Thornton Weekly Report 22nd Nov 2020

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Thornton Weekly Fishing Report.

Tel: 01530 230807   email: lodge@flyfishthornton.co.uk

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Visit our COVID guidelines updated 5th November http://www.flyfishthornton.co.uk/about-us/

As we enter the last fortnight of our season and the remaining fortnight for lock down I would remind boat angler to fish within our guidelines:

  1. a) Member of your household
  2. b) Person in your support bubble
  3. c) One regular boat partner

Fishery Report: Week Ending: 22nd November 2020

Quieter week with the gusty and at times wet conditions keeping anglers off the water.

Monday was a quiet day with few rods out, Tuesday with better weather saw a few more rods take to the water. Pete Hunt fished in the shelter of green bay, a good decision as he caught 6 on a booby, Barry Deeley also fished a booby boating 3 trout with Ian Schofield finding the colour orange worked best for him catching 5 for his visit.

Wednesday orange worked best with A Gunby leading the way with 8 trout, Thursday was a cold gusty day with only 3 rods out fishing, Friday was busier but again the cold and at times gusty conditions saw most rods catching between 1 and 3 trout.

Similar challenging conditions on Saturday, under the wind it was relatively calm, in the wind it was gusty, the shelter of the Thornton arm and wood was the best area, Jason Garrison put his new DI5 to good use catching 5 trout on a mixture of cats whisker and black – green lures, Tony Bokenham lost a few but eventually managed to get 2 to the boat on a white – green booby snake.

Sunday a better day with the weather, noticeably cooler but less wind. Sinking lines with orange booby pr white and green snake booby were the best patterns. With the water gin clear R Price using a lighter 4lb leader produced more takes for him helping him to land 3 trout with P Hunt and J Thompson fishing boobies to catch 5 for their mornings visit

The water is gin clear, as Richard Price reports you may need to fish with lighter lower diameter leaders

Rod average for the week 1.8

The 2020 season draws to a close Monday 30th November

2021 Membership: Details of our Thornton membership and our popular All Water Membership which allows you to fish Thornton, Eyebrook & Draycote can be found on our website http://www.flyfishthornton.co.uk/season-permits/

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Next Thornton Tuition Day. Currently cancelled

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Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 4.00pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 4.00pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 1.30pm

All Anglers Off Site – 4.15pm

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Thornton weekly fishery report 15th Nov 2020

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Thornton Weekly Fishing Report.

Tel: 01530 230807   email: lodge@flyfishthornton.co.uk

Web Site www.flyfishthornton.co.uk   Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk

Visit our COVID guidelines updated 5th November http://www.flyfishthornton.co.uk/about-us/

As we enter the last fortnight of our season and the remaining fortnight for lock down I would remind boat angler to fish within our guidelines:

Member of your household,  Person in your support bubble,  One regular boat partner

Fishery Report: Week Ending: 15th November 2020

Monday and Tuesday with the calmer better weather fished best with the water temperature surprisingly at 10c for most of the week which is higher than expected for the time of year, water clarity is excellent, gin clear is a fair description.

Monday Pete Hunt caught 5 on a booby with Nev Welsh also catching 5 trout with the majority of the fish taking booby and minkie patterns although Alan smith fished a traditional mallard and claret which worked for him.

Tuesday, All Water member Ian Jobe took to his float tube and caught 9 trout, Barry Deeley also caught 9 alternating between an intermediate & fast sinking line, P Cox recorded 7 with P Moore catching 6 back drifting with a minkie booby

Weather change for Wednesday with a drop off in catches, J Scott was top boat with 5 fishing close to the margins off the wood. Similar for Thursday although Barry Deeley proved they were catchable taking a further 7 trout on similar methods he used the day before.

Friday proved a windier day with most opting to fish the morning session, top boat was Chris Sayer and Mick Cross who caught 5

Saturday and Sunday saw the worst of the weather, at times huge gusts of wind which appeared from nowhere. Top rods were Jan Webber, Matt Vickers and Simon Z who all caught 3 fish apiece

Orange seems to have been the most successful colour, orange snakes, booby and minkie patterns with the wood, stones, green bay and car park been the most popular areas

2021 Membership: Details of our Thornton membership and our popular All Water Membership which allows you to fish Thornton, Eyebrook & Draycote can be found on our website http://www.flyfishthornton.co.uk/season-permits/

 

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Tuition & Guided Sessions Our 1-1 tuition is scheduled to restart. Contact the fishery for details, Tom Bird advice blogs are on our Tuition & Guided website www.flyfishtuition.co.uk

Next Thornton Tuition Day. Currently cancelled

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 4.00pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 4.00pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 1.30pm

All Anglers Off Site – 4.15pm

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Thornton weekly fishery report 8th November 2020

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Thornton Weekly Fishing Report.

