Thornton weekly report 15 June 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

Customers Please note:

If you are calling the fisheries after 6.00pm the staff during the evening session have extra disinfecting duties to carry out on boats, pontoon & life jackets.

The staff will always try to do the best they can for you but due to the extra workload currently involved with disinfecting, they may not be in the position to deal with your enquiry straight away. They may ask you to call back later or they will take your details to call you back.

We value your custom & appreciate your cooperation as we continue to work to the required guidelines to deal with coronavirus

Fishery Report: Week Ending:

Monday and with the water temperature down at 16+ degrees a decent start to the week. Pam Shuttlewood out after lockdown caught 4 for her mornings visit, Bob Menhams fished the washing line with a small black hopper and black buzzers catching 4 for his mornings visit. A good late evening rise with fish in the Thornton arm on caenis and fish in the Markfield arm on the sedges with Peter Wurm catching 3 but reporting great sport for his visit.

Tuesday and the evening session again fished best with plenty of sedges & caenis on the water especially during the last couple of hours. N Bates fished a small G&H sedge to catch his 5 trout with Mr & Mrs Warren fishing in green bay to take their catch.

Wednesday and the water temperature had risen to 18c not surprising therefore that the sink 3 to fast sink lines were the way to go not surprising therefore that the snake fly produced best with S Wilson recording 6 for his visit and Howard Davies taking 4 during his mornings visit.

Thursday proved to be a tough day with Friday Fishing a little better, S Higgins caught 4 from his tube, Chris Sayer caught 7 with Mick Cross catching 6 for their mornings sport as did My Simmonds also catching 6

Saturday and Sunday saw the water temperature during the day push to 19c+ with the best of the fishing during the morning period. Alison & Brian Sibley caught 5 for their mornings visit, Matt Vickers recorded 4 on diawl bach with John & Peter fishing buzzers to take their 6 trout

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

Currently cancelled Details of our beginner course date & information on guiding along with 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 – 10.00pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 10.00pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 3.00pm

Afternoon Boat – 3.00pm – 10.00pm

Last 4 Hr – 6.00pm – 10.00pm

All Anglers Off Site – 10.15pm

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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/

 

 

Update 13th June 2020

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Draycote, Eyebrook, Thornton Covid-19 Update 13th June 2020

With the government easing lock down restrictions further we will from Monday 15th June be able to have our lodges / shops open again, although restricted access, details below:-

Shop Guidelines

  • To prevent queuing at the lodge we will continue to ask anglers to pre book & prepay for their bank & boat visits via debit /credit cards with permits & your receipt posted outside the lodge next to where you book in. Hand sanitiser provided.
  • Maximum 2 customers in the shop
  • Shop customers will be required to observe government social distancing guidelines
  • Everyone entering the shop will use the hand sanitiser provided
  • Shop access restricted if possible, to tackle purchases
  • Credit or Debit card payment for purchases preferred
  • Staff working the lodges / shop will be wearing face shield or masks when dealing with customers.
  • Gutting Room will remain closed

Boats
No changes currently to our guidelines relating to boats, we are due to review them again next week, any changes we will issue a further update.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their understanding during these difficult times.

Litter
I would ask you to ensure you remove all litter from the boats, empty drink cans, sandwich wrappers, plasters etc & place them in the bins provided.

The risk from COVID-19 is still there my staff shouldn’t be picking up your litter.

Draycote 01788 812018
Eyebrook 01536 770264
Thornton 01530 230807

Thornton week ending 7th June

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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

Our current guidelines for the fishery while we operate within COVID 19 guidelines can be found at our website http://www.flyfishthornton.co.uk/about-us/

Customers Please note:

If you are calling the fisheries after 6.00pm the staff during the evening session have extra disinfecting duties to carry out on boats, pontoon & life jackets.

The staff will always try to do the best they can for you but due to the extra workload currently involved with disinfecting, they may not be in the position to deal with your enquiry straight away. They may ask you to call back later or they will take your details to call you back.

We value your custom & appreciate your cooperation as we continue to work to the required guidelines to deal with coronavirus

Fishery Report: Week Ending: 7th June 2020

Hand sanitiser available at the lodge we recommend anglers also bring their own to use as required

Monday with another warm day forecast although for us anglers a spell of cooler weather was due to be with us by late Tuesday. Pete Hunt managed 9 for his visit, Steve Zeleny caught 4 for his mornings visit wit R Humphreis taking 5 trout with the deeper water in front of the dam, green bay and stones been the best area with the majority catching on sinking lines.

Tuesday and a rod average 4.5 with the deeper water, sinking lines with snakes, booby, green pea, blob and damsel patterns working. Scott Wilson caught 15 for his visit, Chris Flay and his father fished the last 4 hours to record their catch of 11 trout, Ian Morris returned 9 for his visit with members Mr & Mrs Warren deciding to fish the Markfield Arm catching 6 fish for their afternoon visit.

