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Lessons learned for anglers at Lochter Fishery

By Kyle Ritchie

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At Lochter Fishery the old saying that “to lose a fish is to learn a lesson” was to the fore.

There was an abundance of learned fishermen who had increased the breaking strain or double checked their knots, the unfortunate result of being “broken” in the past week.

Shouts, groans, moans or silent staring at a broken cast were much evident as the home grown Lochter trout lived up to their reputation as hard fighting fish.

However, it was not all doom and gloom as the fishing has been very encouraging with lots of fish showing themselves on the surface to tease the onlooking anglers.

It was a mixed week of fishing at Lochter. Picture: David Porter
It was a mixed week of fishing at Lochter. Picture: David Porter

Albert Trail sussed out that the suspender buzzer or fab would do the trick and he had 19 fish for his session.

Derek Collie used a Shipman's buzzer or parachute CDC during his evening session and he landed 17 fish as did Bill Wood who instead used fab and buzzers.

S McInnes solely used buzzers of various size and colour for his 16 fish, Jamie Brown stuck with a yellow fab for 15 fish and Rod Bell used a yellow owl and diawl bachs for 14 fish.

Stuart Howie had 12 fish on small nymphs, Mike McLennen used damsels and dry sedges for 11 fish and Graham Rodger had 10 on hot head lures and the famous WSW.

Other returns were Graeme Gauld with nine fish on buzzer, Colin Henderson with nine on cormorants and floating fry, Paul Weir with eight on bibio double humpy, Sandy Scobie with eight on apps bloodworm and Craig Scott with eight on black bow tie buzzers.

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