Tel: 01530 230807   email: lodge@flyfishthornton.co.uk

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Visit our COVID guidelines updated 5th November http://www.flyfishthornton.co.uk/about-us/

Fishery Report: Week Ending: 8th November 2020

Thornton is open for fishing & working to guidelines agreed with the Angling Trust, Sport England & Government. Pre Booking required, read our updated guidelines http://www.flyfishthornton.co.uk/about-us/

Another better than expected weeks fishing with the current rod average 3 Anglers are catching off the wood, down the Markfield arm, main car park & up the Thornton arm finding the majority of the trout 40 to 50yds from the bank

Sinking lines, Sink 3, Sink 5 & Sink 7 lines are best with cats whisker, sparkler booby, pink snake, minkie & orange minkie patterns best. A few fish showing at times and with the water temperature 10c+ and if your prepared to persevere a cruncher or yellow owl will take them

Most productive time of day to fish is 10.00am to 4.00pm warmest part of the day

Monday windy and wet, no anglers out on the water. Tuesday was cold not an easy day with P Moore fishing the morning session taking 5 trout, Pete Hunt also fished the morning with booby putting 6 fish in the boat.

Frosty start to Wednesday, Barry Deeley fished a sink 7 with 3ft leader and olive booby taking 7 trout, Nev Welsh also went deep catching 5 with Pete Hunt & J Thompson fishing the morning session down the Markfield arm boating 6 trout

Thursday and a better day with rod av 4, Malcolm Beck fished a sparkler booby on a Sink 5 catching 12 trout, Howard Davies caught 5 to 3lb+ on pink snake with P Moore finding a change to an orange minkie worked as he caught 9.

Friday regular boat partners M Cross and C Sayer fished the morning catching 11 trout, Richard Owen caught 3 with All Water member K Coley and J Bebbington catching 14

Saturday the majority of the rods fished sinking lines S Swinfield caught 6, J Harrison continues to have faith in the catch whisker catching a further 5 trout, Jan Webber went into the Markfield arm fished a minkie booby & damsel patterns to catch 7 as did M Clay. Mark Hunt with the water temperature at 10c+ concentrated his efforts closer to the weed beds fishing claret cdc, yellow owls and cruncher to catch 6 trout

Sunday with light wind was surprisingly slower than the previous days although Jason Pusey Eyebrook fisher ranger had a days fishing with his father boating 12 trout between them on minkie boobies

Overall a good weeks fishing with a rod average 3

Water clarity is gin clear, most productive time to fish is 10.00am to 3pm warmest part of the day with the water temperature at 10c+ which is warmer than we would expect for early November

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Next Thornton Tuition Day. Currently cancelled

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 4.15pm

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Thornton Covid Update 4th November

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Dear angler

Fishing is to continue, Severn Trent sites are to remain open allowing us to continue fishing & enjoy the excellent end of season sport at Draycote & Thornton which remain open to the 30th November

Once again we must thank the Angling Trust team for all their hard work behind the scenes to ensure our voices are heard in government, but also I think reflect the excellent attitude shown by anglers during the year.

Fishing Draycote & Thornton from boat or Bank during November:-

All angler`s, members & day rods must call the lodge to pre book & pre pay for your visit.

Two anglers may share a boat, they must however be from the same household, support bubble or your one regular boat partner.

During November we are not allowed to hold any competitions or group events.

Regretfully therefore we will be cancelling our Draycote Fur & Feather and will be contacting any other group that was planning to hold an event.

The lodges & shops are closed the booking in & out area will be located outside the lodge door with your permit and receipt available for you to pick up outside the lodge.

With shorter daylight hours during November & to ensure staff have adequate time to disinfect boats & lifejackets you will only be able to book boats for the Full Day or Morning session

We can offer a click & collect service for items of fishing tackle you may require

I have updated our guidelines, please read them before you call to book your visit

Draycote 01788 812018

http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/about-us/

Thornton 01530 230807

http://www.flyfishthornton.co.uk/about-us/

As anglers we are extremely fortunate to still be fishing during this current lockdown, I would urge you all to act responsibly as we have during the past 5 months. Ensure we all meet the 2m social distancing rule in the car park, outside the lodge, on the bank & while you wait to be called onto the pontoon for your boat, wear face coverings when required & use the hand sanitiser provided.