Cooler day on Wednesday and surprisingly tougher days fishing from the day before. Member Howard Davies caught 7 for his mornings visit, Neil Nates fished a green pea booby to catch his 4 for his afternoon fishing with Carl Bond taking 4 for his session on an orange blob

Thursday & the surface water temperature was dropping back. Nick Glover caught 6 with every fish feed he caught feeding on daphnia, Alan Johnson fished a morning session for his 4 with Neil Bates returning for another afternoon session with his green pea booby catching a further 4 trout.

Friday and noticeably cooler water temperature had dropped further to 17.5c. Garry Cragg fished from his float tube catching 6 trout, Robert Morton fished a red snake to take his 4 trout during a morning session with Chris Sayer catching 5 trout

Saturday and after another cooler windier evening our water temperature had dropped a further degree to 16.5c Saturday proved to be a cold, wet, hailstone, thunder & wind.

Colin England fished an UV cruncher to take 5 for his mornings visit with Mark Hunt fishing through the worst of the afternoon weather to catch 7 on booby & snakes

Sunday and another cool morning with the water temperature down to 16c degrees I was expecting the fishing to be good, well I was proved wrong, it tuned out to be the most difficult day of the week. Some anglers reported seeing fish feeding especially along the bank of the Thornton arm down to the car park & again off the corner of the wood. J Draycot found a cdc buzzer was the answer.

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 Currently cancelled

Follow 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 – 9.45pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 9.45pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 3.00pm

Afternoon Boat – 3.00pm – 9.45pm

Last 4 Hr – 5.45pm – 9.45pm

All Anglers Off Site – 10.00pm

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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/

Lodges – Shop Open from 15th June

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Preparing for the opening of the lodges 15th June  

The government guidelines allow us to have the tackle shops & lodges open at Draycote, Eyebrook & Thornton from June 15th as long as we can manage social distancing. 

To give you advance notice on how we will operate from the 15th June onwards ensuring social distance and to ensure as we move forward our operating procedures for this next period run as smoothly as they did for the first, I have outlined below our next steps.

From June 15th Lodges Open 

1. Access to the tackle shops will be limited to 2 people at any one time

2. Shops will only be open for tackle sales

3. Hand Sanitiser will be available from a dispenser by the door, you will be required to use it on entry to the lodge/shop

4. Door handles, counters, demo tackle, tills, phones etc will be regularly disinfected

5. To prevent any queuing outside the lodge as were restricting shop customer numbers to 2 at any one time:

  • Fishing permits & boats will be pre booked & pre-paid
  • Your receipt will as it is currently be posted in an envelope on the lodge window
  • Lodges open from 7.30am Do Not congregate outside the lodge door before 7.30am staff when they are ready will call you forward
  • Social distancing guidelines will be observed
  1. Boat usage will remain the same, with restricted availability of boats,
  • Single person occupancy unless your fishing with a person from the same household or two members fishing together
  • Once you have picked up your envelope off the window with your receipt & permit the staff on the pontoon will control numbers ensuring social distancing on the pontoon, they will call you forward when they will allocate you your boat number

 

  • Boat availability currently at
  • Draycote 18 boats,
  • Eyebrook 16 boats
  • Thornton 11 boats
  • We are operating Full Day, Part Day & Last 4hr boats
  • Boats & life jackets are disinfected after every session
  1. Gutting Room remains closed

    Although we have hand sanitiser at the lodge and on the pontoon, we recommend you bring your own as well and use it during the day as required

Draycote 01788812018   Eyebrook 01536 770264   Thornton 01530 230807

 

Thornton update 31st May 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

 

Fishery Report: Week Ending: 31st May 2020

 

We are still working to limited boat numbers to ensure social distancing on & around the pontoon details of our updated guidelines are on our website http://www.flyfishthornton.co.uk/about-us/

Two members / season permit holders may now share a boat; guidelines updated above.

Hand sanitiser available at the lodge we recommend anglers also bring their own to use as required

This past week pin fry have shown in the margins, increasing number of damsels, buzzer but smaller 14s

Monday and before the heat of the week kicked in anglers were catching along the wood and Markfield arm with buzzers and hoppers, Simon caught 9 from his float tube for his mornings session, Mr Keeber caught 8 on buzzer and damsel with Mr Measures catching 12 for his visit. Chris Flay fished with his father for the last 4hr session catching 7

Tuesday the weather was noticeably warmer, with the bank fishing becoming noticeably more difficult as the water temperature climbed & bank side weed growth

Float tubers Andre Russell caught 7 with Shaun Higgins catching 6, Ian Brealey fished 100 yards off the wood catching 6 fish to 3lb+ with members Mr & Mrs Warren catching 6 for their mornings visit

