Thornton Weekly Report 23rd June

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Thornton Weekly Report

Week ending 23th June 2019

Tel 01530 230807

Weather Forecast: Were often asked which weather forecast we use, from our experience unfortunately we no longer find the BBC regional one to be accurate enough too many days lost to inaccurate local forecast.

We recommend for Thornton you use XC Weather available as an App on your phone or download to your computer, put in the fisheries postcode LE67 1AR

Fishing Report: With the unexpected cooler water conditions following the unsettled weather for early June and the rise in water levels our excellent sport continues with another good weeks fishing returning a rod average 6.0

Boat, float tube and bank anglers have equally shared the good sport with damsel, buzzer, hares ear, bloodworm, cruncher, diawls and dries all featuring in the returns.

Morning session has 8.00am – 3.00pm has fished the most consistent, the late evening session has been a bit more challenging as the fish switch onto the caenis

Monday P Cross and S Windram fished damsels for their catch of 16 fish during a morning session, Clive Holt & C Chambers fished an evening session with damsels and daddies to boat their 19 fish.

Tuesday & Wednesday were red letter days with those days a, averaging 9.0 A few of the outstanding catches Keith Cowen morning session with damsels catching, T Devonshire & K Greaves for their days visit 40 trout, Robert Menhams morning visit 15 on buzzer and damsels, Carl Bond fished the last 4 hours catching 11 on buzzers. Wednesday Phil Mee caught 30 for his mornings visit with Andy Lilley fishing the afternoon session with orange fab to catch his 18 trout. Bill Stone fished the bank over the newly flooded ground fishing size 14 buzzer to catch his 17 trout

Thursday P Mee returned for another morning session catching 25 trout, All Water Member R Jordan caught 11 on buzzers while Tony Lorrimer used his bunny patterns to catch 17 trout

Friday M Cross & C Sayer boated 11 for their morning visit, Jan Webber fished damsel and bibio patterns for his 11 fish with Scotty Wilson fishing a gold headed daddy and damsel to catch 25. Russ Martin bank fished opposite the lodge and in front of the wood catching 10 trout but losing as many, Mick Hewitt bank fished the same area for the last 4 hours catching 7

Saturday and the weather was brighter which made the fishing a little trickier, R Dunnet float tubed and caught 11 trout, Andre Russell float tubed catching 7 trout with All Water member N Shilton also float tubed and caught 14 trout. Howard Davie took to a boat for his morning session catching 11 on damsels

Sunday P Hunt & J Thomson fished buzzers to take their 13 trout, A Gunby caught 11 for his mornings visit with P Harris & K Mailie catching 16 on buzzers and bloodworm patterns

Water temperature is a cool 16c for the time of year with clarity good. Best areas opposite the lodge, woodbank for bank & boat anglers with the drift across the main basin producing for the boats.

Tom Bird Fishing Tips: With the water warming and the fish rising in the water the washing lining is fast becoming the top method of the moment. To coincide with this Guiding & Tuition Manger Tom Bird has written a blog post to help your catch rate when fishing the washing line which can be found at  To go along with this blog we have also put together the Fishery Management (UK) ltd guides top flies for all venues for the washing line that can be found on the online shop

Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am

Bank: 07:30 am till 10.00pm

Boat All Day: 08:30 to 10.00pm

Morning Boats:   08:30 until 3.00pm    Afternoon Boats: 3.00pm until 10.00pm

Last 4 Hours from: 6.00pm until 10.00pm (Tickets on sale from 5.45pm)

All anglers to be off site by: 10.15pm

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