Thornton Weekly Report 28th October 2018

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 28th October


Tel 01530 230807


Rod average of 2.8


Thornton is enjoying one of its best October fishing for a long time with last week’s rod average 2.8


Bob Menhams fished a Monday morning session using a soldier palmer to catch 5 trout. Tuesday and the wind blew from the west Arthur Olding fished the sheltered water in front of the main car park catching 5 on an intermediate using a blob and booby combination. Wednesday calmer conditions greeted the anglers P Hunt caught 8 while John Simpson fished his bunny patterns to record 14 trout caught from the corner of the wood, green bay and main car park


P Hunt returned on Thursday catching 13 trout (21 in two days), Mick Huffer caught 5 from in front of the wood.


Friday and the temperature was dropping Keith Coley and John Bebington found the fish catching 17 for their afternoon visit.


Saturday and an icy start greeted the anglers, we had to delay the boats going out as the pontoon was icy. By 9.15am the boats were out and despite the cold wind the anglers caught well, P Martindale caught 5, Jan Webber caught 6, Alison Toon & Brian caught 3 each with Mark Hunt using a minkie pattern he ties himself to record 13 trout


Sunday and another cold day, well it is late October and to be expected, didn’t stop Steve Swinfield & Steve Zeleny from boating 9 fish


With 3 weeks left of the Thornton season, closing date 18th November it’s definitely worth a visit with todays (Monday 29th) rod average 3.5


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


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Opening Times

Main Gate, Lodge & Bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boat: 8.30am – 16.45pm

Morning Boat: 8.30am – 13.30pm

Last 4hr hour 12.45pm – 16.45pm


All anglers offsite by 5.00pm