Sunday, July 10, 2011

Time for Tummel trout!

Ok, our fantastic salmon fishing has been in the news this season and its been easy to overlook the great trout fishing that is available through our booking system. The River Tummel offers some of the best wild brown trout fishing in Scotland, without question it can be challenging but as a dry fly river it is par excellence. Recent high water has not been conducive to good dry fly sport but it has given the trout something of a rest and when the river level drops as it most certainly will according to the forecast for this week the fishing will improve greatly. Make sure that your box includes flies to imitate the Yellow May Dun and caddis patterns such as the Elk Hair Caddis and the Balloon Caddis. Keep a selection of Klinkhammers handy too because even when nothing is showing these flies can often bring a response from the trout. From July onwards there are occasional bursts of activity to Heather Flies, black insects and almost any black gnat, Knotted Midge or similar fly, even a black Klinkhammer to represent a drowned insect will often be taken readily by the fish at those times.

The pictures are from todays competition heats, I have no idea who won what but the effort these guys put into their chosen branch of our sport is admirable.

In addition to our river fishing we have Lochs Bhac and Kinardochy. The latter has fished exceptionally well this season with some good quality trout being caught – more of that anon!