Dries and buzzers top at Lochter

During the past week at Lochter Fishery there has been plenty of surface activity and on the milder evenings the surface has been positively boiling.

Bob Weir had in his words a “great night” netting 14 on a Black Spider and other dries but Jim Brown had two exceptionally good days fishing. Using Klinkhammer floaters he had 25 and 31 all safely returned.

The same fly worked for Jim Ferguson who grassed 11 on the Muckle Troot loch while J Hay had 13 and Steve Prince 11. The Whytes had 12 between them and M Smith five on Hoppers.

Buzzers have also been effective at times - Ron Ewen had a very good day with 14 and S Mason 12 and while most of the action has been on the top of the water there have been some good bags from lures fished deeper. P Keir caught and released 17 on WSW’s and Fritz flies and Sam McLeod nine, again on WSW`s.

Most anglers found the trout obliging and brand new angler Nathalia Reilly was delighted to land two fish while another newcomer to the sport W Brown broke his duck with three on a black Nomad.

Weather is forecast to be mixed but generally warmer which is good news for fishers. The surface action will continue and evenings will be well worth a cast or two.