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Buzzer Bonanza
« on: April 02, 2012, 14:53:20 PM »
Buzzer Bonanza
Throughout the week there was tremendous sport to be had as the fish were feeding on the emerging buzzers and at times the water was boiling with fish activity.
It made for exciting fishing and small black buzzers either plain or with red, orange or blue cheeks seemed to what they were after. Using this method Phil Sellor had 20, Sandy Nelson, 19, John Donaldson from Inverurie 14, Gary & Kirk Craig 13 & 7 respectively, Stevie Urquhart 9 and Ron Stewart 8 with a buzzer & Kingfisher cormorant set up.
Looking through the returns book a variety of lures proved effective throughout the week. Using a damsel fritz D Barr had 10, J Padens had 6 on a black fritz. Tom Wood and Ron Fraser over fishing together from Aberdeen had 5 and 14 respectively using the WSW, Nomad or Rob Roy Lure. A Murdoch had 9 on a black and green tadpole.
Using a Montana and cormorant combination Ryan Wilson from Aberdeen had 9, D Scott had 10 on a white diffick and Alec Dickson had 6 on the Bunny Leech.
The Winter League reached a very exciting finale on Sunday and the scores were so close going into the final session that any of the competitors could have won it, The top 5 weights accrued over the winter sessions in descending order were from Mike Cordiner, Ernie MacKay (Snr), Dave Taylor, Kris Wright and Kevin Meri.
The final was held at the Muckle Trout and a stiff westerly wind further tested the skill and resolve of the competitors.
Consistency throughout the whole day was the key and this proved to be the case for Kevin Meri who had an exceptional day and emerged as the champion with 23 fish caught. Dave Taylor, last year’s winner fought hard to retain his title with 17 fish caught on the day but hard to settle for 2nd place.
Bill Bain raced though the field to a very commendable 3rd place with 17 fish for his day.  The next two positions were very much a family affair with Ernest MacKay (Jnr) leapfrogging his father into the 4th spot with 13 fish and Ernie (Snr) who was heard to say ‘I taught him everything he know’s’ settled for 5th spot with 9 fish.
Well done to all those who took part in what was a very friendly but competitive final.
The Summer League Pairs Competition starts in April with a new format for 2012 and with an increased first prize of £1,000. Already there have been a lot of new names registering as it is an ideal starter competition for those who have not entered a competition before but have always wanted to.
It is a Pair’s Competition from April-September with a final fish off on Sunday 7th October. As a pair you fish one 6hour session per month and both keep 2 fish of your choice. The weight of each fish is capped at 5lb. To determine the winner your weights are totted up for the 6 sessions and in the final fish off on the 7th October all competitors get together and you keep your first two fish caught then get 3lb in weight for those that you subsequently catch and release.
The pair with the heaviest total weight will win the £1,000 first prize.
As it has a more flexible format tan previous years it will be a very popular competition so enter your team today. If you would like further details please phone the fishery staff at Lochter on 01651 872787 and they will be pleased to help you.


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