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Thornton fishing report week ending 08/04/2012

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A massive change in the weather, with the rain most welcome, helping to raise the level at Thornton. Last week the weather kept the rods off the water but the 84 rods who ventured out caught 236 trout for a rod average 2.8. With the colder weather sinking lines with booby, blobs & fritz worked… Read more »

Thornton fishing report week ending 01/04/2012

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148 rods caught 466 trout returning 155 for a rod average 3.1 The warm spell last week certainly helped with good buzzer hatches during the day, in the main small black buzzers with the black blakestone size 14 buzzer working well. Fish spooned have large numbers of small buzzers & daphnia in them. The trout… Read more »

Thornton fishing report week ending 25/03/2012

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A mixed week for us with the colder easterly winds during the middle part of the week slowing catches, however by the weekend and improving weather the fishing improved. During the week 140 rods 286 trout retuning 97 for a rod average 2 with Kirby Muxloe fly fishers fishing their first match of the year… Read more »

Thornton fishing report week ending 18/03/2012

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A better weeks fishing for us with 133 rods catching 475 trout returning 238 for a rod average 3.6 The British Float Tubing Association fished with us on Saturday with 16 anglers taking to their tubes, catching 85 trout for a rod average of 5.3 Well done to Dave Carrie who came first in their… Read more »

Thornton fishing report for fortnight to week ending 11/03/2012

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During the past the fortnight 232 rods caught 489 trout returning 158 for a rod average 2.1 The bank opposite the lodge has been heavily fished since opening day which for us was 6 weeks ago, unsurprisingly therefore the fish have spread themselves out along the shallows of the Thornton & Markfield arm. Surprisingly for… Read more »

Thornton fishing report week ending 26/02/2012

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A good weeks fishing with 158 rods catching 646 trout returning 280 trout for a 4.1 rod average. Monday to Friday the bank anglers enjoyed the best of the sport with the trout running close into the shallows, however a sharp frost Saturday & bright conditions pushed the trout out into slightly deeper water giving… Read more »

Thornton fishing report week ending 19/02/2012

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At last weather conditions allowed us to enjoy some good early season sport with 117 rods catching 613 trout returning 350 for a rod average of 5.2. At this time of year the bank often fishes better than the boats at Thornton & this was the case last week with bank anglers enjoying the best… Read more »

Thornton fishing report week ending 12/02/2012

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At last this morning the thaw has started & we are open once again with the road down to the lodge clear of ice & snow. With a good 90% of the reservoir still covered in ice the improving temperatures & breeze will soon clear large areas. With the thaw our water levels continue to… Read more »

Thornton fishing report week ending 05/02/2012

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A mild winter reservoir filling nicely, trout stocked should be a good start to the 2012 season. We woke on the 1st February to the first proper hard frost of 2012, pontoon remained frozen until midday with a good 50% of the reservoir covered in ice. By the 2nd Feb well over 60% of the… Read more »

Thornton Fishery 2012

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Thornton opens for the 2012 season on Wednesday 1st February. Tel: 01530 230807 Main Gate & Lodge open 7.30am Bank Fishing from 7.30am Boat Fishing from 8.30am Lifejackets will be required to be worn when on the pontoon & out in the boats, we will supply lifejackets if required. Our water level continues to rise… Read more »