At last Spring appears to have arrived and both waters are starting to warm up. Insects are beginning to hatch out and trout are moving on the surface. Successful fly patterns and techniques are tending more to floating lines and traditional wets. Some success has been achieved on dry fly.
Having said that, however, Mark Cromer from Morpeth managed to return 25 rainbow and 2 blue trout fishing a blob.
On Saturday Tony Patterson and John Durkan returned 29 rainbows to the Small Lough, fishing hare’s ear, Greenwell’s glory, spider and butcher and Mark Butcher and Charlie Loizou returned 23 rainbow and 2 blue trout to the Small Lough.
Sunday’s best performance was that of Eric Carmichael of Rowlands Gill who returned 16 rainbow and 3 blue trout, buzzer fishing.
Number of fish taken:46
Number of fish returned:234
Number of visiting anglers: 73
Successful fly patterns: Dawson’s Olive, green buzzer, black buzzer, black gnat, cruncher, damsel, Kate McClaren, GRHE, Greenwells Glory, spider, butcher, blob, dries.