Thornton Weekly Report
Week ending 3rd March 2019
Tel 01530 230807
An excellent weeks fishing with the February weather being kind for us, with bank and boat anglers enjoying the excellent early season sport with a 6.7 rod average
The area opposite the lodge continues to produce but it was noticeable this week that the trout were moving further along towards the corner of the wood and down the Markfield arm.
All Water member Ken Key who usually fishes Draycote visited Thornton for the first time catching 8 off the bank on buzzer and blobs, Dave Smith another All Water member caught 12 for his visit with Keith Coley catching an overwintered trout of 5lb12oz photo on www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore
Alan Topping continues to find the fish off the bank recording 19 for his visit. Bob Menhams fished a short morning session from a boat catching 9, with Disabled International Angler Harold Pritchard catching 24 for his visit.
Ian Jobe is making good use of his All Water permit visiting Thornton prior to Eyebrook opening and recording 24 off the bank. Richard Price enjoyed his best visit ever at Thornton catching 20 for his visit.
Crunchers and fabs worked for Robert Middleton fishing from the bank he caught 14 trout, Scotty Wilson fished a midge tip with a gold headed daddy catching steadily all day.
The good sport continued into the weekend with Thornton members Jan Webber, Martin Clay, Brian Sibley, Mark Hunt and Andy Lilley all returning good numbers of trout.
Although black and green or white and green lures are still taking good numbers its noticeable the increasing numbers of trout taking buzzers, crunchers & bloodworm patterns
Reservoir is currently 3ft down if your coming to fish the bank wellingtons or waders are recommended.
Our rod average was 6.7
Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am
Full Day Boats 8.30am – 5.45pm
Morning Boat 8.30am – 1.00pm Afternoon Boat 1.00pm – 5.45pm
All anglers offsite by 6.00pm
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Date for your Diary: At Draycote on Sunday 14th April FREE opportunity to try a RIO fly line or SAGE rod of your choice fishing with one of our guides. We have Simon Gawesworth of RIO & Jim Fearn of SAGE who are available to advice & demonstrate casting for Trout, Salmon & Salt water
This day is free, booking essential call the Draycote lodge 01788812018