It is always a dilemma for anglers, deciding which flies to use at the start of their days fishing.
Fly choice and the accompanying method can make such a difference to the success or failure of the day.
There is no doubt that fishers who decided to set up with a couple of dry flies made the right choice at Lochter Fishery, Oldmeldrum during the past week. Oddly enough there was not a huge amount of surface activity but the trout were only too willing to rise to well presented artificials and the gentle breeze which persisted for most of the week helped. Yellow Owls,Grey Wulffs and CDC Suttlecocks were favourite dry flies.
M McLennan from Aberdeen had a good evening session with eight on dry Sedges, and fishing buddies John Brown and Kevin Neri has 17 and 14 respectively all on dries. Top scoring for the week was B Whyte who caught and released 27 on a selection of dries.
Natural flies and Buzzers also scored well with Elgin trio S Urwin, C Mckenzie and R Philips netting 35 between them on Buzzers, CDC`s and nymphs. P Keir did brilliantly with 25 all to his natural traditional wet flies. All were safely returned.
There were plenty of other good scores including ten from I Hutcheson, ten from T Li, 11 from Peter Young on lures, and sixteen from Doug Mair all on his favourite Blobs.
Conditions are set fair for the next week with a mix of weather expected. This always keeps the fish active and makes for good fishing.