Thornton Weekly Report
Week ending 11th February
Tel 01530 230807
Last week’s rod average 4.2 does not give a true reflection of the week with Monday to Thursday producing good sport and a rod average of 6.1 however by Friday the colder conditions had started to take their toll with the water temperature dropping a full 1 degree down to 5 degrees with the period Friday through to Sunday averaging 2.2
Water clarity continues to improve with the trout well spread out along the shallows from the top of the Thornton arm along the wood to the bottom of the Markfield arm.
Monday Ian Hyde returned and took a boat to the top of the Thornton arm using his gold headed shrimp pattern to catch 20 trout. On Tuesday Peter Wrigley opted to go bank fishing and it proved to be the correct decision as he caught 17 on white lures. Wednesday Swinfield & Zeleny shared a boat taking a limit apiece on cats whiskers with the majority caught during the warmer part of the day. Thursday we enjoyed the best day of the week with bot and bank anglers catching, Phil Harding bank fished and caught 13 trout, Andy Burton caught 10 from a boat with Cross & Windram sharing a boat catching 31 trout between them to 4lb.
Friday and the cold weather had took hold, Jamie Scott caught 17 with most other anglers struggling to catch, Saturday and a sharp frost and bitterly cold wind saw most anglers struggling, although Rob Baker recorded 11 from the shallows opposite the lodge with Martin Clay catching 14 on cats whiskers from the Thornton arm. Sunday with its bitterly cold wind & wintery showers saw the majority of the anglers struggle to catch with many calling it a day by lunchtime due to the cold.
Best Area: Top of the Thornton arm & down along the shallows opposite the lodge along the wood past lonesome pine to the tern raft, trout are well spread, but very close to the bank
Best Method: Floating Line, Intermediate and sinking lines with white & green lures, small green pea, snakes and booby
Main Gate, Lodge & Bank fishing open 7.30am
Full Day Boat: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Morning Boat: 8.30am – 12.30pm
Afternoon Boat: 12.30pm – 5.00pm
All anglers offsite by 5.15pm