Fishing Reports

  • Fishing Report w/e 15th March 2020

    15th Mar 2020

    Another week of continued good bag numbers, and some nice fish in the 5-8lb region have kept the anglers persisting through the strong winds and rain. Lures again have accounted for most of the fish being caught. The weather forecast predicts for another good week ahead of us, and with anglers reporting some good numbers of fish rising, we may begin to see some 'top of the..

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  • Fishing Report W/E 8.3.20

    9th Mar 2020

    A huge improvement in the weather this week, has provided anglers with pleasant fishing conditions and some excellent bag numbers. A few frosty mornings, kept the fish fairly deep early on, however are the temperature began to rise throughout the day, fish have been getting caught in the top few inches of water. Two double figured Rainbows have been caught on Coe Crag this week..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 1st March 2020

    1st Mar 2020

    Another mixed week of weather, with wintry showers earlier in the week, and another storm bringing strong winds and rain at the end of the week. However some good catches have still been achieved, mostly fishing Lures. World Champion, Howard Croston landed a 12lb Rainbow this week from Coe Crag on one of his first casts. Well done Howard! We held our first heat of our Spring P..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 23rd February 2020

    23rd Feb 2020

    Another week of strong winds and rain has been causing havoc over the country this week anglers who braved the weather on some of the ‘calmer’ days still managed some good sport with one angler landing his first ever Tiger trout. Ray Wood from West Woodburn released 8 fish to Coe Crag using Bloodworm's Steve Noble from Linton usedEggstacyWorm to net 7 fish from Coe..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 16th February 2020

    16th Feb 2020

    Strong winds and wintryshowers might of put the anglers off, but it certainly didn'taffect the fishing. Some good bag numbers have been achieved this week, mostly fishing lures, olive in particular seems to be the prolific colour. Thisweek one of our coaches, hosted a Fly Fishing Taster session with the Angling Trust. We invited 'Forward Assist' to bring some vet..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 9th February 2020

    9th Feb 2020

    A mixed week weather wise, however Thrunton has continued to produce some good bag numbers and some cracking quality of fish; with quite a few fully finned, over wintered fish being landed this week. A warm spell mid week, brought the fish high in the water, with some feeding on the surface, Buzzers and small Nymphs proved successful during this period. Jonathan Reeder rel..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 2nd February 2020

    2nd Feb 2020

    Cold winds, and a few frosty mornings, hasn't put the fish off but has pushed them slightly deeper in the water column. White Lures and Fritz patterns have proved most successful this week, and with a more settled week of weather to come, we should continue to see some cracking bag numbers. Some nice overwintered fish have been landed this week as well as some of our Thrun..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 26th January 2020

    26th Jan 2020

    Milder and more settled weather this week, has given the anglers a chance to enjoy their days fishing. However an area of high pressure, effected the fish at the beginning of the week, however as the week progressed some better bag numbers were achieved fishing Nymphs, Buzzers and Lures. During the milder spells, we began to see some fish rising and feeding quite heavily in the..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 19th January 2020

    19th Jan 2020

    Another week of strong winds and blustery showers has gave hardy anglers a tough challenge this week but a few rose to the challenge and were rewarded with some good sport with one angler commenting it was one of his best days ever. The North East Ladies Angling Club and the Weardale Angling Club both visited on Sunday, the bright conditions made fishing challenging but membe..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 12 January 2020

    12th Jan 2020

    High winds and Heavy Rain, may of deterred some of the anglers this week. However those who were keen enough to brave the conditions, have been rewarded with some nice fish in the 5-8lb region and some decent bag numbers considering the changeable conditions. Mostly the fish have been taken on Mini Lures, a few anglers have still been picking fish up on naturals throughout this..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 5th JANUARY 2020

    6th Jan 2020

    Mid week both of our lakes had a well deserved two days rest, however after reopening a couple of days of strong winds made casting rather difficult.Lures and Apps Bloodworm's proved to be most successful. Kevin Dunn from Newcastle landed a magnificent double figured Rainbow from Long Crag at the beginning of the week. We held a TEFF England Bank Team Fundraiser this we..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 29th December 2019

    29th Dec 2019

    5THJANUARY, LONG CRAG FULLY BOOKED. COE CRAG OPEN AS USUAL. Here’s hoping all our patrons old and new have had a lovely Christmas and we wish you well and tight lines for the coming new year. Although the weather has been cold and blustery over the first part of the festive break anglers have still been recording some decent bags and one or two of the big browns have been ma..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 22nd December 2019