Thank you for your cooperation

Ifor

Thornton Weekly report 25th Oct 2020

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 25th October

Anglers are starting to pick up more fish down the arms as the fish start to move from the deeper water into the shallows and around the weed beds with DI3, DI5 and sink 7 lines with boobies, snakes and fry patterns generally working best

John Bebbington and Keith Coley fished the morning session on Monday picking up 10 trout as did S Windram and Phil Cross. Andy Dermot took advantage of the weather and a day off from working at the fisheries to catch 6 for his mornings visit on a minkie booby and pink snake with Carl Bond fishing an olive booby to catch his 4 trout

Tuesday most of the anglers fished the morning session with the forecast for increasing winds arriving in the afternoon and into Wednesday. P Cox caught 4 as did Alan Johnstone with Arthur Olding and Phil Mee catching 3 apiece

Wednesday only two rods ventured out with Dave Pritchard finding a standard black lure worked for him

Better weather on Thursday with all the boats out Richard Price and Ian Schofield boated 6 fish in their boat on minkie booby and white zonker, Pam Shuttelwood caught 3 for her visit as did Mick Huffer. Keith Cowen has had some good success during the past few trips fishing a silver and white humungus booby adding another 4 trout to his season tally. Top rod was R Dunster and P Wricley who boated 10 trout for their visit.

Friday good to see Elizabeth Astill back out fishing and been rewarded by a trout. Keith Coley and John Bebbington returned for their second visit of the week fishing a morning session and boating 10 trout. Chris Sayer and Mick Cross shared a boat fishing a white and silver humungus booby catching 17 trout with Clive Holt and Colin Chambers arriving to fish the afternoon session but on this occasion deciding to fish with snakes which helped them to boat 6 trout.

Quiet day on Saturday due to the forecast although all the rods caught fishing minkie boobies with Martin Clay boating 5 trout

Better weather on Sunday although the overnight heavy rain did put some colour in the water although visibility remained 2 to 3ft. Jason Harrison a newcomer to our sport continues to catch using a cats whisker with Mark Hunt fishing a washing line minkie booby and cruncher fished close to the banks and weed beds to catch his 4 trout

Rod average for the week 2.5  Water temperature 11c with clarity 3ft+

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Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 5.00pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 5.00pm

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Thornton weekly fishing report 18th Oct 2020

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 18th October 2020

Monday despite the cold damp conditions slowing the catch rate A Iliffe and R Moreton caught 11 for their mornings visit. Tuesday with better conditions sport improved with the wood bank and lonesome pine weed beds fishing best to boobies, minkie and fry patterns although P Cox caught 2 of his 9 trout on buzzers, P Wrigley also caught 9 with Arthur Olding fishing a minkie booby to catch his 7 trout. S Windram and P Cross shared a boat and fished boobies to catch their 12 trout

Most days anglers reported a rise generally in the late afternoon these fish would take cdc, buzzers and diawls. Wednesday P Hunt & John Thompson caught 11 for their mornings visit with All Water Member John Kirk fishing a sparkler booby to take his fish. Phil Mee recorded 8 trout with Richard Maycock taking advantage of the good afternoon weather to catch his 4 fish limit on minkie boobies.

Thursday Arthur Olding returned for his second visit of the week fishing his minkie booby to catch 9 trout for his mornings visit, Keith Cowen fished a sparkler booby to catch his 5 trout

Friday with the north easterly breeze the fishing dropped off with All Water members P Walker recording 5 trout to black and green lures and Keith Cowley catching 6 trout which had been feeding on the fry.

Better conditions on Saturday newcomer to the sport Jason Harrison fished a cats whisker to catch his 6 trout, Tony Bokenham caught 4 trout to 3lb+, Jan Webber ventured up the Thornton Arm catching 7 on a pink snake, Keith Cowen returned for his second visit of the week using the same sparkler booby to catch another 5 trout. Late afternoon into the evening the trout were rising to hatches of buzzer with Mark Hunt finding a single cdc claret pattern was the key to his catch of 14 trout.

