Thornton report 15th March 2020

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Coronavirus, all of our fisheries remain open, with our staff following the advice from the authorities to regularly during the day clean the vulnerable areas, doors, counters, tills, credit card machines, phones etc

Fishery Report: Week Ending: 15th March

Monday to Thursday of this week followed the previous few weeks of low water clarity and few rods on the water.

Friday 13th with a good weather forecast and advise from the lodge that conditions had improved with clarity between 2ft & 3ft enough to warrant a visit the anglers were rewarded with a rod average 4.2

Richard Price caught 6 trout on a green booby while Howard Davies & Jan Webber shared a boat to catch 16 on cats whisker, Dave Slesser caught 7 for his visit while Clive Holt & Colin Chambers shared an afternoon boat to record 10 fish for their visit. The shallows opposite the lodge, wood & lonesome pine fished best.

Saturday & our sport continued to improve with the daily rod average 6.2 with the boats generally enjoying the best of the sport. Phill Mee found the fish up the Thornton arm catching 16 for his visit, Jan Webber returned for his second visit of the week catching 12 wit Mark Hunt fishing a DI3 with a cats whisker to boat his 14 trout. Our surface temperature has increased to 8c+ with anglers reporting increasing buzzer hatches.

Sunday & the poor weather returned, wet & windy with no boats out the few bank anglers who fished struggled with the windy conditions.

Clarity continues to improve and is currently close to 3ft

Good to see the sport picking up & its well worth a visit, contact the Thornton Lodge 01530230807

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RIO & SAGE Day at Draycote 29th March is CANCELLED due to travel concerns for Simon Gawesworth & Chris Anderson of SAGE & RIO who were travelling to the UK from the USA

If you want to try a particular SAGE rod or RIO fly line contact Tom Bird 01788812018 & he will arrange to that for you

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

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Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 6.00pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 6.00pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 1.00pm

Afternoon Boat – 1.00pm – 6.00pm

Last 4 Hr – 2.00pm – 6.00pm

All Anglers Off Site – 6.15pm

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