IT was a busier week all round at Delgatie Castle Trout Fishery with more settled weather, although a rise in water temperatures would encourage activity.
The fish were feeding at variable levels and adjustment to fishing tactics have been very important. Some anglers are still operating with sinking or intermediate lines and lures, while others have now changed to floating lines with Buzzers and Nymphs. Both methods have been recording success.
In the afternoons it was nice to see occasional insect life and fish are breaking surface more frequently. Some good catches were recorded this week with the leading anglers being:
L. Davidson of Macduff (21 fish, Black Buzzers/White Fritz); P. Cowie of Fraserburgh (19 fish, various lures); J. Dewar of Fraserburgh (13 fish, buzzers); M. Ewen jnr of Turriff (13 fish, olive buzzer); J. West of Fraserburgh (12 fish, cat’s whiskers) and K. Mackay of Macduff (nine fish, lures).
Meanwhile, the following anglers all accounted for seven fish each:
G. Wright of Buckie (nymphs), S. MacLean of Fraserburgh (lures), N. Thomson of Turriff (buzzers) and J. Cutter of Inverurie (hare’s ear).
This Saturday, April 2, sees the Troutmaster fish-off with the competition between regular anglers to the fishery. The venue will be open as usual to non competitors with adequate provision made for their enjoyment of the facilities.
All anglers entered in the competition should be ready to fish at 9am
For futher information or details of the venue phone Bob on 07980 999006.