AS we enter early autumn with slightly warmer weather, there was good ‘top of the water’ action to be had at Lochter.
W Robson had 8 on CDC Buzzers and Shuttlecocks, William Muir had 9 on Klinkhammers, Ian Syme from Glamis had 10 on a variety of dry flies and Stuart Bruce had 9 using dry flies which included a Grey Wulff, Olive Dun and Greenwells Glory.
With high pressure next week, dry fly success should be assured.
A variety of lures were also found effective and included the WSW with Albert Trail getting 8 on a black one. W Perkins had 9 fish also on black, William Lindsay had 8 on a Montana, John Strachan had 7 on Damsels and Bill Ainslie had 5 on a Yellow Dancer.
There was a very good turn out for the Singles Competition held as a fundraiser to support the SANA Scottish Bank Team. It was a “Who’s Who” of top talent and it was great to see the camaraderie. There were many former internationalists who took part as well as the current national Troutmaster champion Chris McAllister. It was nice to see Fraser Renwick representing SANA and I know he never misses an opportunity to come up and fish in the North east.
After a day on intense competition the winner was Ellon angler, Kevin Neri, whose consistency over the whole day was the hallmark to his success. Over £500 was raised, and we wish the Scottish team every success.