How's it Fishing
The full moon brought big Sharpley Trout to the surface using a Yellow Pheasant Tail Nymph . Dave Robson from Seaham netted this huge 17 lb 14 oz Rainbow Trout, the third biggest fish of the Year at Sharpley. Brian Lambert from Sunderland took a 13 pounder on a Black Orange Lure, Dave Todd from Gateshead netted 16 Trout on CDC's and Diawl Bach. Dave Leonard from Felling also had a bonazza fish on the Doxford lake with 15 trout returned using Green lure with George Weasley from Gateshead netting 21 trout up too 6 pounds.
Rod average 3.2
More typical temperatures have increased sport with renewed buzzer activity to complement the olives,sedges and damsels that have become the mainstay over recent weeks.
Green midge have been especially evident in the magnificent evening rises.The water has been alive with actively feeding trout at times. Dry fly has outfished the opposition with both shipmans buzzer and foam headed emergers devastatingly effective at times.
In the absence of a midge hatch a twitched brown sedge or dry invicta has taken good fish - and daddies too,of course ,are coming increasingly into the fore.
Pheasant tail spinner
Waddam's hare's ear
Olive wooly bugger