Thornton week ending 10th September 2017

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Thornton weekly report week ending 10th  September 2017

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This past week’s rod average 2.0 would have been much higher if only our algae bloom would drop out of the water, visibility is improving and is currently 2ft – 4ft, search out the areas upwind were the water will be at its clearest.

The majority of the trout taken are on floating or intermediate lines with a good rise enjoyed on a few evenings this past week. Anglers report plenty of fish following or coming to the fly to only turn away at the last moment.

Fish were seen all over the reservoir this week although the largest concentration is still to be found in front of the dam wall and across the main basin.

Steve Jordan and boat partner Steve Norman fished hopper to boat their catch of 11 trout, Val & Mick Jay fished a morning session with sedge patterns to catch 5. Norman Perkins caught 9 for his visit with Andrew Wilson fishing an evening session boating 4 trout during the evening rise on muddlers and buzzers. Sunday evening Peter Wurm fished the evening rise catching 5

Thornton Fly Fishers fished their boat pairs competition with eventual winners Nigel Harvey and Richard Dayman, report and pictures on facebook

Rod average for the week was 2.00

Our water temperature is 16.5c and is always taken 18inch below the surface between 7.30am & 8.00am every morning.

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

Date for your diary

To be held by kind permission of the family: Steve Parton Memorial Competition 30th September

Andre Russell of the British float tubing association is once again arranging this light hearted competition, float tuber team fishing against boat angling team, to enter contact the Thornton lodge or Andre Russell

Light refreshments, (hot dogs) will be provided after the weighing


Current Fishing Times:

Car Park, Lodge and bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boats: 8.30am – 7.45pm

Part Day Boats: 8.30am – 2.00pm /  2.00pm – 7.45pm

Last 4 hours:   3.45pm – 7.45pm (last 4 hour permits on sale from 3.30pm)

All anglers off site by 8.00pm

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