Davy Kay from Morpeth landed 27 over three visits on Bloodworm
and Black Lures, while Willie Emery from Newbiggin landed 13 trout on lures.
FLY BOX CHATTON: Black dancer, yellow dancer, lures, bloodworm
, dries DERWENT RESERVOIR: Cat's whisker, Dawson's olive, white fritz, appetizer, white muddler FONTBURN RESERVOIR: Orange blob, peach blob, Dunkeld JUBILEE LAKES: Black nomad, bloodworm
, bunnyleech KIELDER WATER: Viva blobs, orange blobs NAWORTH: Cat's whisker THRUNTON: Hoppers, Ambler bloodworm
, yellow dancer, diawl bach, chamois worm, sedges, emergers, damsels and lures BAIT BOX DERWENT RESERVOIR: Ledgered PowerBait pink or chartreuse eggs with maggots in a feeder FONTBURN RESERVOIR: Pink PowerBait eggs, white gulp eggs KIELDER WATER: Worm, green PowerBait, red mepps
Convinced of the power bloodworms
wield over patterns for big panfish, he spends most of his winter fishing amid specific zones with the highest concentrations of burrows we call "tube towns.
Patterns: Orange Fritz, Bloodworm
, Dawson's Olive Hot Tail, Cat's Whisker.
Ron McCullagh from Darlington had a trout of 18lb, again on bloodworm
Brian Davies caught eight good trout on App's Bloodworm
The winner used Damsel patterns with Chris catching most of his fish on Bloodworm
But these middle-age companions who constantly joke that they are father and son - "He's my father," one will say; "No, he's my father," the other will respond - eagerly agreed with my conclusion: Taking perch on bloodworms
is like taking candy from a baby; there hasn't been such a sure thing since death and taxes.
and white lures Higham Lakes: Black Buzzer, White Fritz Jubilee Lakes: F Fly, Shipman's, Shuttlecock Buzzer, Bead Head Dawson's, Viva, Orange Blob Knitsley Mill: Small Black Buzzer, Orange Blob, Bloodworm
, Diawl Bach Naworth: Buzzers, Diawl Bach, Yellow Blob Sharpley: Olive Shipman's, buzzer, Green Palomino Midge, Hare's Ear Shipman's, Olive F Fly, Bloodworm
, Black/Brown Foam Beetle, Black Bibio F Fly, Black Buzzer, Damsel, Snake, Cruncher, Montana, Blobs South Linden: Dancers, Cats, Tinnies, eggs Thrunton: Zonkers, Buzzers, Nymphs, Daddies, CDCs, Diawl Bachs, Bloodworm
, Fritz, Damsels and other dries West House: Olive Buzzers, Greenwells Glory, Bloodworms
Witton Castle: Buzzers, Zonkers
JUBILEE LAKES 01388 772611 /DL22UH Black Buzzer, Wicked White, Diawl Bach, Damsel Nymph, Cats Whisker, Various Zonkers, Black Fritz, Bloodworm
and Emergers have taken fish lately.
However not all fish are tempted to large patterns, and anglers using Bloodworm
have had some success.
Keith Watson from Stakeford brought 16 to the net on bloodworm
and nomads and kept four for 11lb; Keith Ward from Cramlington had a productive four hours, releasing 10 caught on home-tied dry and wet flies.