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Lochter Report - Hard Weather Good for Some!
« on: 23/11/2015 at 16:12 »
As the recent snow whitened the hills, skiers clapped their hands and waxed their skis in anticipation. Shooters rubbed their hands in glee, secure in knowledge that weather would bring the pheasants into the drives.

For anglers however the snow and ice meant ‘cauld hauns’ ad restricted areas to fish.

At Lochter Fishery, Oldmeldrum those fishers who were willing to thole the cauld hauns syndrome, and adapted to the conditions, had a great time, with some exceptional bags being achieved.

On two visits, Bill Gibb had bags of fifteen and twenty three using a mix of very slowly moved buzzers and okey dokey’s.

Craig McLean had ten mainly on bloodworms, Albert Trail eleven on buzzers, C.Clark sixteen on okey dokey’s and these new fangled squirmy worms.

Black and green mini lures worked for S. Williams who netted ten. J.S Robertson had eight mainly on a red tail zulu while Dave Robb also had eight score using PTN’s and montanas. The top scorer who turned a very cold Saturday into a brilliant day was Paul Sharp who caught and released twenty eight using a clearly tempting mix of buzzers and bloodworms.

Although the forecast is for things to warm up a little, anglers should be under no illusions that winter is upon us.

The good news is that the fish love the cold, there is less natural food around so they can be tempted and finally there is a constant source of complimentary tea and coffee available in the anglers bothy!