(Last Updated: Wednesday 31 May)
The lochs are dropping back big style now with the dry weather we are experiencing, but fun was had on the Finsbay system by a variety of anglers.
Regular visitors David McGrath and David Cowan had luck in Loch Haumabhat and took a couple of days out to Loch Rogavat fishing on the way out and back.
In all over the Finsbay lochs the two Davids had 30 trout, some 1 to 1.25lbs keeping them busy, a 3.5 to 4lbr being the best of the bunch from Loch Haumabhat, and with loads of small fish coming to check them out too.
Jim Jarrett fished Finsbay, Flodabay and Stockinish systems on his trout ticket and had 22 for his 2 weeks fishing. That's 53 brownies reported so far for May, alhough still awaiting reports back from some anglers.
No sign of the sea trout yet here, hopefully it won't be too long now, although once they arrive, they'll need some rain to get out of the Bays. Next 7 days looks like wall to wall sunshine so not the best for fishing, with the light winds being from the North or North-east, it will help to keep the temperatures down a little, and the tides are also rising until the weekend when they start to fall back again.
Now we are approaching June and with the prolonged sunshine, blue/green algae could start to form in the coming weeks, so if you're prone to taking your dog fishing with you, keep him/her out of the freshwater lochs, better to be safe than sorry, it can be fatal to dogs.
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