Thornton 20th January 2020

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Thornton Opens 1st February 2020

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Boats for opening day are fully booked, If your coming to fish the bank be sure to bring waders

Early season the fish usually hug the bank opposite the lodge, down in front of the wood towards the lonesome pine, the bank can at times out fish the boats

Typically early season it will be intermediate to sinking lines producing best to your early season patterns, green pea, cats whisker, tadpoles, blobs & boobies.

Not surprising following the completion of the work to the overflow with so much rain since October the reservoir is currently full

Water visibility is at least 2ft & with this current colder frosty weather is improving daily

We have had to increased the 1 Fish, 4 Fish & 6 Fish permits by 50p, details via the link  2020 Fishing Prices

Members should have received their membership cards, if you haven’t contact the lodge

Gate & Lodge open from 7.30am

Boats available from 8.30am (as long as the boats & pontoon aren’t icy!)

 

 

Thornton January 2020

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Thornton Fishery News 7th January 2020

 

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2020 Opening Date 1st February

Bank Fishing & Lodge opens from 7.30am with boats available from 8.30am

Following a mild wet winter we will enter the 2020 season with the water level at the full mark, first time for a couple of seasons.

Bank fishing is usually excellent at Thornton during February, March & early April although we always recommend you bring waders.

Thornton Membership

If you’re a Thornton season permit holder for the 2020 season your membership cards have gone in the post you should receive them in the next few days

SALES Page https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/category/sale-items/ we have clearance & discontinued items on our sales page, most items 25% off

Local Angling Club, Thornton Fly Fishers have set out their winter programme, fly tying evenings etc details on the clubs Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/troutfishingclub/ They meet at the Thornton Working Mens club.

The club also has a website http://thorntonflyfishers.simpl.com/

Thornton Fishery News

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Thornton Fishery News 9th December 2019

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2020 Opening Date 1st February

We are taking bookings for the 2020 season with group discounts available for angling clubs & associations.

2020 Membership  Details on membership at Thornton www.flyfishthornton.co.uk/prices/1020-2/ & our All Water Membership www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/prices/season-permits/   Further details email lodge@flyfishthornton.co.uk

Christmas Gift Vouchers

Our Gift Vouchers are the perfect gift & can be redeemed across our three waters Thornton, Draycote & Eyebrook. Casting Tuition, Beginner Days & Guided Fly Fishing sessions are also available to purchase at our online shop Fly Fish Store www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/category/gift-voucher/

OPEN MORNING On Sunday 15th December Ifor will be holding an open morning at the Eyebrook Lodge from 10.00am – 12.30pm an opportunity for to come and discuss our plans for 2020 across our waters & the advantages offered by our membership options

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Local Angling Club, Thornton Fly Fishers have set out their winter programme, fly tying evenings etc details on the clubs Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/troutfishingclub/ They meet at the Thornton Working Mens club.

The club also has a website http://thorntonflyfishers.simpl.com/

Thornton fishery report 10th November

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 10th November 2019

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And yet more rain.

With the reservoir starting to get some level of clarity we had yet more rain towards the end of the week which once again raised the water level bringing with it reduced clarity.

As we enter our last week of the 2019 season & looking at the forecast it doesn’t in all honesty look great, if your booked to fish we recommend you contact the lodge for latest updates.

As last week we recommend you visit our sister water Draycote, their clarity is good as the water is pumped into there, current rod av 3.9 you can call Draycote 01788 812018

As always we recommend you call the Thornton lodge for latest information 01530 230807

 

2020 Membership

 

Details on membership at Thornton www.flyfishthornton.co.uk/prices/1020-2/ & our All Water Membership www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/prices/season-permits/   Further details email lodge@flyfishthornton.co.uk

 

Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am

Bank: 07:30 am till 4.30pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 4.30pm

Morning Boats:   08:30 until 1.00pm

Last 4 Hours from: 12.30pm until 4.30pm (Tickets on sale from 12.30pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 4.45pm

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Local Angling Club, Thornton Fly Fishers have set out their winter programme, fly tying evenings etc details on the clubs Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/troutfishingclub/ They meet at the Thornton Working Mens club.

The club also has a website http://thorntonflyfishers.simpl.com/

Weekly Report 3rd November

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 3rd November 2019

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Not a great deal to report, the clarity was starting to improve during the early part of the week with anglers starting to find a few trout mainly on lures & then we had the rain on Friday & Saturday!

