The past week has been settled at Delgatie Castle Trout Fishery but, true to form, anglers are commenting on the lack of rainfall and the bright sunshine.
Is it possible to obtain ideal conditions? The dry conditions have prevented a desired flush of fresh water and has led to the fish lying deep and proving difficult to contact except to the lure fisherman.
The anticipated evening rises of fish giving dry fly fishing has failed to materialise so far although brief glimpses of surface activity has been seen.
Despite the adverse conditions some good fishing was enjoyed with the top catches falling to:
A. Murray, Gardenstown (32 fish over several visits, black fritz, cat’s whisker); G. Littler, Newmachar (22 fish, black buzzer, dry); G. Anderson, Macduff (12 fish, nymphs, buzzers); G. Small, Dunecht (11 fish, cat’s whisker); D. Stewart, Aberdeen (10 fish, buzzers); E. Low, Aberdeen (9 fish, montana nymph).
Several larger fish were landed with D. Stewart, Aberdeen, E. Hall, Cuminestown and A. Murray, Gardenstown all landing fish approaching 10lb.
Delgatie Castle Trout Fishery is open seven days from 8am til 10pm with the last start time of 7:30pm.