Thornton weekly report week ending 28th May 2017
Tel: 01530 230807
The hot spell of weather last week was more like the weather we expect during mid July, not normal weather at all for late May.
By Friday the heat had pushed our surface water temperature towards 20 degrees usually for this time of the year we would be expecting it to be no more than 16 degrees
The trout moved away from the warm surface layers and moved into the cooler water column 10 ft down, were they continued to feed on the buzzer.
Longer leaders 20ft – 25ft with a heavy, tungsten buzzer on the point with buzzer patterns above that fished static was the most successful method.
Damsel have shown in increasing numbers with the first of the pin fry spotted around the pontoon on Sunday afternoon
Best areas as you would expect with last weeks heat was the deeper water with green bay, dam wall & stones fishing well.
Alan Johnstone fished a morning session catching 6 trout on size 14 green buzzers, Adrian Freer used an intermediate and damsel patterns in front of the dam wall to catch his 8 fish during the cooler morning session, K Maile & P Harris fished heavy buzzer patterns on a 25ft leader static catching 16 to the boat.
Thornton Fly Fishers fished their boat pairs competition on Sunday with 7 pairs taking to the water, they averaged 3.5 for their match with two pairs sharing first place weighing in 12 fish for 21lb14oz, the joint winners were Russ Jackson, Jim Retalic & Tim Ward, John Foster, pictures on our facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore
This morning with the cooler conditions our water temperature has started to drop back to were we would expect it to be, with a much cooler forecast for this coming week I would expect to start seeing fish move again during the evening especially from Tuesday onwards.
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New for 2017, Thornton has joined the Troutmasters competition, entry forms to be found next to the booking out sheet you will need a member of staff to countersign your entry, good luck and get those entries rolling in.
Overall average for the week was 2.5
Current Fishing Times:
Car Park, Lodge and bank fishing open 7.30am
Full Day Boats: 8.30am – 9.45pm
Part Day Boats: 8.30am – 3.00pm / 3.00pm – 9.45pm
Last 4 hours: 5.45pm – 9.45pm (last 4 hour permits on sale from 5.30pm)
All anglers off site by 10.00pm
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