Thornton Fishing Report week ending 11 June

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Thornton weekly report week ending 11th June 2017

Tel: 01530 230807

70 acre

Water temperatures have remained good all week at 15 – 16 degrees.

With the cooler water temperatures the trout have moved back up through the water column with the majority of the trout taken this week in the top 3ft.

Anglers report seeing good numbers of trout feeding, but catching these trout has not been as easy as one would expect.

Nature’s bounty is upon the reservoir angler with trout feeding on Pin Fry, Buzzer of all sizes, Sedges, Daphnia, Shrimp, Damsel to name a few.

What is noticeable currently is small 14 – 16 sparsely tied flies are working best.

Russ Martin fished the evening rise catching 8 trout, Norman Perkins fished green bay area with buzzer and diawl bach catching 17 trout, Andy and Christine Warren fished a morning session boating 6 trout wit R Mansell fishing his own tied damsel pattern to boat 10 fish. On Saturday when anglers reported seeing plenty of trout moving Mark Hunt showed the importance of tying your own flies using his small sparsely tied cruncher to catch well into double figures. Kev Mailie & Pete Harris again showed the importance of small flies using size 16 nymphs and dries to boat 10 fish.

Water clarity is good.

Call the lodge for latest updates

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 2.9

Current Fishing Times:

Car Park, Lodge and bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boats: 8.30am – 9.45pm

Part Day Boats: 8.30am – 3.00pm /  3.00pm – 9.45pm

Last 4 hours:   5.45pm – 9.45pm (last 4 hour permits on sale from 5.30pm)


All anglers off site by 10.00pm


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