Monday, June 22, 2015
Evenings still had Caenis hatches and excellent,technical dry fly fishing. Glen Appleby from Peterlee returned 18 fish and also George Craig from Lumley with 14 in the net using Buzzers .
Howard Robison released one of the biggest bag of the week with 21 fish.
However the biggest bag of the week was caught by John Shema from Ryhope with 24 fish caught with a foam beetle. Edd Dunbar from Washington released a 10 pounder from a bag of 12 trout. Paul Robe released a 9 lb 8 oz rainbow caught on the Doxford lake using a Zonker.
Great fishing, especially given cloud,when free risers can be targeted with CDC dries and Shipmans buzzers.
Most spoonings this week revealed tiny, olive buzzers so it was no surprise that small green and hares ear emergers ( foam-heads in particular ) were successful.Teeny nymphs like pheasant tails were deadly fished on the washing line also.
Sunny afternoons had Daphnia on the menu- so it was out with the Orange lures!
Evenings still had Caenis hatches and excellent,technical dry fly fishing. In addition,sedges are now very much of interest.Muddlers and CDC adults brought up fish out of the blue and a pulled Invicta was as efficient as usual.
Hares ear emerger
Teeny pheasant tail
Hares ear shipman's
Squirmies (pink/orange )