Yearly Archives:: 2016

End of the 2016 Season

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Thornton 2016 season drew to a close on Sunday 20th we would like to thank you all for your custom & support. Full Report to follow 2017 Season opens on 1st February that’s only 9 weekends away!! We are taking bookings for the 2017 season call the lodge on 01530230807 In the meantime keep up… Read more »




Thornton weekly report week ending 13th November 2016

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Thornton weekly report week ending 13th November 2016  Tel: 01530 230807 70 acre Fry patterns generally was the order of the day last week although the diawl bach, hares ear and buzzer continues to take some fish. The trout are moving into the margins and both the arms with our advice to keep on the… Read more »

Thornton Weekly Report week ending 6th November 2016

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Thornton weekly report week ending 7th November 2016  Tel: 01530 230807 70 acre 35years I have been at Thornton this year and I had the pleasure of helping Mick Cross return the biggest brown trout I have seen caught at this 70 acre trout fishery, it weighed 10lb2oz and as we have never stocked a… Read more »

Thornton weekly report week ending 30th October 2016

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Thornton weekly report week ending 30th October 2016  Tel: 01530 230807 70 acre Although we’re seeing increasing numbers of fish on the fry, all over the reservoir, this mild October weather has had some anglers reaching for their dries and buzzer boxes, with some success. Steve Orton went to the top of the Thornton arm,… Read more »




Thornton weekly report week ending 23rd October 2016

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Thornton weekly report week ending 23rd  October 2016  Tel: 01530 230807 70 acre Our water temperature has dropped below 10 degrees & our water clarity is good, with the trout well on the fry, with this week’s rod average 2.0 No one area is fishing better than another, a few days last week saw the… Read more »




Thornton weekly report week ending 9th October

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Thornton weekly report week ending 9th October 2016  Tel: 01530 230807 70 acre With our water temperature down to 12 degrees the trout are moving out of the deeper water towards the banks and the weed beds to feed on the large shoals of coarse fish fry. Although the trout are on the fry its generally… Read more »

Thornton weekly report week ending 3rd October 2016

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Thornton weekly report week ending 3rd October 2016  Tel: 01530 230807 70 acre It’s certainly had the hint of autumn this past week, noticeably cooler in the morning and late evening but with reasonable daytime temperatures. Water clarity is improving with our water temperature this week around 14 degrees. Noticeably this week we saw an… Read more »




Thornton weekly report week ending 25th September 2016

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Thornton weekly report week ending 25th September 2016  Tel: 01530 230807 70 acre Better weeks fishing despite the algae, we had enough of a breeze, wind at times to push the algae out of the way leaving us with reasonable clear water. Daddies was the most successful fly of the week, followed by olive buzzer,… Read more »

Thornto weekly report week ending 18 September

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Thornton weekly report week ending 18th September 2016  Tel: 01530 230807 70 acre On the two overcast days Monday & Friday sport picked up nicely with fish moving freely and taking dries, emergers & muddlers. On the other brighter days algae remained a problem. With this week’s forecast giving cloud and cooler air temperatures we… Read more »

Thornton weekly fishing report week ending 4th September

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Thornton weekly report week ending 5th September 2016  Tel: 01530 230807 70 acre We had a mixed weeks fishing with the algae persisting although the breeze most days led areas of clear water. During most of the week mornings fished best with anglers catching on intermediate lines with orange blobs down to fast sinking lines… Read more »