Thornton Weekly Report
Week ending 28th July 2019
Tel 01530 230807
That was a tough week at Thornton, our surface water temperature 18inch down during the mini heatwave hit 21c at 7.30am peaking at 24c by 3.00pm, with our water level down by 6ft+ making the hot conditions that much worst we took the sensible decision to stop catch and release until conditions improve. We also have had an algae bloom during the week.
Anglers generally took our advice not to fish with us this week or visited our larger waters Eyebrook & especially Draycote with its aerator been a bonus this past week
The very few anglers that fished generally fished the morning session.
Not surprising therefore snake, booby on a fast sinking line or a long leader 16ft+ with the flies on the lower 8ft of the leader with patterns such as weighted apps bloodworm on the point, buzzer or small blob on the dropper
It’s a relief therefore that the weather cooled on Saturday 27th with much cooler air temperatures and persistent heavy rain on Sunday 28th seeing the reservoirs level rise by over 1ft which will help reduce our water temperature.
The current long range forecast for the next fortnight is for generally cooler, showery & breezy conditions, not great for the farmers trying to get the harvest in, but for the fisheries throughout the country a welcome relief & will only help the general fly fishing conditions.
As we always advise please contact the lodge before travelling for advice on conditions & general sport.
Current rod average: 0.6
Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am
Bank: 07:30 am till 9.15pm
Boat All Day: 08:30 to 9.15pm
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 3.00pm Afternoon Boats: 3.00pm until 9.15pm
Last 4 Hours from: 5.15pm until 9.15pm (Tickets on sale from 5.00pm)
All anglers to be off site by: 9.30pm
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