Thornton weekly report week ending 25th June

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Thornton weekly report week ending 25th June 2017

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A tough week at Thornton with the heat of the day by Wednesday pushing our surface water temperature to 21+ degrees although a change in the weather, thankfully cooler nights helping by the weekend to bring the water temp back down to 19.5 degrees.

Not surprising therefore that the cooler mornings fished best, with no evening rise to speak of due to the water temperature.

The deeper water in front of the Dam, Green Bay & orange buoy fished best with anglers locating fish from 10ft to 30ft down fishing a range of sinking lines or 20ft+ leaders off a floater.

Kev Maile caught a blue of 5lb6oz along with brown 3lb8oz taken on a 16 olive buzzer fished deep with K Cowen taking 7 on Saturday morning again fished deep.

Orange Boobies, olive boobies along with damsels and small buzzer patterns fished deep produced best

Forecast for this coming week is cooler, showery conditions, great for the fishing, not so good if your planning a BBQ

As always we recommend you contact the lodge, we are in the fortunate position to have other waters we can recommend you fish if we see fit.

Water clarity: We have a mild algae bloom.

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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 1.5

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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