Thornton Weekly Report 22nd Nov 2020

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Visit our COVID guidelines updated 5th November

As we enter the last fortnight of our season and the remaining fortnight for lock down I would remind boat angler to fish within our guidelines:

  1. a) Member of your household
  2. b) Person in your support bubble
  3. c) One regular boat partner

Fishery Report: Week Ending: 22nd November 2020

Quieter week with the gusty and at times wet conditions keeping anglers off the water.

Monday was a quiet day with few rods out, Tuesday with better weather saw a few more rods take to the water. Pete Hunt fished in the shelter of green bay, a good decision as he caught 6 on a booby, Barry Deeley also fished a booby boating 3 trout with Ian Schofield finding the colour orange worked best for him catching 5 for his visit.

Wednesday orange worked best with A Gunby leading the way with 8 trout, Thursday was a cold gusty day with only 3 rods out fishing, Friday was busier but again the cold and at times gusty conditions saw most rods catching between 1 and 3 trout.

Similar challenging conditions on Saturday, under the wind it was relatively calm, in the wind it was gusty, the shelter of the Thornton arm and wood was the best area, Jason Garrison put his new DI5 to good use catching 5 trout on a mixture of cats whisker and black – green lures, Tony Bokenham lost a few but eventually managed to get 2 to the boat on a white – green booby snake.

Sunday a better day with the weather, noticeably cooler but less wind. Sinking lines with orange booby pr white and green snake booby were the best patterns. With the water gin clear R Price using a lighter 4lb leader produced more takes for him helping him to land 3 trout with P Hunt and J Thompson fishing boobies to catch 5 for their mornings visit

The water is gin clear, as Richard Price reports you may need to fish with lighter lower diameter leaders

Rod average for the week 1.8

The 2020 season draws to a close Monday 30th November

2021 Membership: Details of our Thornton membership and our popular All Water Membership which allows you to fish Thornton, Eyebrook & Draycote can be found on our website


Our Online Shop Visit our online shop we have added a limited quantity of RIO floating lines to our sale & discontinued items with discounts up to 50% on selected items.


Tuition & Guided Sessions Our 1-1 tuition is scheduled to restart. Contact the fishery for details, Tom Bird advice blogs are on our Tuition & Guided website

Next Thornton Tuition Day. Currently cancelled

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Lodge & Bank Open – 7.30am – 4.00pm

Full Day Boat – 8.30am – 4.00pm

Morning Boat – 8.30am – 1.30pm

All Anglers Off Site – 4.15pm

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