Fishing report week ending 24th August

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 24th August 2020


Quiet week for us at Thornton with our surface water temperature for Monday through to Thursday stubbornly staying at 21c at 7.30am


Not surprising therefore few rods with sinking lines, booby and damsel nymphs working best.


No boats out on Friday due to the storm. Saturday morning the wind although strong was below our boating limit and with the water temperature having dropped to 19c we were expecting to see an upturn in the fishing. Mark Hunt took advantage of the cooler conditions and fished his small yellow owls and cdc patterns to record his 15 fish catch.


Sunday anglers reported seeing fish moving but were proving difficult to tempt with size 14 and 16 cdc and buzzers working best


With the start of a new week and yet another storm I can report our water temperature continues to drop following these storms and is currently 18.5c at that we should start to see an improvement in our sport.


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