken on floating or intermediate lines with sedges, cruncher, damsel & buzzers taking fish. However on Friday summer arrived with a vengeance with little wind & searing temperatures the trout quickly headed for the cooler deeper water with anglers using 20ft leaders & buzzers under an indicator or booby on a fast sinker taking the best catches with the morning session producing best.

During the week 192 rods caught 413 trout returning 167 trout for a rod average 2.2 Clive holt fished an evening session during the early part of the week & caught 8 on sedges, Rev Chip fished with his 8 year old son Brandon & caught 10 between them David Burr fished the Markfield arm catching 8 on buzzers & cruncher while John Collins fished a sedge pattern for his 7. P. Kemp & C. Brooks shared a morning boat & fished damsel patterns to catch 19, Terry Miles caught 8 for his morning session while Paddy Fitch fished dries for his 8.

With this spell of hot weather try fishing the morning session, the cool of the evening will make the trout far more active during the first few hours of the morning.

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 9.35pm
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Fishing report week ending 03/08/08

The morning session 8.30am – 3.00pm from a boat has been the most productive time to fish as the warm weather pushes up the water temperature & sends the trout to the cooler deeper water in front of the dam, green bay & orange buoys.

During the past week 145 rods caught 274 trout returning 103 for a rod average 1.9 Anglers using along leader under an indicator with buzzers & bloodworm patterns or an intermediate with a gold headed orange fritz, blob or buzzer or as you would expect a fast sinking line with booby have caught trout with the majority coming to a static or very slow retrieve.

As ever some people found the method & the fish, Mrs Christine Bagshaw caught 8 including fish of 4lb8oz & 5lb8oz on a Wet Cell 2 with buzzers & nymphs, Scott Wilson used a minkie booby, damsel & hares ear to catch 7 while Lol Worrall fished buzzers under an indicator & caught 8 before returning later in the week & used the same method to catch 14. Norma Prime used long leaders with bloodworm & buzzers for her 7.

For up to date fishing information prior to your visit contact the lodge 01530 230807

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 9.20pm
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Thornton fishing report week ending 17/08/08

Sport started to pick up towards the end of the week as the water temperature dropped to a little above 18 degrees, & with yet another unsettled weeks weather forecast our water temperature will continue to drop & our fishing will improve.

With the water temperature dropping anglers have started taking fish on floating lines with suspender buzzers & dries, Steve Warner fished two evening sessions with hoppers & shipmans to boat 10 trout, Gordon Porter fished a variety of dries & emergers to boat his 7 trout for his mornings visit, Mr A. Wilson also fished a morning session with claret bumble to take his 5.

With the cooler conditions boat anglers have taken trout on the drift from the dam to the wood with anglers fishing on the anchor favoring green bay & the large orange buoy area.

Full Day Boat Times 8.30am – 8.45pm
Part Day Boat Times 8.30am – 3.00pm / 3.00pm – 8.45pm

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Thornton fishing report week ending 24/08/08

With our surface water temperature at 18 degrees & for most of the week a westerly or southwesterly wind our fishing continues to improve with plenty of fish to be seen feeding off the surface if a little difficult to tempt at times.

Last night (Sunday 24th) we had a terrific buzzer hatch during the last hour resulting in trout moving all over the reservoir.

During the week our rod average was 2.2 with 166 rods catching 359 trout returning 125. The most unusual catch of the week was made by Andy Downes fishing from a boat hooked a blue trout which dived under the boat only to jump out of the water on the other side straight into Andys boat with hook & leader still attached.

Notable catches for the week 8 trout on sedges to Russ Martin during a brief 2½ hour visit, Norman Perkins caught 13 for his visit, Paddy Fitch fished twice during the week catching 14 & 7.

Hoppers, suspender buzzers, sedges, daddies, muddlers & buzzers have all caught fish during the week with the area in front of the main dam, stones, orange buoy & farm bank all producing.

The forecast for the coming week looks good, plenty of cloud & not too hot.

The best of the fishing continues to be from the boats, our bank fishing will start to pick up from late September onwards, to book boats call the lodge 01530 230807

Full Day Boat Times 8.30am – 8.30pm
Part Day Boat Times 8.30am – 3.00pm / 3.00pm – 8.30pm

I also operate another private Syndicate water 4.5 acre Sibson Reservoir fish stocked from 2lb to double figures details can be found by visiting www.flyfishthornton.co.uk & following the link.

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Thornton Fishing report week ending 31st August 2008

A bit of a mixed bag during the last week, at times & especially during the afternoon & evening there were lots of trout to be seen feeding off the surface taking small black buzzers & tiny black beetles, despite the amount of trout top be seeing feeding they proved difficult to tempt.