Wednesday our surface water temperature had increased to 18+degrees with anglers eventually finding fish out over the deeper water in front of the main dam, green bay and stones

Thursday and on advice from the lodge boat anglers headed towards the deeper water, Chris Sayer caught 14 in Green Bay on black and green tadpole, M Beck caught 7 for his mornings visit with member Howard Davies catching 6 for his afternoon session

Friday again the deeper water produced best with trout to be found the length of the dam, green bay and along the stones. Mick Cross fished a cats whisker snake catching 12, Andre Russell and Gary Cragg fished from their float tubes Andre catching 9 on an intermediate and damsel with fish to 3lb+ while Garry caught 14 using cormorants and damsels. David Coote took his mornings 4 fish limit again on damsels with Chris Fray and his fathere returning for a 4 hour session catching 6 trout

Saturday, bright, hot and breezy Keith Cowen caught 11, Mark Hunt caught 12 to 3lb+ using a DI5 and snakes and later in the day a 12ft RIO Streamer Tip and buzzers

Sunday and similar conditions to Saturday. J Edwards headed towards the dam with a booby basher and pink snake catching 29 trout for his visit. Simon took to his float tube to catch 11 trout with Matt Vickers also float tubing catching 8 for his visit. Adam Gunby fished a pink snake for his Sunday morning visit landing 6 fish to 4lb+

Cooler weather forecast for this week will help to ensure good sport as we move into June

Current weekly rod average 3.0  Water Clarity excellent

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

Currently cancelled

Next Thornton Tuition Day.

Currently cancelled

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 9.45pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 9.45pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 3.00pm

Afternoon Boat – 3.00pm – 9.45pm

Last 4 Hr – 5.45pm – 9.45pm

All Anglers Off Site – 10.00pm

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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 Report Week ending 24th May 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

Our COVID-19 Guidelines http://www.flyfishthornton.co.uk/about-us/

Fishery Report: Week Ending: 25th May 2020

Our operating guidelines are working well & Id like to thank our visiting anglers for their patience & understanding as we all get used to the current changes. The lodge remains closed hopefully that will be eased at the next relaxing of lockdown rules.

Click on the COVID-19 guidelines above to see our current rules.

Thornton reopened on Wednesday 20th May in line with government guidelines, our current guidelines can be viewed at our link above.

Working to restricted angler number the fishing as expected was good with the fish been left alone these past 8 weeks.

First day’s rod average was 9.5 before settling down to a steady rod average of 4.5 for the week.

Mixed weather for the first 4 days from perfect overcast & gentle ripple to strong winds with our water temperature at 15c+degrees

Anglers report catching trout from all over the reservoir although the corner of the wood into the Markfield arm & the dam across to green bay & the stones producing best.

Generally floating lines or intermediate with daddies, hoppers, cdc, buzzer, diawl, damsels have all worked well with the sinking line & booby working best during any bright flat calm periods.

All Water Member A Russel & Gary have fished from their float tube generally catching 10+ trout, All Water Member Ged Odonoghue caught 12 for his visit, S Owen & M Cartlidge fished from separate boats for their visit both recording double figure catches. Thornton member Howard Davies recorded the largest fish of the week a 4lb9oz rainbow

We have buzzers, sedges hatching in good numbers with the first of the damsels starting to show & withing the margins we are starting to see the first of the pin fry

Water clarity is good

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

Tuition & Guiding is currently unavailable

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 9.30pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 9.30pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 3.00pm

Afternoon Boat – 3.00pm – 9.30pm

Last 4 Hr – 5.30pm – 9.30pm

All Anglers Off Site – 9.45pm

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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/

Fisheries update 30th March 2020

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Draycote, Eyebrook & Thornton Coronavirus Update 30th March 2020

It’s a week since the trout fisheries closed in line with the government directive, and I will be the first to admit it’s been a bit of a stressful time as we quickly had to prepare the fisheries for the closure.

Anglers were lucky that social media is flooded with fly tying, fishing video & blogs to help us while away the enforced home time.

We will be posting items on our website & social media, if you have any photos or video of your fishing trips to any of our fisheries, if you can share them it would be great, if you can forward them to shop@flyfishstore.co.uk we can add them to our library and post them during the next few weeks

Members, once I know the duration of the lockdown, I will be looking at some form of compensation for the period were closed.

Vouchers purchased will be valid to be used when we reopen later this year & will be valid to be used during 2021 for those who can’t use them this year

Tom Bird is currently preparing one of his excellent blogs with Martin Blakeston putting together a piece on the history of the Blackston buzzer

When up at the fisheries its noticeable that the buzzer hatches are improving with increasing numbers of martins travelling through each day. Spring is here

Thank you for your well wishes, everyone keep safe

Ifor

 

Coronovirus

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Coronavirus

Today & to comply with Severn Trent Water our Landlord decision we are closing the fly fishing at  Thornton reservoir until further notice

The Thornton Reservoir site will also be closed to the general public.

