Thornton 30th August 2020

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 30th August 2020

Tough week at Thornton despite the storm on Tuesday helping to drop our water which is currently 17c.

Water clarity is generally ok, although we have some algae this morning.

Little or no fly life which was the result of the high water temperatures, I would expect to see an improvement to our hatches with the cooler conditions, this morning I saw the first of our larger claret buzzer, some crane fly about with a surprising number of fry.

Fish that were taken during the week fell to small cdc, buzzer, booby & snakes with the Thornton arm and main basin been the best areas

With the water temperature at 17c we will be able to arrange a stocking towards the end of this week or early next week. Currently our records indicate 3900+ trout in the reservoir.

STW have reopened the toilets with limited access.

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