Thornton weekly fishing report 18th Oct 2020

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Thornton Weekly Fishing Report.

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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

Afternoon Boat – 1.30pm – 6.15pm

Last 4 Hr – 2.15pm – 6.15pm

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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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Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 6.30pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 6.30pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 1.30pm

Afternoon Boat – 1.30pm – 6.30pm

Last 4 Hr – 2.30pm – 6.30pm

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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

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 1.30pm

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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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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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Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 7.15pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 2.00pm

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Fisheries Covid Guidelines

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A reminder of our Covid operating procedures at our fisheries, Draycote – Thornton – Eyebrook. All our counters have a Perspex screen fitted with hand sanitizing points as you enter the lodges.

Ensure you remove any litter from the boats especially any food wrappings, bottles, cans etc & place it in the dustbins provided.

Covid Operating Procedure While Visiting Draycote Eyebrook & Thornton Trout Fishery

  1. Pre-Booking: All Bank & Boat anglers, will be required to call the lodge & pre book your visit
  2. Pre-payment will be required at your time of booking, this will reduce queuing at the lodge.
  3. Pre-payment can be made by a credit / debit card.
  4. Confirmation of your Boat or Bank Booking along with your receipt will be posted at the lodge next to the Booking In – Booking Out sheet. Hand sanitiser points are provided at the lodge entrance doors for you use
  5. Lodge & Tackle shop are open, use the hand sanitiser as you enter & from July 24th it will be mandatory for you to wear a face covering within the shop, this can be a Buff, scarf, mask, face shield etc
  6. Observe the 1m+ social distancing guidelines within the lodges / shop
  7. Bank Anglers are to ensure they observe social distancing and while fishing keep a minimum of   15 meters apart. Bring your own hand sanitiser and use it as required during the day especially if you’ve used barrier key pads, combination locks, sat on benches or opened gatesBOATS:
  8. Two anglers may share a boat, or three anglers from the same household
  9. We recommend you follow the Angling Trust guidelines & wear a face covering while the boat is moving under power
  10. Bring your own hand sanitiser & use it as required during the da

Pontoon Access Guidelines Posted at the Pontoon Walkway-

  1. All Anglers Wait at the pontoon walkway
  2. Fishery Staff will call you forward onto the pontoon.
  3. Boat Numbers will be allocated by the staff working the pontoon once your called forward.
  4. Prevent Queuing & Delays Minimize your journey to & from the boat.
  5. Do Not Tackle up in the boat next to the pontoon, staff will instruct you to leave the pontoon as soon as possible.
  6. Two Anglers fishing together MUST BE READY when called to come onto the pontoon together.
  7. The angler in charge of the engine will enter the boat first while his partner passes him/her the tackle.
  8. Minimize Queues & Delays If you require to leave the pontoon to pick up other tackle items it should ONLY BE ONE OF YOU, the other angler in charge of the engine remains in the boat.

Returning to the pontoon

  1. Fishery staff will be controlling the number of anglers on the pontoon at any one time.

BE PREPARED TO WAIT for their instructions for you to come forward & secure the boat to the pontoon.

  1. On returning have your tackle ready to vacate the boat & pontoon as quickly as possible.
  2. Boats & Life Jackets will be Disinfected after every session.
  3. At all times comply with the instructions given by the fishery staff, this is to ensure we meet our current operating guidelines & social distancing rules.
  4. Remove your litter from the boat & place it in the dustbins provided at the fisheries.

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Thornton weekly report 13th September 2020

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 13th September

Monday with the water temperature at a steady 17c we were starting to see more fish moving to the large hatches of smaller midge, with a few more of the larger claret buzzer showing every day and increasing numbers of daddies, Pastor Chip fished Monday evening good evening rise catching 6 on a small F Fly

Tuesday small claret cripple midge was the fly Mick Glover fished to catch 12 trout, good catches were reported by all of Tuesday rods reporting a combination of trout that had been in a while generally falling to smaller size 14, 16 flies and recent stock fish.