The reservoir is once again overflowing down the spillway with visibility less than a foot on Sunday morning.

Today the level is starting to drop & return to its “Full” level although it may take a day or so to achieve that.

Clarity is the biggest issue its still less than a foot, I always think we need 14inch minimum.

Anyone who has a boat booked with us this week should contact the lodge & allow us to advise you. I would recommend you visit our sister water Draycote, their clarity is good as the water is pumped into there, the rod average on Sunday was 5.0 you can call Draycote 01788 812018

As always we recommend you call the Thornton lodge for latest information 01530 230807

2020 Membership

Details on membership at Thornton www.flyfishthornton.co.uk/prices/1020-2/ & our All Water Membership www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/prices/season-permits/ Further details email lodge@flyfishthornton.co.uk

Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am

Bank: 07:30 am till 4.45pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 4.45pm

Morning Boats:   08:30 until 1.00pm

Last 4 Hours from: 1.00pm until 5.00pm (Tickets on sale from 12.30pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 5.15pm

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Thornton Weekly Report 13th October

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 13th October 2019

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Good sport continues at Thornton it’s a case of watching the weather and picking the good weather days, we use XC Weather app put in Thornton post code LE67 1AR we find its pretty good with the 24hr to 48hr period.

The reservoir level continues to creep towards the full mark, less than a foot to go to achieve that.

Anglers have found fish over the newly flooded banks along the Thornton Arm, wood bank & down the Markfield arm, at times the fish have been tight on the margins on other occasions 20ft off.

Floating lines and intermediates have worked best although on occasion a fast sinker has also worked, its transition time of year when we see fish still on the buzzer but also a few are turning onto the fry not surprising therefore it’s a real mix of flies which worked this past week, Snakes, boobies, cats whisker, green pea, damsel, buzzers, cdc and dries.

Monday Dennis Barnes caught 4 for his mornings visit, Tuesday Arthur Olding caught 4 for his mornings visit. Wednesday Richard Price caught 6 with Dave Leavesley catching 6 from the bank with P Walker going one better catching 7 from the bank. Thursday Kevin Last bank fished using a sinking line and booby to catch 3, Terry Miles fished a fritz damsel gold head pattern down the Markfield arm to catch 8 trout before the increasing south westerly winds made it too uncomfortable to fish.

 

Friday and a slower day with Chris Sayer being top rod for his mornings visit and 5 trout. Much better day on Saturday, calmer conditions, Jan Webber caught 6, Brian & Alison caught 9, Mark Hunt caught 10 with Jason Pusey taking a morning off from his Eyebrook duties to catch 8 trout at Thornton. Sunday and yet another wet day Keith Cowen was top rod hooking 10 trout and landing 6 for his mornings session.

If your coming to fish the bank we recommend you bring waders.

Water clarity is still good with a good.

Current rod average: 2.5

As always we recommend you call the lodge for latest information 01530 230807 if your coming to fish the bank you will require waders

Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am

Bank: 07:30 am till 6.30pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 6.30pm

Morning Boats:   08:30 until 2.00pm

Last 4 Hours from: 2.15pm until 6.15pm (Tickets on sale from 2.00pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 6.30pm

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Thornton Weekly Report week ending 6th October 2019

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 6th October 2019

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It certainly rained at the beginning of last week, enough rain to raise the water level by 6ft during a 48hr period.

We are lucky that the fields along our two feeder streams have not yet been ploughed, resulting in less dirty water running off the land and into the reservoir. Our water clarity therefore remained good enough for anglers to catch fish all last week.

With the rising water levels covering the previously exposed banks and vegetation the trout have moved onto these newly flooded areas and are currently running along the shallows opposite the lodge, wood bank and around the corner down towards lonesome pine

Tuesday during the heavy rain S Wright banked fished and caught 5 on a floating fry, with J Fry and T McInally fishing the last 4 hour from the bank off the corner of the wood catching 8 on white muddler, Silver butcher.

By Wednesday we were 6ft up with water clarity a good 2ft+ K Saxton caught 9, K Prowting caught 11 with D Pritchard catching 6 all in front of the wood fishing over the flooded vegetation with montana, viva and small snakes.

Friday C Sayer and M Cross shared a boat catching 18 for their mornings visit, Dave Slessor caught 12, C Holt caught 11, J Scott caught 21, S Meachem 6 with P Wurm catching 8 during a short 3 hour late evening session. A variety of patterns worked, buzzer, hares ear, lures, damsel with a floating, Intermediate or DI3 line best.

