Thornton Weekly Report week ending 26th July 2020

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Thornton Weekly Fishing Report.

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 26th July 2020

Monday and the start of a new week, daylight hours are noticeably reducing from were they were a fortnight ago. Water temperature at 7.30am was 19.5c but with a cooler forecast we should see that drop. Unsurprisingly sinking lines with booby was the most successful method with Keith Cowen fishing a damsel booby to catch his 6 trout for his mornings visit, Howard Davies caught 4 for his mornings fishing with D Button catching 3 again the olive booby worked best. Little or no evening rise.

Tuesday another day for fast sinking lines and the damsel booby, with the water temperature a 7.30am 19c it was always going to fish in the morning, Barry Deeley fished a DI7 and olive booby to catch his 4 trout with Keith Cowen also taking 4 fishing the same method as did A Johnston with the deeper water in front of the main dam been the area to fish.

Wednesday and Thursday followed the same pattern, water temperature at 7.30am was 19c increasing during the day to be 20c+ by 3.00pm. Mornings therefore was the session to fish with little sport during the late afternoon and evening. Sinking lines with an olive booby continued to be the most successful method. Martin Vernon for his morning’s session caught 4 trout to 3lb5oz, Keith Cowen caught 6 trout for his mornings visit to 3lb+ with A Stone catching 4 for his mornings visit.

By Friday & Saturday our water temperature at 7.30am was up to 20c it was always going to be challenging day`s with the water temperature increasing during the day. Mick Cross, Alison & Brian Sibley managed 3 for their mornings visit with the deeper water in front of the main dam and into the main basin been the area to fish. Little or no sport during the late afternoon evening as our surface water temperature climbed during the day to 21c+

Sunday morning, another humid start to the day with the surface water temperature 20c and some algae in the water. The morning session fished best with Steve Jordan & Adan Gunby getting out on the water as soon as the boats were ready, a wise decision as they caught 11 trout during the first few hours of fishing on a DI7 white & green & olive booby.

Currently the morning session 8.30am – 3.00pm is the most productive as our surface temperature at 7.30am has been 19c+ to 20c. Very little evening sport.

This coming week we have a cooler weather forecast for Monday through to Friday that should bring our surface temperature down. Call the lodge for latest updates 01530 230807

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