Thornton weekly report 7th September 2020

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Thornton Weekly Fishing Report.

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 6th September

A slight improvement to our sport this week, on some day’s anglers reported seeing an increasing number of fish on the surface.

The vast majority of the trout moving are feeding on tiny black or olive midge although we are starting to see a few of our larger claret buzzer starting to show with an increasing number of daddies.

Most of the fish caught were on size 16 or smaller buzzer & cdc patterns fished on the lightest tippet possible.

Its incredibly frustrating fishing but if you do scale down they are catchable, I managed to land two and lose another two during a 90min session one evening, single fly, 20ft+ leader to a 4lb point.

The algae continues to be an issue although any breeze does help to clear it.

Our water temperature is 17c which will allow us to stock again this week, some fresh fish will hopefully be a tad easier to tempt with the increasing hatches of the larger buzzer and daddies starting to become the residents fish chosen food item.

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