Thornton Weekly Report
Week ending 11th March 2019
Tel 01530 230807
Strong winds at times last week kept the boats on the pontoon and made bank fishing near impossible, however on the better days we enjoyed excellent spring sport with the rod average for the week a respectable 5.9
Tuesday All Water Members Paul Havard and Nev Welsh caught 12 trout apiece, Alan Topping bank fished catching 6 during his short 4 hour session. Ian Jobe bank fished on Wednesday catching 9 trout. On Thursday day rod Tony Lorrimer used his rabbit patterns to record 21 trout.
Friday produced the best days fishing Richard Price caught 14 on damsel patterns, Jamie Scott fished damsels, cut throat cat and dancer patterns for his 19 trout with Neil Shilton taking to his float tube and recording 14 trout. Ricky Cotterill and S Wilson caught well into double figures with the damsel pattern again being the fly that was working.
Some fish are starting to fall to buzzers and crunchers with Ian Coe, Peter Wrigley using them to catch their fish
As we enter week 7 of the season some of the earlier stocked trout are feeding on bloodworm and buzzer, we will see an increasing number start to take the buzzer as we move into March.
The area opposite the lodge and corner of the wood continues to fish although anglers who are pushing down towards the lonesome pine into the Markfield arm are picking up increasing numbers of trout.
Reservoir is currently 3ft down if your coming to fish the bank wellingtons or waders are recommended.
Water clarity is good
Our rod average was 5.9
Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am
Full Day Boats 8.30am – 6.00pm
Morning Boat 8.30am – 1.00pm Afternoon Boat 1.00pm – 6.00pm
All anglers offsite by 6.15pm
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Date for your Diary At Draycote on Sunday 14th April FREE opportunity to try a RIO fly line or SAGE rod of your choice fishing with one of our guides. We have Simon Gawesworth of RIO & Jim Fearn of SAGE who are available to advice & demonstrate casting for Trout, Salmon & Salt water
This day is free, booking essential call the Draycote lodge 01788812018