How's it fishing
Sharpley Springs remains open despite the very wintry weather. Hardy anglers brave the elements, catching plenty of fish.The Fritz and Fly competition was held at Sharpley last week the winner was John Maguire from Newbottle with 9 Trout caught with blood worm, Black lures and Fritz. Gareth Tilley from Lanchester as second Steve Greathead from Lumley was third. Tom Stephenson from Rowlands Gill took the biggest double of the week with a fully finned Rainbow of 14lbs 11oz . The biggest bag of the week was netted by Tom as well returning 17 in total and Geoff Curry from Durham returned 11 fish.
Rod average 4.6
Winter at last! and a few hardy souls even turned out to fish the many ice-free pegs at Sharpley Springs.The Doxford lake remains totally fish-able with the other lakes rapidly defrosting at the time of writing.
On even the coldest days trout were there for the catching with large black lures and bloodworms the standard fare.The latter were sometimes best fished statically under an indicator but at other times a dead slow figure-of-eight retrieve was the way forward.
big black buzzer(static)
single strand and red-devil bloodworms