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Mixed blessings for Delgatie anglers

By David Porter

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It was a week of mixed blessings at Delgatie Trout Fishery with the weather changing from really good sunshine to downpours.

Medal contender Alex Aamer in action with his grandfather.
Medal contender Alex Aamer in action with his grandfather.

The fish are still in the upper part of the water and only taking small flies, dries, wets ,and emerger types.

Takes have been very light and difficult going.

Having said that less than 30 per cent blanked over the last week.

The evenings provide fruitful especially on Friday and Saturday

Weather forecast for this week is lower temperatures and catches are expected to increase as a result.

A good turn out was made by the Bridge of Don Country Club anglers during their annual visit.

Largest fish this week fell to Albert Trail at 8lbs, and most caught to Paul Keir with 12 to the net.

It was also good to see the Raemoir boys from Banchory trying out Delgatie for a change of venue, and while the catches were not brilliant , such was the week, but a good craic was had by all.

The fishery was well attended by family groups, the most successful being Alex Aamer (16) accompanied by his grandfather.

Alex is trying to get a gold badge in the youth Trout Masters competition , and looks like he is well on his way with six to the net on Sunday.

Fishing is expect to carry on increasing as the weather cools this week.

For those of you with young children or no experience of the fly , please check out Willowbank fishery at Inverythan an exciting new fishery for families young and old.

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