Thornton Weekly Report
Week ending 7th July 2019
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July can be a difficult month at Thornton due to its size and summer temperatures, that’s not the case this year as we enjoy the best summer fishing I can remember, & I’ve been at Thornton for 38 years!
Rod average this past week was 2.5 with the morning session generally fishing best with anglers using a variety of methods from floating lines with dries, buzzer & bloodworm pattern fished deep & static to the snake on a fast sinker.
As you’d expect for July the deeper water is generally fishing best from the mouth of the Markfield arm across to the buoys in the main basin
If your fishing buzzers deep you currently need a 16ft – 18ft leader with your flies set in the lower 10ft, ideally a weighted bloodworm or red buzzer on the point with a black or golden olive buzzer on the dropper, the trick is to keep it static, Lee Henfrey has an excellent morning fishing his buzzer & blob static on a RIO Midge Tip Long.
With the snakes which seem to be having more success than boobies currently you need to be fishing a fast sink line with a sink rate of 6inch, 7inch or 8inch a second, fish your snakes off a shortish leader 10ft allow time for the sinker to reach the required depth then either fish them back with a slow figure of eight or as Lee found fishing an Olive snake as fast as he could retrieve it, Lee on his mornings visit was into double figure catch, visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore to see the flies Lee was using.
All Water Member Mark Hunt fished a standard midge tip again fishing his flies deep & static with black buzzers to catch his 16 fish on Saturday morning.
Water clarity, during the brighter middle part of the week we had an algae bloom, it was short lived with clarity improving by the weekend.
Best pattern, Pink Snake, Olive Snake, buzzer, damsel nymph, weighted bloodworm, apps bloodworm.
Morning session 8.00am – 3.00pm is currently fishing best.
Current rod average: 2.5
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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