Thornton Weekly Report
Week ending 16th June 2019
Tel 01530 230807
Rain has bought our level up 3ft+ with clarity remaining good due to the crops in the fields & leaf on the trees controlling the run off, our water temperature at one stage dropped to 11c but is now 14c+ which is ideal for fly fishing.
The increase in the level & cooler conditions switched the fishery on with the rod average for last week 5.8 with some anglers getting well into double figures.
No surprise with the increase in the water level flooding the banks & the vegetation that the trout have moved in to feed on these areas opposite the lodge, wood bank & lonesome pine
Dawsons olive, damsel, buzzer & dries were the patterns that worked best with floaters, midge tip & intermediate being the lines of choice
The caenis are about in increasing numbers during the evening often referred to as the “fisherman’s curse” as the trout move about leisurely sipping them off the surface. Mu approach is to fish from a drifting boats, taper my leader down as far as I dare & fish a single fly, small tups or sparkle gnat.
Rods that caught well last week Phil Mee, A Lilley, N Perkins, H Davies, M Hunt, D Slesser, Szymon, P Hunt
Despite the weather Water clarity is good, the water temperature is an excellent 14c
Water level is 3ft+ down due to the continued work being carried out on the overflow
Compared to this time last year the fishing is excellent don’t let the weatherman put you off.
We have in stock the New Vision EKA fly rods offering excellent value from £99.99 details on our online shop Flyfishstore https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/vision-eka/
Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am
Bank: 07:30 am till 10.00pm
Boat All Day: 08:30 to 10.00pm
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 3.00pm Afternoon Boats: 3.00pm until 10.00pm
Last 4 Hours from: 6.00pm until 10.00pm (Tickets on sale from 5.45pm)
All anglers to be off site by: 10.15pm
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