Thornton weekly report week ending 4th October

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Weekly Report Week ending 4th October 2015

As we move into October fry patterns are taking more and more fish, however don’t pack those emergers and dry flies away yet, as this mild October continues to give us good buzzer hatches.

Russ Martin won the Thornton Fly Fishers pensioners match using a size 14 Elk Hair Sedge to take a 4 fish limit for a total weight of 11lb including a 4lb12oz rainbow. Adrian Freer also used a size 14 Elk Hair Sedge to take his 6 fish while Simon Crane fished a small G&H sedge to catch his 5 trout, Mark Hunt fished a combination of daddies and cruncher to catch his trout including a rainbow of 4lb8oz and a 2lb brown while Mat Cairns fished a buzzer

Fry Patterns are also working, the Snake, Bunny Leach, small cut throat cats & cats whiskers with anglers this past week only having to use two lines, a floater or intermediate.

Main dam, Green Bay & Stones continue to be the most productive part of the reservoir with a good number of fish to be seen feeding along these areas, we will expect if not this coming week but next to start seeing fish moving into the arms and the large shoals of fry around the weed beds & boat pontoon.

Rod average for the week was 1.6

Water temperature for most of the week was 14 degrees

Main Gate, Lodge & Bank Fishing open 7.00am

Boats Available from 8.30am – 6.45pm

Part Day Boats 8.30 – 1.00pm  /   1.00pm – 6.45pm

Last 4 Hour 3.00pm – 6.45pm

All Anglers offsite by 7.00pm


For more up to date information and to book a boat call the lodge on 01530 230807

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Date For Your Diary: we are attending the Burton Game Fishing & Fly Tying Festival at Uttoxeter Race Course on Sunday 18th October 10am – 4.30pm