For the first couple of months it’s best to wade in the Loch of Harray as the shallow water close to the shore is warmer and the fish feed there. Towards the end of May, and through June, July and August, it’s best to use a boat on the Loch of Harray as the Brown Trout move out to deeper cooler water as the weather warms up.
The best way to fish in Orkney is to step and cast – don’t stay in the same place. Brown Trout are very territorial. Cover as much ground as possible until you find a couple of hiding fish!
The Loch of Stenness is also one of Ian’s favourite lochs. It is a difficult loch to fish but Ian regards it a good challenge which requires knowledge of timing, tides, and the moon. The Loch of Stenness is a unique habitat and a site of special scientific interest with brakish water and a mixture of brown trout and sea trout.