2nd September fishing report

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 2nd September

Tel 01530 230807

Sport remains difficult at Thornton, although we have during the last few days started to see a few of our larger claret buzzer which we expect to see during late August and early September with a few fish starting to move, although it generally remains tough.

A few fish were taken from the deeper water in front of the dam & across to the stones with booby or small cats whisker accounting for the fish taken

Not surprising we’ve had few rods as we are currently recommending they visit one of our other larger waters Foremark, Draycote & Eyebrook

Clarity has improved with little sign of algae although with the level well down it doesn’t take much of a wind to stir the soft silt.

Our record indicate over 4,000 trout in the reservoir, we would expect with the cooler evenings & a much cooler forecast this coming week to start seeing catches improve

As we always recommend contact the lodge for latest update 01530230807


The water level is down 7ft as STW have engineering works to be done to the overflow and spillway.

Opening Times

Main Gate, Lodge & Bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boat: 8.30am – 8.00pm

Morning Boat: 8.30am – 2.30pm

Afternoon Boat: 2.30pm – 8.00pm

Last 4hr hour 4.00pm – 8.00pm

All anglers offsite by 8.15pm