The lure men experienced an increased willingness of the trout at Sharpley Springs to take larger, seemingly protein-packed offerings, so Snakes, big Zonkers and Fluff Cat's Whiskers
all attracted attention.
On fly, Sid Barnes and John Summerbell found a Cat's Whisker
to be the on-form lure, with Sid taking seven rainbows totalling 13lb plus two fish returned, and John caught and released four rainbows using the same pattern.
Gibson, who was notching his first-ever treble, was seen to excellent effect when forcing Cat's Whiskers
home by a length from Words And Deeds in the mile handicap.
Derwent: Cat's Whisker
, Black Fritz, Orange Fritz, Dawson's Olive.
He caught 11 of his fish on Foam Beetles and Shuttlecocks, and the rest on a small Cat's Whisker
fished under an indicator.
Jubilee: Best Flies: Bloodworms, Dawson's Olive, Cat's Whisker
, Black Humungous.
David Sims from Middlesbrough also found success at the east end bay and along the south shore catching the biggest rainbow of the week, a 3lb 2oz rainbow on a Cat's Whisker
JOHN Wildon of Middlesbrough continues to catch big fish at JUBILEE LAKES, his latest an 11lb 4oz rainbow which took a black and green Cat's Whisker
com BEST FLIES AND BAIT FLY BOX South FLY BOX Aldin Grange: Damsels, Fritz patterns, Cat's Whiskers
, Bloodworm, Buzzers.
G Maddison caught and released seven and 10 in two four-hour sessions mainly on black lures and Cat's Whiskers
Try Dawson's Olive, Cat's Whiskers
, and black, yellow and green Fritz.
Chatton: Black Fritz, Damsels, Nymphs, Bloodworms, Diawl Bachs, Cat's Whiskers
RAINBOWS to 16lb were caught at STONEBRIDGE where the most effective pattern was a small green and white Cat's Whiskers
with green wool body.
FLY BOX Chatton: Buzzers, Bloodworms, Montanas, Yellow Dancers, Cat'S Whiskers
, Black Fritz, Diawl Bachs.
Sharpley: Black/Olive Buzzers, Diawl Bach, Bloodworm, Pinkies, Dinky Doo, Shuttlecocks, Cat's Whiskers
, Pennell Nymph.