Sharpley Springs Fishing Report: 14/1/2014
Hows it Fishing
The mild weather brought a Sharpley Monster up from the depths on the Doxford Lake. Trevor Jones a local from Houghton-le-Spring returned the biggest fish of the week a huge 18 pounder. Derrick Grabham from Middlesbrough also returned a great fully finned 15 pounder, from a bag of 5, again from the Doxford.
Plenty of other notable doubles this week with Clint Hallam from Longnewton with a 12lb rainbow using a snake, Paul Green from Wigan with a 13 pounder, caught on a blue/black Buzzer., V Henry from Whitley Bay took a 10 lb trout netting a bag of 12 also Jack Henderson living in South Shields a 10 pounder from the Albert Lake. Andy Grabham netted the biggest bag of the week with 16 fish.
£250 and rising
Though temperatures plummeted at the weekend the previous few days were relatively mild for the time of year and the taking flies followed the pattern of recent weeks. That is; black buzzers during the mildest part of the day, pinky bloodworms during pre and post-hatch periods and black or white lures when all else fails.
The current cooler weather will necessitate a slowing-down during the retrieve and possibly a near static approach with small indicators. Cool breezes should also render the flat, upwind pegs the best bet for a change, as the warmer water should be here under these conditions.
These Stunning Photo's are courtesy of Gary Pescod, taken on a stary night at Sharpley Springs Fly Fishery :-)