    23rd Dec 2019

    Despite the mixture of weather conditions this week, when the temperature rose at the end of the week, there was a few fish rising and anglers catching fish just sub surface on small buzzers. Lures again have also been productive this week, with some of the large bag numbers being taken using Bunny Leach's. Cracking fish in the region of 5 - 12lb have also been landed this..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 15th December 2019

    15th Dec 2019

    Some cracking bag numbers and some decent sized fish this week, have kept the anglers persisting through the cold weather. Lures have taken most of the fish this week, however a few anglers have picked some fish up on small naturals. Anglers have been rewarded with some lovely fish in the 6-7lb region, which given the time of year have certainly been putting up a good scarp. ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 8th December 2019

    8th Dec 2019

    Another tough week weather wise but continued good catches and some large fish, have kept the anglers persisting through the tough conditions. The largest fish landed this week, was by one of our regular anglers; Mick Brown from Bedlington who landed a chunky 15lb Rainbow from Long Crag. Some of our Thrunton Tigers have also continued to be caught this week. We had a special gu..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 1st December 2019

    1st Dec 2019

    More turbulent weather this week with mist and rain has not put the fish off with some hardy anglersstill managing some good returns. We were honored to have some of the lads from Fishing For Heroes this week who enjoyed their day one of whom landed a cracking 9lb 12oz Rainbow. A good number of tigers have been landed this week, and their appearance is still shocking some of ou..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 24th November 2019

    24th Nov 2019

    Some heavy frosts starting the week off, followed by milder, wet weather as the week moved on has given the anglers some slightly more challenging fishing conditions, howeveranglers that braved the weather again this week have been rewarded with some decent bag numbers. Some of the better bag numbers have been taken slightly deeper in the water column, with lures being most pro..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 17th November 2019

    17th Nov 2019

    Following another week of wet and cold weather the few undeterred anglers, have been rewarded with some great catchreturns, and some lucky enough to land some double figured fish. The bad weather mid week gave a rest for both of our lakes, which certainly provided some excellent sport for the anglerswho visited later in the week. Despite only some of the keenest anglers fishing..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 10th November 2019

    10th Nov 2019

    Even though we have had some very unsettled weather this week some of the anglers have still managed some ‘good sport’ in all levels of the water. During some of the calmer conditions, Dries have been proving more successful than Lures fished on intermediate lines. Some magnificent fish in the 6 - 9lb region have been landed this week, which have been giving the anglers a g..

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  • Fishing Report W/E 3rd November 2019

    3rd Nov 2019

    Some continued cooler conditions, have provided the anglers with some ‘cracking’ fishing sessions this week. Some of our double figured fish have also been landed this week, the biggest was a 15lb 4oz Brownie from Coe Crag which was safely returned by Ali Spours, caught on a floating line and a Blue and Black Buzzer. We have also had our biggest tiger trout to date caught t..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 27th October 2019

    27th Oct 2019

    There are still lots of fish moving and feeding in the top couple of feet of the water and many are been taken on a variety of flies, pink and gold bloodworms have both been working well as have various lures such as Cats Whiskers Bunny Leeches and Damsels. Quite a lot of the larger fish are still being landed and there are still a few of the lovely Thrunton Tigers coming to th..

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  • Fishing Report 20th October 2019

    21st Oct 2019

    Temperatures touching 0 degrees a few mornings this week, and some slightly more settled weather. Some more nice tigers around the 4lb mark have been landed this week along with numerous fish around 10lb. Derek Todd landed the largest fish this week, which was estimated at a minimum of 15lb. The cooler water temperature has certainly made the fish a lot more active and the fish..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 13th October 2019

    13th Oct 2019

    As the temperature's continueto drop and as the fishing conditions continue to improve we have seen some of the larger fish showing and more of the Tiger trout beginning to get caught. Lures are beginningto become more prolificat catching the larger numbers of fish, Apps Bloodworm's proving especially effective this week. Howeversome of the anglers that have persisted..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 6th October 2019

    7th Oct 2019

    Cool Northerly winds, Rain and Temperatures just touching freezing, have put some of the anglers off this week; however those who braved the weather have been rewarded with some good bag numbers and some fish weighing into double figures. The biggest fish this week was landed by our regular angler Ray Wood from West Woodburn, who quickly and safely returned a 15lb 3oz Rainbow t..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 29th September 2019

    29th Sep 2019

    As theautumnalconditionsbecome more and more prolific, catches continue to improve and the larger fish are beginning to show as they feed up for the winter months ahead of us. Diawl Bach's have again been very productive this week, with the majority of fish being caught on a Floating line with a long leader; anything between 16 to 20'. The fish have continuedto feed o..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 22nd September 2019

