AT THORNTON RESERVOIR, conditions have still not improved as much as hoped, with clarity not great and visibility just over 12 inches, writes ALAN DAWES.
Some of the brave souls who ventured out did catch a few trout, but a rod average of 1.1 just about says it all, and to compound matters, the cold spell during the week had the water temperature only slightly above four degrees.
Some over-wintered fish were taken and these were full of bloodworm.
Clarity needs to improve by another four inches or so, and the water temperature needs to reach that magic five-degree mark, which it should do as it is forecast to get much warmer over the next few days.
As always, it is well worth contacting the lodge on 01530 230807 for the latest report before travelling.
The Foremark Fly Fishers have a change to their normal winter programme with a night at the Country Cottage Tavern, Byrkeley Street on Monday, where they will be taking part in an evening of nine-pin bowling.
The event starts at 7.30pm and is open to everyone, just give me a ring on 01332 342704.
Burton Mutual will be running an open on their Caldwell Fishery on Saturday, April 23.
There will be a limit of 16 pegs. The draw will be at 8.30am with fishing 9.30-2.30pm.
Tickets are available from Gary Beardmore on 01283 522843/07973 280982 or Richard on 07890 545734.
The Mid-Trent ACA are holding a bailiffs course on March 2, 11am to 1pm, at the Meadows Club off Burton Bridge.
Represented so far are Burton MP Andrew Griffiths, the police, Coors AC, Ferry Bridge, BMAA.
Many other clubs will also be represented.
The course will be run by Al Watson, EA enforcement.
Further details are available from email@example.com.