Thornton weekly report week ending 15/07/2013

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Thornton Weekly update week ending  14th July

Mornings are producing best with the anglers that are catching using either a fast sinking line and a booby or a floating line indicator  20ft+ leader with bloodworm and buzzer patterns on the lower 6 – 10ft of the leader.

Anglers out with fish finders reported plenty of trout in the deeper water from the orange buoy to the dam but the majority of the trout are within 2ft of the bottom.

With this weather forecast for this coming week aim to be at the fishery and ready to go out at 8.00am to catch any coolness from the night.

Follow our advice and you will catch, Dave Saunt & Charlie Abrahams caught 7 today on a damsel booby

Our water clarity is excellent.

Our last four hours fishing 1 fish kill + Catch & Release £10 and a rowing boat £4.00 offers great value.

Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 10.00pm

Part Day Boats 8.30am – 3.00pm / 3.00pm – 10.00pm

Last 4 Hour 5.45pm – 10.00pm

All anglers offsite by 10.15pm

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Thornton weekly fishing report week ending 07/07/2013

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Thornton Weekly update week ending  7th July

Summer has arrived with a vengeance!

During this warm / hot spell of weather the cooler morning session will generally be the most productive time to fish with anglers moving from their floating lines and reaching for their sinking lines with damsel, blobs & booby patterns sure to feature in the catch return.

Its time to concentrate on the deeper cooler water in front of the main dam & orange buoy, fish are there to be caught just a different approach now required.

Melvyn Pepper and John Smith showed on Saturday that an indicator with buzzers fished deep and static will still take fish, but they did concentrate their efforts to the deeper water of green bay

Our water clarity is excellent.

Our last four hours fishing 1 fish kill + Catch & Release £10 and a rowing boat £4.00 offers great value.

Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 10.00pm

Part Day Boats 8.30am – 3.00pm / 3.00pm – 10.00pm

Last 4 Hour 5.45pm – 10.00pm

All anglers offsite by 10.15pm

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Weekly fishing report week ending 30/07/2013

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Thornton Weekly update week ending  30th June

Not an easy weeks fishing for us with the rod average at 1.2 with the trout spooned showing they are feeding hard on water flea and small / tiny buzzers

Its one of the strange things about fly fishing anglers have tried fishing with small buzzers and nymph patterns and failed yet put on a tequila blob on a floater throw it out towards a feeding fish and pull it back as quick as you can resulted in fish in the boat, so much for matching the hatch!!

This last week muddlers and blobs pulled quickly across the surface or just under was by far the most successful method, B Fox fished an orange muddler to take 5 fish to 6lb+ another 6lb rainbow was recorded by Phil Collins again on a surface pulled blob.

Our water clarity is excellent

Our last four hours fishing 1 fish kill + Catch & Release £10 and a rowing boat £4.00 offers great value.

Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 10.00pm

Part Day Boats 8.30am – 3.00pm / 3.00pm – 10.00pm

Last 4 Hour 5.45pm – 10.00pm

All anglers offsite by 10.15pm

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ThorntonWeekly report week ending 24/06/2013

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Thornton Weekly update week ending 24th June

By the end of last week our water clarity was once again good but the fishing remained a challenge for most of the week with 112 rods averaging 1.2

Anglers reported seeing at times good numbers of fish moving but they were preoccupied feeding on the newly hatch coarse fish fry, pin fry.

If you pulled a muddler or similar pattern through the surface you would get plenty of follows the challenge was turning those follows into takes.

Damsels have at long last started to show a bit of warmer weather and we should see a lot more of them.

Nev Welsh the week previous recorded a rainbow of 7lb3oz, this week Mark Brown 4lb4oz rainbow, Roger Jones 4lb12oz, M Norman 4lb, Mark Sturgees rainbows of 3lb5oz and 3lb4oz with Tony Lorrimer recording 14 trout to 3lb

The forecast for this last week of June looks good for fishing with improving temperatures and favourable wind speeds.

Our last four hours fishing 1 fish kill + Catch & Release £10 and a rowing boat £4.00 offers great value.

Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 10.00pm

Part Day Boats 8.30am – 3.00pm / 3.00pm – 10.00pm

Last 4 Hour 5.45pm – 10.00pm

All anglers offsite by 10.15pm

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Thornton Weekly Report week ending 16/06/2013

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Thornton Weekly update week ending 16th June

112 rods caught 238 trout for rod average 2.1

Clarity has improved although a small amount of the algae bloom remains, but any breeze soon clears it. Lots of trout to be seen moving at times especially in front of the dam and off the stones, these fish are moving to buzzers during the day with sedges and some caenis about in the evenings. A few damsels are starting to show as well.

Suspender buzzers, buzzer, hoppers, GH sedge & damsel patterns working well

In the evenings if the air temperature doesn’t drop cold we are starting to see some excellent rises with the best of the sport during that last hour

Our last four hours fishing 1 fish kill + Catch & Release £10 and a rowing boat £4.00 offers great value.

Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 10.00pm

Part Day Boats 8.30am – 3.00pm / 3.00pm – 10.00pm

Last 4 Hour 5.45pm – 10.00pm

All anglers offsite by 10.15pm

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Thornton weekly report week ending 09/06/2013

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Thornton Weekly update week ending 9th June

Lots of fish moving at times but not easy to tempt, with anglers who went down to size 14 & 16 hares ear, diawl bach and buzzers managing to tempt a few.

At times bright conditions with a cold easterly breeze and a bit of an algae bloom did little to help.

144 rods caught 219 trout for rod average 1.5

A few caenis about in the evening with good buzzer hatches providing most evenings a good evening rise, again though the fish moving were not easy to tempt. Water temperature is still cool at 13 degrees

Chris Sayer got to grips with the conditions catching 8 to 3lb as did T Pegg recording 10 trout for his visit, Chip Kawalsingh caught 8 on small olive buzzers from the farm bank area,  B Allardyce caught 4lb rainbow, Phil Moore 5lb rainbow, T Green 5lb1oz rainbow, W Newby 4lb4oz, with Tony Lorrimer 9lb14oz rainbow.

Our last four hours fishing 1 fish kill + Catch & Release £10 and a rowing boat £4.00 offers great value.

Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 10.00pm

Part Day Boats 8.30am – 3.00pm / 3.00pm – 10.00pm

Last 4 Hour 6.00pm – 10.00pm

All anglers offsite by 10.15pm

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Thornton Weekly Report 02/06/2013

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Thornton Weekly update week ending 2nd  June

A bit of a patchy week with Monday to Wednesday weather not great, our water temperature continues to hover at around 11 degrees, it should be 15 degrees, but what a contrast by the weekend an improving forecast, at last it seems summer is arriving, and not before time, it is only three weeks to the longest day and four weeks after that the nights will noticeably start to draw in, summer and decent trout fishing temperatures are long overdue

141 rods caught 312 trout for rod average 2.2

Green bay, Stones & Farm Bank has produced best this week with trout feeding on snails & buzzer. On the evenings when the air temperature doesn’t drop we are getting a good evening rise.

Thornton Fly Fishers fished their boat pairs match on Sunday with Mark Sturgess and John Salisbury being the eventual winners with the Vernon brothers Chris & Martin a close second

Mick Glover enjoyed a great afternoons sport catching 10 trout including fish of 6lb7oz and 4lb9oz on hares ear and buzzer, John Salisbury recorded fish of 4lb10oz, 4lb8oz with Mark Sturgess weighing a rainbow 4lb8oz, James Foster recorded rainbow 4lb10oz with Chris Sayer also recording a 4lb rainbow, Tony Lorrimer in his catch included fish of 6lb, 5lb and 4lb8oz with Trevor Pegg catching 14 trout including a 5lb8oz

Our last four hours fishing 1 fish kill + Catch & Release £10 and a rowing boat £4.00 offers great value.

Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 9.45pm

Part Day Boats 8.30am – 3.00pm / 3.00pm – 9.45pm

Last 4 Hour 5.45pm – 9.45pm

All anglers offsite by 10pm

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Thornton Weekly Report week ending 26/05/2013

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Thornton Weekly update week ending 26th May

122 rods caught 348 trout for rod average 2.8

With the wind & rain we had last Thursday / Friday the surface water temperature dropped to 10 degrees this morning as I write this report it has climbed back to 11 degrees.

Those temperatures are OK for trout fishing but the fishing will be more like early April than late May and so it is with bank anglers still catching fish especially down along the farm bank with season permit holder Pete Cox catching 11 trout from the bank for his visit.

The trout have dropped back in the water with the majority been taken between 5ft & 10ft down, indicators with buzzers have worked well as has a sinking line with damsels and diawl bach.

Best area still the wood bank, farm bank, Thornton arm and green bay.

On the warmer days last week we have started to see the first of the hawthorn fly on the water.

Our water clarity is excellent.

Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 9.30pm

Part Day Boats 8.30am – 2.30pm / 2.30pm – 9.30pm

Last 4 Hour 5.30pm – 9.30pm

All anglers offsite by 9.45pm

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Thornton Weekly Report Week Ending 20/05/2013

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Thornton Weekly update week ending 19/05/13

119 rods caught 357 trout for rod average 3.0

Good hatches of buzzer are providing good surface sport with the trout now spreading themselves throughout the reservoir. But as always some areas hold more fish than others, the farm bank lightly fished so far this year is now producing excellent catches. Thornton arm the wood and wood bank corner are still producing good sport as they have for a number of weeks.

In the main a floating line with buzzer, diawl bach and damsel patterns have produced best with a midge tip or intermediate during the brighter conditions.

Water clarity is excellent with our water temperature just under 12 degrees, a little cool for the time of year but 12 – 16 degrees is great for trout fishing.

David Price caught a 4lb8oz rainbow, Jim Retallic caught 5lb14oz rainbow, M Needham 4lb rainbow, with a good number of trout 3lb+ showing again this week

On the warmer evenings we are seeing a good evening rise our last 4 hour permit  £10.00 1 fish kill+ catch & release with boat for £4.00 offers excellent value to fish the evening rise.

Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 9.15pm

Part Day Boats 8.30am – 2.30pm / 2.30pm – 9.15pm

Last 4 Hour 5.15pm – 9.15pm

All anglers offsite by 9.30pm

 

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Thornton weekly fishing report week ending 12/05/13

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Thornton Weekly update week ending 13/05/13

113 rods caught 351 trout for rod average 3.1

Buzzers are on the trout’s menu with the fish feeding heavily on olive and black buzzers, as you would expect on the calmer evenings when the air temperature stays up we are getting an evening rise. Picture of the buzzers the trout are feeding on visit the gallery page at www.flyfishthornton.co.uk

Mr A Crone recorded the other week a rainbow weighing 8lb. This week Mick Glover recorded a 5lb rainbow, D Skudder 5lb8oz, J Kilby 5lb rainbow, B Cox 5lb8oz rainbow, P Wurm 9lb rainbow, N James 6lb8oz and his boat partner David Price 8lb3oz rainbow, J Graney and his boat partner D Burton both recorded rainbows of 5lb with Paul Denton retuning to fly fishing after a break of 3 years topping the big fish league with a rainbow of 10lb12oz taken on a dry daddy.

Our water clarity is excellent with our water temperature hovering at 12 degrees

Best area for bank anglers is opposite the lodge, wood bank corner and the farm bank.

Best area for boats in front of the wood, wood bank corner and green bay with the main basin worth a drift in the evening when the wind drops and the air temperature stays up.

Best patterns, buzzer olive or black size 12 and 14, diawl bach, damsel

Our last 4 hour permit  £10.00 1 fish kill+ catch & release with boat for £4.00 offers excellent value to fish the evening rise.

Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 9.00pm

Part Day Boats 8.30am – 2.30pm / 2.30pm – 9.00pm

Last 4 Hour 5.00pm – 9.00pm

All anglers offsite by 9.15pm

Call the lodge 01530 23080