Thornton Update 1st March

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 1st March 2020

Another week, another storm! It does look at long last that we may see an improvement in the weather.

A few rods did venture out during the week but conditions were against them

This morning our water level has receded since Thursday / Fridays rainfall with our clarity starting to improve, off the end of the pontoon this morning we have 13inch, I think we need 16inch+ ideal would be 18inch, we could be at that sort of clarity level by Wednesday, Thursday.

The clarity will be at its best from the bank outwards, I would expect the bank to start fishing better than the boats.

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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 7th March cost £75.00 includes all tackle & fishing permit contact Tom Bird to book 01788 812018 or 07834 581 423

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Local Angling Club is Thornton Fly Fishers, their next bank competition is been held at Eyebrook on the 8th March, details on their Facebook page visit their website they also have a Facebook page