Loch Eye 2011


Some catch photos of our fishing clients on our guided excursions, and also from unguided anglers fishing the loch during the 2011 season; in chronological order (mostly):

Iain Thomson
Iain Thomson
An early season foray for Iain and I in April.
Prime Condition
Prime Condition
The smaller fish seem in decent condition, ...
'Skinny Dipping'
'Skinny Dipping'
... but the bigger fish were very lean. Clearly a hard winter, and taking them a while to get the weight back on.
Paul Squires
Paul Squires
They come from far and wide to fish with us (Oz)!
Dave Hall
Dave Hall
Mid-May, and a first-ever brownie for Dave.
A 2nd Ever Brownie!
A 2nd Ever Brownie!
A cracker for a 2nd fish. Still a bit lean, but this year's growth evident on the tail.
Into a Big One!
Into a Big One!
His pal Alan Drury in the other boat is not to be outdone. What is this?
'Can't Move It'
'Can't Move It'
Wrapped around weed, his fish wouldn't move, and the boat kept drifting off in the wind, as if the fish was running! Eventually it pulled free from above...
Alan Drury
Alan Drury
At last, and it's a personal best! Also the biggest trout ever caught by our guests on Eye. A bit lean, so hard to estimate the weight, but at least 6 lbs!
A 'Stonker'!
A 'Stonker'!
Difficult to know whether this fish was still catching up from a poor winter, or was an old fish in decline. Definitely a 'stonker' though!
Another 'Red Letter' Day
Another 'Red Letter' Day
June - What a day this turned out to be. This cracker is my best from the loch at around 5lbs ...
Product Placement
Product Placement
... but I was even luckier, catching 3 more fish over 2lbs! All on the same fly (an olive emerger) ...
They Just Kept Coming!
They Just Kept Coming!
... Philip Sharnock and I shared 14 more fish, all ¾ to 1¼ lbs, and he was perplexed why no big ones fell to him ...
Philip Sharnock
Philip Sharnock
... He thought I should have given him one of my flies (yeah, right!), but as we all know, all scientific experiments need a control sample!
Bill Little
Bill Little
A PB for Bill.
John Wastle
John Wastle
A cracking fish, amazing markings.
Photo ©Colin Riach.
Zac Barrett
Zac Barrett
August - this fish has fed well.
The View from Below
The View from Below
This is an underwater camera..., isn't it?
Last Casts
Last Casts
Late September, and the last casts of the season. A chunky fish, with unusual livery - check out those red spots!
Tara Hurn
Tara Hurn
Another great fish to end the season.
Autumn Gold
Autumn Gold
Same fish. Just as Tara was releasing it, it caught the light of the low autumn sun - stunning!
Fin-Perfect
Fin-Perfect
Wild brown trout..., unbeatable!
Des Fitzgerald
Des Fitzgerald
August - One of two, cracking 3 pounders caught by Des and his son Dara. Two memorable fights; both fish entangling in the weed, leaving us to drift away downwind with line stripping off the reel. Both times, we had to use the electric motor to get upwind of the fish, then lift them free as we passed over them. A heart-stopping, adrenalin-thumping team effort!
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