It was disappointing to see that strong winds led to the cancellation of the rowing events at the Rio Olympics, on health and safety grounds.
Over the last few days anglers at Lochter Fishery in Oldmeldrum, have had to thole similar unseasonal winds, casting has been a nightmare and several anglers have had to retire to the bothy to have flies removed from not only their clothing but also various parts of their anatomy.
In spite of the conditions, the fish have continued to feed and some good bags have been recorded.
R. Will used shuttlecock mergers and hoppers in the sheltered corners to account for fourteen.
John Taylor had seventeen on a fly with the intruding name of the Paul McArtney…..whether it looks like a beetle or has wings only John knows!
On Sunday, when the storm was at its height M. McPherson and A. McPherson returned seventeen between them using a mix of diawl backs and nymphs.
Before the less sheltered Muckle Troot became virtually un-fishable Peter Young varied his tactics from dries & buzzers to lures and tempted eleven nice fish.
At the time of writing, it is still blowing a whooly but the forecast is that it will slowly abate to a more seasonal mild breeze which is good news!
According to the weather forecasters it is due to be almost tropical this week. The air will be heavy with the scent of sausages as BBQ’s are stoke up and pairs of unflattering shorts will be unearthed and donned revealing pasty white legs.
For anglers, the heat wave (if it happens) will be a mixed, mixed blessing. It can mean a bit of delayering and encourage big hatches of flies to bring the trout to the surface looking to grab a well presented dry.
The downside is that if the heat wave persists, the water warms and the trout get lethargic and more difficult to tempt.
During the past judging by the results, there were plenty of tempting offerings cast in the way of the trout.
Bill Johnstone from Stonehaven used buzzers, dial backs to tempt nine while CDC’s and bushy’s worked for Paul Ingram who had eight.
Cormorants and buzzers were the choice of Scott Bertram and thirteen fish agreed.
Pink cormorants brought eight to Ian Ross’s net and a gently returned damsel tempted some nice fish, including two over 5lb for Mike Frost.
At the time of writing, there are dozens of trout head and tailing on all lochs and providing tempting targets for anglers.
It was disappointing to see that strong winds led to the cancellation of the rowing events at the Rio Olympics, on health and safety grounds