Thornwood Trout Lake, Essex

22lbbrown

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dries still catching!

not so much showing surface activity but still a few out each day on daddies and dunns...most of the fish are a bit deeper and apps,grhe and damsels working well further down-hope back to warmer weather now bank holiday over!
 

olseadog

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hi 22lbbrown

was thinking of comming down and giving it a try one day next week for the first time.What would you recommend i should make sure i have in the fly box for the trip

thanks

ol' sea dog
 

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hi olseadog-this week still mainly dry fly in afternoons/evening with massive hatches when sun gets through!-dunns,sedges,hawthorn & gnats the killer dries.in the morning the sub surface action is coming from buzzers,grhe,montanna & damsels....in the week i do have an excavator running constructing the 2nd lake-for specimen fish and also making the car park so there is some noise,but its not affecting the fish feeding in any way! or the insects hatching!evenings are nice and quiet though:)the work is going on for another week or two but then all done..hope to see you soon
 

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mayfly hatch,hawthorn daddies and dunns

a very good week at thornwood all surface action with rainbows up to 8lbs and browns up to 5lb caught on dries,bigger fish showing in evening rise to above flies.very hard today as so hot and fish went deeper for most of the day but went crazy after 7 oclock with hatches of virtually every fly from lake and hedges.specimen lake now dug and awaiting water...good mayfly hatches the last few day with damsels appearing today
 

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more big fish stocked today and all excavation work completed

some more big fish stocked today in 5-9lb range,all work on specimen lake & small stalking pool completed so back to peace & quiet! car park will be finished this week also- will be organising an evening match soon as evenings been very successful to those fishing-non stop hatches some days:)
 

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huge huge evening hatch today....

mayflies,caenis,black gnats,alderflies and tiny white and grey huge clouds of emergers...all these varieties catching on top dry also daddies scoring well-a couple of big big fish hooked today on size20 dries but lost after long powerful deep runs...but all anglers catching well:)
 

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finished road & car park next to lake...

all works completed now....fishing well still daddies damsels and gnats the favourites still....had to knock the catch return off the menu due to warming of water and fish losses...
 

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catch & return trial....

after much thought have decided to run a c&r trial to see if it improves,with a couple of minor areas not to be fished c&r-the shallower end where marginal water heats up quickest-THIS SEEMS THE PROBLEM AREA WHEN BEING UNHOOKED...but 80% of lake is fine if done responsibly at deeper swims-will be a very minor price adjustment for C&R also..phone for details
 

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As I am a non footie-fan :eek:, I would rather be fishing, so I intend to come up this afternoon, and fish into the evening.
What time are you staying open 'til ?

Also,what is working when it is bright, and the fish go deep? I need something to do before the evening rise starts !!

Cheers,
Gary.
 

olseadog

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hi 22lb brown

was thinking of popping down tomorrow ,are you still doing catch and release.and what flies are doing well

thanks

ol' sea dog
 

22lbbrown

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cach & return & flies...

hi yes c & r is available on 80% of the lake,just not the shallow end at the top as thats too warm in margins,will be adding a couple of spits up there soon so releasing can be done in cooler water. flies today working are -mayfly nymph,damsel,montanna & goldhead daddy-but would expect evening dries to catch -black gnat etc-some good browns been getting aeriel to! in centre of pool.hope to see you soon
 

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weekly report-still fishing well!

mainly diawl bachs,goldheads-daddy & montanna,buzzers & copper johns on long leaders with black gnat & grey dunns the surface catchers this week-lots of big browns still jumping also:)
 

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weekly report...

after a touchy week of lots of jumping fish but not too hungry..a good hatch on tuesday evening..:).fished well today to lure tactics orange & white seemed best on a fast retrieve,big browns still jumping high!
 

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strange feeding habits and movements...

flies this week 1 day on cats whiskers...:(next day on cannis and grey dunns and tiny klinkhammers working well:) browns feeding on pinfry and getting seriously airborne still:pthen tailwalking..:eek:
 

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weekly report

daddies and buzzers main flies this week,good fishing this week most catching limit bags.couple out on dries-tiny dunns & gnats on evening rise-up to 7lb..also a couple of brownies this week:)
 

22lbbrown

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fishing very well!!

last 10 days have been very consistent,many limits caught & exceeded! a few browns and a few bigger rainbows up to 7lb landed.flies viva & montanna black & green.buzzers,ptns. dries working are still daddy longlegs & dunns when on top.hope to see you soon!
 

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brilliant fishing all this week

continued to fish well with fish up to 7lbs caught ,many limit bags with black & green the best colours,montanna,viva gold heads..also daddy goldheads & ptns doing well.1 angler caught 8 on montannnas.some more bigger fish go in next week also..also when evening rise on dunns still working well..a few good hatches this week:)
 

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fishing well now..restocking continues..brown pool asap

continued to fish well all this week-except monday when fish were off the feed,rod average of 3.5 fish & average weight 2.5lbs with a nice different brown out daily.damsels,buzzers,hares ear & ptns doing well-brown pool nearly ready! the fish are enjoying the rainfalls cooling effect..:)
 
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