Weekly Fishing report 7th October

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 7th October

Tel 01530 230807

Rod average of 5.5

At long last the fishing at Thornton has picked up with an excellent rod average 5.5 for the week

The best area has been the shallows in front of the corner of the wood down towards the lonesome pine with trout in very shallow water.

Floating, Hover and midge tip lines have worked best with orange blobs, cats whisker or nymphs and buzzers fished static

Wednesday Mick Glover fished a static claret nymph and was well into double figure catch as was D Slesser

Thursday and the same area fished again with Pete Hunt, Steve Meachem and Peter Wrigley all recorded double figure catches.

Friday Tut & Betty Miles used diawl bach & buzzers to record 11 trout for their mornings visit while John Bebbington & Keith Coley fished an afternoon session and recorded 20+ trout on diawl bach and hares ear

On Sunday Thornton Fly Fishers fished their single fly competition with every competitor having to use the same chosen fly, Cats Whisker, every competitor caught their 4 fish limit with the winner being Richard Dayman who had a heavier weight

With the water level down and the fish close on the margins the bank is worth a fish, you will require waders and there is obviously with the level down some muddy areas. Bill Nichols caught 3 fish losing many more for his bank fishing visit this week

With our records indicating over 4000 trout in the reservoir & with an autumnal feel to the mornings we would expect our good sport to continue with our closing date on November 18th

The water level is down 7ft as STW have engineering works to be done to the overflow and spillway. STW confirm the work is due to start mid October

Opening Times

Main Gate, Lodge & Bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boat: 8.30am – 6.30pm

Morning Boat: 8.30am – 1.30pm

Afternoon Boat: 1.30pm – 6.30pm

Last 4hr hour 2.30pm – 6.30pm

All anglers offsite by 6.45pm