Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sharpley Springs Fishing Tactics for August

How's it Fishing
The full moon brought  big Sharpley Trout to the surface using a   Yellow Pheasant Tail Nymph . Dave Robson from Seaham netted this huge 17 lb 14 oz Rainbow Trout, the third biggest fish of the Year at Sharpley. Brian Lambert from Sunderland took a 13 pounder on a Black Orange Lure, Dave Todd from Gateshead netted 16 Trout on CDC's and Diawl Bach. Dave Leonard from Felling also had a bonazza fish on the Doxford lake with 15 trout returned using Green lure with George Weasley from Gateshead netting 21 trout up too 6 pounds.
Rod average 3.2   

More typical temperatures have increased sport with renewed buzzer activity to complement the olives,sedges and damsels that have become the mainstay over recent weeks.
Green midge have been especially evident in the magnificent evening rises.The water has been alive with actively feeding trout at times. Dry fly has outfished the opposition with both shipmans buzzer and foam headed emergers devastatingly effective at times.
In the absence of a midge hatch a twitched brown sedge or dry invicta has taken good fish - and daddies too,of course ,are coming increasingly into the fore.

Fly box:
          Olive shipmans
           Pheasant tail spinner
           Black emerger
            Sedge hog
            Damsel nymph/adult
            Silver invicta
            Waddam's hare's ear
            Olive wooly bugger

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sharpley Springs Fishery Report

Sharpley Springs Fishing Report

Hows it Fishing
Last week due to the cooler weather and spasmodic rain showers saw bigger fish coming up to feed on Midge hatching and adult Damsels at Sharpley Springs. Plenty of sedge on the Cuthberts Halt and great top of the water action on the Hangman. Richard Brown from Stockton "cast out 40 feet and slow retrieved" to net a Brown trout at 15 lbs 5 ozs and another a 11 pounder on a Sedge.
Stephen Greathead a regular at Sharpley used a fluffy Cat to claim his 16lb 8oz Rainbow  Trout.
Dave Valley from Wallsend used a nomad to bring a 14 pounder to his net, C Veasley from Gateshead caught 21 fish to 6lbs 5ozs.  Steve Sanderson from Cramlington returned 18 trout mainly on buzzers.
Here at Sharpley we have been trimming the wonderful variety  of Aquatic Plants that produces Sharpleys very varied fly life.
Rod average 4.8 
Anglers fishing early and late continue to be the most successful with temperatures lowering and the welcome rain saw Saturday, with some welcome cloud and resident fish willing to rise to spasmodic midge hatches and occasionally,more splashilly ,to adult damsels and sedge. Imitations of both of these are tempting trout with green peters and g and h sedge reliable copies of the latter. Blue ,male,adult damsels can evoke violent reactions at the margins whilst the nymph is a classic go-to pattern at this time of year.

Fly box:
G and H sedge
Green Peter
Olive shuttlecock
Adult damsel
Damsel nymph
GRHE nymph
Caenis dun/spent spinner