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Lochter Report -Wind of Change at Lochter
« on: November 16, 2015, 12:28:00 PM »
When in 1960, Harold McMillan talked of a wind of change he was referring to the changes happening throughout the African continent.

The wind of change experienced at Lochter Fishery in Oldmeldrum resulted in a sharp drop in temperature from a balmy start to the week to a chilly end to it.

This meant a substantial change in tactics by anglers as they adapted their methods to take account of the troutís feeding habits.

At the start of the week there was plenty of fly life about so buzzers and natural did well. Ian Watt from Turriff had twelve on buzzers and Albert Trail seven.

Alan Logan used that old favorite the greenwells glory to net seven and Dave McLennan used another traditional gem, the bibio, to account for eight.

As the week progressed and the temperature dropped so did the fish and angler had to go down to find them.

Bill Wood has a fine time with eight attracted to his coral blob, Graham Rhind had six on montanas and mini-cats, Bill Gibb seven on the always effective olive and blue damsel.

Fresh from his successes in the lexus, Kevin Neri netted seven on a cats whisker.

Other flies which were successful included the bloodworm, Montana nymph and black bunny leech.

The forecast is for a stormy start to the week but with things improving gradually.

HH 16/11/15


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