Welcome rain for most of last week has put the levels up at Thornton we are currently just over 2ft down, and still rising, water clarity is still good.
The rain as welcome as it was kept the rods away with only 72 rods fishing last week, however the rods who put on the warm waterproof gear and ventured out enjoyed excellent sport recording 351 trout caught for a rod average 4.9
Despite the weather in between the rain we had our first good week of top of the water sport with increasing buzzer hatches ensuring good numbers of fish could be seen moving at times. During the colder spells an intermediate or sinking line kept you in contact with the feeding trout.
Green bay and stones stood out as the two main productive areas with damsel, orange fritz, buzzer and cruncher producing best.
We had our first good consistent evening rise with our last four hour permit offering excellent value for this productive fishing time, Last four hours Boat £4.00 and 1 fish permit + Catch & release £10.00.
With the rising levels I would expect the wood, lonesome pine and farm bank to start producing for the bank anglers, late April early May the farm bank area does usually fish well for the bank.
Lodge, main gate & bank fishing open 7.30am.
Full Day Boat 8.30am – 8.00pm
Part Day Boats 8.30am – 2.30pm / 2.30pm – 8.15pm
Last 4 Hour 4.15pm – 8.15pm
Contact the lodge 01530 230807