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Light and shade for fishers at Lochter


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Down Lochter Fishery way last week there was much discussion that the month of March is one which constantly deceives you with the faint hope that Spring is on it’s way, only for the cold conditions to prevail and disappoint.

Lochter Fishery. Picture: David Porter
Lochter Fishery. Picture: David Porter

I doubt if Charles Dickens ever fished or ventured anywhere near the north-east of Scotland but he aptly summed up this month when he wrote, “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is Summer in the light and Winter in the shade,”

On the fishing front the blustery weather always comes with the blessing that the fishing improves as it seems to stir the fish into feeding and last week they seemed a tad on the hungry side.

Eric Dickie from Aberdeen couldn’t go wrong using black lures or a black mop netting 22 fish for his session.

Sweet sixteen seemed a popular number with Mike Skene, Ernie Mackay and Stuart Howie all accounting for that amount of fish using a mixture of small nymphs and lures.

Colin Simpson stripped fairly fast a black WSW and humungous lure and the fish certainly gave chase and took hold and he had 14 fish for his day. Also on this number was Chavdar Chavdarov who used apps and squirmy worms as well as assorted nymphs.

George Ross fished a varied colour of mop flies for 10 fish, John Fraser had nine fish on small nymphs as well as his favourite ‘Ron Special’ and Lesley Johnston fished diawl bachs and buzzers for her eight fish.

So plenty of steady fishing and contented customers.

March they say is a month of ‘wind and taxes’, the wind may go but the taxes always remain.

Take some solace and go fishing.


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