Chill continues at Lochter

ALTHOUGH cold conditions continued during the week at Lochter Fishery, Oldmeldrum, it was fortunate for the hardy fishers that the stiff easterly wind died down and at times sunny and becalmed conditions prevailed.

The fish are still in winter feeding mode and intermediate lines and a slow retrieve seemed the most effective method.

Alan Logan using a small nymph got five fish and Ewen Fraser from Aberdeen had eight on a Montana.

The Country Club from Aberdeen had an outing at the weekend and the best three were Bob Thomson with 10 on a WSW and Cat’s Whisker, Jim Stager with nine on Cat’s Whisker and Bert Lawrie with five, also on a Cat’s Whisker.

Albert Trait used Buzzers to good affect wand had five fish, Neil Smith from Aberdeen had 11 on a mixture of lures and even had one on a dry fly.

The dynamic fishing duo of John Brown and Kevin Neri also did well with 11 and eight fish respectively and not giving anything away were all caught on the ‘various’ fly.

This Sunday Lochter is holding its Scottish Singles still water heat to see who qualifies for the Still Water Finals which are also being held at Lochter on June 23.

This will be a keenly contested event with some of the top anglers in the area taking part. There are still places available so contact Lochter Fishery on (01651) 872787 to put your name down. The competition starts at 9.30am.