30.06.15 - Caithness Lochs 2015
The trout fishing in Caithness during the month of June can only be described as “ Magic”, all the lochs are on form with some excellent sport and big quality fish being caught on most lochs. Loch Heilen has produced a few nice ones up to 8 pounds. The Mayfly hatch has been good on both St Johns and Toftingall and Ian Kerr had a cracking trout from St Johns at 5 lbs 13oz on the 20th June. Loch Watten has produced some really nice catches this year with 3 pound trout being caught almost daily and loads in the 2 -3 pounds class. The best caught for June was a 4 pounder by Derek Cowan. The Loch is crystal clear and weed free with mostly all the catches being on floating lines and top of the water techniques.
16.05.15 - Caithness Lochs 2015
On Saturday 9th May Loch Watten was the venue for the 2015 Highland Area Charity Event which was organised by the Royal British Legion, Thurso branch. 26 two manned boat teams entered on the day which resulted in 48 trout weighing in for 49 lbs 14 oz. The winning Boat team were Dounreay Fly Fishing Assoc, (Tony Chalmers & Toby Bracey ). Second place were Ruthven Anglers, (Davie Stewart & Jimmy Craib ) with Third also going to Ruthven Anglers ( Jimmy Gardiner & Jamie Robertson ). The heaviest fish of the day was caught by Tony Chalmers at 3 lbs 13 oz. Barrie Whitford from Loch Achonachie Angling club landed the second best, 3 lbs 8 oz and the 3rd best individual trout fell to Robert McQueen from Lairg Angling Club, 3 lbs 1 oz.