Thornton Fisheries Report 16th Feb 2020

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 16th February 2020

Monday and its poor weather forecast, strong winds & sleet had us recommending anglers didn’t visit with everyone heeding our advice, Tuesday was the same with no rods out on the water.

Wednesday and conditions looked better with water clarity 12in+ however looks can be deceiving with the rods who fished in Wednesday returning a blank.

Thursday morning and following rain during the early hours the clarity was reduced further, a few members did venture out but with a small rise in the reservoir level which reduced the clarity further we took the decision to advise anglers not to fish on Friday and due to the storm Dennis forecast for Saturday we cancelled those boats also.

Sunday morning following heavy overnight rain from storm Dennis we arrived onsite to find the water level was as high as we have seen it for several years with the influx of water reducing the clarity. I doubt clarity will be good enough to fish much before this Thursday.

Poor week fishing effected by both major storms.

As always, we recommend you call the lodge before you travel for latest updates 01530 230807

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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

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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

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

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