Thornton Weekly report 18 February

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 18th February 2019

Tel 01530 230807

The weather was a little kinder this week, a couple of early morning frosts with the sun clearing that by 9.30am.

Intermediate, mid-range & fast sinking fly lines with black and green lures, orange blob, boobies and damsel have caught with the warmest part of the day 10.30am to 3pm the most productive time to fish with anglers reporting a slow retrieve working best.

The area in front of the lodge & wood is fishing best with the bank anglers enjoying the best of the sport as the trout ran close to the margins along the shallows opposite the lodge.

A few more of our new All Water Members visited this week with Ian Jobe catching 17 off the bank, Dave Slesser caught 11 from a boat with N Shilton taking to his float tube for his 12 trout, with Neil finding some fish in front of the dam, with Mark Hunt catching 9 for his short afternoon visit.

Thornton member P Wrigley fished on the Wednesday and caught 1 but returned on the Thursday and caught 15, Jan Webber decided to fish the bank for his two visits catching 10 & 7 with Pete Hunt catching 11 off the deeper bank at the top of the Thornton arm

Day rods J Perry & P Harding caught 15 to the boat, Bill Ward caught 10 to his boat with L Sorreno catching 12

Couple of club matches this week with Thornton Fly Fishers bank match fishing to a 4 fish limit won by Martin Vernon pushing Richard Dayman to second place. Colwick Fly Fishers fishing a boat competition to a 4 fish limit with the winner I believe was K Saxton.

Reservoir is currently 3ft down if your coming to fish the bank wellingtons or waders are recommended.

Our rod average was 3.9

Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 5.00pm

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Date for your Diary: At Draycote on Sunday 14th April FREE opportunity to try a RIO fly line or SAGE rod of your choice fishing with one of our guides. We have Simon Gawesworth of RIO & Jim Fearn of SAGE who are available to advice & demonstrate casting for Trout, Salmon & Salt water. This day is free, booking essential call the Draycote lodge 01788812018