With a month to go to Christmas now is the time for anglers to make it clear to wives, lovers, family and friends that what they wan from Santa is not more socks, ties, vests, aftershave lotion etc etc,. but more fishing gear! A nice new waterproof but breathable angling jacket, a pair of waders, a new long handled landing net, a tackle bag which converts into a comfy seat (for the older angler), a voucher for more fishing or for more kit, these are the things which will bring a smile to the face of the recipient on Christmas morning. There is so much in need of being replaced or updated, so get the word out now!
At Lochter Fishery Oldmeldrum there has been plenty of pre Christmas activity. The Blobby Boys Doug Mair and Bill Ferries were out again and had fifteen between them with their biggest at just over 6lbs. Although lures have been favoured by most, Albert Trail did his own thing and had nine on PTN’s (Pheasant Tailed Nymphs),while George Pirie used okey dokeys to grass twelve. He kept two for 9lbs and returned the rest.
WSW,s have continued to be successful with Paul Robertson landing eight and N Daniel nine using these favourites. Other flies doing well have been black and green tadpoles and nomads with Len Davidson from Macduff landing eight and A Murdoch seven with this colour combination.
The weather forecast is for a period of high pressure, which means clear, bright, fairly windless conditions. Nice to be out in and quite a change from the recent downpours. Water temperatures will continue to drop which will encourage the fish to keep feeding up for winter. Good news for fishers.
With a month to go to Christmas now is the time for anglers to make it clear to wives, lovers, family and friends that what they wan from Santa is not more socks, ties, vests, aftershave lotion etc etc,. but more fishing gear!