AFTER the previous weekend of torrential rain and high-coloured water the fishing quickly settled during the week at Delgatie Castle Trout Fishery and from Tuesday onwards, good fishing was enjoyed.
Surprisingly, although good catches fell to various dry presentations, the top catches of the week were to anglers fishing sub-surface and lures.
The evening rises have been weaker but the evening air has had a distinctly chilly feel, leading to less surface activity.
The best recorded catches this week fell to K. Wright of Aberdeen (16 fish, buzzers); N. Thomson of Turriff (12 fish, purple buzzer); C. Danes of Foveran (ten fish, green/black blob); K. McInsteray of Motherwell (ten fish, bunny leech); B. Hay of Aberdeen (nine fish, buzzer); B. Milton of Buckie (nine fish, black fritz); A. Murray of Gardenstown (eight fish, black frit); A. Hay of Buckie (seven fish, black buzzer) and I. Watt of Motherwell (seven fish, okay dokey).
The weather this coming week appears to be a bit mixed but nothing that should prevent fishing or reasonable catches.
Delgatie Castle is a Troutmaster water and is open to all visitors and beginners. Booking is not necessary and boats, rods and all tackle is available for hire.
The fishery is open seven days from 8am till 8pm and further information can be had from Bob on 07980 999 006.