2020 Opening weekend 1st & 2nd February

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Thornton Weekly Fishing Report.

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 2nd February 2020

Windy conditions greeted the opening day anglers, with bank and boat anglers fishing the shelter they could find within the Thornton arm opposite the lodge. The second day of the season provided better conditions allowing anglers to fish the popular areas.

After 18 month of low water levels anglers were greeted with a full Thornton reservoir with the surface & it’s a sign of a mild winter with our water temperature at 7+degrees which is 2degrees higher than we would expect for the time of year. Water clarity is good

6.9 rod average for the opening two days with the Thornton arm down to the willows producing best from the boats although All Water member Neil Shilton caught 13 from his float tube (see photo on Facebook www.facebook.com/FlyFishStore ) With the mild conditions anglers caught fish throughout the day.

Sinking lines, in particular the DI3 type of sinking lines produced best with an array of lures working, from orange fritz gold heads, cats whisker, black and green tadpole, blob.

Boat bookings for Wednesday, Friday & Saturday have limited availability, to avoid disappointment we recommend you call the lodge and pre book your boats. If you’re coming to fish from the bank we recommend you bring waders

Over the weekend notable catches were recorded by Keith Cowen, Jan Webber, Chris Sayer, Tom Morris, L Serrano, Mark Hunt, Simon Zabrzenski, J Batts, Steve Lewandowski, M Draper & Rodger Kerrison.

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RIO & SAGE Day March 29th at Draycote we are holding our RIO & SAGE day with Simon Gawesworth RIO, Chris Anderson SAGE & Jim Fearn Guide / SAGE on hand to offer advice on all aspects of fly fishing, Reservoir, River, Saltwater, Pike & Salmon. Book a FREE guided fishing session from a boat using any SAGE rod & RIO fly line of your choice, contact Tom Bird at the Draycote lodge 01788 812018 to book your FREE guided session

Tuition & Guided Sessions Fly casting tuition, beginner days & guiding available with our in-house guides & instructors who work at our Draycote, Thornton & Eyebrook fisheries. Contact our guiding & tuition manager Tom Bird for detail 01788 812018 or his works mobile 07834 581 423. Details of our beginner course date & information on guiding along with Tom Bird advice blogs are on our Tuition & Guided website www.flyfishtuition.co.uk

Next Thornton Tuition Day. Thornton Beginner Course Saturday 22nd February cost £75.00 includes all tackle & fishing permit contact Tom Bird to book 01788 812018 or 07834 581 423

British Fly Fair Show. We have a stand at the British Fly Fair www.bffi.co.uk/ on Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th February. Tom Bird & Ifor will be on hand to discuss our 2020 fishing season at Thornton, Draycote & Eyebrook. We will have special show offers over the weekend including a show only special promotion on the RIO Fathom range of sinking lines rrp£74.99 show promotion £49.99

Opening Hours & Boat Session

Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 5.00pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 5.00pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 12.30pm

Afternoon Boat – 12.30pm – 5.00pm

Last 4 Hr – 1.00pm – 5.00pm

All Anglers Off Site – 5.15pm

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Local Angling Club is Thornton Fly Fishers visit their website http://thorntonflyfishers.simpl.com they also have a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/troutfishingclub/

Their next club competition is the Thornton Bank Match Sunday 16th February details on the club website, new members welcome