2022 ..... go!
Finally the covid restrictions are finished in Scotland
So many people I've spoken to feel the last two years are "null and void" and I can't blame them. Weddings, funerals, birthdays and all manner of other events cancelled or postponed.
None of which the fish cared about of course.
So today I headed up to Loch Horn for the first time this year. The roads still there, no washout over the winter which is always a good start.
The spring sunshine was very much tempered by a constant breeze coming off the sea, barely noticiable ar the car park but adding a distinct chill at the loch.
Plenty gnats hatching, and very small caddis landing to lay eggs, but no fish visibly rising.
Tried smaller caddis like wets to see if I could tempt a trout but had no joy so switched to nymphs on a slime line. Had a couple of knocks but nothing was taking.
Wind picked up in the afternoon , crashing waves and a good roll that had it been August and not April would have been absolutely perfect for a team of wets. 👌🏼
Finally, after nearly 3 hours a single fish came to the net, and on a pearly invicta dabbler.
Sods law, it jumped out of the net as I tried to get a photo!
Hopefully we have seen the last of the snow and the fishing will pick up as the month ends. I've seen some amazing trout coming off more southern waters already.