As is always the case some anglers found a pattern they would take, Melvyn pepper fished twice during the week catching 8 on black buzzers for his day visit before returning to fish an evening session & taking a further 5, Peter Wurm & his son continue to catch during the evening session catching 5 on small dries, Clive Holt recorded 7 for his afternoon visit while Paddy Fitch caught 7. Bob Huggett caught 8 on dries while Norma & John Everett fished size 18 black buzzers for their catch of 9 trout. A grey wolf dry helped Martin Ackland to his 6 fish catch.

The corner of the main car park, green bay & stone provided the best of the sport with boats anchored doing better than the boats on the drift for some strange reason.

The weather forecast for the coming week looks favorable for the trout fishing, although some rain is forecast it should remain overcast & cool ideal as we look forward to the good sport autumn is sure to bring.

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 8.15pm
Part Day Boats 8.30am – 2.00pm / 2.00pm – 8.15pm

If your interested in the syndicate water I operate on the Leicestershire, Warwickshire border click onto www.flyfishthornton.co.uk & follow the link to Sibson Water

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Thornton Fishing report week ending 07/09/08

A mixed weeks weather & a mixed weeks fishing. During the early part of the week we were having large hatches of buzzers with plenty of trout to be seen moving, although they weren’t easy to tempt I landed three & lost a further 3 during a brief 1½ hour fishing session one evening with the trout coming to a small Grey Wulff & small dry alder pattern.

Then on Friday night it started raining & by Saturday teatime the reservoir was up 2ft on normal. However Scott Wilson fished through the worst of the rain & caught 9 while H. Davies braved the torrential rain for his 6.

By Sunday morning the worst of the weather had gone by & the reservoir was starting to return to its normal weather, as you would expect with that much rain our water did become cloudy but not enough to put the fish off Thornton Fly Fishers fished the boat pairs competition on Sunday with Richard Dayman & Nigel Harvey becoming eventual winners with a 10 fish catch.

With the water temperature at a steady 16.5 degrees & with a stocking of 1,182 trout last week & a further stocking of 2,750 due this week we are looking forward to a good Autumn fishing.

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 8.00pm
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Thornton fishing report week ending 14/09/08

Another week of mixed weather, ideal fishing conditions one minute quickly changing to wind & heavy downpours, the one constant feature of the week was the large number of trout to be seen feeding off the surface to large hatches of buzzers & small black beetles. Despite the numbers of trout to be seen they did prove difficult to tempt at times with anglers who fished small emergers 14 – 16 enjoying the best of the sport. 179 rods caught 368 trout returning 162 for a weekly rod average 2.0

Rev Chip fished small cdc & Klink hammers for his 7 trout while J. Gunby fished a morning session & caught 10 on buzzers & suspender buzzers, Paddy Fitch caught 11 to 3lb8oz for his short afternoon visit with T. Aston taking 9 for his visit as did Clive Holt. Tony Lorrimer caught 10 while Tom Parker fished a late Sunday evening session with small buzzers & catching 14.

Mid morning onwards is producing best, if you’re looking for half a day I would opt for the afternoon session. At the moment the boats continue to produce best our bank fishing will pick up late September early October.

With over 8,000 trout in the water & with the cooler Autumn weather were expecting an excellent September, October & Novembers fishing.

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Thornton fishing report week ending 21/09/08

The fishing at Thornton continues to improve as we move into the autumn with the trout feeding heavily on the excellent buzzer hatches with a large amount of trout to be seen feeding on the surface.

During the past week 196 rods caught 546 trout returning 230 for a rod average 2.8 Late morning onwards continues to be the best time to fish with anglers using intermediate lines with small cats whiskers, Montana & pheasant tails during any bright still periods with a floating line dries & emergers when the trout are on the surface. Boat anglers continue to enjoy the best of the sport.

Notable catches during the week were made by M. Glover catching 10 trout on daddies & emergers, A. Downes fished 2½ hours from his float tube catching 7 trout on a diawl bach, Paddy Fitch caught 11 for his visit while Christine Bagshaw caught 10 on a green & black cruncher & orange thorax pheasant tail with Tony Lorrimer catching 19 on his visit drifting over the reservoir.

Late September & October can be an excellent time of year to visit Thornton booking your boat prior to your visit is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 7.30pm
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Date for your diary.
Local angling club Thornton Fly Fishers start their fly tying lessons at the Thornton Working Mens Club on Wednesday 1st October 7.30pm Bob Menhams will be your instructor. Beginners are welcome.
 

