FLY BOX Chatton: Bloodworms
, Diawl Bachs, Yellow Dancers, Consett Budgie, Black Fritz.
R Dodds caught 26 trout to 4lb 8oz, while Gareth Tilley from Lanchester caught 25 to 5lb on Bloodworm
David Winders from Newcastle did well using Buzzers, Bloodworm
and Olive Nomad with his catch including an excellent 6lb 8oz rainbow.
Witton: Olive Bloodworm
, Black Buzzer, Pheasant Tail Nymph, Olive and Black Fly.
Patterns to try at this time of year are Cats Whiskers, Snakes, Zonkers, Dancers, Diawl Bach, Damsels, PTH, Bloodworm
Among the big catches were: Lee Wilkinson from Consett with 18 trout on Bloodworm
Fish of 3lb to 7lb have been coming to the net, mainly from the first four feet of water, tempted by lures, bloodworms
and sometimes dries.
Craig Davies had a good day when he fished with a bloodworm
nymph and caught and released 14 rainbows.
It's a preference I share, because large fertile lakes often host not only the best bloodworm
habitat, but also the physically largest chironomid species.
In bright, warm conditions with very little pace and clear water, venue regular Ian (Shep) Shepherd (Daiwa Gordon League) drew his favourite peg 24 and decided to base his approach around fishing bloodworm
for the resident redfins.
Wisely, he fed across with bloodworm
at 14 metres to avoid any boat traffic, and then spent an hour catching bits and pieces on a short pole under his feet.
The clam-worm jaws are especially hard near the tips, says Stucky, but even there, they're still softer than bloodworm