AS the heavens opened last week, there was a lot of waterproof clothing on display at Lochter Fishery, Oldmeldrum. Some were showerproof, some were stormproof, however I did not see any that said they were monsoon proof, which appeared to be the standard that was needed to cope with some of the awful drenchings that came down. Maybe that should be the next challenge for fishing clothing manufacturers.
However fishing lures with either a floating line with a long leader, or an intermediate line, seemed to be the most popular set up for the week.
Kevin Martin plumbed the depths to good effect and got nine on a black WSW. Davy Pottinger on one of his frequent trips down from Shetland had 19 fish on his home tied “Potty’s Fritz”. P Keir had 14 with his best one at 7lbs all on a black Fritz.
Lesley Johnston out fishing with nephew Matt Hope had 14 and six respectively, both using a variety of lures.
Steve Yule had 12 on a green and black Fritz and Eric Weir had eight fish on a black Fritz and Cormorant dropper set-up.
One of our most senior fishers, John Parsons, used his experience to good effect and had 11 fish for his day, mostly on his favourite black Tadpole lure. Mark Wallace had seven fish using a Sedgehog and Goldhead Hares Ear combination and Ian Armstrong had eight fish using a variety on Nymphs.
Our Lochter Winter Competition starts on Sunday, November 4, with the Guy Fawkes Singles competition.