The forecast for the yesterday and today were reasonable with relatively light winds promised. Unfortunately it didn't quite work out like that and relatively light winds turned into flat calm:
Last night I wandered out to my chosen camping, and fishing, spot and on the way I passed a few little lochs. I didn't stop for a cast as time was already getting on plus I was carrying a very heavy pack. With camping gear it seems to can have light or inexpensive, but not both, and light can be very expensive indeed for someone who might only camp a few nights in a lifetime.
You can see that even on the way out there was little or no wind and really it might have been more sensible to turn and come home again but who is going to give up on a fishing trip? I got the tent up just on sunset:
This shot taken just after sunrise shows that I picked a spot handy for the loch but the lack of wind made fishing really tricky, especially for someone like myself who only fishes wet fly. Maybe a dry dropped out there and given the odd twitch might have taken a fish or two:
As it was with my timing I only really got about an hour of fishing in the evening but I did have a few decent fish when a tiny ripple came up on the loch and that is always nice on a fishery which is completely wild and where the fish have been resident since the end of the last ice age:
Due to there being little or no wind for most of the time the midges were pretty bad and a head net was necessary for quite a bit of the morning, however that's what you get for going out in a flat calm and it wasn't completely unexpected: