The last week of December started so well at Delgatie Castle Trout Fishery then ground to a complete halt on Christmas Day when ice appeared for the first time this year.
The water has remained iced over since but temperatures eventually increased in order to allow fishing over the New Year holiday period.
Updates for conditions can be obtained daily from 8am by calling Bob on 07980 999 006.
The fishing for the few days prior to Christmas was very good with the best recorded catches by the following anglers:
J Abel, Fraserburgh (20 fish, blobs); A Murray, Gardenstown (14 fish, black/white cat’s whiskers); K Maddocks, Aberdeen (14 fish, pink bunny leech); A Caithness, Dunfermilne (12 fish, green/black fritz); B Wiseman, Fraserburgh (11 fish, pink fritz); J Clayton, King Edward, (11 fish, WSW).
A Caithness, although a junior angler, has the promise to be listed among the seniors.
Delgatie Castle is a Troutmaster water and is open seven days from 8am until dusk.
Visitors and novices are welcome and booking is not necessary.
Boats (where required), rods and tackle is available for hire at the fishery.
For up-to-date conditions call Bob on 07980 999 006.