Thornton weekly report week ending 7th November 2016
Tel: 01530 230807
35years I have been at Thornton this year and I had the pleasure of helping Mick Cross return the biggest brown trout I have seen caught at this 70 acre trout fishery, it weighed 10lb2oz and as we have never stocked a brown bigger than 3lb it was a superb conditioned grown on fish, pictures up on our facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore just goes to show what these reservoirs can hold!!!
During the early part of the week it was weather related with anglers catching on fry patterns with some anglers during the calmer warmer part of the day catching on cdc buzzers and dries.
Carl Bond persevered with buzzers to catch 3 fish for his mornings visit, Dave Leavesley caught 5 off the bank on Sedge & cats whisker patterns. Peter Wrigley caught 10 on various fry patterns, Mark Hunt caught 8 on a cats whisker pattern, John Everett used a cats whisker pattern tied by Mark Hunt to take his 3 fish, George Jackson fished a booby for his 4 trout. John Bebbington & Keith Coley caught 12 during a short 4 hour afternoon session in fry patterns.
Mick Cross as reported above caught 10lb2oz brown, he also caught 3lb12oz rainbow both fish falling to a small white booby fished on an intermediate
Overall average for the week was 1.5
Thornton 2016 Closing date is Sunday 20th November
Car Park, Lodge and bank fishing open 7.30am
Full Day Boats 8.30am – 4.30pm
Part Day Boats 8.30am – 12.30pm / 12.30pm – 4.30pm
During this period with shorter days our part day boat session, morning & afternoon will be charged at the last 4 hour rate.
All anglers off site by 5.00pm
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