Many of the features from Total Flyfisher end up with some cracking pictures not making it into the magazine due to the restraints of print. So to give you that little bit more we have decided to post the pictures you didn't get to see on the website.
In the July issue of Total Flyfisher Stuart Fraser visited one of Scotland's popular brown-trout fisheries, where the sport can be fast and furious even in the worst conditions! Below are some of the shots that never made it onto the page and a taster of the article incase you missed it…
BROWN-TROUT HEAVEN Visiting a fishery stocked primarily with brown trout conjures up visions of days gone by – an era when waters throughout the land held good stocks of our native species.
These days brown trout fishing is on a spiralling downturn as more fisheries turn to rainbows and other exotic strains to keep up with the ever-growing demands of anglers.
That’s why it’s refreshing to know that there are still some waters determined to maintain traditions by stocking mostly brownies.
Muirhead Reservoir One venue where it’s still possible to tangle with wonderful plump brown trout – complete with a multitude of red spots and gorgeous yellowish bellies – is Muirhead Reservoir. The fishery receives an initial stocking in February with 1,000 fish, then a further 500 in May to supplement the trout that are already settled in.
Most of the fish in the place are around 1lb to 1½lb but they have been landed to 4lb 5oz, a fish taken just last year!
This 134-acre Ayrshire water is situated on the roadside on the A760 Kilbirnie Road and is controlled by the forward-thinking Largs and District Angling Club, who are determined to continue supplying their members and visitors with traditional loch-style fishing for native or wild brown trout.
...to read more purchase the July issue of Total Flyfisher, on sale Thursday, 14th June.