Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sharpley Springs Fishing Report 28th June 2011

Sharpley Leisure were thrilled with the resounding success of the Jack Charlton Junior Disabled Cup competition held again at Sharpley Springs Fishery. Jack Charlton, patron of the association, was there to share his wealth of angling knowledge and assist in the prize giving presentations with the Mayor of Seaham, Councillor Barbara Ramshaw.

The Sharpley Springs trophy for the Heaviest Bag went to Michael Easton for an amazing 4 fish totalling 19lbs 9ozs.

The Sunderland Echo Trophy for the Heaviest Single Fish went to Zandra Green who landed a beauty which weighed in at 7lb 2ozs.

The Seaham Town Council Trophy was won by Portland College.

The Northern Bait Farm Trophy for Person of the Match was won by Michael Graham and the North Tyneside Coalition for Disabled People Trophy for the smallest fish was lifted by Emma Booth.

The four group winners were Scott Cartledge for the 10 and unders, Layton Forster in the 11 and 12s, Zandra Green won the 13 to 15 year-olds and Hernez Errington was first in the 16 and 17-year-olds; a great achievement by all of them

Over the last week the Big fish seemed to have been taking their annual holidays as the best recorded fish was a 12 pounder caught by Micheal Easton. Grace and Hannah Weightman aged 7 and 5 both caught their first fighting blue trout at Sharpley Springs at 3lbs each and Zac Dauda aged 5 following in his father footsteps taking his first fish at Sharpley with a 3 pounder.

The most catch over the week was by Paul Fenny from Hartlepool who released 26 fish from Buzzers and Drys, while the same day Peter Appleby from Bishop Auckland also fished well netting 20 Trout. A couple of days earlier Bobby Jaskowks from Great Ayton brought to the net a creditable 21 trout, and Wade Brown of Tynemouth also hit double figures during the week with a fine 11.

Buzzers in black and olive remain the mainstay and the choice can alter
day to day(sometimes hour to hour).Pupal patterns fished just
sub-surface can attract attention when all else fails.Given rising
trout,cdc buzzer imitations have been good-shuttlecocks or palominos in
sizes from 20 up to 12.
When there is no obvious hatch,damsels and daddylonglegs h
ave been picking up good fish whilst the patient angler awaits the final
very sedgy hour of daylight.This can be spectacularly good with bushy
dries and pulled invictas all scoring.

fly box;
olive/black buzzer pupae
black shuttlecock
olive shipmans
hare's ear sugar cube
Kate Mclaren
Damsel nymph
silver invicta
fluff cats

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sharpley Springs Fishing Report 21st June 2011

The lakes are all still fishing well despite the prolific plant life in two of the lakes. Double Blues around the 10 to 12 lb mark have been returned by Stan Short from Gateshead netting nine trout the biggest at 10lb 12 ozs. Bob O Conner also from Gateshead took a 12 pounder using a Fluff white Cat. Phil Towers from Sunderland returned 11 with a Rainbow of 10lbs 9ozs. Paul Fenny from Hartlepool used buzzers and Dries to return 27 trout. Peter Appleby from Bishop Auckland on a four hour ticket caught 15 fish and on his return visit another 26. Glen and Dean Appleby released 35 trout , David Cuthbert caught 19 trout.
Jack Charlton Children's fishing Event is being held at Sharpley Springs on the Alice and Albert, we still need more volunteers for Sunday the 26th June so please ring 0191 5814821.
We apologies for any inconvenience to our anglers on Tuesday as we will be Weed Cutting the Hangman's Lake only.
A smattering of big buzzers -in addition to the spasmodic hatches of smaller species- has kept things interesting during the day, though the real fun is to be had early morning and at dusk when sedges show their presence.
Quickly pulled wet sedge imitations are deadly at this time. Invictas and winged march browns are reliable patterns.
Dry fly sport can be had with dry sedges of many denominations,though deer-hair versions take some beating.
During the bulk of the day olive and hare's ear shuttlecock buzzers have taken many a trout and that old classic the kate mclaren has shown its worth-fished dry or stripped wet.

Fly box;
Black Buzzers
Olive/hare's ear shuttlecock
Kate Mclaren
g and h sedge
March brown wet
Green sugar cube