Thornton fishing report week ending 14/10/2012

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Thornton weekly report week ending 14th Oct 2012

Not a bad weeks fishing for us with 121 rods catching 279 trout for a rod average 2.3

Autumn is well & truly with us & our fishing is on the change as well as the trout move off the buzzer & start looking for the autumn bonus feat “fry”

Brian Fox kept faith with his buzzers and had an excellent catch of 14 rainbows including fish of 5lb4oz & 4lb8oz, returning a few days later to catch another 9 trout to 2lb8oz, John Considine fished damsel and fry patterns taking fish to 4lb8oz.

As the week moved on the trout have started to move from the deeper water located around the orange buoys and dam wall with the shallows of the wood bank, green bay and farm bank starting to fish.

Our reservoir level remains full and our water clarity is excellent.

Thornton remains open to 18th November

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 6.15pm

Part Day Boats 8.30am – 1.30pm / 1.30pm – 6.15pm

Main gate open 7.30pm  Tel 01530 230807

Thornton fishing report week ending 23/09/2012

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Thornton weekly report week ending 24/09/2012

A better week for us with the rod average at 2.0 as 109 rods caught 219 trout for the week

Harold Chapman won the Thornton Fly Fishers senior competition fished during the morning session, Harold caught 4 fish on a floating line and buzzers.

Brian Fox is the man in form fishing twice last week catching 10 trout on buzzers during his first visit & 11 on his second visit, his catches included fish of 3lb8oz & a superbly conditioned rainbow of 6lb8oz

Tony Lorrimer fished his bunny leeches to deadly effect recording 13 trout to 4lb

The weather on Sunday took a turn for the worst a biting cold easterly & rain, however Mark Goode & Fred Kettle despite the conditions enjoyed an excellent day catching 6 trout to 3lb14oz & 4 trout to 4lb12oz with the majority taking a small hot spot nymph

For most of the week damsel variants, buzzer, daddy & cruncher produced best with a few trout starting to come to minkie patterns, I would expect the fry patterns to start taking more & more fish as we leave September & move into October

Main gate & lodge open from 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 7.15pm

Part Day Boats 8.30am – 2.00pm  /   2.00pm – 7.15pm

Call the lodge 01530 230807

Thornton fishing report week ending 16/09/2012

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Thornton weekly report week ending 16/09/12

During the past week 107 rods caught 189 trout for rod average 1.8

Keith Cowan enjoyed another successful visit using buzzers to take his 8 fish including 5lb rainbow, B Finch fished a morning session and caught 5 trout to 5lb, B Fox recorded 9 fish to 3lb8oz for his morning visit with T Miles also taking a rainbow of 5lb3oz, Keith Coley & J Bebbington recorded fish of 5lb+ as did N James. A. Wolloff  recorded a 5lb8oz rainbow as did Mick Huffer

Floating line with damsel, buzzer & daddies were the most productive method with the area in front of the dam, green bay & large orange buoy favourite.

Generally the morning session continues to be the best part of the day to fish as the temperature in the evening has quickly fallen away. Water level remains full with the clarity good.

Lodge & main car park open from 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 7.45pm

Part Day Boats 8.30am – 2.00pm  / 2pm – 7.45pm

Tel lodge 01530 230807

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Thornton fishing report week ending 09/09/2012

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Thornton weekly update week ending 09/09/12

It was great to feel a bit of sun on your back last week after all the wet weather, but we paid a price with the glorious weather not helping the fishing.

Last week 132 rods caught 169 trout for 1.3 rod average. During the early part of the week sinking lines & booby was the most productive method as anglers went after the trout in the cooler deeper water in front of the main dam & orange buoy area.

Some anglers who did persevere with buzzers & nymph did catch John Spick & M Curtis caught 8 for their mornings visit, Keith Cowen caught 3 on buzzers before the bright conditions forced him onto the booby to catch a further 6 trout, M Pepper & John Smith caught 12 on buzzers from Green Bay the key to catching on buzzers or nymphs was to fish them as slow as possible or even static.

