Springles win for Peter Wilson

Conditions were ideal for the Spring Singles Event at Lochter Fishery, Oldmeldrum on Sunday.

Overcast and with a nice breeze, anglers used everything from Buzzers to Blobs to try to tempt the fish. In the morning session, lures were the answer but after lunch the trout got decidedly picky and small Nymphs and Buzzers were required.

When the final whistle sounded it was experienced angler Peter Wilson who was first with 16 fish closely followed by Andrew Lindsay with 13 and Brian Ross with ten. The prize for the last fish caught went to Bill Bain.

During the week the fishing got better and better as the weather settled culminating with Bill Gibb catching and releasing no fewer than 27 on Saturday using a mix of Blobs and Bloodworms. The “blobby boys”, Doug Mair and Bill Ferris were right amongst the action with 23 between them, while another Blobber, T J Van Loggerenberg had 11 to his name.

Earlier in the week Buzzers had been doing well with Bill Robertson scoring nine and Albert Trail and Stewart Raeburn netting six apiece.

It has been good to see lots of youngsters out enjoying a bit of fresh air and fishing on their holidays. Hopefully the shape of things to come.