Thornton weekly report 14th October

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 14th October

 

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Rod average of 2.6

With two full days lost to the storm last week and with Sunday very wet & breezy we didn’t have that many rods for the week.

The rods who did venture out are still finding fish in the very shallow water off the corner of the wood with blobs, hare ears, small cormorants, black buzzers and fry patterns all taking fish

Monday Clive Holt and Colin Chambers fished the afternoon session boating 12 trout, Tuesday Peter Wrigley and boat partner Roger Dunster caught 9.

Wednesday was a slower day with D Rowbotham top rod with 5 fish although Dennis Barnes caught fish to 3lb8oz.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday were effected by the storm with Sunday proving to be a very wet day, this didn’t stop J Webber from catching 6 on hare ear and orange blob.

With our records indicating over 4000 trout in the reservoir & with an autumnal feel to the mornings we would expect our good sport to continue with our closing date on November 18th

The water level is down 7ft as STW have engineering works to be done to the overflow and spillway. STW confirm the work is due to start mid October

Opening Times

Main Gate, Lodge & Bank fishing open 7.30am

 

Full Day Boat: 8.30am – 6.15pm

Morning Boat: 8.30am – 1.30pm

Last 4hr hour 2.15pm – 6.15pm

 

All anglers offsite by 6.30pm

 

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Weekly Fishing report 7th October

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 7th October

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Rod average of 5.5

At long last the fishing at Thornton has picked up with an excellent rod average 5.5 for the week

The best area has been the shallows in front of the corner of the wood down towards the lonesome pine with trout in very shallow water.

Floating, Hover and midge tip lines have worked best with orange blobs, cats whisker or nymphs and buzzers fished static

Wednesday Mick Glover fished a static claret nymph and was well into double figure catch as was D Slesser

Thursday and the same area fished again with Pete Hunt, Steve Meachem and Peter Wrigley all recorded double figure catches.

Friday Tut & Betty Miles used diawl bach & buzzers to record 11 trout for their mornings visit while John Bebbington & Keith Coley fished an afternoon session and recorded 20+ trout on diawl bach and hares ear

On Sunday Thornton Fly Fishers fished their single fly competition with every competitor having to use the same chosen fly, Cats Whisker, every competitor caught their 4 fish limit with the winner being Richard Dayman who had a heavier weight

With the water level down and the fish close on the margins the bank is worth a fish, you will require waders and there is obviously with the level down some muddy areas. Bill Nichols caught 3 fish losing many more for his bank fishing visit this week

With our records indicating over 4000 trout in the reservoir & with an autumnal feel to the mornings we would expect our good sport to continue with our closing date on November 18th

The water level is down 7ft as STW have engineering works to be done to the overflow and spillway. STW confirm the work is due to start mid October

Opening Times

Main Gate, Lodge & Bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boat: 8.30am – 6.30pm

Morning Boat: 8.30am – 1.30pm

Afternoon Boat: 1.30pm – 6.30pm

Last 4hr hour 2.30pm – 6.30pm

All anglers offsite by 6.45pm

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Fishing report 30th September

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 30th September

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Rod average of 1.2

A mixed weeks fishing with some rods catching well while other struggled with any evening rise more of a miss than a hit. With the reservoir down 7ft any amount of wind does churn up the fine silt & therefore the water on some days can have a brown tinge to it.

Saturday proved to be the best day with Brian Sibley boating 9 while Mark Hunt caught 7. The Markfield arm is the best area to try with an intermediate line with an orange blob, fab or booby being the most successful method. We are seeing a few of the larger claret buzzers hatching with claret hopper or cdc working during these hatches

A further stocking is due into Thornton on Tuesday 3rd October

The water level is down 7ft as STW have engineering works to be done to the overflow and spillway. STW confirm the work is due to start mid October

Opening Times

Main Gate, Lodge & Bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boat: 8.30am – 6.45pm

Morning Boat: 8.30am – 1.30pm

Afternoon Boat: 1.30pm – 6.45pm

Last 4hr hour 2.45pm – 6.45pm

All anglers offsite by 7.00pm

 

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Thornton fishing report week ending 16 |September

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 16th September

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Rod average of 2.1

At last an improvement to the fishing at Thornton, with the fishing improving Friday onwards with the morning fishing best.