Lines that worked this week were floaters, intermediate & fast sinkers with booby, damsel, diawl bach & buzzers.

Our water level remains full with our clarity good.

Main gate & lodge open 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 8.00pm

Part Day Boats 8.30am – 2.30pm  /   2.30pm – 8.00pm

Keep in touch with what’s happening by calling the lodge 01530 230807

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Thornton fishing report week ending 02/09/2012

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Thornton Weekly report week ending 02/09/12

Last week 110 rods caught 198 trout for rod average 1.8 with the morning continuing to fish best.

During the past week the area fishing best has altered from being in front of the lodge Thornton arm to the main dam into green bay & the large orange buoy area producing best with the daddy proving to be the top pattern especially during any warm overcast periods.

This warmer spell of weather has encouraged the damsels with good numbers of them to be seen on the water this past week.

Andy Burton fished the dam wall – green bay area & caught trout weighing 3ln & 4lb on a daddy, A. Lawson caught 6 trout to 5lb on daddy, sedge & damsel, Jack Hives fished a morning session recording 4 trout to 4lb, Ben Lamb fished hares ear, olive emergers & buzzers to take his 6 fish to 4lb12oz

Mornings continue to be the most productive time of the day to fish, although traditionally during September we can expect some good evening sport to buzzers & sedges.

Water level remains full with clarity good

Main gate & lodge open from 7.30am

Boats Full Day 8.30am – 8.15pm

Boats Part Day 8.30am – 2.30pm  /  2.30pm – 8.15pm

Contact the lodge 01530 230807

Thornton fishing report week ending 13/08/2012

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Thornton Weekly report ending 13/08/12

The hottest spell of weather for a few weeks & I expected the fishing at Thornton to become hard, how wrong I was, a few days mid week it wasn’t that easy but over the weekend the fishing was as good as it gets for August

During the week 113 rods caught 249 trout for a rod average 2.2 with most of the trout falling to floating or intermediate lines with a damsel, diawl bach, buzzer, cruncher & an orange foamed body daddy all working.

Again the trout are not were you would expect them for the time of year, they are not in the deeper water but were to be found from the mouth of the Markfield arm past the lonesome pine down to the farm gate.

Notable catches were made by Keith Coley, John Bebbington, Phil Bruce & Thornton regular Norma Prime who all recorded catches in double figures.

David Pallot  recorded the best fish of the week a rainbow of 5lb

Water clarity is good with the water temperature cool for the time of year.

Main Gate, lodge open 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 9.00pm

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

Last 4 hour permit 5pm – 9.00pm

Call the lodge 01530 230807

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Thornton fishing report week ending 05/08/2012

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Our water level is at normal level once again with clarity described as good.

Last week 95 rods caught 171 trout for a rod average of 1.8 with the morning producing best results for most of the week.

Saturday & Sunday evening gave us the best evening rise of the season so far (it been a long time coming) with plenty of trout moving from the corner of the wood out to the orange buoy & back towards the boat pontoon.

Floating lines with buzzer, diawl bach & damsel patterns have produced best although a few more trout are being taken on dry daddy patterns. Unsurprisingly and with the amount of daphnia in the water the orange blob continues as it has every week this season featured in the returns.

Dave Rossin caught a rainbow 4lb12oz, Martin Vernon caught trout of 3lb4oz & 3lb5oz, Len Dobson 3lb, Keith Coley 4lb, Mat Vickers 3lb, M. Glover 3lb, David Price & Neil James 3lb & John Bebbington 3lb8oz.

With the evening starting to draw in please take note of the fishery opening and closing times.

Main Gate and lodge open from 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 9.15pm
Part Day Boats 8.30am – 3.00pm / 3.00pm – 9.15pm

Popular last 4 hour permit 5.00pm onwards.

