Thornton report week ending 24th September

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Thornton weekly report week ending 24th  September 2017

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Our algae bloom is just about gone, with our water temperature at 15c all week not surprising therefore that dries, emergers, suspender buzzer and muddlers worked best.


We are seeing an evening rise with the afternoon session into the late evening fishing best.


Richard Dayman won the Thornton Fly fishers pensioners competition with a 4 fish limit followed closely by Len Hill who caught 3. Geoff Over who fished with Len but wasn’t in the competition could easily have won catching 7 trout on yellow daddies and small claret hoppers


John Simpson fished an afternoon session catching 6 trout on his bunny flies with George Jackson catching 6 for his afternoon visit. Clive Holt fished from a drifting boat using traditional wet flies to boat his 6 fish with R Mansell finding smaller flies the better was his route to success boating 12 during a last 4 hour session with most taking a small sedge pupa pattern.


There are some fish up the arms on the fry, however the majority are still been caught in the main basin and towards the corner of the wood.


Best line: Floating, Hover, slow intermediate

Rod average for the week was 2.0

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 – 7.00pm

Part Day Boats: 8.30am – 2.00pm /  2.00pm – 7.00pm

Last 4 hours:   3.00pm – 7.00pm (last 4 hour permits on sale from 2.45pm)


All anglers off site by 7.30pm


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