Fine fishing at Lochter.

It is always interesting to read the catch record and comments book at any fishery.

Most anglers have a quick look to see what numbers have been coming to the net and more importantly what flies or methods have been working. During the past week there have been the usual comments and helpful hints in the book such as “better than working”, ”nae bad”,” great day” etc and in addition several coded messages “COYR”. Several anglers inquired what does this mean? Does it refer to a new fly that has been doing the business, or perhaps a particular line that should be tried. Sorry lads but amongst the many fishers who frequent Lochter Fishery, Oldmeldrum are a number of keen supporters of Aberdeen Football Club who were keen to spread the word before the League Cup final on Sunday. For the uninitiated COYR means “Come on you Reds” and the strong support worked as the Reds edged out Inverness to claim the cup.

Meanwhile on the waterside two of the Dons supporters Kevin Neri and Chris McAllister had 16 between them mainly using Cormorants and Diawl Bachs. Also happy with their scores were Steve Prince eight on Buzzers, Jimmy Petrie who had eight on Buzzers and Cormorants ,George Beattie who had 14 all on Buzzers, John Wyness and Bob Weir who had seven apiece on Montanas. There were plenty of bags of four or five with Yellow Dancers and Blobs scoring well in addition to the flies already mentioned.

Prospects are good now that the weather is settling but a further lift in temperature would help improve things further by encouraging more insect life.