Thornton weekly report 14th October

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 14th October


Tel 01530 230807

Rod average of 2.6

With two full days lost to the storm last week and with Sunday very wet & breezy we didn’t have that many rods for the week.

The rods who did venture out are still finding fish in the very shallow water off the corner of the wood with blobs, hare ears, small cormorants, black buzzers and fry patterns all taking fish

Monday Clive Holt and Colin Chambers fished the afternoon session boating 12 trout, Tuesday Peter Wrigley and boat partner Roger Dunster caught 9.

Wednesday was a slower day with D Rowbotham top rod with 5 fish although Dennis Barnes caught fish to 3lb8oz.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday were effected by the storm with Sunday proving to be a very wet day, this didn’t stop J Webber from catching 6 on hare ear and orange blob.

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 – 6.15pm

Morning Boat: 8.30am – 1.30pm

Last 4hr hour 2.15pm – 6.15pm


All anglers offsite by 6.30pm