Thornton Weekly Report
Week ending 13th May 2018
Tel 01530 230807
We enjoyed this past week the sort of fishing we expect for May, fish feeding on the buzzer, with a good evening rise and a rod average 5.6
The trout are well spread throughout the reservoir from the shallows opposite the lodge, down past the lonesome pine & from the stones into green bay. During the evening rise the majority are moving across the main basin, although you will find feeding fish up both the arms.
Monday and Phill Mee caught 13 for his mornings visit, Bob Memhams also fished the morning session with small damsel and buzzers to catch 10 trout with Dave Rossin using the same patterns to catch 6. Colin Dann fished a washing line to catch 14 trout with Mr & Mrs Ryalls on their first visit to Thornton catching 20+ trout on magpie buzzers.
Tuesday Bob Jones and his father caught 16 on buzzer, damsel and cats whisker, John Kirk fished off the stones with buzzer and cruncher to catch his 12 trout, Harold Pritchard this years England Disabled Team Captain caught 10 on crunchers and buzzer for his mornings visit, Clive Holt fished the evening rise and caught 7 on a Pearly Wickham’s
Wednesday and the farm bank finally produced with Mick Glover catching 10 on crunchers, Adrian Freer fished buzzers for his 10 trout with Clive Holt returning to enjoy our excellent evening rise on this occasion catching 15.
Thursday Tony Lorrimer used his bunny patterns as did John Simpson with both recording 14 fish, Tut & Terry Miles caught 14 for their mornings visit with Steve Orton arriving to fish the evening rise catching 7 on dries.
Friday and buzzer patterns continued to produce best Terry Ord using buzzers to boat 7 for his morning session with Szymon returning to fish with his 6yr old daughter with both of them catching, pictures on our www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore
Saturday Jan Webber needed just half a day with his damsel patterns to record 14 trout, Martin Clay fished crunchers and buzzers to catch 13, Mark Hunt fished klinkhammers & buzzers to catch his 15 trout, Adrian Pusey fished an afternoon session with buzzers off the woodbank to record 11 trout
Sunday Simon and his 6yr daughter continued their good sport catching 11 on this visit, Adam Gunby caught 14 for his mornings visit with Les Watson fishing the last 4hr session boating 11 trout
Bank anglers are advised that they require waders to successfully fish the bank at Thornton.
Rod Average 5.6
Main Gate, Lodge & Bank fishing open 7.30am
Full Day Boat: 8.30am – 9.15pm
Morning Boat: 8.30am – 3.00pm
Afternoon Boat: 3.00pm – 9.15pm
Last 4hr hour 5.15pm – 9.15pm
All anglers offsite by 9.30pm