Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sharpley Springs Fishing Report week ending 10th March

Hows it fishing
A good end to the Winter season as it closes to an end, Spring resurfacing in the middle of the week bringing with it small terrestrial beetles and spiders.
The biggest catch is a huge Rainbow Trout weighing a massive 25lbs, safely returned by John Tuff from Ouston from a total of 8 netted using a Black Lure. Another great fully finned fish at 15 pounds was again returned safely by Paul Davison of Murton , using a black Buzzer.
A fully finned double fish were caught by Neil Tomselli from Wallsend taking a 12lb 8oz Rainbow Trout. David Mc Kenna returned a 14 lb plus fish with 9 others. Bill Bain from Witton caught trout between 6lbs and 9lbs as well as D Redpath from Ellington with 3 Trout for 18 lbs from a bag of 14 fish, Fred Dunbar returned a 12 pounder and finally Gary Mulholland who also caught a double at 10lb .
Rod average 4.3

Spring resurfaced on Tuesday and brought with it another batch of small, black terrestrial beetles and small brown spiders.The trout though,enjoyed the black buzzer pupae brought on by the comparative warmth, so buzzer tactics were again the best way to connect with them. Smallish and black with either white or orange wing-buds did the trick.
Alas, by the weekend winter had produced its death throes and sport slowed markedly with larger lures and dead slow retrieves the order of the day.

Fly box;
black buzzer
olive/amber worm
damsel nymph
black nomad/zonker
cats whisker

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