The past week has seen reasonable fishing conditions although the weather has been far from seasonable for holidaymakers.
The wind has now veered away from the north and reduced to a westerly breeze with temperatures rising but by no means too high.
Fishing has been sporadic with active feeding periods interrupted by times when the fish appeared lethargic and not interested in any presentations.
Throughout the past week we have seen the predominance of smaller presentations with Crunchers, Diawl Bach and Spiders proving successful and the buzzer also enjoying a resurgence.
The best recorded catches this week fell to:
A Cowie, Fraserburgh, 57 fish, (diawl bach, crunchers),
A Murray, Gardenstown, 38 fish over several visits, (black/white fritz),
J Zacha, St Fergus, 11 fish, (dry flies),
S Zacha, Australia, 9 fish, (buzzers, dry, diawl bach),
M Smith, Huntly, 8 fish, (squirmy wormy),
D Bain, Glasgow, 8 fish, (slipman’s buzzer),
P Cowie, Fraserburgh, 8 fish, (spider), J
West, Fraserburgh, 6 fish, (pink blob, orange blob),
G Ward, Banff, 6 fish, (black spider).
Delgatie Castle Trout Fishery is open seven days from 8am til 9pm and visitors are always welcome.
Booking is not necessary and boats (where required) rods and tackle is available for hire at the fishery.
For up to date information and conditions phone Bob on 07980 999 006.
The loch covers 4 acres and is well stocked with Rainbow Trout, which range from 1.8lb to well into double figures. There is also a good head of wild Brown Trout.