IT was a week of reasonably settled weather at Delgatie Castle Trout Fishery which suggested better fishing conditions and the likelihood of some dry fly action.
However, with the abundance of natural feeding it proved difficult to entice the fish to take unless they were presented with a lure at the correct depth and speed of retrieve.
Most anglers managed to hook up with a few fish and several were successful in landing good catches. Among the best were:
A. Murray, Gardenstown (25 fish, Cat’s Whisker/Orange and White Fritz); C. McPhee, Peterhead (12 fish, various lures/Black Spider); L. Davidson, Macduff (ten fish, Olive Dancer); M. Galloway, Boddam (nine fish, Dry/Olive Dancer).
The proportion of the catches in the 5-8lb range was encouraging suggesting that these fish are still feeding well. The annual plague of weed has descended upon the fishery but with time and effort staff have been rewarded with clean water and very little to interfere with fishing. Care must be taken on releasing fish to ensure they make a clean and clear getaway.
The fishery is open seven days from 8am til 9pm. For information call Bob on 07980 999 006.