Weather dictates tactics at Lochter fishery

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Looking at the weather conditions column in the catch record at Lochter Fishery, Oldmeldrum, each day shows the same entry “windy”.

This meant that the fish were well down in the water with only the very occasional rise close to the banks where there was a bit of shelter.

Anglers, wise to this, found that an intermediate line and a gold head was the way to get to the fish with floating lines being very difficult to control especially during the squally periods

Experienced angler John Parsons showed the way using a black and green tadpole he kept two and released twenty one and had in his own words a “very good day”.

J O` Neil also got among the fish with thirteen on a fritz while also having excellent days were John Rhind with nine on a mix of black fritz and montana`s , John Wilson who used wsw`s to account for ten, A Fryer with twelve and Dave Simpson who kept two and released seven on blobs and a bunny leech.

Jim Adie fished dries in the calm corners and was rewarded with ten and Gary Gormley had half a dozen using buzzers.

At the time of writing the weather is much calmer and trout are active on the surface and in the margins so there should be plenty of action for all anglers from buzzer men to blobers.