Loch Reports 2021

W/E 23-April- 2021.
Boat and bank fishing has been excellent , lots of full bags and numerous returned.
Double figure catches are not uncommon.
A lot of the fish being caught are overwintered, hard fighting , fully fined and in cracking condition.
Fish of the month for March was a Rainbow around 5lbs 6 oz.
Fish of the month fore April is a rainbow in excess of 6lbs.
Heaviest brown trout has been just over 6lbs and , was described as being like a fresh run sea-trout.
The jetty beside the boathouse as provided good sport when there has been a light wind.
Fish are being taken all over the loch ,  fishing close to the bank / out from the bank , is productive.
As for flies as a general guide (but each day is different)
Small stuff - daiwl backs, ptn, large black buzzers.
Lures - Nomads, boobies (as usual), green headed black dancers etc.,
Lines - just about every line will have its day - just finding where, depth and what is taking their interest is the challenge (that's fishing)

Please note - because a lot of fish are being released, play them hard , keep the net in the water , unhook the fish without handling them, let the fish recover (until they right themselves), and gentle release from the net by turning the net inside out.

Playing fish when intending to return them with rods barely bent, letting them thresh around in the net in the boat and handling will cause the death (and waste) of many of these fish.