Settled weather at Delgatie Castle

The past week has seen settled weather at Delgatie Castle Trout Fishery which proved ideal for angling.

The level of surface or immediate sub-surface activity has remained high during the week with feeding occurring at high levels.

The best end tackle for the surface feeders have been buzzers and emergers on a slow retrieve whilst the lure anglers are still enjoying good sport with a variety of lures including cat’s whisker, fritz and budgie fished on intermediate on sinking lines on a quick retrieve or a nymph on a slower retrieve.

The larger fish are now showing with several fish in the 7-9lb range being grassed during the week.

The best recorded catches this week fell to: A Murray, Gardenstown, 20 fish, (various lures), G Littler, Newmachar, 17 fish, (olive shipmans), D Stewart, Aberdeen, 16 fish, (emergers/buzzers), L Davidson, Macduff, 12 fish, (buzzers/nomad), J Clayton, King Edward, 11 fish, (olive nymph), P Wilson, Aberdeen, 9 fish.