Thornton weekly fishery report 8th November 2020

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Fishery Report: Week Ending: 8th November 2020

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Another better than expected weeks fishing with the current rod average 3 Anglers are catching off the wood, down the Markfield arm, main car park & up the Thornton arm finding the majority of the trout 40 to 50yds from the bank

Sinking lines, Sink 3, Sink 5 & Sink 7 lines are best with cats whisker, sparkler booby, pink snake, minkie & orange minkie patterns best. A few fish showing at times and with the water temperature 10c+ and if your prepared to persevere a cruncher or yellow owl will take them

Most productive time of day to fish is 10.00am to 4.00pm warmest part of the day

Monday windy and wet, no anglers out on the water. Tuesday was cold not an easy day with P Moore fishing the morning session taking 5 trout, Pete Hunt also fished the morning with booby putting 6 fish in the boat.

Frosty start to Wednesday, Barry Deeley fished a sink 7 with 3ft leader and olive booby taking 7 trout, Nev Welsh also went deep catching 5 with Pete Hunt & J Thompson fishing the morning session down the Markfield arm boating 6 trout

Thursday and a better day with rod av 4, Malcolm Beck fished a sparkler booby on a Sink 5 catching 12 trout, Howard Davies caught 5 to 3lb+ on pink snake with P Moore finding a change to an orange minkie worked as he caught 9.

Friday regular boat partners M Cross and C Sayer fished the morning catching 11 trout, Richard Owen caught 3 with All Water member K Coley and J Bebbington catching 14

Saturday the majority of the rods fished sinking lines S Swinfield caught 6, J Harrison continues to have faith in the catch whisker catching a further 5 trout, Jan Webber went into the Markfield arm fished a minkie booby & damsel patterns to catch 7 as did M Clay. Mark Hunt with the water temperature at 10c+ concentrated his efforts closer to the weed beds fishing claret cdc, yellow owls and cruncher to catch 6 trout

Sunday with light wind was surprisingly slower than the previous days although Jason Pusey Eyebrook fisher ranger had a days fishing with his father boating 12 trout between them on minkie boobies

Overall a good weeks fishing with a rod average 3

Water clarity is gin clear, most productive time to fish is 10.00am to 3pm warmest part of the day with the water temperature at 10c+ which is warmer than we would expect for early November

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