Thornton

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Draycote, Eyebrook, Thornton

Tom will be at the Draycote Lodge with Jim at the Eyebrook lodge on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th December from 10.00am – 2pm for you to call & pick up your Christmas gift vouchers, pick up a last minute gift from the Draycote tackle shop or discuss our 2021 membership options.

Last Royal Mail posting for gift vouchers is Monday 21st December you can buy them online https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/s=christmas+voucher&s_cs=true

Online Shop & Sales
We also have an online shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk during the next few weeks we will be adding items to or sales page keep checking to make sure you don’t miss out on a bargain!  https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/category/sale-items/
With the upturn in angling reported by the EA we have a number of tuition days & casting lessons which can be purchased as a Christmas gift voucher https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/s=christmas+voucher&s_cs=true last posting date for Christmas vouchers 21st December

Membership
We also offer membership for individual fishery & our increasingly popular All water Membership for details, members receive discounted boat rates & 20% reduction on the RRP of any item of fishing tackle we stock
Draycote http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/prices/season-permits/  

Call Draycote 01788 812018 email shop@flyfishstore.co.uk

Eyebrook http://www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk/prices/season-permits/

Call Eyebrook 01536 770264 email shop@flyfishstore.co.uk

Thornton http://www.flyfishthornton.co.uk/season-permits/

Call Thornton 01530 230807 email shop@flyfishstore.co.uk

We look forward to welcoming you back in 2021
Thornton 1st February, Draycote 1st March & the Eyebrook 5th March

Wishing you all a safe Christmas & Happy New Year
Ifor & the fisheries team

Thornton, Draycote, Eyebrook End of Season 2020

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Thornton, Draycote, Eyebrook,

2020 End of Season News

That’s the 2020 season completed, boats & engines are off the water for a deep clean & maintenance, staff will be enjoying a well earned rest as in 8 short weeks we start all over again at Thornton on 1st February 2021
This was my 38th year managing trout fisheries, during those years I have dealt with a number of events from heat waves, flooding, foot & mouth etc but none of those years threw up the difficulties & challenges that the Coronavirus Pandemic presented us with.
Looking back on the year I need to thank the Angling Trust for ensuring fishing was one of the first outdoor activities allowed to reopen after the first lock down & through their continued work with Sports England & Government kept us fishing from May onwards. I also need to thank the fisheries staff who adapted to work within the new Covid working guidelines, deep cleaning and disinfecting boats, life jackets and equipment daily, keeping themselves & our customers safe, our suppliers within the tackle & fish farms industry & you our customers who followed our new fishery working procedures / guidelines & John Horsey for having the confidence in us to run a safe Anglers World Final at Draycote during August.
During the first lock down fishing was suspended from March 23rd to the end of May, unfortunately it coincided with one of the best spring weather conditions we have enjoyed for a number of years, excellent weather & good hatches saw our resident fish feed freely undisturbed for those 10 weeks, it did however provide the fisheries with superb fishing when we did reopen.

Thornton at 70 acres the smaller of the three reservoir we manage returned a seasons rod average of 2.8 similar to the previous year, however this year the fishing remained consistent especially during the summer months & into the Autumn through to our last day on November 30th providing the most consistent fishing weave enjoyed in years.

During the latter part of the season, it was good to see grown on rainbows being caught with fish that were taken & spooned found to be feeding heavily on bloodworm, snails, buzzer & fry.
With Thornton being an old shallow reservoir built in 1853, its maximum depth at the dam of 30ft & fed by two streams with restricted summer flows we trialled a different stocking policy for 2020, stocking with smaller 1lb10oz to 2lb+ trout, with 1lb8oz – 1lb12oz trout during the warmer & traditionally our most difficult fishing months late June to August. I wanted to see if smaller stocked triploid rainbows would react better to the warmer summer conditions than our traditionally stocked 1lb12oz to 2lb+ rainbows

The trial worked with better consistent fishing returns despite the heatwave, I`ll be honest I received a few negative comments regarding the 1lb8oz to 1lb12oz, but our rod average increased, visiting rods caught and our visiting rod numbers during the summer increased. We should remember the word quality should reflect the condition of the trout we catch, full finned good condition, not their size

If you believe in global warming or not, one thing is certain were seeing different weather patterns to what we experienced 20 years ago, we as fishery managers constantly need to adapt to ensure we can provide as consistent seasons sport.

