Thornton weekly report week ending 18th June

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Thornton weekly report week ending 18th June 2017

Tel: 01530 230807

70 acre

With the longest day upon us summer has arrived with our water surface temperatures creeping upwards all week.

Monday and Tuesday we were still seeing an evening rise, Clive Holt caught 6 for his evenings visit, Russ Martin caught 3 with Peter Broad fishing a sedge pattern to boat his 4.

Tuesday morning Matt Cairns fished a cdc pattern to catch 4 including a 4lb blue, photo on page, Russ Martin and Bob Obrien returned to fish the evening rise boating 8 trout between them.

By Wednesday the water temperature was starting to rise with difficult fishing conditions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with the cooler morning session best. Alex Christodolou caught 4 for his mornings visit, Richard Gibbon went deep to catch his 4 with Mike Cuppit using a medium sinking line with buzzer, diawl bach and a booby to catch his 7 trout

With the warmer conditions over the weekend anglers sensibly opted for a range of sinking lines and fished the cooler morning session. Martin Cay caught 6 for his morning session, Andre Russel, S Frakes and R Dunnett fished from their float tubes catching 14 between, Kev Mailie and P Harris went deep catching 10 trout to 5lb4oz with Mick Huffer catching 6 for his short 3 hour morning session.

On Sunday all anglers followed our advice and fished the morning session again using a variety of sinking lines, Matt Vickers was top rod with 6 while Dave Skudder fished the first 3 hours catching 4

Fish finders indicate the majority of the trout are between 10ft to 20ft with the largest concentration to be found over the deeper water in front of the dam.

Sinking lines with a booby, orange fished best, followed by olive, damsel patterns, small minkies. Some success was had with buzzers fished deep off 20ft leaders.

As it forecast hot for the next few days we recommend anglers fish the cooler morning session and contact the lodge for latest updates and advice

Water clarity: Since the weekend we have a mild algae bloom.

All anglers off site by 10.00pm

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 1.6

Current Fishing Times:

Car Park, Lodge and bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boats: 8.30am – 10.00pm

Part Day Boats: 8.30am – 3.00pm /  3.00pm – 10.00pm

Last 4 hours:   6.00pm – 10.00pm (last 4 hour permits on sale from 5.45pm)

All anglers off site by 10.00pm

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