Celebrations at Lochter.

WHILE all over the country people were celebrating the Queens Diamond Jubilee, at Lochter Fishery, Oldmeldrum anglers were also celebrating some of the best fishing experienced so far this year.

There were huge hatches of flies from tiny midges to big sedges and these fairly brought the trout to life. The surface of the lochs was boiling at times as the fish followed hatching Buzzers to the surface before gobbling them up. Not surprising therefore that Buzzers were top choice for many anglers.

On Tuesday G Findlay tempted 11 with his olive Buzzers and Robert Hassan topped that with 15, including one at 10lbs plus. The same day B Byers stuck with traditional patterns March Brown Spiders and March Brown Winged flies and was rewarded with 10 nice fish.

The action continued as the week progressed. Dave Falconer had a great day when he used Hoppers and Buzzers to account for 18, meanwhile Davy Wood and Jock Ewing stubbornly refused to be part of the Buzzer blitz and had 20 and 16 respectively on the WSW.

Also hitting the high spots was Tom Hay who stuck to the Buzzer formula and caught and released 22.

Finally, even more good news, the Lochter ospreys have now two chicks which can be seen on the screen pictures beamed direct into the restaurant and congratulations to Chris McAllister for winning the Troutmasters National Final at Grafham Water beating some of the top anglers in the country. Chris a regular at Lochter was fishing for Raemoir Fishery and to demonstrate that he has not let success go to his head he caught and released 22 at Lochter on Wednesday.

The mixed forecast should mean that the fish remain active and the fishing productive for this week.