Week ending 7th April

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 7th April 2019


Tel 01530 230807


The first week of April and it had us all pulling on an extra layer of clothing with the strong cold North Easterly. Not surprising therefore rod numbers were low for the week.


Despite the cold wind we had good buzzer hatches most days with fish up & about feeding on the buzzer at times in good numbers off the corner of the wood & down from the stones to the farm bank.


The highlight of the week were the two well conditioned rainbows taken by D Leavesley at 4lb4oz and Jan Webber 5lb2oz photo on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore


Monday D Button fished the afternoon session finding the fish moving down the Markfield arm catching 5 on diawl bach and buzzer. Tuesday D Leavesley fish a couple of hours before close again finding feeding fish off the corner of the wood.


Richard Dayman put up with the cold conditions catching 20 off the wood with B Pearce bank fishing recording 7 on damsels


Members H Davies caught 11 for his Friday visit with D Woodall catching his 6 on buzzer patterns, Saturday Mark Hunt caught 11 specifically targeting the buzzer feeding fish which were finnicky as they had been all week


Sunday And Thornton fly fishers fished their spring boat pairs competition with Richard Dayman & Nigel Harvey winning the comp with Pete Birdsall and Tony Kirk second


Sport improved as the week went on with increasing buzzer hatches

Water clarity is good

Our rod average was 3.0

Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am

Bank: 07:30 am till 7.45 pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 7.45pm

Morning Boats:   08:30 until 2.00pm

Afternoon Boats: 2.00pm until 7.45pm

Last 4 Hours from: 3.45pm until 7.45pm (Tickets on sale from 3.30pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 8.00pm

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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