Thornton Week Ending 5th February 2017

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Thornton weekly report week ending 5th February 2017

Tel: 01530 230807

70 acre

Opening week and an overall rod average of 4.2 with 82 rods catching 345 trout

Early season the shallows opposite the lodge along the Thornton arm, wood bank & down towards the lonesome pine are the areas to concentrate your fishing efforts on with the most productive time to fish between 10.00am & 4.00pm, the warmest part of the day.

Good number of overwintered trout caught with Chris Sayer taking the best at 4lb8oz, overall the average weight of trout taken is 1lb14oz – 2lb+

Dave Leavesley weighed the best 8 fish limit for 19lb

Generally bank anglers have caught using floating or intermediate lines with the usual early season patterns working, black & green, white & green tadpoles, blobs, snakes & booby, although Mike Oliver (a Draycote regular) caught his 15 trout on pheasant tails & buzzers. Alan Topping caught 16 from the bank on a sink tip & damsel with B Burton taking 18 green & black 15ft leader & floating line

Boat anglers have caught using Intermediate lines & sinkers again using similar patterns to the bank anglers John Hoskins & Kevin Hart recorded 24 to the boat, Mark Hunt popped in for an afternoon session catching 9, Brian Sibley & Martin Clay boated 23, with A Hill & J Falconbridge boating 14 for their afternoon session.

Water clarity is good, if a little cold, if your coming to fish the bank bring wellingtons or waders.

Prospects for the coming week look good

Overall average for the week was 4.2

Car Park, Lodge and bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 5.00pm

Part Day Boats 8.30am – 12.30pm /  12.30pm – 5.00pm

All anglers off site by 5.30pm

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We have a stand at the British Fly Fair this coming weekend 11th & 12th February with Thornton, Draycote & Foremark staff on hand, Tom Bird will be tying his favourite patterns.