• Danny Docherty

Trout Season Extension

Trout fishing on the Isle of Skye concludes at the end of September, however the fly fishing season is extended until the end of November on Loch Leathan for Rainbow Trout.

This is a welcome privilege for anglers on Skye, as it shortens the closed season by two full months!

Ice Fishing...

Storr Loch Isle of Skye

Well not exactly, but November was unseasonably dry and very cold, which left the edge of the loch iced up in places. In fact, the average rain fall was more like what we see in May and June - which are usually the driest months of the year. We did also seen our first snow fall, which usually comes in January.

Trout fishing Isle of Skye
A nice conditioned Rainbow Trout that came to a Woolly Bugger.

Despite the cold and low water conditions, it’s still worth a cast on the big Storr loch. Although the resident fish are now starting to winter, they still fight hard and their quality is great (as you can see from the picture above).

The Brown Trout season opens again in mid March and the sport really builds up during the Mayfly hatch in late May and early June. But it is now time to pack away the fly fishing gear and start to restock my fly boxes... Roll on March!

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