Sweethope fishery weekly report. 5th June 2016

Both lakes have been fishing very well with anglers experiencing great sport on dry fly. We have seen some big fly hatches with sedges, hawthorn flies and may fly all being in evidence. The bright weather on Sunday has seen more fish being caught on intermediate lines and wet fly patterns.

Best fish of the wee was a 4lb blue trout, caught on a Sedgehog by Anthony Pick of Hexham on Saturday . Alan Reed , also from Hexham caught a nice 3lb 1oz rainbow on Sunday, fishing with a yellow dancer.

Ray Wilson had a brilliant day’s fishing on Friday catching and releasing 23 fish into the bottom lake.

Statistics:

Number of visiting anglers:    72

Number of fish taken: 50

Number of fish safely returned: 188

Rod average: 3.3

Successful fly patterns: Sedgehog, buzzers, hawthorn fly, f. fly, black dries, olive fritz, black fritz, yellow dancer, cat’s whisker.

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