Today I caught my first Hillend trout of the season. A rainbow trout around the pound and a half mark.I caught it on a fly I tied this morning.
I arrived at the corner of the eastercroft bay on the way round to the Big Moss. I had only been fishing for ten minutes when I hooked my first Hillend trout of the season.
Although there was no sign of fly life on the surface of the loch what appeared to be a small brown trout jumped clear of the water over to my right soon after I had landed my trout. I moved over to cover the rising fish and was surprised to feel the fish take my fly. It didn't stay on for long though as it through the fly.Happy to break my duck for the season I soon packed up and made my way to the Hillend Lodge for a very welcome hot cup of soup.