Settled week at Delgatie

AT LAST there was a more settled week of weather at Delgatie Castle Trout Fishery,

although the last two days have suffered from a cold north/north easterly wind which appears to have put some of the fish a bit deeper.

However, good catches have been recorded on buzzers and J. Mitchell from Gardenstown landed a creditable 12 fish on a small black dry. The water temperature has not increased too much and has resulted in the fish remaining active and fighting well.

Best catches this week were recorded by A.Murray of Gardenstown (40 fish, black/green fritz); M. Ewen jnr of Turriff (21 fish, diawl bach/spider dry); S. Anderson of Peterhead (12 fish, orange blob); J. Mitchell of Gardenstown (12 fish, black dry fly); M. Ewen of Turriff (12 fish, blob); B. Hay of Aberdeen (nine fish, bloodworm/buzzers) and N. Thomson of Turriff (eight fish, montana/buzzers).

Among the juniors a creditable seven fish was landed by 11 year-old Alister Caithness of Kirkcaldy on a cat’s whisker.

The forecast is for temperatures to rise in the coming week and hopefully this will lead to more surface activity.

Dalgetie Trout Fishery is a Troutmaster water and visitors and beginners are welcome. Booking is not necessary and our opening hours remain, as at present, 8am til 9:30pm. Boats, rods and tackle are available for hire. For further information phone Bob on 07980 999 006.