Difficult week for anglers at Delgatie

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THE past week at Delgatie Castle Trout Fishery has been quite difficult for anglers with the fish up and down through the water column and the necessity to change lines and end tackle to meet these demands.

Dry fly activity has been quite low with most catches being rewarded immediately sub-surface on wet flies and buzzers or at greater depths on various lures.

The fish are reluctant to ‘take’ aggressively and this is probably due to an abundance of natural food and an annoying cold breeze over the water surface. However, despite the conditions, creditable performances were achieved and with the water temperature rising, good fishing is expected for the coming week.

Best catches last week were to A. Murray of Gardenstown (27 fish, cat’s whisker); S. Conlan of Stuartfield (11 fish, bloodworm); M. James of Lancaster (14 fish, olive nymph); L. Davidson of Macduff (seven fish, cormorant); N. Thomson of Turriff (seven fish, buzzers); C. Field of Fraserburgh (six fish, spider); E. Quirie of Turriff (six fish, buzzers) and G. Taylor of Fraserburgh (six fish, chandelier).

Delgatie Castle is a Troutmaster water and visitors and beginners are always welcome. Booking is not required and boats, rods and tackle is available for hire. For further information phone Bo on 07980 999 006.