Reports & News

Please note that Artloch Fishery will be closed on:

Thursday 6 June, Friday 7 June, Saturday 8 June and Sunday 9 June; it will reopen on Monday 10 June

2 Aug 19

What a week or so it’s been, at least with the weather! Rain, bright sunshine, a rising and falling barometer, flat calm water, changing wind direction, humid and sticky conditions – all making fishing, or catching fish, that more challenging. While the recent warm / hot weather has certainly brought out the wildlife, in particular a large number of blue damsels and various spinners that the house martins have thoroughly…
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3 Jul 19

Sorry that’s been a while, but it’s been a pretty hectic couple of weeks. As you would expect at this time of year, the trout are feeding well which means that a large number of anglers are using a variety of dry flies. Examples have been Black Hopper, Sedge (various patterns), Caddis, Greenwell Glory and Daddies. Even when the trout have not been showing, they have been tempted to come…
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26 May 19

Families Day – Photographs. These can now be found at Deveron, Bogie & Isla Rivers Charitable Trust post, dated 22 May. The past week or so has been, yet again, a bit of a mixed bag regarding the weather. For those anglers visiting the area who came to fish for salmon were disappointed because of the poor conditions. However, it was to our benefit because we had a group of 3 anglers…
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17 May 19

While the later half of the week has been really nice, the wind has still be from the East making it feel a bit chilly. The fishing has been pretty good for most anglers with a good basket of 15 rainbows, best at 3 lbs. Another said the 3 1/2 lbs brownie was the best he’d ever caught. Best rainbow was circa 5 lbs, while other in the 3 to…
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15 May 19

The free Family Fly Fishing Day took place at Artloch Fishery on Saturday 11 May, organised by The Deveron, Bogie & Isla Rivers Charitable Trust, as part of the work with the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative. In 2 x 3-hour sessions, some 17 young anglers, together with some adults, received fly fishing instruction from David Mateer, a fully qualified Scottish Game Angling Certificate (SGAIG) holder – ably supported by experienced volunteer anglers.…
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5 May 19

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks regarding the weather with almost a heat wave, today sleet and snow and an almost constant easterly wind. I mention the wind because we usually have a westerly, so that’s been very unusual and, at times, cold. Still despite these conditions’ anglers have, in the main, continued to see fish both moving around the loch and feeding off, or very near, the surface.…
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15 Apr 2019

The improved weather in recent days was a welcome relief from the cold wind, with a couple of days with some sunny and warm weather. Unfortunately, it didn’t last long with the return of a cold, easterly wind. Still the forecast is for an overall improvement this week; I hope so because today has been particularly cold again! Once again, as in life, some anglers have been more successful that…
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6 Apr 19

The weather has been a bit of a mixed bag in the past few weeks, with some really nice, warm days, while recently we’ve had snow, sleet, rain and a cold wind.    The later not being suited for fly fishing.   Despite these changeable conditions, a number of anglers have had some good visits.   With baskets of 15, 11 and an evening bag of 9 when we experienced our first…
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15 Mar 19

Please note that Artloch Fishery will be closed between 17 and 20 March. In addition, the A920 (Huntly to Dufftown) will be closed from the junction with the A96 (the Tesco junction) to just before the Artloch Fishery turn-off between the 18 and 29 March for road repairs. Visitors travelling from Dufftown will not be affected. However, those approaching from the south, (Inverurie, Turriff, etc) or north, (Keith, Banff, etc)…
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Sat 22 Jun 19 and Sat 2 Nov 19 Artloch Closed for the Moray Council Club.

Sun 23 Jun 19 - Visiting Angling Club - Donside Country Club