How's it fishing
Watch the fly life as weather warms up, producing great catches.
Terry Wood from Bolton Colliery released a 15 pounder , Ben Race from Great Ayton netted the biggest rainbow of the week with a 17lb 8oz fish caught using a Zonker, his total catch at 13 Trout. John Parker from Stockton netted 16 fish his best of the day an 12 pounder. Plenty of big bags with Paul Tennick from Weardale with 18 Trout. Andy Grabham from Long Newton with 20 Rainbows and 19 on a second visit. Colin Gray from Gateshead netted 24 but one of the best bag of the week was caught by Gary Mulholland releasing 30 Trout only beaten by Peter Appleby from Bishop Auckland at a huge bag of 35 fish.
On Thursday, things warmed up a tad and midge activity meant buzzers were firmly on the menu.
Black pupal imitations with either white or orange cheeks (aka wing buds) and just a little weight were taken enthusiastically especially hard to the down-wind margins.
Pre and post hatch,the larval stages were predominant so worm pullers saw success.
Yellow and pink were the most popular colours.vPerhaps underwater these resemble the olives and orangey-reds of the naturals.
White lures ( and worms !) remain go to chucks.
Weighted Diawl bachs