Thornton 01530 230807
Weekly Report ending 5th May
138 rods recorded 517 trout for the week for a rod average 3.7
A better weeks fishing at Thornton with bank anglers enjoying good sport with the overcast conditions ensuring the trout remain close to the margins along the shallows.
Boat anglers are starting to find a few fish in green bay and down along the stones but the majority are still been caught all the way from the top of the Thornton arm along the shallows of the wood bank past the lonesome pine & down to the farm bank
In the main a floating line has worked best with buzzer, damsel & a few been taken on dries. When its bright a midge tip or intermediate line with blob, damsel & buzzers has worked. One bank angler took his limit on a stick fly a pattern not always used nowadays but still a pattern worth using.
Our evening rise is yet to get going properly, in the main due to a temperature drop most evenings, but a slight rise in the late evening temperature will kick start our evening rise sport
Four members of Staffordshire Police paid us a visit last week, M Cartlidge, J Goodwin, P Cleaver, T Strachan they had an excellent day all catching well into double figures.
Belgian anglers J Weissenberger & A Piccioli took advantage of the 3 day package we offer spending one day at Draycote, 2nd day at Foremark and their 3rd day at Thornton catching 16 trout on their Thornton visit
P Winnac caught 3lb rainbow, M Chapman 3lb, M Pepper 4lb10oz, M Scone 4lb10oz, F Liggins & M Liggins both caught trout at 4lb
If your coming to fish the bank we recommend you bring waders.
Our last 4 hour permit offers excellent value fishing from 4.45pm – 8.45pm
Main Gate, Lodge & Bank Fishing open 7.30am
Boats Available from 8.30am
Part Day Boats 8.30 – 2.30pm / 2.30pm – 8.45pm
All Anglers offsite by 8.50pm
For more up to date information and to book a boat call the lodge on 01530 230807
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