Fishing report week ending 16th August

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Thornton Weekly Fishing Report.

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 16th August 2020

Thornton being 70 acres and fed by two small streams, currently with little flow, the heatwave didn’t do us any favours last week, the surface temperature climbed as the heatwave took hold.

Monday the surface temperature at 7.30am was 21c by Thursday we recorded a surface temperature at 7.30am of 24c. We advised anglers not to fish and pointed them towards the larger Eyebrook & Draycote fisheries.

Cooler forecast on Saturday & Sunday is starting to help with the water temperature at 7.30am Sunday at 21c

Most of the rain has missed us, but unless we get a huge amount its unlikely to lower the water temperature. What’s on our side is the decreasing daylight hours, with longer night time hours, hopefully cooler night time temperature that will suck the heat out of the water and reduce the water temperature.

With a cooler forecast for the coming week I recommend you call the lodge for latest updates before travelling 01530 230807

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