Most anglers are using an intermediate line and fishing with lures such as Cats Whiskers, Dancers, Zonkers
, Dawson's Olive and Black Fritz.
THE usual patterns, CDC's, Daddies, Diawl Bach and Hares Ears have very done well at Jubilee fishing lake but grey zonkers
and black or white lures have also been effective on an intermediate line and especially when the wind has been cold.
and Cats Whisker were the best flies.
Many Thrunton anglers took home full bags despite heavy showers and cool easterlies sending fish to deeper water, including Brian Lillie from Gosforth, who landed 13 fish on Zonkers
He fished zonkers
on an intermediate line to take second place in the individual rankings with eight fish for 14 lbs, including one fish of 3 lbs 4 ozs.
Top patterns over the week have included Buzzers, Bloodworm, Blobs, Dancers, Cats Whiskers and Zonkers
Tony Rowley from North Shields returned 12 caught on Blobs and Zonkers
. Matty Divine from Hadston was again right among the trout, releasing 20 trout to 12lb caught on Blobs and Bloodworm.
Best patterns have been black and green cat, black zonkers
, the grey minkie and, as one of the anglers said, "a size 16 black thing".
FLY BOX Knitsley Mill: Cat's Whisker, Olive Zonker
, Wicked White Buzzer, Tinnies., OLIVE Sharpley: Bloodworms, Zonkers
, Damsels, Wicked White Buzzers.
JUBILEE LAKES 01388 772611 THE fishery has seen a small amount of snow of late but not enough to spoil play with anglers catching well using patterns such as Red Buzzers, Bloodworm, Cats Whisker and a Grey Zonkers
. A lot of nice trout have been landed of late many around the 3Ib in size.
Chris Dodds landed 11 on Zonkers
, while Shaun Higgin caught 11 and Ian Bradfil had 13, the best fish at 10lb.
Blobs, Black Zonkers
and Humungus caught well in windy conditions, while Palomino Midge, Black Spider and Black Ants have been the choice during calmer periods and Hare's Ears did well all week.
FLY BOX Chatton: Bloodworms, Pink Millennium Bug, black and green lures, Zonkers
, Diawl Bachs, Cat's Whiskers, Bunny Leeches, black lures, black flies.
Those anglers fishing have enjoyed the usual great sport with quality trout being landed, standard patterns have been the order of the day of late with the likes of Cats Whiskers, Olive Bloodworm and Zonkers
all catching well.
Squirmy Worms, Tinnies, Bloodworm, Buzzers and Zonkers
are still the main fish takers.