Settled week at Delgatie fishery

IT HAS been a settled week at Delgatie Castle Trout Fishery where the fish have been active leading to good sport.

The fish are particularly active on the surface and immediately sub-surface and during the week the best catches fell to the dry.

Leading anglers were C. MacLean of Fraserburgh (15 fish, hoppers); R. Donald of Macduff (13 fish, dry/buzzer); N. Thomson of Turriff (11 fish, buzzers); M. James of Lancaster (20 fish, black dry) and I. Watt of Turriff (ten fish, dry). A trio of anglers from Central Scotland, J. Duncan, R. Ross and A. Nicol landed 32 fish on Bibio Damsels and Nymphs.

After fishing on the surface all week, James Mackay from Macduff (18), and Alan Murray from Gardenstown (12), caught their fish on white Nomad and black Fritz on Saturday. Alan included a 5lb wild brownie in his catch. It is a pleasure to see another batch of youngsters learning the noble art with Abbie Gray from Turriff landing a nice fish on her first attempt. Well done Abbie!