Thornton Weekly Report
Week ending 8th April
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Well that was a tough week again due to the weather and the past weeks heavy rainfall. Tuesday we had water clarity of 5in by Sunday we were closer to 18in. Not surprising few rods fished due to the conditions.
As the weather improved this week our water temperature started to climb, by Sunday we were 8+degrees, what is surprising is the amount of buzzer on the water this week, some of the hatches have been the best I’ve seen in a number of years, with buzzers of all sizes.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday we had fish moving to the buzzers with the majority to be seen over the main basin. What was surprising with the number of buzzers how quickly the trout had become preoccupied on one particular size, a size 14 black buzzer certainly caught more of the feeding fish than a size 12
Float Tube Association visited on Saturday, faced with tough conditions the fishing was never going to be easy, S. Frakes, R. Dunnett, T Parker & T Thomas all recorded a brace each.
With over 3,500 trout in the reservoir and a good forecast for the week which should see our clarity improve further combined with the excellent buzzer hatches we will see an upturn in sport.
Best method, floating line, size 14 black buzzer, bibio, cats whisker
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Rod Average 0.8
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