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Thursday, 16 February 2017 15:02

Thornton weekly report week ending 12th February 2017

70 acre

A good weeks fishing, if a little cold at times, with bank & boat anglers catching with the shelter from the cold easterlies given by the bank opposite the lodge fishing best.

When the wind has allowed the lonesome pine area has fished well

At times the bank fished better than the boats with the trout within yards of the bank, with bank anglers using a floating or intermediate line with green & black or white & green lures & damsel producing best, although a few anglers who opted to fish buzzers or nymphs caught, with Phil Harding catching 17 on black crunchers.

Lee Henfrey fished the bank and caught 18, Geoff Tomkinson also bank fished catching 20 trout, John Simpson caught 11 from the bank, Jan Webber decided to fish the bank instead of his usual boat and was rewarded with 19 fish on a red headed damsel & small minkie.

It’s not unusual at this time of year for the bank on some days to fish best, although boat anglers also returned good numbers in particular members Steve Windram & Phill Cross who boated 26 between them

If you’re coming to fish the bank we recommend you wear wellingtons or waders.

Clarity remains good.

Overall average for the week was 5.7

Car Park, Lodge and bank fishing open 7.30am

Full Day Boats 8.30am – 5.00pm

Part Day Boats 8.30am – 12.30pm / 12.30pm – 5.00pm

TFF 770 x 210 subs ban

TFF 770 x 210 subs ban

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