    22nd Sep 2019

    A week of mild Autumn weather and lots of sunshine have seen the bulk of the fish caught sub surface this week with the Diawl Bach's proving to be the most productive. The fish are continuingto chase the fry, which provided some good sporty for anglers during the begging part of the week. This week Thrunton hosted a ladies lunch in aid of ACTION MEDICAL RESEARCH in which t..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 15th September 2019

    15th Sep 2019

    Another mixed week weather wise but cooler mornings have seen plenty fish moving in the margins as they chase sticklebacks in their preparation for the winter months to come, lots of fish still being taken on dries,daddiesin particular proving to be productive. Anglers have has some good sport in all levels of the water, however as the cooler weather becomes more prolific, we w..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 8th September 2019

    9th Sep 2019

    The continued cooler conditions are starting to provide some more consistent catches and bag numbers. There are still plenty of fish taking Dries. and Nymphs fished in the top few feet of water are also working well. The fish have begun to start chasing the fry, which should provide some good sport over the coming weeks. Trevor Wadds from Longframlington used Diawl Bach'..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 1st September 2019

    2nd Sep 2019

    As the temperature begins to drop, the fishing has improved at Thrunton this week, during the beginning part of the week; anglers had to fish deeper toachievethe better bag numbers. However moving towards the end of the week, a lot of the fish being landed were much higher in the water column; with layer evenings providing some good sport for those fishing Dries. We held our Ju..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 25th August 2019

    25th Aug 2019

    The cooler water temperature has really helped the fishing as the week has progressed, anglers have had some great sport on or near the surface. Early Morningsand late afternoons have been the most productive time to be fishing. Fry Imitationshave also taken some good numbers of fish this week, with patterns like Appetizersand Mini Cats being most successful. Diawl Bach's ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 18th August 2019

    18th Aug 2019

    Another mixed bag of typical British summer weather with sunshine and showers has kept some anglers at home this week. Next week looks as though it may be abit more settled. This week we held our first junior session of the summer an although conditions were not great the juniors; they all enjoyed their day with a couple of fish lost and one landed. The 'Hoy & Hope' a..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 11th August 2019

    12th Aug 2019

    Cooler conditions and Heavy showers, have provided some great fishing conditions, however only some ofthe bravest anglers were willing to persist throughout the stormy weather, and have been rewarded with some excellent bag numbers. Four anglers from Galasheils landed 32 fish between them on Saturday during the torrential rain, however this shows you shouldn't be put off b..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 4th August 2019

    4th Aug 2019

    The fresh water that arrived on Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, provided some excellent sport for angers this week. Fish have been taken on all levels of the water with some anglers finding quite small Dries and emergers successful, even more prolific after the rain, which provided a well needed amount of fresh water to both of the lakes. Others anglers have taken some go..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 28th July 2019

    28th Jul 2019

    Following another week with a huge variety of weather including strong winds, temperatures up to 25 degrees, thundery showers and varied atmospheric pressures, the fishing has been challenging. Early mornings and later evenings has been the most successful time for catching fish, and fishing lures on sinking lines have taken the majority of fish. Over the next week cooler weath..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 21st July 2019

    21st Jul 2019

    This week we held the 11th annual UK Junior TroutMasters Final, we had a total of 27 juniors fishing with only 12 able to qualify for the final. It was a close competition for some of the anglers, with only 2 fish between qualifying and not. All of the talented anglers showed such great etiquette and sportsmanship between each other and throughout the competition. The weather o..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 14th July 2019

    14th Jul 2019

    Low Atmospheric pressure has made fishing a bit of a challenge this week, anglers who regularly changed locations and tactics were having most success. Buzzers, Damsels and Various Lures have all been productive this week.We have been busy clearing weed from Coe Crag lake this week, in preparation for the UK Junior TroutMasters Final on the 20th & 21st July. If your interested ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 7th July 2019

    7th Jul 2019

    A mixed bag of weather this week has meant some days were tougher than others with anglers having to fish deeper on some of the hot sunny days and yet still doing well on dries when conditions allowed, lots of blue damsels are about this time of year so it’s worth trying Damsel patterns on some of the brighter days. This month we host the Junior trout masters finals ( 20th..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 23rd June 2019

