Fishery Report Week Ending 05/05/2013

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Thornton Weekly update week ending 05/05/2013

Great weather at last our water temperature this morning is 12 degrees ideal for surface sport and with our buzzer hatches improving day by day we are at last enjoying consistent sport.

Last week 155 rods caught 691 trout for rod average 4.5

Damsel, buzzer and diawl bach were the top patterns this week fished on a floating line, intermediate or midge tip with the wood bank, farm bank and green bay all producing.

Steve Warner fished from his float tube and recorded a 6lb rainbow, D Skudder caught a 5lb4oz rainbow, G. Jones 5lb rainbow with Norma Prime also recording a5lb rainbow

Water clarity is excellent with our water temperature at 12 degrees we should during this coming week see an 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 – 8.45pm

Part Day Boats 8.30am – 2.30pm / 2.30pm – 8.45pm

Last 4 Hour 4.45pm – 8.45pm

Call the lodge 01530 230807

Fishery report & update 03/05/13

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Thornton Weekly report And Mid Week Update 03/05/13

With our other two reservoirs, Foremark & Draycote catching fish over 10lb last week, Thornton didn’t disappoint with Martin Owen taking a rainbow of 10lb4oz

Dennis Barnes caught a brace weighing 6lb7oz and 5lb4oz, with Mat Vickers taking a 6lb13oz with numerous fish reported weighing 3lb – 4lb

131 rods caught 570 trout for rod average 4.4 with a good percentage now falling to buzzers and diawl bach patterns.

Surprisingly for late April the shallows of the wood bank, Thornton arm and woodbank corner are still producing best, however on the warmer evening trout are starting to move across the main basin.

As we move into April our last 4 hour permit, 1 fish plus catch and release £10 and late evening boat permit at £4.00 offers great value, currently running from 4.30pm – 8.30pm

Water clarity is getting better and better with clarity well over 5ft

With the weather improving and May a few days away we will soon be into one of the most prolific fishing months of the year.

Main gate, lodge and bank fishing open from 7.30am

Part day boats 8.30am – 2.00pm  /  2.00pm – 8.30pm

Full day boats 8.30am – 8.30pm

All anglers off site by 8.45pm

Call the lodge 01530 230807

Thornton Update 03/05/13

Thornton continues to fish well and with a good forecast for the bank holiday we should continue to see our good sport continue.

Highlight of this week has been the good number of browns up to 2lb+ been recorded with the majority been returned. Member Tony Lorrimer recorded 12 browns to 2lb+ returning them all. These were fish stocked way back in January and are feeding well on the natural food.

Floating lines with damsel, diawl bach & buzzers are catching best with anglers starting to catch fish from other parts of the reservoir, with green bay & stone bank fishing well this week.

On the warmer evening we are starting to see an evening rise. Water temperature is starting to pick up this morning we recorded 11 degrees our water clarity is 6ft+

Our last 4 hour permit is from 4.30pm – 8.30pm full permit prices visit www.flyfishthornton.co.uk

Tel 01530 230807

Ifor

 

 

Fishing Report Week Ending 14/04/2013

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Thornton weekly report week ending 14/04/2013

Continues to improve as does the weather, and not before time, with 112 rods last week catching 592 trout for rod average 5.3

With our water temperature at long last on the way up, nearly 8 degrees this morning more & more fish are feeding on the buzzer. It shouldn’t be too long before the trout start spreading themselves throughout the reservoir and if the temperature, air & water, continue to rise we should soon see the first evening rise of the season.

For last week anglers continue to concentrate their efforts along the shallows of the Thornton arm, wood & woodbank corner with the welcome southerly wind a tad too strong to fish down along the Markfield arm.

As soon as the wind drops expect the farm bank to fish especially for the bank angler.

Intermediate & floating lines best with fritz damsel, cats whisker, buzzer.

Main gate, lodge & bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 8.00pm

Part Day Boats 8.30am – 2.00pm  /  2.00pm – 8.00pm

Bank anglers / All anglers off site by 8.15pm

Tel 01530 230807

Fishing Report Week Ending 07/04/2013

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Thornton weekly report week ending 07/04/2013

At last some better weather especially over the weekend had anglers catching fish on a variety of lines and flies.

We seeing fish starting to feed on the buzzer, although currently small buzzers its certainly a sign better conditions have arrived.

Floating lines, intermediate and sinkers fished with booby, cats whisker, dawson olive, bloodworm, hares ear and buzzer all worked with the bank opposite the lodge still a favourite fishing spot.

Some anglers on the southerly wind ventured into the Markfield arm and found fish all the way along it, in a “normal” year the farm bank always fishes well in April.

With the local weather forecast not too bad for this week sport we expect to continue to be as good as this weeks rod average 5.1 indicates.

