Thornton weekly report week ending 9th October 2016
Tel: 01530 230807
With our water temperature down to 12 degrees the trout are moving out of the deeper water towards the banks and the weed beds to feed on the large shoals of coarse fish fry.
Although the trout are on the fry its generally the smaller fry patterns currently working best with sparkle booby, small minkie booby two of the better patterns
Intermediate or floating lines worked best with the stones, corner of the wood, farm bank & weed beds along the Thornton Arm best area to try
Over the weekend we fished the Steve Parton memorial competition with float tube anglers fishing against boat anglers, we were pleased to see members of Steves family in attendance to hand out the awards pictures on our facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore
Thornton Fly Fishers fished their Single Fly competition with the eventual winner being John Kirk visit our facebook page for report.
Steve Cross took time off from his new business and was rewarded with 5 trout with Richard Dayman also recording 5 trout for his visit mainly on micro booby, Andrew Wilson bucked the fry feeding trend and opted to fish a gold headed damsel boating 3 trout for his mornings visit, Pete Hunt & his boat partner John Thomson found the fish down the Markfield Arm boating 10 fish for their mornings visit.
Overall average for the week was 1.4
Thornton 2016 Closing date is Sunday 20th November
Car Park, Lodge and bank fishing open 7.30am
Full Day Boats 8.30am – 6.30pm
Part Day Boats 8.30am – 1.30pm / 1.30pm – 6.30pm
Last 4 Hour 2.30pm – 6.30pm
All anglers off site by 7.00pm
Sunday 16th October we will be at the Uttoxeter Game Fishing and Fly Tying Fair held at Uttoxeter race course, doors open 10.00am, call and visit our stand
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