Brown Trout Season

The start of the brown trout season has us venturing up into the lochans of the isle of Eigg, an Island formed from a volcanic eruption many millions of years ago….  The journey itself to these wild trout lochs is just as rewarding, the winding trail taking you to the foot of the well-known Sgurr and along its traverse with its unmatched views of the isle of Rum’s cuillin mountain range.

Looking down into the shallow lochs, the crystal-clear waters reveal it inhabitancy which are spooked easily so stealthy and cautious approach is the key to success if you are looking to hook into these splendid examples of wild brown trout. Fortuitously I hooked into a startled fish and landed from what I can only describe as my finest looking trout I have ever caught in the highlands of Scotland, our first recce to Eigg’s lochs has us planning several more visits due to us just scratching its surface…