There is nothing more exciting for anglers than to see trout rising and splashing on the surface and scooping flies off the top.
Apart from providing reassurance that there are fish to catch it also presents anglers with the challenge of how to attract them to their artificial flies. Especially when there is a plethora of tasty naturals.
During the past week at Lochter Fishery, Oldmeldrum, 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.