For 2021 we aim to stock with trout from 1lb8oz to 2lb+ this size range should ensure consistent fishing during the year

www.flyfishthornton.co.uk

Eyebrook at 400+ acres is a popular midland reservoir, located on the private Eyebrook estate with fly fishing been the only permitted leisure pursuit allowed.
The Eyebrook is fortunate therefore to be a 400 acre water solely for fly fishermen to enjoy
Returning a rod average of 3.9 for the season boosted by a more consistent fishing period during the warmer summer months July to August with a stocking during that periods of smaller triploid rainbows of 1lb10oz to 1lb14oz, during the other months we stocked with rainbows from 1lb12oz to 3lb+ rainbows
Were fortunate at the Eyebrook to have a body of water rich with food items, buzzer`s, olive`s, mayfly, sedges, hog louse, freshwater shrimp, corixa, the most prolific number of damsels, snails, fry & blown on from the surrounding farmland, daddy long legs.
It’s not surprising therefore we see some superb grown on rainbows & brown trout with rainbows to 9lb7oz & browns to 17lb recorded during the latter part of the season, photographs on our social media pages Facebook www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore  Instagram www.instagram.com/flyfishstore/ Twitter www.twitter.com/FlyFishStore

With much of the focus on boat fishing across the larger Stillwaters it was particularly pleasing to once again watch our regulars enjoy their bank fishing during May to the end of October along Stoke Dry, Chestnut Tree, Hawthorns, dam wall & the netted bank with “matching the hatch” buzzer, sedges & damsels been key to their success especially if they were fishing into the evening and the evening rise.

For 2021 our planned stocking of 25,000 trout is a reflection of the increased number of day rods & the 2 & 3 day fishing breaks, competitions & angling club visits that will return during 2021.
20,000 of these trout will be in the 1lb10oz to 2lb4oz+ range but to ensure the Eyebrook fishes during the warm summer months 5,000 trout in the 1lb8oz to 1lb12oz range will be stocked during late June, July and early August.

We also allow limited fly fishing for the Pike & Perch at Eyebrook, this is strictly fly fishing only from boat or float tube & is limited to a maximum of 5 boats per day, for the past few years we have had pike of 30lb+ caught with 3lb+ perch
www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk

Draycote at 600+ acres the larger of our three reservoirs is a popular midland reservoir returning a rod average of 4.5 for the season

With most of our competitions, fishing break packages, group & club events cancelled due to Covid this year we were thankful once allowed to welcome back our members, day rods at the end of May, during that first month back they enjoyed a rod average of 7.0

We were especially proud to successfully & importantly safely host 100 anglers at the John Horsey Anglers World Competition Final, thanks to Kay Pittaway & her team at the Draycote Waterside Restaurant for providing takeaway pies & chips for the competitors. We also hosted a heat of the  Scierra Pairs & the TEFF / AT fundraiser arranged by Ian Coclough & Andy Taylor fished to a successful catch & release format.

With Draycote rich buzzer hatches, shrimp, snails & fry providing valuable food source for our resident trout we every year see our stock fish put on weight during the season with an increasing number of 3lb, 4lb, 5lb+ trout caught, photographs on our social media pages Facebook www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore  Instagram www.instagram.com/flyfishstore/ Twitter www.twitter.com/FlyFishStore

The bank fishing at Draycote is always better once the water level drops by a couple of feet, it took a bit longer this year for STW to begin drawing down, once they did the bank rods enjoyed good sport with the last 6 to 8 weeks seen the larger fish move in after the shrimp & fry.
For the boat anglers taking long drifts across open water & along the edge of the shoals with long leaders & sparsely tied nymph, buzzer & emerger patterns picked out the better trout throughout the season with fry patterns during the last month of the season off the edges of the shoals picking up 5lb+ trout

With Draycote depth of 65ft at the valve tower & its 90 to 100 yard long aerator pipe which helps to keep the water temperature for most of the summer below 20c we will be stocking Draycote with trout between 1lb14oz to 2lb8oz+
www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk

Looking forward to 2021
The news of the vaccines gives us hope that during 2021 we will slowly start to see a level of normality start to return to our fishing lives.

