Mild spell encourages fish at Delgatie

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THE past week has seen a period of seasonal weather with a milder spell which encouraged the fish to rise.

Several anglers were successful on sedges and black spider which tells us not to pack away the autumn gear just yet. Most of the recorded catches were on lures fished deep or intermediate or sinking lines, but at times during the day the fish migrated to shallow water and good sport was enjoyed on buzzers or nymphs. Overall the week has dictated constant changing in both tackle and tactics.

D. Buchan from Peterhead landed a plump 10lb specimen on a buzzer, while D. Duthie from Macduff netted a 12lb fish on a yellow dancer. Other notable catches were: K Reid, 24 fish, (orange fritz); A Gibson, (15 fish, orange fritz); D Duthie, (ten fish, yellow dancer); B Milton, (eight fish, buzzer); A Murray, (seven fish, black fritz).

The coming week suggests the weather will remain reasonably settled and should encourage the fish to settle into a more regular pattern while the reducing water temperature will tend to make them feed deeper.