Fishing report week ending 24th February

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 24th February 2019


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Were enjoying a good spell of weather which is allowing our rods to enjoy some excellent sport from the bank and boats.

The bank is still enjoying the best of the sport with the fish running close to the margins opposite the lodge and down past the lonesome pine, there is no need to wade.

As the week progressed it became noticeable that the afternoon session was fishing best for the bank & especially the boats. Sinking lines with black & green lures, orange blobs & cats whisker are the best patterns to use, although by the weekend anglers using buzzers & apps bloodworm were starting to catch increasing numbers.

Day rods Alan Topping had another successful bank session catching 19 trout, Vince Aronica fished in his wellingtons keeping out of the water to catch his 11 trout, Mark Perry caught 13, J Woodward boated 15 with P Cooper and partner boating 30 fish for their visit.

All Water Members Nev Welsh, Andy Lilley, Phil Mee, Mark Hunt, Neil Shilton all caught 10+ fish for their visit.

Thornton members Matt Vickers, Szymon also caught 10+ trout off the bank for their visit

Draycote fishery ranger and guide Lee Henfrey fished the bank once again showing his mastery of the sinking line


Good average size to the trout with overwintered trout to 5lb+ recorded again this week

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

Our rod average was 4.1

Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 5.30pm

Morning Boat 8.30am – 1.00pm   Afternoon Boat 1.00pm – 5.30pm

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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