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More shots of the new arrivals at Thornwood Springs Trout fishery. Stunning and powerful Brown and Rainbow trout. Come and meet them!
As part of the stocking for October, Richard from West Acre Trout farm selected some very special Trout for Thornwood.
Imagine standing waist deep, in waders and being asked to hold up a powerful fish that has just been removed from a highly oxygenated tank. In short, holding them up long enough to get a picture, Peter was beaten up by the these monster trout. He can attest to their unbelievable strength and sharp teeth!
Richard kept netting them from the tank and passing them to Peter who was going to have fight them all into submission. Each one seemed bigger than the last and they seemed to get more ferocious too. You will most definitely need a bigger net and strong tackle for these brutes. Photographer: Chris K Jones
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Fresh Brown and Rainbow trout stocked for the autumn season. Richard Bolton delivered these Norfolk grown fish to Thornwood, in fantastic condition as ever and hyped up with oxygen from the transport tank. Photographer: Chris K Jones.
It is a tricky job to get them from the tank to the lake with this weight of fish, all the while wriggling and trying to leap out of the net. They need to be counted into lake one as some of the delivery will go into the stock net. Lake 2 is bit easier as the whole lot go straight in through a tube. Should be well settled in by now and ready for your flies!
Bright and mixed conditions throughout the day made for a challenging round. Plenty of good fish however landed, especially by the young competitors. Well done!
Renowned Angler and Journalist Peter Cockwill visited Thornwood Springs to write a feature for the July issue of Trout Fisherman magazine. Fishing a dry fly most of the day in warm but at times very wet conditions he caught number of good sized Rainbows and a very pretty resident Brown from the stalking pond. Great to watch such an accomplished fly fisherman at work.
New arrivals for both lakes, plenty of pretty Brown trout for lake one and good eating Rainbows for both Lakes. Thornwood fly fishing is open all summer so we expect plenty of dry fly experts over the next couple of months.
Keeping stock levels up is an ongoing task. So far the spring has proved excellent with good water levels, nice cold evenings and bright days to bring on the insect hatches. Peter gives us an update on the fishery and a look ahead with a what has been catching and what is hatching guide.
Steve Garred was pleased with his Rainbow from lake 2. We don’t have a weight but that is a 20inch net. Black GRHE on an intermediate line. Congratulations Steve.
Late March evening challenge, Peter trying a Snake lure on the Platinum ticket stalking pond. I think four casts brought two fantastic and very different looking Browns to the Bank. Plus a fine rainbow. The ponds were fizzing with very small fry and large shapes could be seen moving not far from the bank side. The low evening sun lit these up magnificently.