The other day I was guiding Kyle from the USA. We were planning on a days salmon fishing but due to all the recent rain the river was out so we switched to plan B – lake trout on the Waterford Reservoirs. The forecast was simply dreadful. Strong north east winds and persistent heavy rain. However, I was undeterred as after years of experience I knew we would have shelter from the wind in Knockaderry lake and there had been a good buzzer hatch there lately. So off we went in search of some hard fighting trout. Despite the weather we had a good start with Kyle nailing a decent rainbow early on. The fight from that rainbow was exceptional, even on the powerful 10ft 7wt Mackenzie rod.
It was nice to hear Kyle comment on the fantastic quality of the trout as he has fished in many places. Next on the list was to try catch a brown and the one Kyle caught was a lovely fully finned fish too.
We searched around the lake and had some more really good rainbows.
The rain was so bad at times that it made taking good photos out of the question but I just had to get a shot of this belter.
Kyle finished his day having caught and released eight trout, although not all of them were monsters.