Monday, July 25, 2011

Sharpley Springs Fishing Report July 25th 2011

Although well stocked with doubles this week the big fish have been the most challenging with a 13lb 5oz Blue being caught with a Black Fritz by Dave Robson from Seaham. Adam Brown residing in South Shields took a 7lb 1 oz Rainbow using a Grey Zonker. The evening fishing from 6pm to 10.30pm provide the best sport of the day with Peter Appleby from Bishop Auckland releasing 11 trout as the sun sets.
Bill Hope from Sunderland released a naturalised Brownie at 4 lbs. Nathan Bryant from Dunston netted fish to a total of 18 lbs.
Rod average 3.1


For dry fly sport the hatches of midge that occur early and late in the day can be relied upon. Cdc emerger buzzers are generally the most effective,with olive shuttlecocks still the best. In the evenings and,indeed, throughout the day to a lesser extent,dry sedges can attract trout. Like with the buzzers,cdc patterns are excellent and the traditional deer hair imitations shouldn't be ignored either. Pulled wet sedge pupal flies are unbeatable as the evening light is lost. Damsel nymphs and buzzer pupae large and small are go-to flies in the absence of an obvious hatch and the resident brown trout continue to offer good marginal stalking. Fly box;

Olive shuttlecock
Black buzzer
cdc sedge
Whidkhams fanc

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sharpley Springs Fishing Report 10th July 2011

Great early evening rises with swallows dipping for emerging flies. Wade Brown from Preston Village on his weekly visit to Sharpley Springs caught one of the elusive Big Rainbow trout's, returning a 17 lb 2 oz monster and also a small blue at 10 lbs.
Brad Bute from Sunderland used a Black Buzzer to take a 13 pounder and his pal T Hanratty a 7 pounder.. P Beagarie returned 15 fish and Drren Walker from lonbenton 14 again on Buzzers. Peter Hopeby from Bishop Auckland released the biggest catch of the week with 23 trout. Peter Appleby also from Bishop Auckland bring to the net 22 Blues and Rainbows

The tag fish still remain uncaught with a £500 bounty on its fin.

Rod average 3.8


Early anglers are seeing olive spinners dancing in the still air and the trout are more than willing to accept a well-placed pheasant tail
imitation. Spent style,flat in the surface film is best. Later in the morning small green buzzer hatches are the norm with the resident fish sipping many at the point of
surprise then that shuttlecocks are the top fly pattern. Damsels are increasing in number and their nymphs are showing in
spoonings but the real excitement is still to be had as the light begins to fade and sedges of several species make their appearance. Brown cdc's
(size14 or 16),sedgehogs and invictas will all work.

Fly box;

olive shuttlecock
pheasant tail spinner
Damsel nymph
Cdc sedge