Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Latest Fishing Report and the Fly Box

Sharpley Springs Fishing Report
Hows it Fishing
The mixed warmer more Tropical weather has driven fish down to cooler depths.
Top of the water action begins at 6.30 am till about 10 am and then best again from 6.00pm until dusk.
Local Lee Dodds from Haswell caught a fine 10lb 8oz Rainbow trout on an Olive Buzzer.
John Hartland from Billingham netted 13 fish for 30lbs. Colin Pearson took a 7 pounder.
Rod Average

There have been some good hatches of Caenis some evenings giving great sport to those wiling to fish dun,spinner or cluster patterns on long,fine leaders.For anglers not keen on fishing such small flies,sedges tend to be about at the same time,so cdc sedges or perhaps a pulled invicta should secure a trout or two.
Morning midge hatches were consistent-on all but the stormiest days-with olive remaining the main colour and the afternoon pond olive emergences resulted in more splashy rises close to the margins.Upwinged imitations and pale olive shuttlecocks fared well.
There are more and more damsels about too so a pulled nymph is a good go-to bet.It won't be long till the marginal brownies are hurling themselves at the adults.
Fly box;
Nymph/Olive Buzzers
Olive shuttlecock
Hare's ear emerger
gold-ribbed hare's ear nymph
foam beetle
Caenis dun/spinner
cdc sedge

Weather sayings-:

Wind from the West, fish bite the best.
Wind from the East, fish bite the least.
Wind from the North, do not go forth.
Wind from the South blows bait in their mouth.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Evening at Sharpley Lakes

A dry evening after tropical weather,warm and a few heavy showers. Five Anglers are still fishing this evening about to experience the best evening rise of the week!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Fish till dusk

Ken evening fishing on the Cuthbert after some great hatching! Swallows dipping.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Evening at Sharpley

Sharpley Springs fishing report

Sharpley Springs Fishing report
24 th July
Hows it Fishing
Warmer weather has seen plenty of black and brown sedge and damsels at Sharpley Springs especially prolific around the 'Hangman'.
Daniel Forbes from Winlaton took fish home with a bag weighing 17 lbs caught mainly with Hares Ear and daddy long-legs. His biggest on the day was a 10 pounder.
Dicky Lawson from Newcastle just missed out on a double at 9lbs 5oz it made up its weight with fight!
Tagged fish once again has reached £500
Rod Average 3.1
Warmer weather has seen plenty of black and brown sedge and damsels. Still plenty of Olives Buzzers around and afternoon upright Olives.
Fly Box
Hares Ear
Daddy Long-legs
Olive/Black Buzzers
Yellow B.M.S.F.
Dawsons Olive
Green Stalking Bug
Daiwl Bach
Blue Bottle

Catch of the day at Sharpley Springs

Junior Troutmaster Winner recieves trophy

Recent catch at Sharpley Springs

View over Sharpley Springs from Vision Hill

On a clear day looking southeast from Vision Hill, the Scarborough coastline is visible in the distance.

It is rumoured that the naturally wet ground fed by ancient aquifers at the foot of Vision Hill (Now Sharpley Springs Fly Fishery may have been the location that St Cuthbert's coffin cart became stuck in the mud at Warden Law. 

"The legend follows the journey of a group of Lindisfarnemonks carrying the body of Saint Cuthbert in 995 AD. It is told that while they were wandering in the north, Saint Cuthbert’s bier came to a halt on the hill at Warden Law and the monks could not move it any further, no matter how hard they tried. The Bishop of Chester-le-Street (where Saint Cuthbert had previously lain) called a three day holy fast and prayers for the Saint. Saint Bede recalled that during this time, Saint Cuthbert appeared before one of the monks, Eadmer, and told him that his coffin must be taken to “Dun Holm”. After this revelation, the coffin was able to be moved again but none of the monks had heard of Dun Holm or knew where to find it. But by chance, they met a milkmaid on Mount Joy, south east of the site of Durham, who was wandering, searching for her lost Dun Cow, which she had last seen at Dun Holm. Yes! Taking this as a sign from Saint Cuthbert, the monks followed the milkmaid who guided them to a "wooded hill-island formed by a tight gorge-like meander of the River Wear", Dun Holm. When they arrived they built first a wooden and then a stone, structure of Durham Cathedral and around this the settlement grew. Dun Cow Lane follows from the East to the Cathedral in the current city, perhaps this marks the direction the monks first arrived from with the milkmaid?" - courtesy of www.historic-uk.com