2021 will see our Eyebrook Tackle Shop become fully open with a range of demo fly lines, rods & float tubes for you to try.

Online Shop & Sales
We also have an online shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk during the next few weeks we will be adding items to or sales page keep checking to make sure you don’t miss out on a bargain!  https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/category/sale-items/
With the upturn in angling reported by the EA we have a number of tuition days & casting lessons which can be purchased as a Christmas gift voucher https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/s=christmas+voucher&s_cs=true last posting date for Christmas vouchers 21st December

Membership
We also offer membership for individual fishery & our increasingly popular All water Membership for details, members receive discounted boat rates & 20% reduction on the RRP of any item of fishing tackle we stock
Draycote http://www.flyfishdraycote.co.uk/prices/season-permits/  

Call Draycote 01788 812018 email shop@flyfishstore.co.uk

Eyebrook http://www.flyfisheyebrook.co.uk/prices/season-permits/

Call Eyebrook 01536 770264 email shop@flyfishstore.co.uk

Thornton http://www.flyfishthornton.co.uk/season-permits/

Call Thornton 01530 230807 email shop@flyfishstore.co.uk

Christmas Shopping the Draycote & Eyebrook Lodges will be open on Saturday 19th December & Sunday 20th December from 10.00am – 2pm for you to call & pick up your Christmas vouchers, pick up a last minute gift or discuss our membership options

We look forward to welcoming you back in 2021
Thornton 1st February, Draycote 1st March & the Eyebrook 5th March

Wishing you all a safe Christmas & Happy New Year
Ifor & the fisheries team

Thornton Weekly Report 22nd 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:

  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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Our Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk Visit our online shop we have added a limited quantity of RIO floating lines to our sale & discontinued items with discounts up to 50% on selected items. https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/category/sale-items/

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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

Follow Us on social media

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Twitter www.twitter.com/FlyFishStore

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Local Angling Club is Thornton Fly Fishers visit their website http://thorntonflyfishers.simpl.com they also have a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/troutfishingclub/

 

 

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/

 

Our Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk Visit our online shop we currently have sale & discontinued items with discounts up to 50% on selected items. https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/category/sale-items/

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

Follow Us on social media

Facebookwww.facebook.com/Flyfishstore

Twitter www.twitter.com/FlyFishStore

Instagram www.instagram.com/flyfishstore/

Local Angling Club is Thornton Fly Fishers visit their website http://thorntonflyfishers.simpl.com they also have a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/troutfishingclub/

 

 

 

 

Thornton weekly fishery report 8th November 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/

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

Our Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk Visit our online shop we currently have sale & discontinued items with discounts up to 50% on selected items. https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/category/sale-items/

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 – 4.15pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 4.15pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 1.30pm

All Anglers Off Site – 4.30pm

Follow Us on social media

Facebookwww.facebook.com/FlyFishStore

Twitter www.twitter.com/FlyFishStore

Instagram www.instagram.com/flyfishstore/

Local Angling Club is Thornton Fly Fishers visit their website http://thorntonflyfishers.simpl.com they also have a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/troutfishingclub/

 

 

 

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

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+

Our Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk Visit our online shop we currently have sale & discontinued items with discounts up to 50% on selected items. https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/category/sale-items/

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 – 5.00pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 5.00pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 1.30pm

Last 4 Hr – 1.00pm – 5.00pm

All Anglers Off Site – 5.15pm

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Local Angling Club is Thornton Fly Fishers visit their website http://thorntonflyfishers.simpl.com they also have a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/troutfishingclub/

 

 

 

 

 

Thornton weekly fishing report 18th Oct 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 http://www.flyfishthornton.co.uk/about-us/

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.

Our Online Shop www.flyfishstore.co.uk Visit our online shop we currently have sale & discontinued items with discounts up to 50% on selected items. https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/category/sale-items/

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 – 6.15pm

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

All Anglers Off Site – 6.30pm

Follow Us on social media

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Twitter www.twitter.com/FlyFishStore

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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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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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