Weekly Report week ending 15th April

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 15th April

Tel 01530 230807

At last it & it feels like we have turned a corner, better forecast & our water temperature nearly 10 degrees. Our Water clarity continues to improve and we have 18inch+ of visibility.

Good, in fact excellent buzzer hatches at times with fish moving all over the reservoir, it will only continue to improve.

Members N James & David Price caught 10 fish for their mornings visit on olive buzzers, Colin Dawn found black buzzers worked best for him catching 6 trout. Members J Bebbington & Keith Coley found the fish close in on the margins catching 9 fish for their mornings visit from various areas.

Over the weekend we welcomed members of the Complete Fly Fishing Forum who were up to fish a competition in the memory of Roy Stroud. Kevin Dewey caught 13 trout to 4lb during his two days fishing, Alan Shearn fished muskins and size 14 crunchers to catch 8. You can see the full report of their visit on their Facebook page: Complete Fisher Forum Facebook

Member N Bates caught 6 for his visit, with M Cross catching a Brown weighing 3lb+ and Brian Sibley catching a rainbow 4lb+

It’s a mixture of flies and lines working this past week with floating lines, midge tips, intermediate & sinking lines with blobs, boobies, red buzzer, green buzzer, black buzzer & crunchers all taking fish. Some of the best results with buzzers & crunchers has been to use a size 14

The sand martins, house martins & swallows have still not arrived in numbers yet, its hoped the warmer weather will at long last bring them to the water, we have at times huge hatches of buzzer but as yet no dry fly evening sport, that could all change this week

Call the lodge for latest update.

Rod Average 2

Opening Times

Main Gate, Lodge & Bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boat: 8.30am – 8.15pm

Morning Boat: 8.30am – 2.00pm

Afternoon Boat: 2.00pm – 8.15pm

Last 4hr hour 4.15pm – 8.15pm

All anglers offsite by 8.30pm


Notice to all fishing guides & instructors

We continue to welcome independent guides & instructors on all our water.

However to ensure in this world of potential litigation that all parties are covered on advice from our insurance company if your guiding or instructing a client at Draycote, Foremark, Thornton & Eyebrook you will in future be require to produce:

  1. A copy of your Liability Insurance, this you can email to us for it to be on file for 2018
  2. A copy of your Risk Assessment for that days guiding / instruction

If your guiding or instructing and are unable to produce the required documents you will be refused access to the fishery.

To enable us to deal with all our customers quickly & efficiently we suggest you forward copies of your liability insurance for us to place on file and prior to your visit a copy of that days risk assessment emailed to the fishery lodge, this will enable our staff to get you & your client out on the water as quickly as possible.

We would like to thank the guides & instructors who have already forwarded copies of their liability insurance.