Thornton weekly report 23rd April

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Thornton weekly report week ending 23rd April 2017

Tel: 01530 230807

70 acre

Cold wind at times resulted in not as many fish to be seen moving as you may have expected for late April but the fish were still hard on the buzzer but feeding on them 6ft down with anglers using mid range sinking lines, lines that sink between 3 – 4 inch per second producing some of the better catches of the week.

On the milder evenings we saw plenty of fish on the surface during the last hour, although at times they proved a bit tricky to tempt the boats on the drift using cdc patterns or traditional wet fly patterns managed to catch a reasonable amount.

The trout are well spread out throughout the reservoir with the mouth of the Markfield arm, dam wall and orange buoy areas holding good numbers

Best patterns, black buzzer 12-14, damsel and blob

Jamie Scott fished Thornton twice in the week catching 28 fish. Member Bob Jones fished buzzer and damsel to take his 8 fish limit, David Woodall went into the Markfield arm and found the feeding fish taking his limit with Neil Bates taking an 8 fish limit including fish of 4lb and 3lb, Mark Hunt picked up his 3inch second sinker boating 15 on damsel and black buzzer.

Water clarity is good with the surface water temperature between 12 – 13 degrees, we should if the weather allows see an increasing number of fish on the surface with an evening rise.

New for 2017, Thornton has joined the Troutmasters competition, entry forms to be found next to the booking out sheet you will need a member of staff to countersign your entry, good luck and get those entries rolling in.

Overall average for the week was 3

Current Fishing Times:

Car Park, Lodge and bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boats: 8.30am – 8.30pm

Part Day Boats: 8.30am – 2.30pm /  2.30pm – 8.30pm

Last 4 hours:   4.30pm – 8.30pm (last 4 hour permits on sale from 4.15pm)


All anglers off site by 8.40pm


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