Thornton weekly report week ending 9th July 2017

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Thornton weekly report week ending 9th July 2017

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70 acre

Weather turns hot again, pushing our surface water temp to 23 degrees by the weekend, not great for fishing, not surprising therefore we have had our first proper algae bloom of the year.

Fishing best described as difficult, we have been advising our customer to fish the morning session or go to Foremark or Draycote who benefit from the aerator. With surface temperatures above 20 degrees you won’t get any sort of evening rise at Thornton

We take the water temperature twice a day, 7.30am & again at 5.00pm it can in bright still conditions put on 2 degrees during a sunny bright day in July with its long daylight hours. Our thermometer records the temperature 18in below the surface, its located off the corner of the pontoon over 11ft water.

With customers following our advice few anglers ventured out this week.

Mick Adkin fished a short morning session with a sinking line and a green and black marabou lure to catch his 3 fish, Jan Webber found one of the elusive blues in the deep channel in front of the lodge, Carl Bond fished the deep channel down the Markfield arm and caught his first Thornton brown.

Much, very much improved forecast for the coming week with cooler night, bit more breeze & daytime temperature lower, it should bring down water temperatures across the midlands & improve the fishing.

Water clarity: We have an algae bloom.

As we always advise, keep in touch with the lodge for latest updates

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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 0.6

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 10.15pm

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