Thornton Fishery Update 8th March

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Thornton Weekly Fishing Report.

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 8th March

Another tough week with water clarity been the issue, however at long last were seeing an improvement with the clarity as you walk onto the pontoon 18inch+

With little or no fishing at Thornton these past few weeks due to the weather it will be a bonus for us to enjoy some better weather & conditions with rods on the water again

A further stocking of 900 trout averaging 2lb is due this week

Water temperature is 6c best method is likely to be sinking lines with boobies, blobs & fabs.

For latest update contact the lodge 01530 230807

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RIO & SAGE Day March 29th at Draycote we are holding our RIO & SAGE day with Simon Gawesworth RIO, Chris Anderson SAGE & Jim Fearn Guide / SAGE on hand to offer advice on all aspects of fly fishing, Reservoir, River, Saltwater, Pike & Salmon

Book a FREE guided fishing session from a boat using any SAGE rod & RIO fly line of your choice, contact Tom Bird at the Draycote lodge 01788 812018 to book your FREE guided session

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

Next Thornton Tuition Day. Casting tuition available at Thornton with Ifor Jones call the lodge 01530230807

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

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Thornton Update 1st March

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 1st March 2020

Another week, another storm! It does look at long last that we may see an improvement in the weather.

A few rods did venture out during the week but conditions were against them

This morning our water level has receded since Thursday / Fridays rainfall with our clarity starting to improve, off the end of the pontoon this morning we have 13inch, I think we need 16inch+ ideal would be 18inch, we could be at that sort of clarity level by Wednesday, Thursday.

The clarity will be at its best from the bank outwards, I would expect the bank to start fishing better than the boats.

As we always recommend call the lodge for latest update 01530 230807

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RIO & SAGE Day

March 29th at Draycote we are holding our RIO & SAGE day with Simon Gawesworth RIO, Chris Anderson SAGE & Jim Fearn Guide / SAGE on hand to offer advice on all aspects of fly fishing, Reservoir, River, Saltwater, Pike & Salmon

Book a FREE guided fishing session from a boat using any SAGE rod & RIO fly line of your choice, contact Tom Bird at the Draycote lodge 01788 812018 to book your FREE guided session

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

Next Thornton Tuition Day. Thornton Beginner Course Saturday 7th March cost £75.00 includes all tackle & fishing permit contact Tom Bird to book 01788 812018 or 07834 581 423

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

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Local Angling Club is Thornton Fly Fishers, their next bank competition is been held at Eyebrook on the 8th March, details on their Facebook page visit their website http://thorntonflyfishers.simpl.com they also have a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/troutfishingclub/

Thornton Fishery Update 23rd February

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Thornton 23rd February

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Very little to report as we advised anglers to stay away this week due to the high water level from the week before which coloured the water.

Water clarity is improving however we have to wait & see what impact the rain over the weekend has.

From our records you need to go back to 2002 or 2007 to find the last time we had the reservoir effected for so long by rainfall.

Had we not had the weekends rainfall we were looking at the clarity improving by Wednesday, following Sundays rainfall & depending on todays (Monday 24th) rainfall I will have a better idea tomorrow on when its likely to be worth fishing, ideally we need 14inch+ of clarity this morning at 10.00am we have 11 – 12inch of clarity.

My gut feeling looking at the various forecast and current localised rainfall  is that Thursday / Friday could be worth a visit

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

LOCAL ANGLING CLUB spotlight: Thornton Fly Fishers is, they arrange club competitions, social events & winter fly tying, visit their website http://thorntonflyfishers.simpl.com they also have a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/troutfishingclub/

 

Thornton Fisheries Report 16th Feb 2020

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 16th February 2020

Monday and its poor weather forecast, strong winds & sleet had us recommending anglers didn’t visit with everyone heeding our advice, Tuesday was the same with no rods out on the water.

Wednesday and conditions looked better with water clarity 12in+ however looks can be deceiving with the rods who fished in Wednesday returning a blank.

