STAFF at Delgatie Castle Trout Fishery have battled hard and managed to keep the fishing open allowing reasonable returns given the low water temperatures.
The best recorded catches for the week were S. Faithful of Mintlaw (25 fish), R. Donald of Macduff (18), L. Davidson of Macduff (12), J. Keir of Macduff (ten) and B. Milne of Whitehills (six).
All recorded fish for the week fell to lures, with pink being the favourite colour, but it is surprising how high in the water some anglers made contact whilst others were dredging the bottom.
It was encouraging to see so many junior anglers enjoying their fishing although at times embarrassing for father who has come along to teach and found themselves on the losing side! The Troutmaster 2011 competition is now open and entry forms are available at the fishery.
Boats, rods and all tackle are available to hire and beginners are welcome. For all information phone Bob on 07980 999 006.