    23rd Jun 2019

    A Variety of weather conditions, has allowed angler to enjoy some varied sport on all depths. Some anglers finding Mini Lures fished on a sinking line to be successful, while others found Buzzers fished in the top few feet of water to be deadly during the beginning part of the week. During the slightly warmer weather, both CDC's and Daddies took their fair share of fish. ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 16th June 2019

    16th Jun 2019

    Through another week of mixed weather, and some challenging fishing conditions. Despitethe cool Northerly wind and heavy rainthat has dominated the weatherthrough out most ofthis week, the majority of the fish have still be taken in the top few inches of water, with small flies being the key to catching fish. CDC's, Pheasant tails and Spider Patterns have all proved to be ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 9th June 2019

    9th Jun 2019

    Dries, Buzzers and Damsels have all been working well this week with most fish been taken in the top few inches of water, despite the cool and wet conditions. Those anglers who have braved the weather have enjoyed some great sport. We have seen a few more hatches of Caenis the week, which has created some challenging conditions, however a white CDC emerger proved deadly for o..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 2nd June 2019

    2nd Jun 2019

    Varying weather conditions, have made the fishing slightly challenging this week, however we have still seen some impressive sport and some excellent bag numbers. During the middle part of the week, due to the cooler conditions, Lures and Small Nymphs fished onan intermediate line proved very successful, accounting for most of the fish being caught. However moving towards the w..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 2nd June 2019

    2nd Jun 2019

    Varying weather conditions, have made the fishing slightly challenging this week, however we have still seen some impressive sport and some excellent bag numbers. During the middle part of the week, due to the cooler conditions, Lures and Small Nymphs fished onan intermediate line proved very successful, accounting for most of the fish being caught. However moving towards the w..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 26th May 2019

    26th May 2019

    Anglers are still managing to get some decent bags this week despite the bright sunshine and showers, still lots of fish being caught on dry flies with shuttle cock buzzers working well. When the fishing became slightly more challenging anglers had to regularly adapt to the changing conditions, Small Nymphs and Buzzers proving very successful. A few evenings this week, we have ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 19th May 2019

    19th May 2019

    Some lovely weather at the beginning of the weekled to some cracking eveningrises with fish topping on both lakes, Dries and Buzzers are still accounting for most fish with small nymphs and various lures also producing some good bag numbers. Anglers have been reporting some excellent fighting fish, and a few lucky anglers safely returning fish into the double figures from both ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 12th May 2019

    12th May 2019

    Cold northerly breezes and some brisk showers don’t seem to have put the fish off feeding this week , one angler had ‘one of those days that will stay in the memory for a long time’ netting 17 fish on what was probably the coldest and wettest day of the week he landed 13 fish in a what he described as amid afternoon feeding frenzy fishing 2 Diawl's on a mid-intermedi..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 5th May 2019

    5th May 2019

    A week of some warm days and cool nights has led to some prolific hatches of midge, olives and sedges. Imitative fishing and ‘matching the hatch ‘hasbeen very productive for some and frustrating for others. It was really good to see so many Hawthorn flies in large numbers around the lakes .Most of the action has been had on dries enabling some great top of the water sport..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 28th April 2019

    28th Apr 2019

    Cooler weather and some sharp showers haven’t deterred hardy anglers this week with some good bags been recorded using Buzzers and CDC's. Anglers have also been landing some decent rainbows in the region of 6lb and a few anglers being luck enough to land Brownies in the region of 5-9lb.we have seen some rather impressive evening rises where fish have been very active in ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 21st April 2019

    21st Apr 2019

    After cold start to the week fish were still moving and feeding high up in the water, as the weather gradually warmed up lots of fish have been feeding off the top, even so matching the hatch has also proved to be a challenge but anglers who succeeded have enjoyed some good sport. Small foam beetles were very successful on Saturday as the fish were feeding heavily on those, Buz..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 14th April 2019

    14th Apr 2019

    There has been some great catches on both lakes at Thrunton this week, despite the varied weather. During the warmer spells, Dries and Emerges were very successful, some anglers bagging up before their time. However through the cooler and windier conditions Buzzers, Nymphs and Apps Bloodworms produced some decent numbers of fish. Well done to Ian Campbell from Darlington who la..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 8th April 2019

    7th Apr 2019

    Another mixed bag of weather this week, with windy and wet conditions during the beginning part of the week, and Dry but cooler conditions as we moved into the later part of the week. Despite the weather we have seen some impressive hatches and some remarkable bag numbers. Some great success has been achieved from using Small Dries or emerges along with buzzers throughout this ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 31st March 2019