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Thornton Fishing report week ending 28/09/08

Without doubt Autumn has arrived with a few misty, foggy colder mornings last week and with it a definite change to the fishing.

The trout are starting to move into the banks & along the weed beds with intermediate & sinking lines catching well with cats whiskers, small fry patterns & Montana. At the moment for the bank anglers the stones offer the best fishing but the wood bank will I'm sure start to fish for the bank angler during this coming week. Sedges, dries & nymphs are also taking trout during the warmer part of the day. If your coming to fish the bank be sure to bring waders.

During the week 266 rods caught 742 trout for a rod average 2.8 During Friday, Saturday & Sunday anglers from the Complete Fly Fishers Forum enjoyed a successful 3 day visit I'm sure reports of their time at Thornton will be on their web site at www.completefisher.com/forum/index.php

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Note for your diary
Thornton Fly Fishers will be holding the first of their fly tying sessions at the Thornton Working Mens Club at 7.30pm on Wednesday 1st October. Bob Menhams will be the instructor.
 

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Thornton fishing report week ending 05/10/08

In between the wind & the rain we enjoyed a reasonable weeks fishing with 168 rods catching 454 trout returning 172 for a rod average 2.7

With the cooler wind & colder nights (first frost of the autumn last night Sunday) anglers using intermediate or slow sinking lines with black & green tadpoles, white & green tadpoles, cats whiskers & small minkie produced best along the wood bank, lonesome pine, farm bank & stones. The most productive time of day to fish has been 11.00am – 5.00pm

During the early part of last week Clive Holt caught 11 on hoppers & daddies but with the colder winds later in the week lures dominated the catches with Dave Leavesley using a black & green gold head to catch 13. Steve Warner fished blobs to take his 8 fish while the British Float Tubing Association fished their fur & feather match at the weekend with notable catches by Russ Whitmore 10 trout, Steve Naylor 17 trout.

Some trout spooned this past week have had large perch fry in them, a few more colder frosty evenings should see an increase in the amount of trout attacking the fry along the margins.

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Thornton fishing report week ending 12/10/08

It’s a RECORD SEASON
Well before our closing date November 23rd & with another 6 weeks to go I can report that were having a record season with over 20,000 (20,056) trout already recorded caught for the season.

Last week 200 rods caught 661 trout returning 263 for a rod average 3.3 with a variety of methods taking fish from a slow sinker with tadpole & fry patterns to a floating line with buzzers & dries.

The bank has at last started to produce a few fish with the stones, opposite the lodge & the wood bank corner best area to try, be sure to bring your waders. The boats have caught a good number of trout from the dam, green bay, stones & wood with slow sinking or intermediate lines with fry patterns, tadpoles, cats whiskers & green pea with a floating line with buzzers & a black elk hair sedge taking fish during the early afternoon.

Keith Wallis started fly fishing last month & on Sunday he caught 8 on a dry black elk hair sedge, M. Sturgees & J. Salisbury shared a boat & caught 32, J. Smith & M.Pepper shared a boat & caught 20, J.Foster caught 20 for his visit while P. Wrigley fished cdc patterns & caught 12, A. Vaughan caught 10 for his mornings visit while S. Naylor caught 14 for his mornings fishing.

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record season

Thornton weekly fishing report week ending 19/10/08

Our record season continues with our total catch for the season 20,550 with another 5 weeks to go to our closing date which falls on Sunday 23rd November.

Last week 168 rods caught 494 trout returning 170 for a rod average 2.9 with the most productive time to fish 10.30am – 5.00pm

The majority of the trout are been taken on the shallows of the wood bank, lonesome pine & opposite the lodge although the green bay & stones has produced good catches on some of the days. A variety of tactics continues to take fish with a floating line & buzzers to sink lines & fry patterns

Bill Nicholes fished the bank & caught 10 on buzzers & sedges, Norman Perkins fished an afternoon session & caught 11 Wayne Newby fished the stones from his tube & caught 7 on hoppers, a floating line with buzzers fished down the Markfield arm caught R. Dayman his 14 while M. Pepper caught 12 to 3lb & John Salisbury caught 14 for his afternoon visit. Peter Broad caught 10 to 4lb2oz on a viva & diawl bach while D. Glover fished an afternoon session in front of the wood & caught 18 on buzzers.

With another frost on Friday morning (had to scrape the windscreen) & with excellent water clarity we should start to see more fish move onto the margins after the fry. If your coming to fish the bank be sure to bring your waders.

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
Tel 01530 230807 www.flyfishthornton.co.uk

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