Stiff winds 
dominate fishing

The past week has been dominated by a stiff westerly wind at Delgatie Castle Trout Fishery which hampered fishing.

It abated on Thursday and conditions improved dramatically to leave the end of the week enjoying higher temperatures and good fishing conditions.

The “end of season” battle between the lure fishermen and the dry fly exponents continued with no clear winner emerging.

The lure fisherman also enjoyed their day with W Senior and D Wood from Aberdeen netting 14 fish on their favoured WSW.

The best individual recorded catches fell to; A Murray, Gardenstown, 24 fish, (black fritz/budgie), D Coull, Rosehearty, 14 fish, (various lures/bloodworm), C Watt, St Fergus, 13 fish, (wet/dry flies), S Kemp, Fife, 12 fish, (dry fly), L Donaldson, Macduff, 11 fish, (olive damsel), C Field, Fraserburgh, 10 fish, (bloodworm), G Littler, Newmachar, 9 fish, (green buzzer), G Ellington, Ellon, 9 fish, (okay dokay/buzzer).