Settled conditions at Delgatie Castle fishery

The past week has seen reasonably settled conditions and predominantly overcast weather, allowing for good fishing at Delgatie Castle Trout Fishery.

The air and water temperature is beginning to fall now, although dry fly catches have remained very good, with the Daddy still the dominant surface lure.

With the harvest remaining delayed by the unseasonable summer weather, the expected corn lice have not materialised, but small black spiders, gnats and nymphs have been quite productive.

The evenings have now shortened and the fishing is now open until 8pm.Apart from a fresher wind and an accompanying drop in temperature, this coming week looks settled enough to allow for some good angling to be had.

The best catches had this week were as follows:

A. Murray, Gardenstown (11 fish up to 6lb, Black Fritz); J. Laing, Aberdeen (ten fish, various lures); K.

McInstray, Motherwell (nine fish, Nomad); C. Field, Fraserburgh (eight fish up to 7lb, Daddy); D.

Stanford, Peterhead (seven fish, Buzzers); M. Troup, Methlick (seven fish, Black Spider); B. Milton,

Buckie (six fish, various); T.

Gray, Motherwell (six fish, Damsel Nymph).

Delgatie Castle is a Troutmaster water and is open seven days a week from 8am till 8pm.

Boats are available (if required), rods and tackle are also available for hire and visitors.

Juniors and novices are very welcome.

Booking is not necessary and further information can be obtained from Bob, who can be contacted on phone number 07980 999 006.