This report this year is starting to sound more like a weekly weather report than a fishing one!!
Thursday Thornton was caught in the freak weather that drifted across the midlands with a Tornado, no exaggeration, catching the corner of the reservoir causing damage to the trees in green bay and down the Markfield arm, the resulting thunder storm and torrential rain did bring in a large volume of water into the reservoir resulting in the fishery being unfishable on Friday.
Surprisingly the water conditions had improved by Saturday and by Sunday water clarity was good once again with the rod average on Sunday a very respectable 4.7
During the week 112 rods caught 353 trout for rod average 3.2 with the majority falling to floating or intermediate lines with damsel, hares ear, buzzer and orange blob.
Fish spooned this week are still in the main feeding on daphnia with an increasing number of damsel nymphs. The trout caught off the shallows of the Thornton arm are feeding hard on small snails. Huge hatches of sedge in the evenings
Water clarity is good, water temperature is low for the time of year, fishing conditions are ideal.
Great average size getting caught with most trout between 2lb-4lb with 3 fish over 5lb.
Morning session has fished best during last week.
Main Gate, lodge & car park open 7.30am
Full Day Boats 8.30am – 10.00pm
Part Day Boats 8.30am – 3.00pm / 3.00pm – 10.00pm
Last 4 hour permit 6.00pm – 10.00pm
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