Thornton weekly report 13th September 2020

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 13th September

Monday with the water temperature at a steady 17c we were starting to see more fish moving to the large hatches of smaller midge, with a few more of the larger claret buzzer showing every day and increasing numbers of daddies, Pastor Chip fished Monday evening good evening rise catching 6 on a small F Fly

Tuesday small claret cripple midge was the fly Mick Glover fished to catch 12 trout, good catches were reported by all of Tuesday rods reporting a combination of trout that had been in a while generally falling to smaller size 14, 16 flies and recent stock fish.

Wednesday good to see Phil Moore back out on the water and catching 5 trout, Barry Deeley alternated between small hoppers on a floater and small lures on an intermediate to record his 10 trout, B Perry fished buzzers and hoppers for his 14 trout with Pastor Chip returning with his son Brandon to catch 14

Still lots of tiny black or vivid green midge on the water although we are seeing some of the larger claret buzzer during the late afternoon and evening

Thursday a day for daddies, hoppers, shipman’s, cdc, claret snatchers and the mallard and claret with the afternoon and evening session starting to fish better than the early morning. Richard Price fished daddies for his 7 trout, Peter Wrigley fished emergers for his 7 trout with Keith Walker fishing the afternoon session with a shipman’s to catch his 10 trout. Howard Davies fished the last few hours with a claret snatcher and small muddler catching 12 trout

Friday and again the late afternoon and evening fished best with the larger claret buzzer increasing in numbers. Alan Smith fished a traditional Mallard and Claret wet fly to take his 6 trout, Keith Cowen continued to catch using hoppers on a floating line or fab on an intermediate, Carl Bond caught 16 for his visit using buzzers and blob with all water member Dave Slesser recording 13 trout for his visit. Clive Holt and Colin Chambers shared a boat for the afternoon / evening session catching 11 between them

Saturday water temperature remains at 17c, Keith Cowen recorded 10 for his visit continuing to use hoppers and fab, Jan Webber recorded 13 with Mark Hunt using a floating line or midge tip alternating between dries, cruncher and fab to record his 17 fish catch. Thornton member John Bebbington bought his wife with him, were pleased to report she has caught her first trout.

Sunday we welcomed the All Abilities Fly Fishing Group conditions looked good and we were confident they would have a good day, they enjoyed an outstanding visit with a rod average 8+ catching fish on dries, nymphs and buzzers, thanks to Mark Goodge, Shaun Higgins and Ian Bradfield for arranging the day. Richard Bromwich who`s new to fly fishing also enjoyed an excellent morning catching 4 trout

Good to see another evening rise.

Water temperature is a trout friendly 16c+ water clarity improving daily.

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