Thornton Weekly Report
Week ending 20th May
Tel 01530 230807
The unpredictable British weather, suddenly May produces a very warm week of weather, surprisingly warm as it pushed our surface water temperature to 18+ degrees.
It meant a change is the style of fishing from the majority using dries or suspender buzzer patterns to buzzers fished under an indicator or sinking lines with cats whiskers, damsel & boobies
The deeper water in front of the dam, green bay & stones produced best with some fish been taken down the arms.
Bob Menhams fished the morning session catching 6 on buzzer and damsels, Clive Cattell fished the brighter afternoon session and found a white booby worked best for him. Pete Hunt continues to use the combination of cats whisker on the point and buzzer on the dropper to help him to his catch of 12 trout, whilst Adrian Freer fished buzzers on an intermediate to land his 4 trout for the morning session.
Tom Hutchinson fished damsel & buzzer patterns for his 6 trout. Another cracking brown of 4lb8oz was part of a 4 fish catch for Bill Holland during his mornings visit with Tony Lorrimer using his successful Bunny patterns to boat 12 trout and John Simpson using his Bunny patterns to boat 9 trout during an afternoon session. Diawl Bachs worked for J Evans & T Evans catching 31 trout. Andre Russell float tubed in front of the dam during his Saturday morning visit taking 7 trout on boobies, Martin Clay caught 9 to 3lb with Kev Mailie and Pete Harris catching 39 trout on static black buzzers from green bay noting the majority were taken 20ft down. Keith Cowen fished Sunday morning using a yellow fritz blob to take his 7 trout with P Hunt & J Thomson boating 13 on buzzers for their mornings visit.
Generally last week the morning session produced best
Rod Average 2.9
Main Gate, Lodge & Bank fishing open 7.30am
Full Day Boat: 8.30am – 9.30pm
Morning Boat: 8.30am – 3.00pm
Afternoon Boat: 3.00pm – 9.30pm
Last 4hr hour 5.30pm – 9.30pm
All anglers offsite by 9.45pm