Favourable catches despite the weather

THE weather was distinctly variable at Delgatie Castle Trout Fishery last week, with a cold-westerly wind on Saturday followed by stronger winds and torrential, driving rain on Sunday.

During the week, despite the conditions, some favourable catches were recorded including B. Milton of Buckie (nine fish, black fritz); M. Ewen jnr of Turriff (eight fish, klinkhammer/dries), C. MacLean of Fraserburgh (eight fish, hoppers); L. Davidson of Macduff (eight fish, white fritz), I. Bremner of Elgin (seven fish, okay dokey) and J, Walker of Elgin (seven fish, okay dokey).

Weighing in with six fish each were N. Thomson of Turriff (Buzzers) and A. Murray of Gardenstown (White Fritz).

The surface activity has been greatly reduced with the fish being driven deeper due to the weather conditions.

In common with most fisheries Delgatie has been battling against weed growth but is happy to report that it is maintaining good fishing conditions.

Delgatie Castle is a Troutmaster water where visitors and beginners are welcome and booking is not necessary. Boats, rods and tackle is available for hire and the fishery is open seven days from 8am til 8pm.

For further information phone Bob on 07980 999 006.