The first half of the past week has seen the continuation of the weather patterns of the past few weeks with a northerly / north easterly breeze accompanied by lower than average temperatures, thereafter the air temperatures rose culminating in a warm 19 degrees on Saturday with accompanying bright sunshine. Altogether the conditions continued to unsettle the fish and anglers were successful when they were prepared to alter depth and retrieve using tackle from dry flies to blobs. The most successful anglers for the week were; A Murray, Gardenstown, 35 fish over several visits, (white nomad, budgie), P Cowie, Fraserburgh, 15 fish, (bloodworm, spider), S Simpson, Turriff, 12 fish, (nymphs), B Cresswell, Macduff, 9 fish, (black buzzer), S Rankin, Peterhead, 7 fish, (Olive damsel), M Smith, Huntly, 7 fish, (bloodworm), N Thomson, Turriff, 7 fish, (pink, black buzzer), J West, Fraserburgh, 7 fish, (pink blob), J Allison, Huntly, 6 fish, (dry fly, pink lure), N Paterson, Turriff, 6 fish, (bloodworm, buzzer).
Delgatie Castle Trout Fishery is open seven days from 8am til 9pm with closing times being extended as light and conditions permit. Booking is not necessary and visitors are welcome with boats (where required) rods and tackle available for hire at the fishery. For up to date information and conditions phone Bob on 07980 999 006.