Thursday morning and following rain during the early hours the clarity was reduced further, a few members did venture out but with a small rise in the reservoir level which reduced the clarity further we took the decision to advise anglers not to fish on Friday and due to the storm Dennis forecast for Saturday we cancelled those boats also.

Sunday morning following heavy overnight rain from storm Dennis we arrived onsite to find the water level was as high as we have seen it for several years with the influx of water reducing the clarity. I doubt clarity will be good enough to fish much before this Thursday.

Poor week fishing effected by both major storms.

As always, we recommend you call the lodge before you travel for latest updates 01530 230807

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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

March 29th at Draycote we are holding our RIO & SAGE day with Simon Gawesworth RIO, Chris Anderson SAGE & Jim Fearn Guide / SAGE on hand to offer advice on all aspects of fly fishing, Reservoir, River, Saltwater, Pike & Salmon

Book a FREE guided fishing session from a boat using any SAGE rod & RIO fly line of your choice, contact Tom Bird at the Draycote lodge 01788 812018 to book your FREE guided session

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

Next Thornton Tuition Day. Thornton Beginner Course Saturday 22nd February cost £75.00 includes all tackle & fishing permit contact Tom Bird to book 01788 812018 or 07834 581 423

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 5.30pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 5.30pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 1.00pm

Afternoon Boat – 1.00pm – 5.30pm

Last 4 Hr – 1.30pm – 5.30pm

All Anglers Off Site – 5.45pm

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Weekly Fishing Report Thornton 10th February 2020

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 9th February 2020

First full week of the season produced a weekly rod average of 4.8 with some individual days returning an average of 7+

When fishing catch and release please ensure you de barb the flies your using.

Monday boats again enjoyed the best of the sport using DI3 and DI7 sinking lines, the key to success was fishing sinking lines with orange lures, cats whisker, green pea, blobs and boobies. Lee Henfrey caught up the Thornton arm fishing 40yds off the bank. R Cotterill and S Wilson boated 18 fish for their visit.

Tuesday and better conditions saw an upturn in the sport with a rod average of 7+ with the fish been a bit more spread out along the Thornton arm, wood bank and into the Markfield arm. All Water member Ian Jobe bank fished off the corner of the wood with a floating line and weighted nymphs to catch his 9 trout. Steve Windram fished up the top of the Thornton arm with a DI3 and orange lures catching 22 trout. Rodger Dunster and Peter Wrigley boated 15 trout for their visit with Arthur Olding catching 10 fish for his visit

Wednesday the weather dropped a bit cooler with a ground frost greeting the anglers, again the DI3, DI7 lines produced best with the corner of the wood to the lonesome pine fishing well. Kevin Hart shared a boat Rodger Kerrison boating 19 between them. All Water member Clive Moore on his first visit to Thornton caught 17 trout with another All Water member Dave Slessor catching 10. Dave Leavesley banked fished catching 6 trout on a weighted black and green tadpole & appetizer.

Thursday a sharp ground frost greeted the anglers with the frost on the pontoon not clearing before 9am resulting in the boats not going out until the pontoon and boats were considered safe by the fishery staff. Not surprising the sinking lines caught best again with Bob Middleton catching 21 for his visit , All Water member Ed Douglas visited Thornton for the first time catching 14 trout with P Harding fishing a small white and green snake to catch his 14 trout using a DI3.

Friday and you could sense a change in the weather A Topping bank fished using a midge tip and hot head damsel to catch his 8 trout, R Middleton and D Lovegrove shared a boat catching 22 on yellow blob, orange and yellow humongous, black and gold humongous and coral booby. Saturday and the wind was starting to pick up Phil Mee caught 11, Lee Henfrey also caught 11 with Mark Hunt recording 16 with at least 3 overwintered fish. We have seen a few more overwintered fish caught this week with the majority in excellent condition and weighing 3lb+

Sunday due to the storm the fishery was closed, we seem to have missed the worst of the rain, the level is up a little with some colour running along the shallows, although no where near as bad as expected.

