Thornton fishing report week ending 09/07/2012

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62 rods caught 167 trout rod average 2.7

And here is your weekly weather report!

Its seems like I’m writing a report on last week’s weather as the weather currently is dominating the fishing.

Last week the rain and especially Friday’s deluge kept rods away with the level at Thornton rising by a good 18in+ on Friday.

Friday night coming off the pontoon the water level was up to your knees, by Saturday morning it was still above wellington height.

By Sunday if you wore wellingtons you could get onto the pontoon, Monday (today 9th July) you still need willies, if your coming fishing be sure and bring wellingtons to gain access to the pontoon.

As you would expect with such a torrent of water the reservoir has coloured, visibility is not great at around 2ft but rods who ventured out on Saturday and Sunday all reported hooking trout.

On Saturday Mitch went out in his tube and caught 3 on Sunday Brian Sibley caught 3 to 3lb, Mr Young caught 6 While Matt Vickers came for an evening and caught 2 with the best 4lb10oz both fish were seen rising and Matt took them both on a dry orange daddy. Despite the colour its obviously clear enough for the trout to see a fly.

Before the rain, buzzers, damsel were working best.

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Its hard to believe from next week we shall start to notice a gradual shortening of daylight hours, where has this year and its summer gone?

Full Day Boat 8.30 – 10.00pm
Part Day Boat 8.30am – 3.00pm / 3.00pm – 10.00pm
Last 4 hour permit 6.00pm – 10.00pm

Car Park & lodge open 7.30am

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Thornton fishing report week ending 01/07/2012

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This report this year is starting to sound more like a weekly weather report than a fishing one!!

Thursday Thornton was caught in the freak weather that drifted across the midlands with a Tornado, no exaggeration, catching the corner of the reservoir causing damage to the trees in green bay and down the Markfield arm, the resulting thunder storm and torrential rain did bring in a large volume of water into the reservoir resulting in the fishery being unfishable on Friday.

Surprisingly the water conditions had improved by Saturday and by Sunday water clarity was good once again with the rod average on Sunday a very respectable 4.7

During the week 112 rods caught 353 trout for rod average 3.2 with the majority falling to floating or intermediate lines with damsel, hares ear, buzzer and orange blob.

Fish spooned this week are still in the main feeding on daphnia with an increasing number of damsel nymphs. The trout caught off the shallows of the Thornton arm are feeding hard on small snails. Huge hatches of sedge in the evenings

Water clarity is good, water temperature is low for the time of year, fishing conditions are ideal.

Great average size getting caught with most trout between 2lb-4lb with 3 fish over 5lb.

Morning session has fished best during last week.

Main Gate, lodge & car park open 7.30am
Full Day Boats 8.30am – 10.00pm
Part Day Boats 8.30am – 3.00pm / 3.00pm – 10.00pm
Last 4 hour permit 6.00pm – 10.00pm

Contact lodge 01530 230807

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Thornton fishing report week ending 24/06/2012

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Great average size coming out of Thornton this past fortnight with anglers committing on the quality, most of the fish coming to the scales have weighed between 2lb – 4lb

Morning session is still producing best as our late evening buzzer hatches continue to be well below what we would expect during a normal year.

Yet more rain this past week but our water clarity remains good to excellent and unsurprising considering the cooler temperatures.

Floating and intermediate lines with damsel, orange fritz & buzzer have caught best with the Markfield arm, corner of the wood and farm bank producing best although in a northerly or westerly wind the car park area has produced some excellent catches

Terry Barton fished a morning session fishing buzzers on a washing line to catch 9, Tony Lorrimer caught 21 for his day while Dave Pacey recorded 16, Keith Coley and John Bebbington recorded 22, Gordon Porter fished a morning session catching 7 on a corixa pattern and blob while Mark Sturgess caught 12 to 5lb8oz, Richard Dayman caught 6 trout for a total bag weight of 17lb5oz.

Morning session has fished best during last week.

Main Gate, lodge & car park open 7.30am
Full Day Boats 8.30am – 10.00pm
Part Day Boats 8.30am – 3.00pm / 3.00pm – 10.00pm
Last 4 hour permit 6.00pm – 10.00pm

Contact lodge 01530 230807

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Thornton fishing report week ending 17/06/2012

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Rain, cold daytime temperatures, but it suits the fishing, pull on your waterproof clothing the 91 rods who fished last week caught 281 trout for a rod average 3

Despite the rain and the water level going up again, its been running over the overflow constantly since late April, our water clarity is great, gin clear is the description used by many of the visiting anglers.

The fish are not in the usual places you would expect them to be for late June with the corner of the wood and Thornton arm fishing well with buzzer, orange blob and damsel patterns.

Generally the morning to mid afternoon is fishing best we are not getting the evening rise as the temperature seems to drop by quite a large margin each evening.

Daphnia still remains the trout’s No1 food item although a few fish caught up the Thornton arm have had a few snails in them. Increasing number of damsels about a settled spell of warmer weather should see these numbers increase.

Longest Day falls on 21st June it won’t be long before were asking “were did that season go?”

Main Gate, lodge and car park open 7.30am
Full Day Boats 8.30am – 10.00pm
Part Day Boats 8.30am – 3.00pm / 3.00pm – 10.00pm
Last 4 hour permit 6.00pm – 10.00pm

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Thornton fishing report week ending 10/06/2012

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Another wet week but despite the heavy rainfall which has kept Thornton brimming full our water clarity is excellent.

The weather kept rods away this week for large chunks of the week with only 88 rods fishing they caught 167 trout for a 1.9 rod average.

Pin fry & damsel are about know but yet again this week on spooning fish daphnia was the number 1 food item, I have never seen so much daphnia in the water or the trout feeding on it for such a long period.

