Zonking good time at Lochter

DOWN Lochter way at Oldmeldrum last week the fish appear to have finally settled down to their normal winter feeding habits with maybe a bit of a retro twist.

Looking through the returns book it could be seen that two of the older, more traditional lures had put up a good showing against some of their more modern flashy rivals.

At the forefront of this revival was the Zonker and Les Mess had eight fish on a white one, John Archibald had six on a pink and white and Davy Smith from Aberdeen had five also on white.

Following closely on its heel, and not to be outdone the Ace of Spades also did well. Mark Devlin from Glasgow landed five fish, one being 6lb weight, Rory Cruickshank from Portlethen had five and Bill Rattray from Ellon got four.

The mini Cats Whisker was also a popular choice and Andy Robertson from Wartle on what he described as ‘a very wet day’ got seven fish, one being 6 1/2 lb- Graham McLeod had four fish and G Davidson had three.

Combination set ups that proved effective were the UV Tadpole and Minike that got Andrew Barrowman nine fish, Craig Robertson had nine on a Dancer and Okay Dokay and I Hamilton had six on a Damsel and Diawl Bach combination.

Jock Ewing and Davy Wood both kept the faith in their trusted WSW lure and had six and three fish respectively.

With colder but drier weather predicted for the week ahead, there should be some good sport to be had- but remember to wrap up warm!