Favourable fishing at Delgatie

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The past week has seen favourable fishing conditions at Delgatie Castle apart from periods of bright sunshine.

The fishery would still benefit from some rainfall which is forecast to come sporadically over the next seven days.

The fishing this week has been receptive to the dry fly but the catches still fell mainly to buzzers and spiders indicating the fish to be feeding in the top 2-3ft of the water column.

Lures in all their various varieties and colours proved productive and responding well to intermediate lines on a fast retrieve.

The water is now remaining crystal clear and relatively weed free.

The best recorded catches this week fell to; A Murray, Gardenstown, 54 fish (over several visits), (Green/Black Fritz, Nomad), F Carle, Newmachar, 18 fish, (Bloodworm), J Abel, Fraserburgh, 12 fish, (Blobs), A McAlley, Dyce, 9 fish, (Green Fritz), I Watt, Turriff, 9 fish, (Buzzers), K Armstrong, Fraserburgh, 9 fish, (Buzzers), C Mutch, Ellon, 8 fish, (Buzzers), L Davidson, Macduff, 7 fish, (Nomad, Buzzers), J West, Fraserburgh, 7 fish, (Buzzers), P Broadley, Ellon, 7 fish, (Spiders).

Delgatie Castle Trout Fishery is a Troutmaster water and is open seven days from 8:00am.

Closing time remains at 10pm daily with the last fishers accepted until 7pm.

Visitors and novices are welcome and boats (where required), rods and tackle is available for hire at the fishery.

The forecast for the coming week suggests good fishing weather with some intermittent rainfall. Booking is not necessary.

For further information call Bob on 07980 999 006.