There is no doubt that some are more dedicated to their sport than others and during the past week at Lochter Fishery the cold chill and frost put off many, but there were still plenty of committed anglers out for a cast.
Ice caused some difficulty on Sunday but for the rest of the week the lochs were pretty much ice free and the fishing was good.
Despite the cold, there were plenty of trout moving on the surface as Ernie Mackay snr and Ernie jnr noted and netted 14 between them using Buzzers.
Terry Daniels also used Buzzers to grass half a dozen and R Reily had eight using a mix of Buzzers and lures.
The trout are still feeding but are not inclined to chase, so slowly retrieved flies have been the answer.
W Williamson had a lovely day out with seven to his name including a fine five pounder, he used Cormorants and Zonkers.
Jim Weir, G Anderson and John Taylor had six each using a selection of lures including WSW`s, Cats Whiskers and Green Fritz.
Finally, a reminder that the Robbie Burns Pairs is scheduled for Sunday, January 26, with the traditional haggis, neeps and tatties lunch provided.