Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sharpley Springs Fishing Report

How's it Fishing
Yet another excellent week with lake olives,hawthorns and black gnats all occupying the attentions of the trout 
The biggest of the week caught by George Martin from Weardale releasing a Rainbow if 16 lbs  using a Buzzer. Ses
Goyne of Houghton le Spring took a 10 pounder again using a Buzzer.
The biggest catch of the week was caught by Dean Appleby from Newton Aycliffe with a whopping 26 in number. Peter Appleby 15 and Glen Appleby topping the Appleby family with 25. The Appleby family certainly know how to fish Sharpley Springs !! Howard Robson from Ryton using a Damsel released 16 Trout.
The Albert and Alice lakes fished especially well, a great time of Year for fishing.

Yet another excellent week with lake olives, hawthorns and black gnats all occupying the attentions of the trout at one time or another-this in addition to the usual,and reliable,midge hatches.
Black gnats have been around all week and some of the lakes have responded superbly,with great dry fly angling to be had with close-copy imitations allowed to drift at the same speed as the naturals. At some times the trout wanted them high on their legs with,say,a black and peacock dry whereas at others the patterns needed to sit low, in the surface film.At these times, flies incorporating foam fitted the bill nicely.
This same scenario applies also to the hawthorns which have really put in an appearance this week and have been mopped up with gusto at times.The Albert and Alice lakes fished especially well to both of these flies.
Any cooler, blustery moments saw hatches of lake olives with the usual , splashy takes-and the immediate need for either an emerging olive or up winged dun pattern. Green f flies are as good as anything.
Incase we weren't already spoilt for choice,daddies abounded and Alders put in appearance at the weekend. 
Some would argue (me for one) this is the best time of the year.

Fly box:
Black gnat
Black and peacock spider
Black beetle
Black hopper
Green f
Hares ear shuttlecock
Black muddler
Black buzzer
Rod average 4.9

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