‘Hopping’ mad at Lochter Fishery

MADNESS has not descended on Lochter Fishery, Oldmeldrum I am happy to report but during the week at times, there was certainly a ‘frenzy’ for Hoppers of various colours.

With cool conditions for most of the week, just under the surface presentation depth appeared to be the key tactic. With this in mind Tommy Wright had eight on a black Hopper and Buzzer combination, Dave Simpson and Neil Smith fishing their Summer League heat had 13 and 21 respectively both on Hopper and Buzzers. James Ross had eight on an olive Hopper and Hare’s Ear and Bill Whyte had nine with a black Hopper and Snatcher.

Lures that worked well during the week were the WSW; Martin Patience had 12 using it; the Little Devil lure; John Williamson had eight with it, and the white Fritz proved effective with M Allan and Graham Wilson getting seven and five.

Particularly during the evening sessions last week, there were signs that the dry fly was starting to ‘come on’ and Ernie Mackay Snr and Jnr caught 12 and 10 fish respectively with a variety of them.

Let’s hope for a bit more heat so that we can get some excellent top of the water fishing for the weeks ahead. We are now open until to 10pm so its ideal for some after work ‘evening rise’ action.