Thornton Weekly Report Week ending 24th May 2020

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 25th May 2020

Our operating guidelines are working well & Id like to thank our visiting anglers for their patience & understanding as we all get used to the current changes. The lodge remains closed hopefully that will be eased at the next relaxing of lockdown rules.

Click on the COVID-19 guidelines above to see our current rules.

Thornton reopened on Wednesday 20th May in line with government guidelines, our current guidelines can be viewed at our link above.

Working to restricted angler number the fishing as expected was good with the fish been left alone these past 8 weeks.

First day’s rod average was 9.5 before settling down to a steady rod average of 4.5 for the week.

Mixed weather for the first 4 days from perfect overcast & gentle ripple to strong winds with our water temperature at 15c+degrees

Anglers report catching trout from all over the reservoir although the corner of the wood into the Markfield arm & the dam across to green bay & the stones producing best.

Generally floating lines or intermediate with daddies, hoppers, cdc, buzzer, diawl, damsels have all worked well with the sinking line & booby working best during any bright flat calm periods.

All Water Member A Russel & Gary have fished from their float tube generally catching 10+ trout, All Water Member Ged Odonoghue caught 12 for his visit, S Owen & M Cartlidge fished from separate boats for their visit both recording double figure catches. Thornton member Howard Davies recorded the largest fish of the week a 4lb9oz rainbow

We have buzzers, sedges hatching in good numbers with the first of the damsels starting to show & withing the margins we are starting to see the first of the pin fry

Water clarity is good

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Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 9.30pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 3.00pm

Afternoon Boat – 3.00pm – 9.30pm

Last 4 Hr – 5.30pm – 9.30pm

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