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Howard & Stuart

Enjoyable Weather for Anglers.
« on: 29/07/2013 at 12:06 »

                     Traditionally anglers wear layers of warm  but dull clothes, stout waterproof trousers  and all topped off with a breathable waterproof jacket to which is attached all manner of fishing paraphernalia; scissors, disgorger,Gink.Zink,nippers et etc  and a favourite hat or bunnet festooned with flys. During the past week as temperatures soared there have some scary sights at Lochter Fishery Oldmeldrum as anglers ,melting under the sun ,shed  much of their standard kit and instead opted for shorts and tee shirts. Several pairs of milky white shanks that looked as if they had not seen the light of day for years were seen meandering round the banks and scaring the fish ?
There were some good bags secured by anglers both traditional and trendy  with dries and buzzers being much favoured .Top scorer was John Greive down visiting from the northern isles. John ,aided by intermittent cloud cover ,used a shipmans buzzer  to have a “great day” catching  and releasing  twenty fish .Another visitor Les Wilson up from Glasgow had eight on buzzers and cdc emergers .Bill Noble on a two fish ticket kept a nice brace and released a further seven using small nymphs while Al Noble put back all his seven caught on black  buzzers.
The cool deep waters of the Muckle Troot loch have been a good choice for anglers when the sun was bright and high in the sky. Slowly retrieved nymphs and lures worked well there with John Weir grassing seven on yellow dancers and Dave Young eight on dancers and white fritz.
With the Aberdeen Trades holiday over it is time for the next heat of the Lochter £1000 Summer Series. All anglers are invited to give it a go this Sunday ,4th August at 9.00am with the top four going through to the October final .This is a chance not to be missed.
We are back to more typically Scottish mixed conditions which should help the fishing. Water temperatures are down a bit and the fish are more active as a result.

HH 29/07/13