A tricky week for anglers

A much more difficult week for fishing with all the catches being recorded for deeper down in the water and nothing taken on the dry.

Slight colour in the water but the current forecast might lead to a “flush out” and a rejunevation of the stock to more active levels.

The week’s best catches were recorded by:

I. Watt of Turriff 11 fish on Olive bloodworm / Buzzers; M. Guest of Shropshire 11 fish on Bloodworm / Nomad; J. Milne of Whitehills 9 fish on Green Fritz / Blue WSW; D. Mackay of Macduff 7 fish on Orange Dancer; S. Anderson of Peterhead 7 fish on Orange lure; W. Rainnie of Banff 7 fish on Green Fritz /WSW; S. Griffithsof Fordyce 7 fish on White Fritz /Olive Buzzer

Hopefully this week’s weather will start producing surface or sub surface activity for the coming few days and the dry fly can re-emerge from hibernation in the fly box. Our “wild brownies” are still active and quite prolific in numbers but quite elusive to take. Delgatie Castle is a Troutmaster water and all equipment including boats, rods and tackle is available for hire. Bank fishing is also proving quite successful.