Its been a tough start since 1st February, a reasonable opening week which was followed by a number of storm, its heart breaking that were closing just as the weather and water conditions come right.

We will keep you all informed via this website & social media pages.

See you all when the country gets better

Ifor

 

Thornton Coronavirus Update 21st March 2020

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Thornton Trout Fisheries Coronavirus Update 21st March 2020

Eyebrook, Draycote & Thornton currently remain open for fishing, we are working to the latest government advice to ensure our fisheries are as safe as possible for staff to work & our anglers to enjoy the outdoors.

We therefore ask you comply with any fishery staff or our landlord’s representatives’ requests

As previously posted Staff will wear gloves while on the pontoon & if necessary, in the lodge. They will continue with their overall rigorous disinfecting and cleaning

New operating standard since 7.00am 21st March 2020

1.

To reduce person to person contact you can Pay for your visit over the phone via a debit or credit card or BACS payment, each fisheries contact details and BACS detail will be listed below

2.

Prepaid customers, Boat numbers etc, will have their booking on a sheet stuck to the lodge window to prevent you having to come into the lodge.

3.

Staff will book you in on arrival & book you out, returns can be made by email or via the phone

4.

ONE CUSTOMER at a time allowed in the lodge

5.

Boats:-

Maximum 2 persons in a boat.

Boats will be fully disinfected after every session.

Boat availability may be reduced to allow staff adequate time to disinfect & rotate boat usage.

We will let alternate boats on the pontoon, which will increase your own personal area you have while you get in and out of the boats.

Ranger staff may at times need to control the number of anglers on the pontoon

To speed up the anglers usage of the pontoon, DO NOT sit in your boat tied to the pontoon to tackle up or take your tackle down. Once your in your boat we expect you to leave the pontoon area as soon as possible. On your return have your tackle ready to vacate the boat and pontoon as soon as possible

6.

Life jackets will be disinfected after every session with life jacket usage to be rotated

7.

Bank anglers are to ensure they keep their distance from each other

8.

No tea making facilities will be available at Eyebrook, no area for anglers to sit indoors to eat their lunch will be provided

 

Payment Details

Thornton 01530 230807   Mobile 07885 347 326

BACS Sort Code 56 – 00 – 55 Account 34628002

 

Ifor Jones

Thornton report 15th March 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

Coronavirus, all of our fisheries remain open, with our staff following the advice from the authorities to regularly during the day clean the vulnerable areas, doors, counters, tills, credit card machines, phones etc

Fishery Report: Week Ending: 15th March

Monday to Thursday of this week followed the previous few weeks of low water clarity and few rods on the water.

Friday 13th with a good weather forecast and advise from the lodge that conditions had improved with clarity between 2ft & 3ft enough to warrant a visit the anglers were rewarded with a rod average 4.2

Richard Price caught 6 trout on a green booby while Howard Davies & Jan Webber shared a boat to catch 16 on cats whisker, Dave Slesser caught 7 for his visit while Clive Holt & Colin Chambers shared an afternoon boat to record 10 fish for their visit. The shallows opposite the lodge, wood & lonesome pine fished best.

Saturday & our sport continued to improve with the daily rod average 6.2 with the boats generally enjoying the best of the sport. Phill Mee found the fish up the Thornton arm catching 16 for his visit, Jan Webber returned for his second visit of the week catching 12 wit Mark Hunt fishing a DI3 with a cats whisker to boat his 14 trout. Our surface temperature has increased to 8c+ with anglers reporting increasing buzzer hatches.

Sunday & the poor weather returned, wet & windy with no boats out the few bank anglers who fished struggled with the windy conditions.

Clarity continues to improve and is currently close to 3ft

Good to see the sport picking up & its well worth a visit, contact the Thornton Lodge 01530230807

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/

RIO & SAGE Day at Draycote 29th March is CANCELLED due to travel concerns for Simon Gawesworth & Chris Anderson of SAGE & RIO who were travelling to the UK from the USA

If you want to try a particular SAGE rod or RIO fly line contact Tom Bird 01788812018 & he will arrange to that for you

Tuition & Guided Sessions Fly casting tuition, beginner days & guiding available with our in-house guides & instructors who work at our Draycote, Thornton & Eyebrook fisheries. Contact our guiding & tuition manager Tom Bird for detail 01788 812018 or his works mobile 07834 581 423. Details of our beginner course date & information on guiding along with Tom Bird advice blogs are on our Tuition & Guided website www.flyfishtuition.co.uk

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 6.00pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 6.00pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 1.00pm

Afternoon Boat – 1.00pm – 6.00pm

Last 4 Hr – 2.00pm – 6.00pm

All Anglers Off Site – 6.15pm

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/