Thornton weekly report week ending 20th March 2016

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Thornton weekly fishing report week ending 20th March

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Our water clarity continues to improve daily with visibility over 2ft.

Bank anglers have enjoyed some of the better sport with Andre Russell opting to bank fish catching 12 trout in a couple of hours on crunchers. Russ Martin caught 6 for his two hours bank fishing with John Kirk fishing the bank to catch 8 trout to 5lb2oz on crunchers and buzzers. If your coming to fish the bank we advise you bring waders.

Bank anglers have found a floating line working best while boat anglers have used intermediate and floaters, with the trout close in on the banks the slowest of retrieves produced the best results.

Bob Jones boat fishing also found fish along the lodge side bank of the Thornton arm, up past the lodge past the spot where the old fir tree lies in the water, again these fish were tight on the bank.

Main areas continue to be the shallows opposite the lodge, wood bank and down towards the lonesome pine.

Most productive time of the day has been the warmer hours 10.00am – 3.00pm with a few buzzers to be seen hatching on the warmer days.

This week’s top patterns, Cruncher, Damsel, Tadpole Black & Green & Cats Whisker

Our water temperature is also moving the right way finishing the week at 7 degrees, the closer it gets to 10degrees the better our buzzer hatches will become with some of the larger grey buzzer putting in an appearance.

Rod average for the week was 3.9

Main Gate, Lodge and car park open from 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 6.00pm

Part Day Boat 8.30am – 1.30pm  /   1.30pm – 6.00pm

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