Angling round-up from Delgatie Castle


The past week has seen the continuance of the unseasonably cold weather with a persistent breeze every day resulting in very little surface activity.

Other anglers once again resorted to the lures although fishing on a floating line with a slow retrieve appeared to be the most attractive to the fish.

The forecast for the coming week does not give much encouragement for “dry fly” action although certain intervals might encourage a hatch with resulting dry fly activity.

The best catches this week were:

C Fraser, Turriff, 32 fish, (buzzers/blobs), A Murray, Gardenstown, 24 fish, (white nomad), G Littler, Newmachar, 13 fish, (buzzers/bloodworm), K Wilton, Liverpool, 10 fish, (buzzers/bloodworm), D McKay, Inverness, 10 fish, (dry/buzzers), R Donald, Macduff, 8 fish, (dry buzzers), L Davidson, Macduff, 8 fish, (black nomad), D Taylor, Aberdeen, 8 fish, (WSW). Bigger specimens were still active with W Senior, Aberdeen, R Donald Macduff, K Wilton, Liverpool and D Stewart, Aberdeen all landing fish in the 8-12lb range.