Thornton Weekly Report
Week ending 17th June
Tel 01530 230807
It was another week of planning your fishing around the weather, generally the mornings fished best although on any days when it remained overcast with a cooler breeze we did have an evening rise although the rise was generally during the last 45min, it’s the time of year to fish through to dark.
Monday Bob Menhams fished a slow sink line off the corner of the wood and recorded 4 trout for his 4 hour mornings visit using damsel & buzzers. Tuesday Norman Perkins use DI3 to catch his 10 trout fishing the mouth of the Thornton arm, Brian Cox & Keith Harkness fished damsel & buzzers to record their tally of 6 fish for their mornings visit.
Mick Glover caught 14 for his mornings visit with a DI3 & orange Fab taking the majority. Thursday evening & unsure of there being an evening rise & fishing 6pm to 9pm Thornton Fly Fishers fished their dry fly match with Martin Vernon catching his two fish limit & winning the match by 7.15pm!
Regular Friday rod Chris Sayer caught 10 for his visit, the same day as retired footballer Paul Gascoigne visited the reservoir to try his luck. Brian Sibley fished the evening rise with his partner Alison showing him the way catching 3 trout to Brian 1
Saturday & Mark Hunt found the pin fry feeders & once he got them sorted caught 10 trout. Mr Mansell visited Thornton on Sunday taking his 4 trout on nymphs fished on a floater
Currently the mornings are fishing best, the evening rise if it occurs will be between 21.15 – 22.00pm
Lots of damsel, sedge, tiny buzzers & caenis on the water, not too much pin fry with any pin fry generally off the stones & green bay area
The water level is down around 3ft – 4ft currently as STW have some work to do on the spillway, our water clarity is good
As always we recommend you contact the lodge for latest updates
Rod Average 2.1
Main Gate, Lodge & Bank fishing open 7.30am
Full Day Boat: 8.30am – 10.00pm
Morning Boat: 8.30am – 3.00pm
Afternoon Boat: 3.00pm – 10.00pm
Last 4hr hour 6.00pm – 10.00pm
All anglers offsite by 10.15pm