Weekly report week ending 6th May

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 6th May

Tel 01530 230807

At last and some normality to the fishing with some cracking evening rise sport to be had towards the end of the week.

Water clarity is 3ft+

Monday Bob Menhams found some shelter from the wind tucked in close to the woodbank catching 4 trout on buzzers during his 4 hour. Tuesday with better conditions anglers were able to fish all areas of the fishery, Nev Welsh caught 7 for his mornings visit on damsels, Peter Hunt caught 6 on buzzer, damsel and cats whiskers.

Nev Welsh returned on Friday and caught 12, Dave Slesser caught 10 with Steve Jordan catching 8 to 4lb. With a cracking late evening rise on Friday a number of anglers reported good sport to cdc buzzers along the stone bank across the main basin.

The weekend arrived and we enjoyed the best sport of the season with fish taking buzzers and damsels. With a number of anglers catching in excess of 10 fish for their visit. Brian Sibley caught a rainbow of 4lb8oz, John Thomson a rainbow of 4lb8oz with his boat partner Peter Hunt recording a rainbow of 5lb.

Successful method was to fish buzzers static or very slow under a bung or washing line, small damsel, cdc and suspender buzzer patterns

Trout are well spread across the reservoir with the green bay area and stones fishing particularly well on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Bank anglers are advised that they require waders to successfully fish the bank at Thornton.

Rod Average 4.5

Opening Times

Main Gate, Lodge & Bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boat: 8.30am – 9.00pm

Morning Boat: 8.30am – 2.30pm

Afternoon Boat: 2.30pm – 9.00pm

Last 4hr hour 5.00pm – 9.00pm

All anglers offsite by 9.15pm


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.