But then, with trout and nature being what they are, we’ve actually had an unusually cool and (until recently) wet summer, so in turn, the trout have been unusually active. This means the odd random guiding day, booked at close range, has been successful.
More importantly, the lack of heat and good lake levels will see us start the ‘proper’ guiding season in great shape. As we get back into full operation next week, not only do we have a range of waters in prime condition, but it looks like the trout have grown better than they normally would over summer. Without the stresses of heat and low water to inhibit growth rates, we’re noticing many pre-summer ‘stockies’ are now approaching a kilo. As for the bigger fish, anything seems possible. For the next few months, small trout may be hard to find at Millbrook!