Call the lodge for latest information 01530 230807

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Thornton fishing report week ending 15/07/2012

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A mixed weeks fishing, with the weather / rain yet again having an impact, by Friday morning our water level had returned to normal, only for it to rain Friday night & with the ground totally saturated its unsurprising the level once again went up, wellingtons were required to walk onto the pontoon Saturday morning. By Sunday the extra water had run off and you could once again get onto the pontoon in shoes.

Its not ideal but with the ground as wet as it is any rain is going to bring the level up, however as soon as it stops raining the level will start to return to normal, I suggest you contact the lodge for latest info before you travel.

Our water clarity despite all this rain and water levels up, then down & then up again is surprisingly good with visibility at least 3ft.

Last week 99 rods caught 217 trout for rod average 2.2 with the majority of the trout falling to intermediate or floating lines with damsel, buzzer, hares ear & blob.

Best area, shallows of the Thornton arm, orange buoys, green bay, farm bank.

Standard and quality of the trout coming out is excellent with most in the 2b – 4lb range.

Main gate lodge and car park open from 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 9.45pm
Part Day Boats 8.30am – 3.00pm / 3.00pm – 9.45
Last 4hr permits 5.45pm – 9.45pm

Contact 01530 230807

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Thornton fishing report week ending 09/07/2012

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62 rods caught 167 trout rod average 2.7

And here is your weekly weather report!

Its seems like I’m writing a report on last week’s weather as the weather currently is dominating the fishing.

Last week the rain and especially Friday’s deluge kept rods away with the level at Thornton rising by a good 18in+ on Friday.

Friday night coming off the pontoon the water level was up to your knees, by Saturday morning it was still above wellington height.

By Sunday if you wore wellingtons you could get onto the pontoon, Monday (today 9th July) you still need willies, if your coming fishing be sure and bring wellingtons to gain access to the pontoon.

As you would expect with such a torrent of water the reservoir has coloured, visibility is not great at around 2ft but rods who ventured out on Saturday and Sunday all reported hooking trout.

On Saturday Mitch went out in his tube and caught 3 on Sunday Brian Sibley caught 3 to 3lb, Mr Young caught 6 While Matt Vickers came for an evening and caught 2 with the best 4lb10oz both fish were seen rising and Matt took them both on a dry orange daddy. Despite the colour its obviously clear enough for the trout to see a fly.

Before the rain, buzzers, damsel were working best.

Call the lodge for latest info.

Its hard to believe from next week we shall start to notice a gradual shortening of daylight hours, where has this year and its summer gone?

Full Day Boat 8.30 – 10.00pm
Part Day Boat 8.30am – 3.00pm / 3.00pm – 10.00pm
Last 4 hour permit 6.00pm – 10.00pm

Car Park & lodge open 7.30am

Call the lodge for latest information 01530 230807

Thornton fishing report week ending 01/07/2012

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This report this year is starting to sound more like a weekly weather report than a fishing one!!

Thursday Thornton was caught in the freak weather that drifted across the midlands with a Tornado, no exaggeration, catching the corner of the reservoir causing damage to the trees in green bay and down the Markfield arm, the resulting thunder storm and torrential rain did bring in a large volume of water into the reservoir resulting in the fishery being unfishable on Friday.

Surprisingly the water conditions had improved by Saturday and by Sunday water clarity was good once again with the rod average on Sunday a very respectable 4.7

During the week 112 rods caught 353 trout for rod average 3.2 with the majority falling to floating or intermediate lines with damsel, hares ear, buzzer and orange blob.

Fish spooned this week are still in the main feeding on daphnia with an increasing number of damsel nymphs. The trout caught off the shallows of the Thornton arm are feeding hard on small snails. Huge hatches of sedge in the evenings

Water clarity is good, water temperature is low for the time of year, fishing conditions are ideal.

Great average size getting caught with most trout between 2lb-4lb with 3 fish over 5lb.

Morning session has fished best during last week.

Main Gate, lodge & car park open 7.30am
Full Day Boats 8.30am – 10.00pm
Part Day Boats 8.30am – 3.00pm / 3.00pm – 10.00pm
Last 4 hour permit 6.00pm – 10.00pm

Contact lodge 01530 230807

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