A mixed variety of methods caught fish this past week with a floating line & diawl bach, cruncher, buzzer and apps bloodworm to buzzers fished under an indicator. Intermediate lines with orange blobs & damsel patterns have also worked with a couple of anglers fishing on the drift with a fast sinking line & sparkler tubes catching well on the drift from the pontoon to the stones.

Morning session has fished best during last week

Main Gate, lodge and car park open 7.30am
Full Day Boats 8.30am – 10.00pm
Part Day Boats 8.30am – 3.00pm / 3.00pm – 10.00pm
Last 4 hour permit 6.00pm – 10.00pm

Contact lodge 01530 230807

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Thornton fishing report week ending 03/06/2012

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132 rods caught 289 trout for rod average 2.2

Despite the weekends rain our water clarity is “gin clear” its as good as it gets!

Water temperature is starting to drop after the past fortnights heat and is down to 17 degrees.
Daphnia is still the main food item were finding in the trout with a few small buzzer with member Mick Glover catching a trout this morning full of this years jelly fry, he was fishing off the corner of the wood. Plenty of sedge about in the evenings with the first of the damsel spotted last week.

Markfield arm with the area from the area from the lonesome pine to the farm bank fishing best with the stones and green bay also worth a look. Our evening rise is still very much hit or miss, a constant spell of westerly winds and steady daytime temps is what we need.

Successful methods last week were either a fast sinking line with orange booby, olive booby or orange blob or a floating line with buzzer or cruncher. The morning session is generally fishing best.

Main gate, car park and lodge open from 7.30am
Full Day Boats 8.30am – 9.45pm
Part Day Boats 8.30am – 3.00pm / 3.00pm – 9.45pm

Tel: 01530 230807

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Thornton fishing report week ending 27/05/2012

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What a contrast with the weather and as a result of the high temperatures and bright conditions the best of the fishing this past week has been during the first half of the day.

136 rods caught 280 trout for a rod average 2.1 with the corner of the wood and the entrance to the Markfield arm and in front of the main dam fishing best.

Mick Curtis and John Spick caught 13 trout to 6lb for their mornings visit, with Steve Zeleny weighing two trout for 7lb, there were a further 27 trout recorded weighing 3lb+

Sinking lines with booby and blobs caught all week with anglers who stuck with buzzers but fishing them static getting the best results with P. Hunt catching 8 on static buzzer on Sunday morning.

Still huge clouds of daphnia in the water and the fish were spooning are still feeding hard on it.

Water level: Full Water Clarity: Good

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 9.45pm
Part Day Boats 8.30am – 3.00pm / 3.00pm – 9.45pm
Last 4 hour permit 5.45pm – 9.45pm
Main gate, lodge & car park open from 7.30am

Tel: 01530 230807

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Thornton fishing report week ending 20/05/2012

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The warmer weather forecast for this week will be most welcomed, Thornton water level is full what we need is some warmer temperatures to bring the fish onto the surface and some good late evening rises.

Last week 118 rods caught 279 trout for a rod average 2.4 with the last day of the week Sunday providing the best sport as the air temperature started to show signs of improvement.

On spooning fish caught this week it’s clear that daphnia is their number one food item, they are stuffed to the gills on it with a few small buzzers as well.

Bank anglers have found some fish this week opposite the lodge by the willows and down by the lonesome pine. Boat anglers have fished the sheltered water in front of the wood and green bay with damsel, orange blob, buzzers, cruncher and diawl bach on a floating or slow sinking line best.

Our water level is full with water clarity good

Lodge and car park open from 7.30am
Full Day Boats 8.30am – 9.30pm
Part Day Boats 8.30am – 3.00pm / 3.00pm – 9.30pm
Last Four Hour Permits 5.30pm – 9.30pm

Tel 01530 230807

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Thornton fishing report week ending 13/05/2012

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135 rods caught 298 trout returning 98 for a weekly average 2.2

Our water level is at the “Full” mark it’s actually running over the overflow but our water clarity is good once again.

We need some settled weather, what a fickle lot we are a few weeks ago I was praying for rain, but as were in the middle of May some settled warmer winds would certainly help.

Our evening rise is patchy in the main due to the drop in temperature were experiencing almost nightly, with us waking up Saturday and Sunday morning to a sharp frost.

T. Pegg anchored to the small orange buoy and fished a black cruncher catching 12 trout, Jim Foxall fished buzzers to take trout up to 3lb8oz, J. Considine fished a damsel to take fish up to 5lb, while Mick Cutis and J. Spick fished buzzers and crunchers to catch 15 for their morning visit.

Lodge open and Bank Fishing from 7.30am.

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 9.15pm
Part Day Boats 8.30am – 3.00pm / 3.00pm – 9.15pm
Last Four Hours Permits + Boats 5.00pm onwards

Tel 01530 230807

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Thornton fishing report week ending 06/05/2012

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The rain has filled the reservoir, it’s actually overflowing.

With the heavy rain and a rapidly filling reservoir the water was unfishable for most of the week but by Saturday conditions improved and the anglers who took to the water enjoyed excellent sport.

Over Saturday and Sunday 49 rods caught 198 trout for a rod average 4.0
Woodbank, lonesome pine and stones fished best with cruncher, diawl bach & buzzers fished on a floater taking the majority of the fish.

We are starting to see an evening rise although the sudden drop in temperature were experiencing in the evening can make the rise short lived.

With the first Hawthorn Fly blowing onto the water this morning and with our water clarity good we should start to see an increasing number of trout feeding off the surface.

Main gate, Lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am
Full Day Boat 8.30am – 8.30pm
Part Day Boat 8.30am – 2.30pm / 2.30pm – 8.30pm
Last Four Hour Permits 4.30pm – 8.30pm

Contact the lodge 01530 230807

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