Thornton Weekly Report
Week ending 7th July 2019
Tel 01530 230807
With our water temperature creeping above 20c it has for the first time this summer had an impact on the fishing with our rod average dropping to 0.9 The warmer water conditions has also resulted in an algae bloom towards the end of the week
With the warmer water conditions you need to plan your visit for the cooler morning session and be prepared to fish deep as the trout move into the cooler layers.
Floating lines with 16ft – 20ft leaders with black and red buzzer or weighted apps bloodworm fished static or fish a fast sinking line with a sink rate of 6inch per second plus at Thornton the RIO Mainstream fast sinker does the job https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/shop/rio-mainstream-fast-sinking/ with a booby or snake with the shorter snakes currently working best.
We have an offer on the snakes pattern at our online store https://www.flyfishstore.co.uk/offers/
Clive Holt fished damsel patterns catching 3 fish with 2 weighing 3lb+ & the third an excellent 5lb. Phil Mee has been using buzzers catching 5 for his visit with Andrew Wilson also using buzzers catching 4 to 4lb
The bank has become hard work as the trout have moved to the deeper water in front of the main dam and around the buoys
Best pattern, Small Pink Snake, Small Olive Snake, buzzer, damsel nymph, weighted bloodworm, apps bloodworm.
Morning session 8.00am – 3.00pm is currently fishing best.
As we always recommend contact the fishing lodge 01530 230807 for latest updates before you travel
Current rod average: 0.9
Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am
Bank: 07:30 am till 9.45pm
Boat All Day: 08:30 to 9.45pm
Morning Boats: 08:30 until 3.00pm Afternoon Boats: 3.00pm until 9.45pm
Last 4 Hours from: 5.45pm until 9.45pm (Tickets on sale from 5.30pm)
All anglers to be off site by: 10.00pm
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