As always contact the lodge for updates 01530 230807

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RIO & SAGE Day, Limited Free guiding spots available call Tom 01788 812018 to book your spot.March 29th at Draycote we are holding our RIO & SAGE day with Simon Gawesworth RIO, Chris Anderson SAGE & Jim Fearn Guide / SAGE on hand to offer advice on all aspects of fly fishing, Reservoir, River, Saltwater, Pike & Salmon Book a FREE guided fishing session from a boat using any SAGE rod & RIO fly line of your choice, contact Tom Bird at the Draycote lodge 01788 812018 to book your FREE guided session

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

Next Thornton Tuition Day. Thornton Beginner Course Saturday 22nd February cost £75.00 includes all tackle & fishing permit contact Tom Bird to book 01788 812018 or 07834 581 423

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 5.15pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 5.15pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 12.30pm

Afternoon Boat – 12.30pm – 5.15pm

Last 4 Hr – 1.15pm – 5.15pm

All Anglers Off Site – 5.30pm

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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/

Their next club competition is the Thornton Bank Match Sunday 16th February details on the club website

 

 

2020 Opening weekend 1st & 2nd February

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Thornton Weekly Fishing Report.

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 2nd February 2020

Windy conditions greeted the opening day anglers, with bank and boat anglers fishing the shelter they could find within the Thornton arm opposite the lodge. The second day of the season provided better conditions allowing anglers to fish the popular areas.

After 18 month of low water levels anglers were greeted with a full Thornton reservoir with the surface & it’s a sign of a mild winter with our water temperature at 7+degrees which is 2degrees higher than we would expect for the time of year. Water clarity is good

6.9 rod average for the opening two days with the Thornton arm down to the willows producing best from the boats although All Water member Neil Shilton caught 13 from his float tube (see photo on Facebook www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore ) With the mild conditions anglers caught fish throughout the day.

Sinking lines, in particular the DI3 type of sinking lines produced best with an array of lures working, from orange fritz gold heads, cats whisker, black and green tadpole, blob.

Boat bookings for Wednesday, Friday & Saturday have limited availability, to avoid disappointment we recommend you call the lodge and pre book your boats. If you’re coming to fish from the bank we recommend you bring waders

Over the weekend notable catches were recorded by Keith Cowen, Jan Webber, Chris Sayer, Tom Morris, L Serrano, Mark Hunt, Simon Zabrzenski, J Batts, Steve Lewandowski, M Draper & Rodger Kerrison.

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 March 29th at Draycote we are holding our RIO & SAGE day with Simon Gawesworth RIO, Chris Anderson SAGE & Jim Fearn Guide / SAGE on hand to offer advice on all aspects of fly fishing, Reservoir, River, Saltwater, Pike & Salmon. Book a FREE guided fishing session from a boat using any SAGE rod & RIO fly line of your choice, contact Tom Bird at the Draycote lodge 01788 812018 to book your FREE guided session

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

Next Thornton Tuition Day. Thornton Beginner Course Saturday 22nd February cost £75.00 includes all tackle & fishing permit contact Tom Bird to book 01788 812018 or 07834 581 423

British Fly Fair Show. We have a stand at the British Fly Fair www.bffi.co.uk/ on Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th February. Tom Bird & Ifor will be on hand to discuss our 2020 fishing season at Thornton, Draycote & Eyebrook. We will have special show offers over the weekend including a show only special promotion on the RIO Fathom range of sinking lines rrp£74.99 show promotion £49.99

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 5.00pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 5.00pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 12.30pm

Afternoon Boat – 12.30pm – 5.00pm

Last 4 Hr – 1.00pm – 5.00pm

All Anglers Off Site – 5.15pm

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Their next club competition is the Thornton Bank Match Sunday 16th February details on the club website, new members welcome

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/