How's it fishing at Sharpley Springs
Buzzers and Midge are the main dietary items at present on all lakes. Andy Warring from Whitburn, Sunderland took an eleven pounder using mainly buzzers. Peter Kirkhole from Sunderland tryed a Olive Dun Dry Fly to bring to the net a hard fighting Blue of 14 pounds. A Murray from Newcastle also took a 14lb 2 oz trout using a Hares ear. Egvin Dodds from Bedlington took fish of 7lbs and 6lbs 8oz. T Sharp released 14 using mainly bloodworms.
Plenty of different buzzer species were in evidence this week and this was reflected in the fly patterns that proved effective.These ranged from dry olive shipman's buzzers during an obvious hatch to larger,black pupae fished in standard" drifted figure-of-eight "style. Also those hung under small indicators This latter method proved deadly on several afternoons,especially in the lee of the island on the Doxford lake.
On the Hangman's lake tiny adult midge were the main dietary item so tiny hackle spiders and f flies were the way forward. This was primarily during flat calms so utmost care needed to degrease tippets-and these needed to be as fine as the kit would allow.
Large lures continue to show on returns too.
black grizzle spider