The forecasters are predicting an Arctic blast this week but the past week has not been exactly balmy.
At Lochter Fishery there has been a thin layer of ice on some of the sheltered corners of the lochs on several mornings.
Fortunately, it was easily broken up and did not last. Undeterred by the nip in the air anglers have been out in good numbers and have been scoring steadily mainly using lures although towards the middle of the day when things warmed up slightly, Buzzers and Nymphs did work well.
Top scorer was D Mair, from Aberdeen, who had an exceptional day using a variety of Blobs and lures to bring no fewer than 22 fish to the net.
Also getting into double figures was Steve Corsar who used a selection of mini lures to attract 12. WSW’s worked well for G Abel who had nine and the flies inventor, Walter Senior, who had 10.
Buzzers were the choice of Albert Trail and they proved a sound choice with eight nice trout agreeing.
Fish of the week was a sparkling specimen of 8lbs caught by Jock Ewing on a Difik and there were many fish in the 4lb/5lb class which were caught and released.
If the weather turns, as predicted, anglers will have to wrap up but the trout don’t mind the cold at all, in fact they thrive in it.