This was a very small outing of 6 anglers following a number of call-offs. Perhaps they had looked at the weather forecast, because it turned out to be a very difficult evening with a blazing sun up until 9:00 p.m, made worse by a cool east wind.
No fish were moving in these conditions and eventually two of the boats called it a night. Matt Wolstenholme and I stuck it out in the hope that once the sun went down we would see some fish moving. In the meantime I caught two with a yellow dancer on an intermediate line, losing another. Matt lost one also on an intermediate.
At last the sun disappeared, and as if a switch had been flicked, the fish started to move. Washing line tactics started to work and Matt netted a good one on a hare’s ear. Both of us hooked a couple more, but lost them, probably trying to bully them in with time being short. It was very clear that there were plenty of fish in the loch, but they needed the right conditions before they came on.
The final bag was therefore a disappointing 3 fish, but we had a glimpse of the potential for a short time.