Reasonable catches at Delgatie

THE good weather at Delgatie Castle Trout Fishery still has some way to go to produce ideal seasonal conditions. However, it was gratifying to see the first few fish taken on a dry fly and the level of surface activity has increased almost day by day.

The past week has produced reasonable catches with the Buzzer and wet fly emerging as the chosen tackle.

The best recorded catches this week were: G. Ellington, Ellon (18 fish, Green Buzzer); M. Stewart, Methlick (12 fish, Montanta Nymph); B. Gray, Largue (10 fish, Buzzers); A. Gibson, Gardenstown (8 fish, Orange Blob); C. Fraser, Turriff (8 fish, Blob-various); K. Maddocks, Aberdeen (8 fish, Pink Bunnyleech); D. Stewart, Aberdeen (6 fish, Humungus). D Stewart included a 10lb+ in his catch and G. Ellington landed a 9.5lb fish.

Delgatie Castle is a Troutmaster water and is open 7 days from 8am til 5pm until March 13, thereafter later opening times will be adjusted as light permits.

For more information call Bob on 07980 999 006.