Thornton weekly report week ending 8th May
Tel: 01530 230807
A bit of a mixed week with the rod average at 2.6, combination of strong winds & an algae bloom.
As you would expect for early May the trout are well spread throughout the fishery with anglers catching from the Farm bank to the corner of the wood and across to green bay. Bank anglers are still catching off the lonesome pine & off the farm bank. Best of the sport has generally being late morning onwards.
Floating lines with buzzers, damsel and diawl bach was the method most anglers went for a few did well fishing slow sinkers with orange fritz or a fast sinker with short leaders and white booby
81 year old Pam Shuttlewood who only started fly fishing when she turned 70 had a day to remember taking her first ever limit bag which included a brown trout she returned. Dave Leavesley bank fished from 3pm – 6pm with a sparsely tied muddler catching 16 trout.
A number of overwintered browns were caught this week with Nev Welsh catching 10 trout from green bay including an overwintered brown, photo on our facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore
We should see the hawthorn fly this week with the area along the stones & from the lonesome pine down the Markfield arm being the favourite area.
Our late evening sport should continue to improve with fish moving at night to good buzzer hatches
Our Loyalty card valid at Thornton, Draycote and Foremark is proving popular with some anglers already claiming their first Free visit having purchased 10 trips, ten Loyalty stamps, speak to the lodge for further information and to pick up your card.
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