Spring is on the way to give Lochter anglers a boost

Lochter Fiishery at Oldmeldrum.
Lochter Fiishery at Oldmeldrum.

According to the weather forecasters, spring officially started on Tuesday, March 1, just about the same time as the temperatures plummeted and the snow showers arrived.

The good news is that by Thursday of this week the mercury will rise and by Friday it will be almost balmy. This will certainly be good news for the anglers at Lochter Fishery, Oldmeldrum, whose entries in the catch record say it all ‘baltic’ ‘freezing’ ‘snow stopped play’.

Despite the conditions there was some good fishing and reasonable bags achieved.

Rod Palmer had ten on a white HG Nymph & Black Buzzers. The Blobby Boys Dougie Mair and Bill Ferrries had nine 7 eight respectively, not on blobs but on UV Nymphs.

Ryan Reid maintained his catch rate with twelve attracted by his Semtex Mini Lures and P.T.N’s.

Matthew Reilly, from Ellon, also had a productive day with eight fish on black nymphs.

Most anglers did all right but a bit of heat would encourage buzzer hatches and bring the water to life so roll on spring.