Top flies this week were: Blobs, Minkies
Willie Emery from Newbiggin returned 16 to Long Crag on a Black Minkie
; Terry Carr from Wooler released 10 from both lakes on lures, blobs and buzzers; 12-year-old Jack Metcalf from Newbiggin released nine on Black and Pink Minkies
Top patterns include: Cruncher, black nymph, Bloodworm, Damsel, Black Zonkers, Minkies
The high bank and sand bank have been the best areas with Damsel Nymph, PT Nymph, Diawl Bach, black or Olive Buzzer, white Lures and Minkies
the top patterns.
Top patterns are Cats Whisker, black lures, GRHE, Montana nymph, Damsel nymph, Minkies
Lures, Snakes and Minkies
were productive fished on intermediate lines.
Those die-hard anglers who have braved the weather lately have taken fish either on lures such as Cat's Whiskers and Minkies
fished slowly on a sinking line or Bloodworms fished static under an indicator.
In general black and green lures, Cat's Whiskers and Minkies
have all been successful, with buzzer and bloodworm patterns also taking fish.
Black Beetles, Normads and Minkies
have all fished well.
Cats Whisker, White Minkies
and Black Tadpoles are best.
Among the catches was Willie Emery from Newbiggin with 16 trout caught on a Black Minkie
, 12-year-old Jack Metcalf from Newbiggin landed nine, also on Minkies
Although it was quite blustery at times at Sharpley Springs, the calmer moments produced good sport with anglers taking trout on the usual lures such as Zonkers, Nomads and Minkies