Friday morning C Sayer & M Cross caught 8 fishing buzzers and booby drifting from the main basin down into Markfield arm.

Saturday and again the morning session fished best, Jan Webber caught 10 on buzzer, Carl Bond 5 on buzzer with D Slessor catching 5. Stuart Thompson fished a short session from 1pm – 4pm and caught 4

On Sunday the morning fished best although the strengthening wind didn’t help, but again diawl bach and buzzers worked best

We are seeing some of the larger claret buzzers hatching and a few daddies, there are huge shoals of perch and roach fry all over the reservoir.

Water clarity is good

There is some uncertainty with the weather forecast for later on this week with the possibility of increasing wind speed as always we recommend contact the lodge for latest update 01530230807

The water level is down 7ft as STW have engineering works to be done to the overflow and spillway.

Opening Times

Main Gate, Lodge & Bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boat: 8.30am – 7.30pm

Morning Boat: 8.30am – 2.00pm

Afternoon Boat: 2.00pm – 7.30pm

Last 4hr hour 3.30pm – 7.30pm

All anglers offsite by 7.45pm

 

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Fishing report 11th September

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 11th September

 

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With improving conditions, air & water temperatures we were able to stock Thornton today with River Gwash fish farm trout, photos on our facebook page

 

Our record indicate over 4,000 trout in the reservoir, we would hope this introduction of fresh stock along with cooler conditions will see an improvement to the sport.

 

Not many rods fished last week as we continued to advice rods to visit one of our other larger venues Foremark, Eyebrook & Draycote

 

As we always recommend contact the lodge for latest update 01530230807

 

The water level is down 7ft as STW have engineering works to be done to the overflow and spillway.

 

Opening Times

 

Main Gate, Lodge & Bank fishing open 7.30am

 

Full Day Boat: 8.30am – 8.00pm

Morning Boat: 8.30am – 2.30pm

Afternoon Boat: 2.30pm – 8.00pm

 

Last 4hr hour 4.00pm – 8.00pm

 

All anglers offsite by 8.15pm

 

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2nd September fishing report

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 2nd September

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Sport remains difficult at Thornton, although we have during the last few days started to see a few of our larger claret buzzer which we expect to see during late August and early September with a few fish starting to move, although it generally remains tough.

A few fish were taken from the deeper water in front of the dam & across to the stones with booby or small cats whisker accounting for the fish taken

Not surprising we’ve had few rods as we are currently recommending they visit one of our other larger waters Foremark, Draycote & Eyebrook

Clarity has improved with little sign of algae although with the level well down it doesn’t take much of a wind to stir the soft silt.

Our record indicate over 4,000 trout in the reservoir, we would expect with the cooler evenings & a much cooler forecast this coming week to start seeing catches improve

As we always recommend contact the lodge for latest update 01530230807

 

The water level is down 7ft as STW have engineering works to be done to the overflow and spillway.

Opening Times

Main Gate, Lodge & Bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boat: 8.30am – 8.00pm

Morning Boat: 8.30am – 2.30pm

Afternoon Boat: 2.30pm – 8.00pm

Last 4hr hour 4.00pm – 8.00pm

All anglers offsite by 8.15pm

 

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Weekly report 5th August

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 5th August

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Fishing reports are getting a bit repetitive, I for one won’t be disappointed to see the back of this hot weather, toughest conditions I’ve seen for managing trout fisheries.

Were fortunate to have 3 other fisheries Draycote, Foremark & Eyebrook, we can see which one is fishing the best and recommend to our customers.

Thornton is now down 7ft in preparation for the engineering work STW need to carry out on the overflow & slipway.

Our water temperature has jumped again this week with a return to the hot weather following a brief respite last weekend.

