Massive, moody, magnificent and at times very frustrating, Loch Awe in Argyll has become a regular spring visit for several years seasons and although busier than twenty years ago there are still some great adventures to be had. This years visit was no exception for although the Loch was four degrees colder than normal we still managed to find some beautiful fish. Best of the visit was Tiny with a 21lb but this was somewhat overshadowed by this stunning fifteen pounder nabbed by Ben Haynes. Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful fish we have ever seen it fought like a tiger and was lightly hooked with a single in the scissors. It’s easy to imagine a fish such as this drifting the depths and drop offs, invisible in its hunt for prey and living a life we can only guess at. To get a close look was just memorable and worthy of all the weeks of anticipation. Double hook ups, epic battles, lots of laughter, peace and the sound of water, wind and birdsong. New areas discovered and rumours followed up the place is simply good for the body, great for the soul and an escape into a different reality. Memories remain long after the drive home and I’m looking forward to the next time already. Well done chaps -some good fish in testing conditions when few other anglers caught anything.
Ben Haynes and a beauty
Andy Mac and Ben Haynes twos up!!
Being six foot tall has disadvantages!