Light breeze greeted the anglers on Sunday with the majority of the boats heading to the wood bank lonesome pine and down the Markfield arm were fish could be seen moving. S Swinfield fished a booby and caught 6 trout with Martin Vernon also fishing a booby for his 5 trout. P Hunt and John Thompson went down the Markfield catching 9 for their morning visit but reporting good numbers of fish on the surface feeding. Andrew Wilson returned for his second mornings visit of the week taking 8 fish during his visits on a cats whisker and diawl bach. Rob Knapp bought a beginner for a mornings visit managing to catch 4 between them for their mornings visit.

Overall a good week with a rod average 3.2 Water clarity is gin clear for the fish feeding on the surface you need to fish as light a tippet as you can.

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Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 6.15pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 1.30pm

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Thornton weekly fishing report 11th October 2020

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 11th October 2020

A week when we saw more fish move onto the weed beds with fry patterns starting to take fish although we are still seeing buzzer hatches during the afternoon with a good evening rise.

Monday a quiet day with not many rods on the water as the forecast was giving windy weather. Much better day on Tuesday with Dave Simmonds catching 3 trout for his 4 hour visit, Garry Crag float tubed catching 5 on cormorant pattern with Peter Wrigley catching 5 taking 3 of them in front of the main car park

Busy day Wednesday, good weather all the boats out, everyone caught with some getting well into double figures. Phil Moore fished a small minkie along the weed beds of the lonesome pine catching 14 trout, Richard Price found black and green worked for him catching 9 trout. Bob Jones took to a boat and fished a cats booby, FAB, damsel pattern to catch his 14 trout with Peter Wurm fishing the evening rise catching 6 trout on small emergers

Thursday Howard Davies fished the evening rise with his claret snatcher taking another 6 trout. Cooler day Friday but that didn’t stop the trout with minki patterns & boobies helping M Cross and Chris Sayer to their 10 trout catch for the morning, J Bebbington & K Coley fished the weed beds to take their catch of 14 trout with Mark Hunt fishing a cold evening to take 3 trout during the late evening rise.

Saturday Mr Perkins fished the weed beds off the wood bank to catch his 11 trout, M Burrows found the fish in green bay catching 5 for his mornings visit, Jan Webber fished various booby patterns to take his 8 fish.

Sunday Rodger Guise and Adam Gunby fished boobies to catch 9 fish for their mornings visit, Richard Price returned for his second visit of the week this time fishing minky boobies to catch 10 trout, Steve Swinfield & S Zeleny caught 8 for their mornings visit on booby patterns as did P Hunt and J Thompson recording 8 fish between them. Dave Slessor caught 7 again off the weed beds with Andrew Wilson fishing in front of the wood with a booby and cats whisker to catch 5 for his mornings visit

With a rod average 3.5 and a good forecast for the coming week we should see similar sport with fry patterns around the weed beds with fish moving to buzzers from mid afternoon onwards.

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Next Thornton Tuition Day. Currently cancelled

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Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 6.30pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 6.30pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 1.30pm

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Weekly report week ending 4th October

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 4th October

We have seen a change this past week with the late morning, afternoon and when the weather allowed the late evening fish best.

Good numbers of the larger buzzer at times, although were still seeing large hatches of small green or black midge

Monday with some fish moving from late morning the best of the sports and rise was into the evening with fish moving across the main basin out towards the stones with Clive Holt and Colin Chambers boating 6 during the rise with Neil Bates fishing a muddler to take his 3 fish

Tuesday again the late afternoon into the evening produced a good rise with the stones and green bay seeing the best concentration of feeding fish. P Birdsall out with his son caught 5 on daddies with Mark Hunt fishing the last 4 hours with small bobs bits and daddies to boat his 4 fish

Wednesday it rained! Mick Glover fished from 8.30am – 11.15am using a home tied claret bobs bits catching 4 trout with Mick reporting fish moving in pods off the stones

Thursday better weather with all the boats out. Chris Sayer and Mick Cross caught 17 for their mornings visit, Pete Hunt caught 5 but again the afternoon into the late evening provided a good evening rise. Howard Davies caught 10 on a claret snatcher he ties, Peter Birdsall & Mick Norman shared a last 4 hour boat catching 5 trout during the rise, Mark Hunt returned to fish another last 4 hour session catching 5 on a variety of dries with Peter Wurm fishing a small hares ear emerger to catch his 3 fish

Friday with heavy rain and winds all day we didn’t have any boats out. Saturday morning with the water temperature at 13.5c we had buzzers hatching which was ideal for the feeding sand martins which were on their way south. Mat Vickers and Simon went into the Markfield arm and concentrated their fishing from the lonesome pine to the corner of the wood fishing boobies they caught 12 for their mornings visit. Anglers found fish feeding on the hatching buzzer along the stones into green bay Mark Hunt fished the full day catching 2 fish by 4pm but then as the main rise started catching 11 trout on cdc from 4pm – 7pm.

