Thornwood Trout Lake, Essex

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very good daddy surface fishing...

last couple of evenings very good hatches going on-daddies on top working well,daytime fishing very successfull to fry immitations & montannas...most caught 5 to 10 fish each today with a few 3lb+ each
 

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trout fishermen visit for feature..& update..

this week been good fishing-saturday anything was snapped up dries,muddlers,nymphs buzzers & lures.....then sunday onwards all fish feeding & being caught on tiny black buzzers...up to 5lbs with a few nice browns also....trout fishermen doing a feature on the lake on friday 17th 11am-4pm all welcome:)
 

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lots of browns on dries,....

another fantastic weeks fishing with 4 anglers catching their personal bests for brownies...dry daddy,wulfs and grey dusters the popular dries....buzzers and green peters favourite sub surface fishing.....:)
 

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dries all day...

another good weeks surface fishing with fish up to 6lb on dry flies-sedge hatches most evenings.daddies,griffiths gnat,dunns & dusters the main ones....1.5 brownies out per day??!! up to 4lbs biggest som far..dial bachs & ptns very popular when just under surface...tight lines for weekend:)
 

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grey grey grey the colour...still big brownies showing

grey buzzers,cdc & emergers,grey wulfs,dunns,gnats & dusters....all grey this week to catch fish..static best or slight twitches..fish stuffed with corixia,sticklebacks & snails...best brown of the week 5.5lb and numerous 4lb+...good evening hatches of sedges:):)
 

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browns feeding well to hoppers and lures...

lots of browns showing getting better & better bags,some out at weekend to black hoppers & sedges on top up to 3.5lbs and 1 lucky fisherman at start of week had 4 out to white lures and hares ears-in the 2-4lbs range in tip top condition:):)
 

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green peters,green tadpoles & hares ears...

the above are the main catchers of the week-biggest rainbow 5lb & brown 4lb..water cooling fast and fish fighting well-much more lively! various depths fish feeding a bit lower down this week but still floating lines.....restocked again this week, and brown pool now has its inhabitants in the 3lb-6lb range:) will be ready to fish soon after fish settle in and water rises a bit more:guinness:
 

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thornwood with trout fisherman magazine

HAD A GOOD DAY PETE IN SEPTEMBER AND THE MAG IS EVETUALLY OUT..!!...LOL :D
 

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still lots of surface action....

daddies & gnats main surface dries this week with white & blue damsels best sub surface catchers.green nymphs also doing well.best rainbow 4lb & brown 3lb this week.more fish went in today and regularly restocked every friday:)
 

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fry imitition weekend....

all weekend fish on fry and most caught on fry immitation patterns,goldhead daddies also produced.1 angler on saturday had 20+ fish in the 2-3lb+ range,sunday all anglers had 2 or 3 fish apiece with a couple of brownies also caught..:)
 

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Brown only pool opens & fly store/fishing hut to...

THIS WEEKEND THE BROWN POOL OPENS WITH BROWNIES IN THE 3-5.5 LB RANGE,CATCH & RETURN ONLY ON THESE.WHEN THEY NOT FEEDING IN WARMER MONTHS THIS POOL WILL BE A STALKING POOL FOR 5LB+ RAINBOWS.ALSO OUR FLY/TACKLE STORE/TICKET OFFICE WILL BE OPEN AS WELL-FULLING MILL FLIES & PRODUCTS FOR SALE....07588 669255:guinness::guinness::):wine::wine:
 

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big browns big rainbows feeding well....

fished very well today-3 anglers catching their personal best for browns-3lb,3.5lb & 5lb+ ,amongst other fin perfect fish.also landed another best of 5lb + rainbow and the same angler lost an 8lb+ fish on next cast! mainly mini weighted damsels the main fly:)
 

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dial bachs & crunchers...

these the main catchers this week,on nicer days they still feeding on surface to tiny tiny dries-matching it has been hard! but crunchers,dial bachs & green nyphs still being successful just under the surface..:)our fly and tackle store is now open to top your boxes up-fulling mill products & more to follow soon

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these the successfull flies this week with green nymphs also-just below the surface when sun is out.they still taking tiny dries off the top,but matching them has been hard!! our fly/tackle cabin is now open to top your boxes up-fulling mill products with more to follow..:)
 

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good surface cdc,golf ball & emerger buzzer action

good surface fishing this afternoon on above buzzers-grey & green colours:)
 

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bigger fish showing-orange....

orange nymphs,goldhead daddies & lures scoring well this week-all orange with 3 overwintered rainbows landed over 5lbs and 2 of the bigger browns-all mint condition and scrapping very very hard! on sink lines & floating lines-margins & deep.....just completed streams to link main ponds & a holding area to grow on our monsters of the future! :)
 

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aerator fitted to keep ice at bay..

aerator now fitted so will be fishable sections of lake now...orange lures and white will fish well..:)
 

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wooly buggers, diawl bachs & bloodworms....

fished very well today to above flies-intermediate lines caught most fish but a few also landed on sinking & floating lines-4 fish to each fisherman and a fair few hooked & lost ,couple of nice browns & big rainbows lost also.but fed well all day from 10am...
 

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aerator on over christmas time....

aerator will be left on over christmas holidays to ensure some swims allways available-at least 8 swims will be fishable & on milder days a about 12 pegs-happy christmas to all:):guinness:eek:pen all over holiday period to those that fancy a fish
 

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grhe,blobs & bloodworms....

intermediate & sinker lines the most successful with above patterns,but floating lines with very very long leaders also had the occasional day...emptied fish pen today into lake, with regularly weekly stocking continuing next week with new stock arriving for pen and ponds...specimen lake is now filling up nicely with continuous water feeding it....roll on spring:):)
 
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