The weekend continued to fish well with the water clarity continuing to improve with a good 4ft of clarity. Again the shallows opposite the lodge, wood bank, lonesome pine fished best although a few fish were caught from the stones and green bay

Jan Webber caught 11, M Clay caught 9, Mark Hunt 17, S Thompson 7, Szymon caught 10 with Russ Martin catching 5

Current rod average: 3.4

As always we recommend you call the lodge for latest information 01530 230807 if your coming to fish the bank you will require waders

Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am

Bank: 07:30 am till 6.30pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 6.30pm

Morning Boats:   08:30 until 2.00pm

Last 4 Hours from: 2.30pm until 6.30pm (Tickets on sale from 2.15pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 6.45pm

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Thornton Weekly report 28th September

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 29th September 2019

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Much Improved. Thornton has started to fish again with a high number of fish which have been in for months showing, these are fish of 2lb+ with the rainbow great tails, super fit looking fish with photos on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

We are seeing good numbers of fish feeding on the surface with buzzers & sedges on the water, the main area were seeing the fish move is in front of the valve tower, green bay & down along the stones.

Floating, midge tip or intermediate lines best with small diawls size 14, hoppers, cdc, daddies & blue flash damsel patterns

The heavy rain has increased the water level by at least 2ft, however clarity remains good due to there being plenty of stubbles in the fields and no plough. The increase in the level has started to flood the bank vegetation that grew during the summer, I would expect the wood bank to start drawing fish which should start to produce some sport for our bank anglers, we recommend if your coming to fish the bank you bring wellingtons or waders.

Clarity is good, very little algae on the water, water temp 17c

Current rod average: 2.8

As always we recommend you call the lodge for latest information 01530 230807

Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am

Bank: 07:30 am till 7.00pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 6.45pm

Morning Boats:   08:30 until 2.00pm

Last 4 Hours from: 2.45pm until 6.45pm (Tickets on sale from 2.30pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 7.00pm

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Thornton weekly fishery report 22nd Sept 2019

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 22nd September 2019

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Cooler water conditions and with the algae reducing, still there but nowhere near as bad as the week before, we are seeing an improvement to the fishing with a rod average 1.8 for the week

Morning generally best although we are seeing some fish moving in the evening with some large buzzer hatching.

The deeper water in front of the dam, main car park, green bay and stones are the areas to fish with anglers either on fast sinking lines, midge tip or floating lines.

Mark Hunt recorded 17 trout during his two visits catching on dries, cdc and diawl bach. Jan Webber caught 3 for his mornings visit fishing along the stones with buzzer and yellow minkie booby. P Hunt also fished along the stones catching 5 on buzzers and boobies with Peter Wrigley fishing buzzers to take his 3 trout during a mornings visit. Peter Broad fished boobies and diawls to catch his 4 trout again during a morning visit.

With the cooler conditions and improving situation with the algae we will be stocking again this Monday 23rd.

Our water level is currently 6ft down

Current rod average: 1.8

As always we recommend you call the lodge for latest information 01530 230807

Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am

Bank: 07:30 am till 7.00pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 7.00pm

Morning Boats:   08:30 until 2.00pm    Afternoon Boats: 2.00pm until 7.00pm

Last 4 Hours from: 3.00pm until 7.00pm (Tickets on sale from 2.45pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 7.15pm

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Weekly fishing report 15th September

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 15th September 2019

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The cooler evening has helped to drop our water temperature to 17c, the algae however stubbornly refuses to go which continues to impact on our sport

A slight improvement to the fishing this week although at Thornton its still sinking lines with booby & snakes while Draycote & Eyebrook with little or no algae are enjoying dry fly sport.

The drifts from the car park, valve tower & green bay across the main basin are the areas to concentrate with anglers covering the water on the drift or back drift catching better than the anglers on anchor

With the boobies on a sinking line a shorter 6 – 8ft leader with orange boobies best with a longer leader best if your fishing snakes

Mornings is best, a few fish are moving in the evening although the algae is hampering any rise

Current rod average: 1.2

As always we recommend you call the lodge for latest information 01530 230807

Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am

Bank: 07:30 am till 7.30pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 7.30pm

Morning Boats:   08:30 until 2.30pm    Afternoon Boats: 2.30pm until 7.30pm

Last 4 Hours from: 3.30pm until 7.30pm (Tickets on sale from 3.30pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 7.45pm

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