This could be the shortest fishing report I’ve ever done. Quite simply I have nothing to report catch-wise from the main Lochy beats. Despite fairly good conditions, no fresh fish entered the river! However on Saturday evening, ghillie John MacIsaac landed a nice female hen fish of around 24lbs from Mucomir pool…….probably a June fish!
With no fresh fish and very few residents in the main beats the fishing is extremely challenging….and it’s certainly a cause for concern looking ahead! It is without doubt that the run-timings of salmon are changing, and this is being seen across the country (not just west coast) with less and less fresh-run fish entering the rivers during the late Summer and Autumn period. Quite simply, we all may have to adjust our calendars and indeed our expectations to fit around these changes in the years ahead.
I will be discussing this very matter with the RLA in the coming days.
I am not predicting much of an upturn for the remaining weeks so the fishing will tough going! To have a chance of a fish, I’d fish the fly deep in the main holding pools with mornings and evenings being the optimum times…..conditions allowing!