Sharpley Springs Fishing Report.How's it fishing.Feed, feed,feed for the Winter at Sharpley Springs Fly fishing venue at the moment. The Doxford and the Alice and Albert are producing some great specimen fish at the moment as they feed on zonkers,daddies and Sedge, Buzzers and Viper.Six big specimen Trout have been safely released this week at Sharpley, some exciting fishing!Alan Noods from Seaham released the biggest from a bag of 12 at a whopping 20 lbs 7 oz, the fourth biggest this year, not far behind Stewart Spencer from Newcastle used a buzzer to haul in another at 20 lbs. Paul walton from Kingston Park estimated his was between 18 and 20 lbs from a total of 13 fish. Gareth Tilley used a Olive Worm to bring a 17lb 8oz Trout to the net from 14. C Gordon from South Shields returned a 16 pounder and Eric Carmichael from Rowlands Gill a 13 pounder. Sharpley did not only produce huge Specimens this week, bag sizes were up as well with Marc Lowes from Hartlepool netting a massive 44 on five lakes.Rod average5.1Tag fish still unclaimed in the Alice and Albert or the Doxford lakes at £500TacticsCooler temperatures have resulted in a greater need for calories so larger offerings have been effective. Some good bags were taken to floating zonkers ,daddies and stimulator sedges. All provided exciting top-of-the-water sport and a pleasant change from the smallish emergers and nymphs that have worked so well of late. These still have their moments though and no angler should ignore the olive buzzers that are the Sharpley staple.
Black wing-drying adult midge initiated some splashy rises this week with hackle-clipped black spiders proving their worth both dry and just under.
Olive buzzer pupae
Hares ear emerger