Weekly Report week ending 21st October

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 21st October

Tel 01530 230807

Rod average of 3.4

Thornton is enjoying an excellent months fishing, and for me it’s a relief to see a large part of the catch are the resident stock, some looking a bit thin, but at least they survived the heatwave.

Fish continue to run the shallows opposite the lodge past the corner of the wood and down the Markfield arm past the Lonesome pine, they are in water less than a foot deep and are easily accessible for boat and bank anglers.

With the level down 7ft, its exposed large areas of mud, bank anglers at the very will require wellingtons if not waders.

The shallows are fishing best during the morning, with clear water and bright weather they are moving further out during the afternoon. When this occurs some anglers have gone and tried the green bay area and have caught well using intermediate lines

Floating and intermediate lines best with daddies, cruncher, diawl bach, cormorants, blobs, booby and fry patterns, a right mix!

Jan Webber on Saturday caught a 6lb rainbow with Garry Biggam catching a 7lb8oz rainbow on Sunday

Peter Cox fished daddies and caught 10 trout, J Bradley & J Carrier shared a boat and caught 20+, D Poppitt caught 14 off the shallows, dam & green bay on buzzer, blob and fry patterns. Brian Sibley & Alison Toon caught 11 for their visit with Mark Hunt working the shallows and caught 22. Colwick Fly Fishers fished a competition with all 12 members catching and returning a rod average 3.9

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 this week

Opening Times

Main Gate, Lodge & Bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boat: 8.30am – 6.00pm

Morning Boat: 8.30am – 1.30pm

Last 4hr hour 2.00pm – 6.00pm

All anglers offsite by 6.15pm