There were LDO's about, and loads of Black Sedges/Alder fly shown below. The fish were not switched onto either, however there was a rise now and then, that encouraged me to try to match them. I tried my Intermediete line first, but soon changed to my floater as it brought me little success.
I caught this lovely conditioned brown which gave me the a fantastic fight on my light 4# rod. It just kept stripping my line away, time after time, giving as good a fight as I can remember. Thankfully my brother landed it for me, and later I returned the favour when he caught a lovely Rainbow.
Sadly there was no rise tonight for which Hoon Hay is well known for, but I came away fully satisfied with memories of that stunning brown trout.