Wednesday good to see Phil Moore back out on the water and catching 5 trout, Barry Deeley alternated between small hoppers on a floater and small lures on an intermediate to record his 10 trout, B Perry fished buzzers and hoppers for his 14 trout with Pastor Chip returning with his son Brandon to catch 14

Still lots of tiny black or vivid green midge on the water although we are seeing some of the larger claret buzzer during the late afternoon and evening

Thursday a day for daddies, hoppers, shipman’s, cdc, claret snatchers and the mallard and claret with the afternoon and evening session starting to fish better than the early morning. Richard Price fished daddies for his 7 trout, Peter Wrigley fished emergers for his 7 trout with Keith Walker fishing the afternoon session with a shipman’s to catch his 10 trout. Howard Davies fished the last few hours with a claret snatcher and small muddler catching 12 trout

Friday and again the late afternoon and evening fished best with the larger claret buzzer increasing in numbers. Alan Smith fished a traditional Mallard and Claret wet fly to take his 6 trout, Keith Cowen continued to catch using hoppers on a floating line or fab on an intermediate, Carl Bond caught 16 for his visit using buzzers and blob with all water member Dave Slesser recording 13 trout for his visit. Clive Holt and Colin Chambers shared a boat for the afternoon / evening session catching 11 between them

Saturday water temperature remains at 17c, Keith Cowen recorded 10 for his visit continuing to use hoppers and fab, Jan Webber recorded 13 with Mark Hunt using a floating line or midge tip alternating between dries, cruncher and fab to record his 17 fish catch. Thornton member John Bebbington bought his wife with him, were pleased to report she has caught her first trout.

Sunday we welcomed the All Abilities Fly Fishing Group conditions looked good and we were confident they would have a good day, they enjoyed an outstanding visit with a rod average 8+ catching fish on dries, nymphs and buzzers, thanks to Mark Goodge, Shaun Higgins and Ian Bradfield for arranging the day. Richard Bromwich who`s new to fly fishing also enjoyed an excellent morning catching 4 trout

Good to see another evening rise.

Water temperature is a trout friendly 16c+ water clarity improving daily.

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Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 7.30pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 2.00pm

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Thornton weekly report 7th September 2020

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 6th September

A slight improvement to our sport this week, on some day’s anglers reported seeing an increasing number of fish on the surface.

The vast majority of the trout moving are feeding on tiny black or olive midge although we are starting to see a few of our larger claret buzzer starting to show with an increasing number of daddies.

Most of the fish caught were on size 16 or smaller buzzer & cdc patterns fished on the lightest tippet possible.

Its incredibly frustrating fishing but if you do scale down they are catchable, I managed to land two and lose another two during a 90min session one evening, single fly, 20ft+ leader to a 4lb point.

The algae continues to be an issue although any breeze does help to clear it.

Our water temperature is 17c which will allow us to stock again this week, some fresh fish will hopefully be a tad easier to tempt with the increasing hatches of the larger buzzer and daddies starting to become the residents fish chosen food item.

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Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 7.45pm

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Thornton 30th August 2020

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 30th August 2020

Tough week at Thornton despite the storm on Tuesday helping to drop our water which is currently 17c.

Water clarity is generally ok, although we have some algae this morning.

Little or no fly life which was the result of the high water temperatures, I would expect to see an improvement to our hatches with the cooler conditions, this morning I saw the first of our larger claret buzzer, some crane fly about with a surprising number of fry.

Fish that were taken during the week fell to small cdc, buzzer, booby & snakes with the Thornton arm and main basin been the best areas

With the water temperature at 17c we will be able to arrange a stocking towards the end of this week or early next week. Currently our records indicate 3900+ trout in the reservoir.

STW have reopened the toilets with limited access.

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Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 8.00pm

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Fishing report week ending 24th August

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 24th August 2020

 

Quiet week for us at Thornton with our surface water temperature for Monday through to Thursday stubbornly staying at 21c at 7.30am

 

Not surprising therefore few rods with sinking lines, booby and damsel nymphs working best.

 

No boats out on Friday due to the storm. Saturday morning the wind although strong was below our boating limit and with the water temperature having dropped to 19c we were expecting to see an upturn in the fishing. Mark Hunt took advantage of the cooler conditions and fished his small yellow owls and cdc patterns to record his 15 fish catch.

 

Sunday anglers reported seeing fish moving but were proving difficult to tempt with size 14 and 16 cdc and buzzers working best

 

With the start of a new week and yet another storm I can report our water temperature continues to drop following these storms and is currently 18.5c at that we should start to see an improvement in our sport.

 

Call the lodge for latest update.

 

 

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