Drop down to catch fish at Lochter

There has been a dramatic fall in temperature this past week and at Lochter Fishery the drop in water temperature has resulted in the fish also descending into the depths.

Anglers have had to take that into account if they were to get their flies into the feeding zone.

Intermediate lines on the Heron and Osprey lochs were the order of the day while on the much deeper Muckle Troot full sinkers got down to the fish more quickly.

Harry Hughes used that method and was rewarded with 11 hard fighting fish all tempted by his WSW`s.

Peter Wilson, from Dyce, also used WSW`s and had nine for his day, while Steve MacGowan used various lures and was rewarded with a bag of 11 of which he kept two. Included in Steve`s bag was a lovely big brown and a double figure rainbow.

Oblivious to the cold, Alan Lawson successfully fished a Damsel Nymph and ended with a score of 13 to his name.

Steve Corsar, revisiting the scene of his triumph with the Scottish Bank Angling Team in the recent International, kept up the standard when he caught and released 10 using a selection of mini lures.

By and large anglers using lures were the most successful with olive and black being the top colours and this is likely to be the shape of things to come.