    31st Mar 2019

    Warm and Windy conditions at Thrunton this week, size 14 and 16 Buzzers have proved successful throughout this week, other anglers picking up fish on size 20 Olive and Black CDC Shuttlecocks. Despite anglers finding small flies to be most productive, a few anglers have tempted some fish to Daddies. The changeable wind direction has made it slightly challenging this week, howeve..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 24th March 2019

    24th Mar 2019

    Milder weather and some slightly more settled conditions, has resulted in some excellent bags being recorded here at Thrunton this week. At the beginning part of the week we saw some very impressive hatches, where size proved to be key when matching the hatch. However when the wind increased, fish would move to feeding sub surface on Buzzer’s, Spiders and Small Nymphs. CDC’..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 17th March 2019

    17th Mar 2019

    Strong winds have made it a challenge for anglers who braved the weather this week but those who did enjoyed some good sport, with some good bags being recorded. Black Buzzers and Small Nymphs have proved to be very successful throughout this week. The weather conditions look to be improving over the next week, which will hopefully give anglers the opportunity to be fishing hig..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 10th March 2019

    10th Mar 2019

    It has fished well at Thrunton this week despite the mixed weather. The changeable weather forecast put some anglers off, however those who braved the conditions were rewarded with some good sport and even a few double figured fish this week. We have seen two hatches of olives this week, which was nice to see despite being at the beginning of March. Anglers have been catching f..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 3rd March 2019

    3rd Mar 2019

    Mixed temperatures and varied pressures have made fishing slightly challenging this week, however when the conditions were right;anglers enjoyed some 'excellent sport' and some 'nice afternoons'. Small Buzzers, Diawl Bach's and Dries have accounted for the majority of the fish being caught this week, despite other anglers still picking fish up on Variou..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 24 February 2019

    24th Feb 2019

    Some more settled temperatures, but windy conditions have still provided anglers with the opportunity to be fishing high in the water. Dries, Nymphs and Buzzers have all proved very successful this week, however other anglers still taking some good bags on Lures fished slightly deeper in the water. This week we hosted the Fritz & Flies winter series finals where, 32 anglers co..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 17th February 2019

    17th Feb 2019

    Continued milder conditions throughout this week, has provided anglers with the opportunity to tempt some of the fish up to Dries, other anglers found Various Lures to still produce some decent bag numbers. Buzzers and Diawl Bach’s have also been picking up fish, which are feeding subsurface. Despite the warmer air temperatures the wind chill can still make it feel rather col..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 10th February 2019

    10th Feb 2019

    The slightly milder conditions have provided anglers with the opportunity to be fishing high in the water this week. One angler managed to safely release 10 fish using Black Gnat's during his 6 hour session. The shallow bays on Long Crag have proved to be very productive with most of the larger bag numbers coming from those areas at the beginning part of the week. Dav..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 3rd February 2018

    3rd Feb 2019

    Continuous cold winds, some hard frosts and heavy snow haven't made it easy for the anglers this week, however the colder conditions have allowed some of the larger fish to beslightly more active. The Aerators have continued to keep both Long Crag and Coe Crag mostly ice free. The heavy snow that arrived at the end of the week caused some disruption, making it unsafe for a..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 27th January 2019

    27th Jan 2019

    Some hard frosts and calm days have given us another quiet week here at Thrunton, the Aerators have done a good job keeping both lakes ice free with just a bit in some of the bays. Plenty fish still being caught though anglers have had to work hard some days moving around and changing tactics as fish are feeding at different levelsas temperatures rise and fall throughout the da..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 20th January 2019

    20th Jan 2019

    We have had a quiet week here atThruntonwith strong winds at the beginning; snow in the middle and hard frosts at the end, our aerators have so far managed to keep the lakes virtually ice free and anglers who braved the wintry chills have still managed to land some good sport. Diawl Bach’s and Bloodworms have continued to produce some good bags throughout this week; a few of ..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 13th January 2019

    13th Jan 2019

    A period of varying temperatures has put the fish down a bit this week with lures such as the Apps Bloodworm counting for most fish being caught. However some fish are still showinginterest in dries on milder days with one angler landing 5 on dries and missing just as many. Strong winds during the latter part of the week made fishing conditions even harder, some anglers still m..

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  • Fishing Report w/e 6th January 2019

    6th Jan 2019

    Despite the cooler weather conditions this week, anglers have still been taking the majority of the fish in the first few feet of water, some anglers even tempting them up to Dries. Various lures fished early in the mornings proved to be successful, however when the fishing became slightly tougher during the day; small nymphs fish sub-surface accounted for a lot of the fish bei..

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