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Howard & Stuart

Autumn Cool Wakens Up the Trout.
« on: 16/09/2013 at 11:49 »
                        There has been a noticeable drop in temperature during the past week and the cool hand of autumn could be felt in the breeze which by the weekend had become a near gale.
The effect on the fish at Lochter Fishery Oldmeldrum has been quite remarkable for as the temperature dropped so they came more and more on the feed mindful perhaps that as the temperatures fall so does the amount of natural food available to them.
The upsurge in interest by the fish has been good news for the fishermen and there have been many excellent bags recorded in the catch record.
On Monday Ronnie Ewan and Lenny Davidson had twenty apiece using damsels and cormorants  and just to show that this was not a fluke came back on Friday and had fifty fish between them all safely returned. Bags into double figures have been commonplace throughout  the week .A  Watt and G Alexander had fourteen each on a mix of buzzers and wets while Alan Logan stuck with his favourite size fourteen nymphs  and tempted ten. As the week progressed lures  worked well. Bill Young had sixteen on yellow dancers, Mike G Frost seventeen on a black fritz ,P Young thirteen on an olive lure ,T Ewing eleven on cats whiskers and nomads, J Graham twenty four on damsels and dancers and Marc Coul fifteen on a selection of mini lures. These are just s selection of the bags recorded and few if any fishers went away having failed to score.
From the variety of flies that were successful, it can be seen that depth and speed of retrieve were more critical than fly choice and this is likely to be the pattern as the trout look to feed up and fill out ready for the onset of winter.

HH  16/09/13