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Lochter Report - Good Cheer from Lochter
« on: February 04, 2020, 14:50:38 PM »
Down Lochter way last week there were some noticeable sighs of relief as February arrived to herald in its cessation of many a hasty resolution with the most obvious cheerfulness amongst those who had a ‘dry’ January but had since raised a glass with the nectar of their choice.

There is a lovely saying which goes that “in February there is everything to hope for and nothing to regret.”

As you ponder the significance of this to yourself there were certainly no regrets from our increasing band of Lochter regulars in these halcyon days of ice-free mid winter fishing.

Ron Petrie from Newmachar out for his first session of the year couldn’t go wrong on a bloodworm with a gemstone cormorant set up on a sink tip line. He had fish in all 3 lochs and he brought 24 fish to the net.

Hard at his heels Peter Young who resolutely fished all colours of blobs across at the Muckle Troot on a sinking line and this got him 23 fish for his day.

Steve Prince from Oldmeldrum used only diawl bachs and he brought fish in throughout the day his eventual total being 19.

Also on that total was Albert Trail from Aberdeen who got all his fish on a white mop fly.

Looking through the Return Book other notable efforts were D Campbell on 15 fish using a red damsel, Jim Brown lifted 13 fish to the net on damsels and other lures, Jim Gilmore had 12 fish on red lures and bloodworms. Rodger Davidson also managed 12 fish on red nymphs, Bill Bain cannily landed 11 fish on a variety of Walter’s lures, R Mitchell had 10 fish on pink lures, Neil Garden had 8 on cormorants, John Mayberry had 7 on a buzzer and mop combination and Fred McAlley used white lures for 7 fish.

A special mention goes out to the Achonachie Fishing Club who held a leg of their Winter League at Lochter last Saturday in difficult windy conditions, but all caught fish and they were in good spirits as they headed back up north.

It is nice to see a fishing club still thriving and the members enjoying not just the fishing but the camaraderie that goes along with it.

Our continuous Winter stocking due to the mild weather now seems to be paying dividends with some fine sport to be had. Why not come past and give it a try this week.

Tight lines,
S.P 4/2/20.


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