Good to see Richard Bromwich a new angler to our sport going out to fish the evening rise being rewarded with 2 fish on a daddy

Water clarity is good, water temperature between 13.5c – 14c good hatches of buzzers with daddies on the water current rod average 2.5

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Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 6.45pm

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Thornton fishing report 27th September

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 27 September

Weather forecast was good for the start of the week but looking windier and cooler towards Thursday, Friday and the weekend

Not much wind for Monday with fish moving off and on during the day with anglers catching in the top couple feet of water on dries, nymphs, snakes, fabs and blobs. Steve Jordan and Pam Shuttlewood shared a boats for the morning catching 7 trout on diawls and small snakes. Anglers reported losing fish with a number of fish coming short to the fly.

Tuesday another good weather day, Steve Alexander too to his float tube catching 6 trout, Dave Coote and his brother fished in green bay with diawls and buzzers to boat their 7 trout. Good to see disabled international H Pritchard back out on the water fishing a slow sink line and damsel pattern to catch his 6 trout.

Wednesday, change in the weather, colder, breezy wet day, Greg Weatherdon persevered with a daddy to boat his two fish with Pete Hunt taking 4 trout for his mornings visit.

Thursday and Friday the forecast wind arrived, Phil Moore caught 5 for his visit across the main basin with Chris Sayer and Mick Cross catching 8 for their mornings visit fishing the deeper water in front of the wood with boobies.

Saturday and the first frost of the autumn, another windy day with few rods going on the water. Sunday and another windy although the forecast was for the wind to drop later on in the day. Not an easy day, as the wind dropped the temperature dived, surprisingly good hatch of midge bought the fish to the surface providing a good evening rise, fish weren’t easy to tempt although Peter Wurm found a size 16 sparsely tied hares ear emerger worked for him.

Difficult end to the week with an overall rod average 1.3

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Next Thornton Tuition Day. Currently cancelled

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Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 7.00pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 7.00pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 2.00pm

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Last 4 Hr – 3.00pm – 7.00pm

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Thornton weekly fishery report 20th Sept 2020

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 20th September 2020

Monday and a good start to the week with fish moving on & off all day. Members Steve Jordan and Pam Shuttleworth shared a mornings boat catching 12 between them on Fabs fished in the top 3ft, Ian Brearley and Ian Leach shared a boat fishing the majority of the time in green bay boating 27 fish on a washing line set up. Bob Menhams fished claret hoppers for his short morning session catching 10 trout with anglers fishing the last 4 hours catching on small emergers and dries.

Tuesday, daddies, crunchers and buzzers were the patterns taking fish with the boats spread our across the main basin, green bay, car park and Markfield arm. Andre Russell fished from his float tube catching 11 trout, B Perry fished daddies and buzzers for his 15 trout with P Mee recording 7 trout on diawls and crunchers for his mornings visit

Wednesday and a slight change to the weather, noticeably cooler in the morning with the wind starting to move into the east. All Water member Paul Walker fished diawls, cdc and buzzers to record his catch of 16 trout, Bob Jones float tubed to and recorded 8 trout

Thursday & Friday gusty, cooler easterly wind with the best of the fishing to be had from 11am. All water member Jamie Scott fished DI3 & midge tip to record his catch with a tequila blob accounting for most, Jamie reported getting lots of follows from all over the reservoir., Andy Hubbard fished the shelter of the green bay to take his 6 fish with Ian Bradfield sharing a boat with P Mee recording 19 fish between them, mostly on blobs and fabs.

Saturday and another cool morning, wind from the east again. Again the fishing was best late morning onwards with daddies, claret nymph, big red, blob and fabs wit anglers using DI3, midge tip and floater.

Jan Webber fished a big red wet on a midge tip in green bay to record his 6 fish with Tony Bokenham fishing 12pm to 4.30pm warmest part of the day to take his 5 trout

Sunday and another cool morning, its getting that autumnal feel to it. Anglers reported seeing plenty of fish on the surface feeding, with trout prepared to chase and follow but proved difficult to hook, John Thomson & Pete Hunt faired the best boating 6 fish during their session on small diawls and buzzer

Water temperature is good at 16c+, last weeks rod average 3.9

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