The lure men experienced an increased willingness to take larger, seemingly protein-packed offerings , so snakes, big zonkers and fluff cats whiskers all attracted attention. Geoff Curry from Durham released 11 Trout the biggest at 11 pounds. Bill Barry from Washington returned 19 and N Hart from Sunderland 16 and Dave Robson from Seaham 15.
Stew Cameron from Shiremoor returned a 10 pounder and Jason Hughes from Haswell used an Amber Worm to bring the biggest of the week to the net a 14 pounder.
Rolling on over Xmas now
Open all through the Xmas period , including Xmas Day, only on this day a Comlimentary catch and release ticket is available to wish you Happy Xmas.
We have temporarily lost the mild weather and the cooler snap saw fewer free-risers last week.
On the plus side,the lure men experienced an increased willingness to take larger,seemingly protein-packed offerings , so snakes,big zonkers and fluff cats whiskers all attracted attention.
Bloodworm patterns always fish well in conditions like these so rubber-legged patterns are go-to flies.Slow drifts on full floaters or fast pulls on intermediates can work.As always,experimentation on the day is key.
Cool, still conditions often also call for buzzers ( or bloodworms..or mini-lures! ) suspended under indicators that are just large enough to see.As temperatures fall takes can be more and more finicky so keep your eyes peeled!
Copper wire buzzer