Yearly Archives:: 2017

DECEMBER 2017

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THORNTON 2018 Season Opens 1st February Details on available Thornton membership which starts from £328.00 email lodge@flyfishthornton.co.uk Taking bookings call 01530 230807 or email lodge@flyfishthornton.co.uk Looking for that last minute Christmas present we have gift voucher & tuition days available to purchase online at www.flyfishstore.co.uk they make the ideal Christmas gift With Christmas less than a… Read more »




Thornton week ending 31st October

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Thornton weekly report week ending 31st October 2017 Tel: 01530 230807 7 0 acre Another mixed weeks fishing for Thornton with no two days fishing the same as the daily rod average lurches from +2 to -1 no pattern whatsoever.   Phill Moore fished Tuesday morning catching 5 trout and reporting plenty of pulls, Phill… Read more »




Thornton week ending 15th October

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Thornton weekly report week ending 15th October 2017 Tel: 01530 230807 7 0 acre Fry time as minkie booby and fry patterns worked best this past week The fish been caught on fry patterns are not where you would expect them to be with the majority taken on minkie boobies and boobies on a fast… Read more »




Thornton report week ending 8th October

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Thornton weekly report week ending 8th October 2017 Tel: 01530 230807 7 0 acre   This last week I think we can say were in that autumnal transition period as the trout start to turn their attention from the decreasing fly hatches to the fry.   Our water has cleared with visibility easily 6ft+ with… Read more »




Thornton weekly report 1 October

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Thornton weekly report week ending 2nd October 2017 Tel: 01530 230807 7 0 acre A much better week for Thornton with the rod average of 3.0   Generally the afternoon & evening are fishing best with trout been taken on floating, hover & intermediate lines with daddies, buzzer & small cdc fishing best, although every… Read more »




Thornton report week ending 24th September

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Thornton weekly report week ending 24th  September 2017 Tel: 01530 230807 7 0 acre Our algae bloom is just about gone, with our water temperature at 15c all week not surprising therefore that dries, emergers, suspender buzzer and muddlers worked best.   We are seeing an evening rise with the afternoon session into the late… Read more »




Thornton weekly report week ending 17th September

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Thornton weekly report week ending 17th  September 2017 Tel: 01530 230807 7 0 acre Water clarity is improving daily with visibility 4ft+ with our water temperature down to 15.5c It’s had an autumnal feel to it all week. With the cooler conditions and rapidly improving water quality the majority of the trout are being caught… Read more »




Thornton week ending 10th September 2017

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Thornton weekly report week ending 10th  September 2017 Tel: 01530 230807 7 0 acre This past week’s rod average 2.0 would have been much higher if only our algae bloom would drop out of the water, visibility is improving and is currently 2ft – 4ft, search out the areas upwind were the water will be… Read more »




Thornton weekly report week ending 3rd September 2017

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Thornton weekly report week ending 3rd September 2017 Tel: 01530 230807 7 0 acre A bit of a strange week with the reservoir fishing better during the early part of the week when our rod average was 2.1 however over the weekend and possibly down to the algae it did not fish well with the… Read more »




Thornton weekly report week ending 27th August

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Thornton weekly report week ending 27th August 2017 Tel: 01530 230807 7 0 acre Sadly I have to start this weekly report with the sad news of Louis Conway death. Louise had fished at Thornton for over 30 years and was a regular sight on the water with his boat partners Mick Cross & Geoff… Read more »