Thornton weekly report week ending 27 March 2016

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Thornton weekly report week ending 27 March 2016

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Monday to Good Friday we enjoyed good fishing conditions, then over the weekend the strong winds arrived preventing the boats from going out.

Bank and boat anglers caught fish in good numbers giving us a rod average of 4.5 for the week.

Bank anglers in the main are still catching along the shallows opposite the lodge down to the corner of the wood with floating lines crunchers, bloodworm, buzzer, tadpole and damsel patterns doing best. A number of bank anglers have commented on the number of damsel nymphs in the margins, G Clark on his first visit to Thornton spotted damsel nymphs in the margins, swapped onto a skinny damsel nymph pattern and caught 12 trout. Bill Nichols fished buzzer along the margins to catch 9 trout for his 4 hour visit, as did Norman Perkins. New member C Bond fished buzzers off the bank during his 3 hour afternoon visit to catch 5 trout.

Boat anglers and float tubers have caught on a variety of methods, from a floating line to fast sinkers using patterns from buzzers to booby. Dave Price and Neil James fished nomads to get into double figures as they did the week before, Peter Wrigley and Mick Hanson fished crunchers and bloodworm patterns to great effect on their visits again getting well into double figures.

Mark Hemmings bought his non fishing wife out for a mornings fishing and to enjoy the fabulous Good Friday weather and she bought Mark some luck helping him boat12 trout for their visit, having your non fishing wife in the boat must bring you luck as Phil Mee also found with his wife helping him catch 11 trout for their mornings visit. Kevin Dewey was top rod in the party of anglers Nigel Organ arranged from London with Kevin boating 9 on a variety of patterns.

With the longer daylight hours we should see our water temperature start to climb and with it our buzzer hatches will continue to improve, although it’s great to see the amount of damsel nymph in the water, the most I think we have ever seen for the time of year.

Car Park, Lodge and bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 7.30pm

Part Day Boats 8.30am – 2.00pm  /  2.00pm – 7.30pm

Last 4 Hour 3.30pm – 7.30pm

 All anglers off site by 7.45pm

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