Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sharpley Springs Fishing report week ending 19th October

How's it Fishing 

A quieter week due to various weather patterns. However some big catchers was still to be had. 
John Shema from Ryhope netted 17 fish menu using sinking lines,
Simon Nichols from Anfield Plain, released 15 Trout. 
David Brown from West) use plonkers blobs and Hopper flies to release 10 fish.
Another mixed week of weather has meant a variety of methods have been successful.
Traditional buzzer fishing with floating lines and longish leaders - and black or olive pupal patterns-took trout. The same set up with a slowly drifted Diawl Bach or black nymph also worked.
Dry flies were taken well too, with black and hares ear emerging imitations good for the midge feeders whilst trout looking up in a good ripple are still fooled by buoyant daddylonglegs patterns or stimulators.
Cooler days at the start of the week had Sharpley's rainbows chasing cats whiskers and zonkers. White patterns are becoming more and more reliable as fishy thoughts are turning to autumnal fry gorging in preparation for leaner times ahead.

Fly box:
  Black/olive buzzers
  Diawl Bach
  Hares ear emerger
  Black spider (dry or just sub-surface)
  Detached daddy
  Brown hopper
  Green stimulator
  White zonkers
Rod average 4.1

Fishing report for weekending 14th October

How's it Fishing
A very mixed week of weather has ensured every day was different this week.
Chris Davis from Sunderland called the biggest Trout of the week at 18 lbs 5 oz using a yellow dancer.
John Slema from Ryhope released 15 fish , Jack Hodgson from South Shields released at 12 lbs 8 oz rainbow using a white dancer also Bob Coates from Trimdon caught a 12 pounder.
Another large double was called by Mitch Fawcy from Blyth at 13 lbs 8 oz from a bag of 27 fish, Mitch totalled 65 fish during the week mainly using Buzzers and Drys.
Rod average
Tagged fish 
A very mixed week of weather has ensured every day was different this week.
Cool, wet  spells had larger,predominantly white lures exciting the fish: windy bursts had daddies and hoppers fishing in the waves,whilst calm moments promoted hatches of small, black midge which produced excellent rises.
The latter in particular saw superb,challenging dry fly angling, especially at the weekend, whilst mid-week some anglers had big bags on the Albert and Alice and Doxford lakes.
Buzzers in all their guises were successful but biggish lures are featuring more and more in returns now.
Fly box:
Black buzzer
Black/white zonkers
White/yellow dancers
Black f fly
Pink buzzer