How's it fishing
At last the jet stream made Fishing easier at the beginning of the week, high winds at the end has made fishing challenging, despite this there has been some good catches with Steve Greathead from Chester-le-Street, last weeks winner of the Trout Master Fish off returned one of Sharpley s best fish at a massive 17lbs 5oz. Steve used a Blackworm on a sinking line to bring this whopper to the net.
John Sharma and Peter Appleby from Ryhope and Bishop Auckland both had the biggest catch of the day with 14 trout each using Blobs on a sinking line. Neil Urwin from Hexham again had a double at 10lbs on a Hares Ear.
At last! The jet stream has shifted and the weather has reverted to normality with mild south-westerlies at the end of the week but on Monday the wind was strong over the North East.
As if pre-empting this change at the weekend trout started to feed quite freely on hatching midge at the surface towards the end of the week,though temperatures remained cool.It warmed noticeably on Saturday and the trout(and water-borne insect life) responded well. Good sport was had to buzzer pupae and dries. Sunday saw even warmer temperatures though the wind was near impossible to handle on the exposed pegs.Good fish were taken-especially, as might have been expected,from downwind banks-though the casting was challenging!
Quickly-moved lures scored too.
Assuming the warmer weather continues there should be some excellent buzzer fishing to be had in the coming weeks.
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