Thornton weekly fishing report 18th Oct 2020

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 18th October 2020

Monday despite the cold damp conditions slowing the catch rate A Iliffe and R Moreton caught 11 for their mornings visit. Tuesday with better conditions sport improved with the wood bank and lonesome pine weed beds fishing best to boobies, minkie and fry patterns although P Cox caught 2 of his 9 trout on buzzers, P Wrigley also caught 9 with Arthur Olding fishing a minkie booby to catch his 7 trout. S Windram and P Cross shared a boat and fished boobies to catch their 12 trout

Most days anglers reported a rise generally in the late afternoon these fish would take cdc, buzzers and diawls. Wednesday P Hunt & John Thompson caught 11 for their mornings visit with All Water Member John Kirk fishing a sparkler booby to take his fish. Phil Mee recorded 8 trout with Richard Maycock taking advantage of the good afternoon weather to catch his 4 fish limit on minkie boobies.

Thursday Arthur Olding returned for his second visit of the week fishing his minkie booby to catch 9 trout for his mornings visit, Keith Cowen fished a sparkler booby to catch his 5 trout

Friday with the north easterly breeze the fishing dropped off with All Water members P Walker recording 5 trout to black and green lures and Keith Cowley catching 6 trout which had been feeding on the fry.

Better conditions on Saturday newcomer to the sport Jason Harrison fished a cats whisker to catch his 6 trout, Tony Bokenham caught 4 trout to 3lb+, Jan Webber ventured up the Thornton Arm catching 7 on a pink snake, Keith Cowen returned for his second visit of the week using the same sparkler booby to catch another 5 trout. Late afternoon into the evening the trout were rising to hatches of buzzer with Mark Hunt finding a single cdc claret pattern was the key to his catch of 14 trout.

Light breeze greeted the anglers on Sunday with the majority of the boats heading to the wood bank lonesome pine and down the Markfield arm were fish could be seen moving. S Swinfield fished a booby and caught 6 trout with Martin Vernon also fishing a booby for his 5 trout. P Hunt and John Thompson went down the Markfield catching 9 for their morning visit but reporting good numbers of fish on the surface feeding. Andrew Wilson returned for his second mornings visit of the week taking 8 fish during his visits on a cats whisker and diawl bach. Rob Knapp bought a beginner for a mornings visit managing to catch 4 between them for their mornings visit.

Overall a good week with a rod average 3.2 Water clarity is gin clear for the fish feeding on the surface you need to fish as light a tippet as you can.

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