Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sharpley Springs Fishing Report ending 24th March

How's it fishing
Plenty of doubles and big catches this week despite the severe cold. The best day to fish was Thursday when buzzer activity increased due to the warmer,balmy,weather.
Big bags were netted , there were plenty in the 14 to 18 range ,two with 18 trout each netted by Graham Peart from Peterlee and Edd Dunbar from Washington.
Double were caught by Colin Berwick from South Shields and Anthony Meadows both with 12 pounders. Keith Bowes from Ellington took a 14lb Rainbow on a Yellow Dancer.
Fishermen stayed the course by retreating to the warmth of the lodge drinking plenty of complimentary tea and coffee before braving the elements once again.
Rod average was 5.1
The results of the Greys Fishing competition
1st Glen Appleby, 11 fish using buzzers and indicator
2nd Antony Meadows
3rd Dean Appleby

Usually, by now there would be a black buzzer fest and some of the season's finest floating line angling.Usually.
Good fish were landed though-but mainly to slowly fished lures and bloodworm imitations.
A hint of warmth (a balmy 7) on Thursday afternoon did see buzzers taken by Sharpley's trout but this was short lived as the Baltic Easterley kicked in.
Given a change of airstream to the more usual mild south-westerlies midge pupae will immediately be on the menu and the obvious pegs will be those downwind ones that require an element of casting into the wind.

fly box;
black buzzer
black nomad/zonker
red devil
okey dokey
cats whisker

Best wishes,

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