The past week has produced good fishing conditions at Delgatie Castle Trout Fishery, and although a bit breezy at times the rise in temperatures seems to have excited some fish.
The fishery was able to report its first catch on a dry fly which induced numerous offers although the fish were lacking the attacking spirit.
Generally ther was more feeding fish at the 3-5 feet level and this led to Buzzer and Bloodworm being attractive lures while the normal Blob/Cat’s Whisker and WSW were still receiving attention at deeper levels.
The milder weather seems to have stirred up some of the bigger fish with N. Thomson, Turriff, landing a nice 9lb specimen with S. MacLean, I. Watt, G. Thomson and M. Ewen in close attendance with fish in the 7-8lb range.
The best catches recorded this week were:
G. Thomson, Buckie, 18 fish to 7lb (Various), M. Ewen jnr, Turriff, 13 fish to 8lb, (Diawa Bach/Bloodworm), C. Field, Fraserburgh, 12 fish to 5lb, (Buzzers/Blob), S. Maclean, Fraserburgh, 9 fish to 7 lb, (Various lures), A. Gibson, Gardenstown, 9 fish to 7lb, (Olive Damsel), J. West, Fraserburgh, 8 fish to 7lb, (Damsel/Cat’s Whisker), I. Watt, Turriff, 7 fish to 7 lb, (Bloodworm).
The forecast indicates another mild spell for the week ahead and hopefully the fish will remain active.
Delgatie Castle Trout Fishery is a Troutmaster water with the 2011 fish-off on April 7 and the 2012 competitions now open.
Boats, rods and tackle is available for hire at the fishery which is open seven days from 8am til 5pm. Booking is not necessary.
For further information phone Bob on 07980 999 006.