A week of two halves at Delgatie

Delgatie fishery
Delgatie fishery

The past week at Delgatie Castle Trout Fishery at Turriff has been one of two halves.

At the beginning of the week fish activity continued on the surface and catches were good, while the second half of the week saw overnight temperatures drop dramatically.

The water temperature dip subsequently resulted in less surface activity and lures again predominating.

However, at the weekend overnight temperatures were on the up and again heralded the surface movement.

The best catches this week fell to:

A. Murray, Gardenstown (24 fish, cat’s whisker/WSW); D. Stewart, Aberdeen (19 fish, dries/buzzers); S. Donovan, Cruden Bay (15 fish, Dar hair); C. Watt, St Fergus (9 fish, buzzers); J. Clayton, King Edward (8 fish, buzzers/nymphs); A. Gibson, Gardenstown (8 fish, buzzers); N. Thomson, Turriff (7 fish,dries/buzzers); S. Paterson, Aberdeen (7 fish, diawl bach).

The forecast for the coming week seems more settled with higher temperatures but not accompanied by as much bright sunshine.

Delgatie Castle Trout Fishery is a Troutmaster water and is open seven days from 8am til 8pm. Anglers should note that closing times will be adjusted according to conditions throughout the summer months.

Booking is not necessary and boats (where required), rods and tackle are always available for hire.

For further information on all aspects of the fishery phone Bob on 07980 999 006.