Water clarity 3ft+

Main gate, lodge and bank fishing open from 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 7.45pm

Part Day Boats 8.30am – 1.30pm  /  1.30pm – 7.45pm

All anglers offsite by 8.00pm

Contact lodge 01530 230807

Summer cant be far away having seen this morning the first House Martin of the year.

Ifor

Fishing Report week ending 31/03/2013

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Thornton weekly fishing report 31/03/2012

With the clocks going forward to summer time we should start to see an improvement to the weather.

It must be as frustrating to you the anglers as it is to me as a fishery manager that sport currently is excellent but the weather forecast is keeping rods away. However on this mornings BBC forecast they are at last giving an improvement this morning it certainly feels less cold.

Our rod average this week is 5.1 with anglers continuing to catch along the bank opposite the lodge, wood and wood corner, not surprising as this is the sheltered bank.

Nick Coomry fished Thornton for the first time catching and returning 15 trout off the bank, another first time visitor Phil Haney also managed 5 from the bank.

Intermediate and sinking lines with yellow booby, cats whisker, green pea and diawl bach were the most successful methods.

Water clarity as the rod average suggest is OK with visibility over 3ft

Main Gate, Lodge & bank fishing open from 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 7.15pm

Part Day Boats 8.30am – 1.30pm  /   1.30pm – 7.15pm

All anglers offsite by 7.30pm

Ifor   01530 230807

Update for Easter

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Thornton Update 28/03/2013

Weather at last and in time for Easter is improving with the air temperature today well above where it has been, actually today was the warmest day we have had since we opened.

Our water clarity is the best its been since we opened in early February with Dave Pritchard catching 6 fish today, on spooning the fish some had immature damsels and fry in them!

Rod average this week so far is over 4 with bank & boat anglers catching, although for the bank anglers the trout are not as close in as they were.

Best Flies: Booby, Cats Whisker, Tadpole, Diawl Bach

Call the lodge 01530 230807

Fishing Report Week Ending 24/03/2013

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Thornton Weekly Report week ending 24/03/2013

Somebody needs to tell the weather it’s officially Spring!

Another week when the cold weather has kept anglers off the bank & out of the boats with only 32 rods fishing, they did however attain a rod average of 3.9. Good sport considering the conditions.

With the water temperature struggling to get past 5 degrees its not surprising a fast sinking line with booby, blobs, cats whiskers and tadpoles caught the majority of the trout.

Best area continues to be the bank opposite the lodge, wood, wood bank corner, not surprising as these areas provide the shelter from the cold easterly winds

Call the lodge for latest report on the conditions

Tel 01530 230807

Ifor

Update 14/03/2013

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Thornton Update 14/03/2013

With Thornton six weeks into our season having opened in early February is now fishing as we would expect with the rod average this week at an excellent 5.6

Its a shame anglers are taking too much notice of the weather man as on many days the actual weather has been far better than forecast.

As you would expect sinking lines with booby, blobs & cat whisker patterns are catching the majority but an intermediate has also worked with a fritz damsel with some rods taking fish on buzzers.
With a good head of fish in the reservoir our good sport should continue, dont forget Easter falls on the 29th March get your boat bookings in early

01530 230807

Fishing Report Week Ending 10/03/2013

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Thornton weekly fishing report week ending 10/02/2013

Despite the weather forecast Thornton is enjoying a far better March with 69 rods catching 400 trout for rod average 5.8

Bank and boat anglers are catching with the shallows opposite the lodge, wood bank & wood bank corner fishing best, not surprising as these areas offer the anglers some protection from the cold easterlies.

Sinking lines with a booby, cat whisker and tadpole or an intermediate with a fritz damsel and cats whisker have been the most productive methods. A few fish have been taken on buzzer and bloodworm patterns.

Our clarity continues to improve as our rod average 5.8 indicates.

Main gate, lodge and bank fishing open from 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 5.45pm

Part Day Boats 8.30am – 1.00pm / 1.00pm – 5.45pm

All anglers off site by 6.00pm

Call the lodge 01530 230807

Ifor

Fishing Report Week Ending 04/03/2013

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Fishing report week ending 03/03/2013

With our water clarity continuing to improve the fishing gets better & better

 

Last week 75 rods caught 268 trout for rod average 3.6

 

Bank anglers can often enjoy the best of the sport this time of year as the majority of the trout are taken within yards of the bank along the shallows opposite the lodge, wood bank & along the slightly deeper water along the lonesome pine.

 

Colwick Fly Fishers held a club match at Thornton returning an average of 4.3 with trout to 3lb+ recorded

 

Fast sinking lines with booby, cats whisker, damsel fritz orange tadpole have worked best but during the warmest part of the day a few anglers have caught on buzzer & apps bloodworm patterns

 

Main Gate, Lodge & bank fishing open from 7.30am

 

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 5.30pm

Part Day Boats 8.30am – 1.00pm  /  1.00pm – 5.30pm

Bank anglers to be back at the lodge for 5.45pm

All anglers off site by 6.00pm

 

Tel 01530 230807

 

Ifor