(Last updated: Monday 20th May)
Last week was quiet for migratory catches throughout the Outer Hebrides with no fish being landed, however, Garynahine did report the loss of one spring salmon and two others were seen.
Decent catches of brown trout were recorded from the South Uist machair lochs with several specimen fish amongst the catches:
Bob Fletcher who was fishing Loch West Ollay on Tuesday 14th May landed and returned a magnificent 5lb-4oz brown trout that he caught on a gorgeous George fly; the previous week, Calum Macdonald landed a 2lb-8oz trout from the same loch; Mr. McCall, a guest at the Lochboisdale Hotel landed 6 trout for 9lb during four days fishing on lochs Stilligarry, Bornish, Hallan and West Ollay which included fish of 1lb-8oz, 1lb-12oz and 2lb-4oz; Messrs Peden and Hunter landed 22 trout for 22lb which included 1lb-8oz trout from both Loch Hallan and West Ollay and a 1lb-12oz trout from Stilligarry.
The Strome at Lochboisdale produced several nice sea trout for Andy Biddles during late April and early May, two of which were 2lb, one at 2lb-8oz and 2lb-12oz and two at 3lb.
Anglers interested in seeking out an elusive spring salmon should give Simon Scott at Grimersta (01851-621-358) or Donnie Whiteford at Garynahine (07920-096-983) a call. Fishing on both these Estates is free of charge up until June with both Fisheries being fly only and each having a strict Catch & Release policy for spring salmon and sea trout.
Successful brown trout flies: Gorgeous george, loch ordie, claret bumble, bibio, kate maclaren, clan chief and green French partridge.