The few rods who have fished have generally followed our advice and fished the morning session, but its been hard with the rod average 0.5

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We have some algae in the water, visibility is around 2ft

Rod Average 0.5

Opening Times

Main Gate, Lodge & Bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boat: 8.30am – 9.00pm

Morning Boat: 8.30am – 3.00pm

Afternoon Boat: 3.00pm – 9.0pm

Last 4hr hour 5.00pm – 9.00p

All anglers offsite by 10.00pm

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Weekly report Thornton 15th July

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 15th July

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Another tough week due to the relentless hot weather. Towards the end of the week Friday & Saturday we were given a glimmer of an improvement with slightly cooler daytime temperatures bit more cloud & cooler evenings resulting in our water temperature at 7.30am in the morning registering 18c – 19c before climbing during the day and by 6.00pm registering 20c

With the water at 18c+ in the morning & some cloud we could see fish moving especially over the deeper water by green bay & the stones.

Mick Cross caught 4 for his short morning visit with Micks fish found to be feeding on tiny snails

Mark Hunt followed our advice and fished the cooler morning session, Mark fished an intermediate with cruncher & damsel pattern to catch 6 for his visit from the green bay & stones area.

The booby & snake patterns fished on sinking lines continue to catch a few fish

Not surprising we had very few rods out for the week with the rod average 0.9

The weather this week is giving a slight improvement which should see our surface water temperature at around 18c for the morning session but is likely to climb during the day.

We recommend you concentrate your fishing to the cooler morning session

Severn Trent have some engineering work to carry out on the spillway, for this reason they are dropping the level of the reservoir by 6ft

We have some algae in the water, visibility is around 2ft

Rod Average 0.9

Opening Times

Main Gate, Lodge & Bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boat: 8.30am – 9.45pm

Morning Boat: 8.30am – 3.00pm

Afternoon Boat: 3.00pm – 9.45pm

Last 4hr hour 5.45pm – 9.4pm

All anglers offsite by 10.00pm

 

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Weekly report week ending 8th July

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 8th July

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From our records you have to go back to 1995 to find similar conditions, with high daytime temperatures leading to high water temperatures. The only saviour has been a fresh breeze nearly every day, without that it could be a lot worse than it is.

Not surprising rod numbers fishing are low, only 20 rods fished last week, the majority followed our advice and fished the cooler morning session

Fast sinking lines RIO S7 or S8 or the Airflo DI8 or Booby Basher were the lines to put on with booby or blob on a short 6ft leader or the Snake patterns which have worked well across our waters this past week.

Unsurprisingly the deeper water in the main basin is the only area to concentrate your efforts

There are signs that the weather will start to change from the middle of next week, let’s hope so.

Severn Trent have some engineering work to carry out on the spillway, for this reason they are dropping the level of the reservoir by 6ft

We have some algae in the water, visibility is around 2ft

Rod Average 1.0

Opening Times

Main Gate, Lodge & Bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boat: 8.30am – 10.00pm

Morning Boat: 8.30am – 3.00pm

Afternoon Boat: 3.00pm – 10.00pm

Last 4hr hour 6.00pm – 10.00pm

All anglers offsite by 10.15pm

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Weekly report week ending 1st july

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 1st July

Tel 01530 230807

Difficult week at Thornton with our surface water temperature 20+ degrees all week.

Not surprising therefore that the morning session has fished best with anglers concentrating their efforts over the deeper water with boobies, blobs & snakes

Keith Cawley during his visit opted for a fast intermediate and various lure patterns to catch his 5 trout. Richard Dayman won the Thornton Fly Fishers boat competition with 4 trout with Martin Vernon second with 3 trout

Overall were experiencing the type of fishing conditions we would usually associate with mid July,

The water level is down around 5ft currently as STW have some work to do on the spillway, our water clarity has a slight algae bloom.

As always we recommend you contact the lodge for latest updates

Rod Average 0.8

Opening Times

Main Gate, Lodge & Bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boat: 8.30am – 10.00pm

Morning Boat: 8.30am – 3.00pm

Afternoon Boat: 3.00pm – 10.00pm

Last 4hr hour 6.00pm – 10.00pm

All anglers offsite by 10.15pm

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