How's it fishing
Plenty of big fish caught again this week, the Sharpley lakes all saw high midge activity morning and late evening. some of the notable Big fish caught were a Massive 19lb 7oz Trout caught on a Pinky by David Nunn from Morpeth. This big fish was kindly released to see another day. Glenn Appleby from Peterlee again fished well bring to the net 35 fish this week. Ben Race from Great Ayton took a 13 pounder and John Webb from Stokesley a 10lb 8oz rainbow taken on Dries and buzzers. Tim Martin also from Great Ayton used a floating line to catch a beautifully silvered Blue at 13 lbs 4 ozs.
This week saw excellent midge hatches for those arriving early or staying late.The latter were also greeted with plenty of sedge activity.
Sedge patterns are becoming more and more reliable as summer sets in for real. The best imitations have been CDC patterns and invictas in a variety of guises.A ginked up wing fishes it semi dry and makes an excellent static emerger fly when pulling becomes tiresome.
Pond olives are hatching virtually throughout the day now and hares ear emergers are consequently very good,especially fished close in.It is worth experimenting with traditional upright dries too.
Hares ear emerger
Dry male damsel
Olive buzzer pupae
Best wishes to all,