Thornton weekly report week ending 19th June
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Unsettled weather for most of last week, with heavy downpours towards the end of the week which pushed up the water level in the reservoir, on this occasion our clarity remained good at 6ft, the bonus of the influx of water was the reduced surface water temperature dropping from 21 degrees the week before to 17.50 degrees today.
Overall not many rods out due to the forecast, with fishing I think best described as unsettled, despite a fresh stocking on Wednesday.
No clear method stood out with anglers catching using boobies deep to damsels mid water & dries on the surface.
What has stood out this past week is the amount of pin fry about which the trout quickly turned their attention onto, especially along the wood, stones & green bay.
Geoff Willis caught a 3lb rainbow, with Chris Sayer recording a 4lb4oz rainbow one of 8 he caught on a small booby and buzzer fished on an intermediate, Mick Hanson fished a morning session and caught 6 while Mark Hunt fished a shipmans to catch his 8 trout.
Another stocking this week with the forecast likely to favour cooler water temperatures we should see an upturn in the sport.
Rod average 1.3
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