COVID-19 Update


CORONAVIRUS UPDATED 27th February 2021

Thornton in line with government covid guidelines will open for fishing on 29th March 2021

To ensure we comply with social distancing & government guidelines I have produced new operating guidelines for everyone to follow which are highlighted below.

I would ask during these difficult times & to ensure we keep within the COVID-19 guidelines which could change at any time, you comply with any daily instructions issued by fishery staff

Staff working the pontoon will be wearing Face Covering with all touching points on the pontoon regularly disinfected.

All boats & lifejackets will be disinfected after every session.

The Fishing Lodge & Shop are closed, booking In & out will be at the lodge door, your permit & receipt will be posted on the window. Use the hand sanitiser provided.

Tackle purchases we will operate click & collect.

New Operating Procedure While Visiting Thornton Trout Fishery

1.Pre-Booking: All Bank & Boat anglers, including season permit holders will be required to call the lodge & pre book your visit. We will only accept anglers who have pre-booked.

2.Pre-payment will be required at your time of booking.

3.Pre-payment can be made via credit / debit card.

4.Confirmation of your Boat Booking along with your receipt, allocated boat number will be posted next to the Booking In – Booking Out sheet located at the lodge door. No access into the lodge & shop

6.You will be required to meet social distancing rules whilst your at the fishery, this includes the car park & using the one way system around the lodge & toilets, Wear face coverings as recommended within government guidelines.


Two anglers can fish from the same boat if their from the same:

  • Household,
  • Support bubble
  • Or your one regular boat partner.

We recommend you follow the Angling trust guidelines, the guidelines recommend you wear a face-covering when the boat is under power, bring sanitizer to clean your hands as require

You must leave the pontoon as soon as you can, you will not be allowed to sit in your boat next to the pontoon to set up your tackle or to break it down on your return. To allow ample room on the pontoon we are only operating 10 boats.

Observe 2m social distancing rules at all times.

Severn Trent Toilets are open for the anglers to use.