Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sharpley Springs Fishing Report 3rd May 2011

What a May Bank holiday with plenty of anglers not only celebrating the Wedding but big catches at Sharpley. Visiting anglers from all over two counties netted a record number of fish for this year.

Thomas Stephenson from Rowlands Gill visiting on a long halve day ticket returned over 17 trout and experienced angler Bob Hammersley from Middlesbrough used a black Buzzer to bring in 24 trout of all variety's. Peter Maher living in Newcastle also caught over 20 fish. and John Kokarevls from Stokesley had a cracking day visiting for the first time netting 18 Trout. Stan Short from Gateshead landing 24.
The rod average this week at 6.1

Resident Brownies are cruising the margins with plenty Rainbows and Blues!
Daddies, midge,olives, beetles, hawthorns, sedge, you name it and it can be found in Sharpley resident's stomachs at the moment. Surface sport is correspondingly excellent! Emerging midge in olive and black will take fish at virtually any time of day though preoccupation with olive nymphs or the emerging dun take precedence at times. If you're not sure when to use one let the Swallows and Martins be your guide, as these opportunists are quickly down onto the water in the event of a hatch, picking off the duns. Don't expect easy fishing though, as your artificial must be as close to the natural as possible.
Exciting sport can be had as the light fails with a dry daddy, shuttlecock buzzer, Shipmans or, more and more frequently, sedge patterns.