Thornton Week ending 11th November 2018

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 11th November

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Since the 1st October we have enjoyed one of our best autumnal sport for a number of years with the fishery rod average over these past 6 weeks 2.9

As we enter our last week of the season, closing date 18th November, the weather forecast looks favourable.

Brent Hart float tubing returned a brown trout, photo on our

The corner of the wood and down past the lonesome pine continues to produce fish during the morning, with green bay and the main car park fishing best from mid morning onwards.

Arthur Olding caught 6 for his mornings visit from the car park and green bay, Martin Vernon caught 4 for his mornings visit from the shallows in front of the wood.

Although the majority of fish are being caught on booby, cats whisker, snakes, blobs and fry patterns some anglers continue to get some success on buzzers and crunchers.

Mark Hunt caught his fish from various areas around the reservoir, catching in the late afternoon drifting down the Thornton arm using his sparsely tied crunchers.

The water is currently gin clear

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 – 16.15pm

Morning Boat: 8.30am – 13.30pm

Last 4hr hour 12.15pm – 16.15pm


All anglers offsite by 16.30pm