Weekly report week ending 25th March

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 25th March

Tel 01530 230807

I for one wont be sad to see the end of March, its been a tough month due to the weather.

What a mixed week, our water temperature started at just above 5 degrees & finished at nearly 6 degrees, our clarity has improved during the week and we currently have 18in – 2ft.

For most of the week the fish were tight, within feet of the bank with most anglers fishing the shallows opposite the lodge.

Monday & Tuesday with the rain, sleet & cold we had one rod fish and he lost two fish. Wednesday Dave Leavesley fished a buzzer pattern taking a 3lb rainbow from the bank, Pete Hunt fished an intermediate line with cats whisker and caught 4 for his mornings visit. Thursday and the bank fished best with Phil Cross catching 5 to 4lb on a cats whisker. Friday was the best day of the week, David Price and N James caught 11 to their boat with fish up to 3lb, Steve Windram had a few hours on the bank and caught two fish to 4lb. Saturday was a mixed day, Dave Simmonds fished the bank and caught 4 for his mornings visit, Peter Wrigley fished the bank for a few hours in the afternoon and returned 3 trout with Mark Hunt taking 6 fish on lures and cdc yellow owl buzzer. Sunday and it proved to be a difficult day, anglers reported seen fish move to buzzer hatches but again they proved difficult to catch, Jim Retallic fishing for Kirby Fly Fishers caught an overwintered 4lb brown.


Despite the water temperature struggling to make 6 degrees on Saturday afternoon we had a reasonable hatch of small black buzzers with fish to be seen feeding on them across the reservoir.


Despite what the radio & TV are saying about this weeks forecast it isn’t anywhere near as bad, some rain but overall climbing daytime temperatures, one of the online forecasts we use www.xcweather.co.uk by putting in our postcode LE67 1AR it will give you our local weather, we find the to be reasonably accurate to 24 – 48hr ahead

Rod Average 1.2

Opening Times

Main Gate, Lodge & Bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boat: 8.30am – 7.30pm

Morning Boat: 8.30am – 2.00pm

Afternoon Boat: 2.00pm – 7.30pm

Last 4hr hour 3.30pm – 7.30pm

All anglers offsite by 7.45pm