Thornton weekly report 16th July

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Thornton weekly report week ending 16th July 2017

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Our water temperature last Monday started high, at 7.30am we recorded a surface temperature of 22 degrees, by the latter half of the week it had dropped to 19 degrees before climbing upwards on Sunday. This morning 16th July it’s back to 19 degrees.

Our water temperature is always taken 18inch below the surface between 7.30am & 8.00am every morning.

Not surprising therefore on Monday & Tuesday of last week we advised our customers to fish Foremark or Draycote & make the most of their aerators.

Wednesday the first rods ventured out with Russ Martin fishing his wet wickhams pattern taking 3 fish by 12.30pm. Richard Price boated 3 for his morning’s session taking his fish on an olive buzzer and minky.

Saturday provided the best of the fishing with a variety of patterns and methods taking fish. Phil Mee fished a booby on an intermediate to take his 3 fish, Paul Martindale fished the washing line to take 2 and lose a further 2 fish. Mark Hunt was convinced that the drifting boat gave him the edge swapping between a dry hopper & cormorant pattern to take his 5 fish with Brian Sibley taking 4 fish to 3lb8oz

During last week the morning session fished best, we are not currently seeing an evening rise.

For this coming week the forecast is for hot weather Monday & Tuesday, starting to cool on Wednesday with a significant cooler period Thursday through to Sunday, more importantly for all midland fisheries its going to be a lot cooler at night, that’s the period the water will lose its heat!

Its July height of the summer & the water temperatures are part of the fly fishing calendar, some years worse than others. On a plus side for fisheries, the daylight hours are slowly starting to creep back, nights will slowly lengthen, its during these darker & hopefully cooler nighttimes temperatures that we will see our daytime water temps improve in favour of the fly fisherman.

Water clarity: We have an algae bloom, visibility is around 3ft – 4ft

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 0.9

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 – 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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