At Lochter Fishery, Oldmeldrum, there has been a steady procession of regulars keen to get out in the fresh air and exercise their arms with a fishing rod.
On a pre-Christmas foray B Ross had nine on an Okay Dokey and on Christmas Eve Paul Taylor tempted six on Blobs and a Montana.
Peter Young was out on Hogmanay and had seven on a Minkie and having got over his “sair heid” Doug Mair braved the chilly weather and caught and released eight using his favourite Blobs.
The first competition of the year at Lochter is the Robbie Burns Pairs, a popular event scheduled for Burn’s birthday, January 25.
As is the custom, haggis, neeps and tatties will be served at lunchtime, with the haggis being addressed in the traditional manner.
Anglers wanting to compete should contact the fishery on (01651) 872787 or 872000 or by e-mail info@lochter. co.uk