At last I made my first cast at Hillend Loch today. Unfortunately no trout were caught on my first visit to the Loch this year. On arrival at the Loch it was obvious that the wind would be a problem as I wanted to fish off the rocks at the narrows. I decided the far side of the Boathouse Bay would be a better option as the wind would be at my back and make it easier to get a fly out. I persevered for about an hour but to no avail which wasn't all that surprising. It was very cold and I would imagine the fish will not be very active as I reckon they will lying tight to the bottom at the moment. However it was good to be out on the Loch again and look forward to many warm pleasant evenings at Hillend this year
Here are a couple of short video clips to give you a feel for the conditions at Hillend today.