1001 Posts – Its a boring one!

The trout season is over –that was a bit quick – I feel I have only been out a half dozen times (obviously a bit more) and I certainly have not fished a lot of my usual haunts on the Clyde. It was fun sticking closer to home – The Kelvin and the other wee rivers that I found. One of the reasons I decided to give up being an office bearer for the Kelvin (note: one of the reasons) is that I found myself attending meetings on evenings where I could actually be fishing – with the young one my fishing time is now precious.

I have been reading a few books over the last month or so and these have been whetting my appetite for next year when with a bit of luck things may be slightly less chaotic – I still have to attack the Pike this year – possibly this weekend I will be armed and dangerous going after the beasts.

The books::

How do you guys with kids manage your fishing/wanting to be with your child/family commitments ? I know one fishing buddy who takes his 8 month old in a special rucksack –  I fall over waaaaay too much for those kind of shenanigans.


  1. Paul R · October 8, 2009

    Congratulations on your 1001st post! Your persistent splurge of relevant (sometimes irrelevant) natter, is a shinning example of chore dodging to us all.

  2. Jason H · October 8, 2009

    Hears to the next 1001 alistair keep the splurge coming Ive loads a chores tae dodge lol

  3. peter · October 8, 2009

    Hi, just been reading your forum`s latest post on loaded flies and the phrase “If Carlsberg made shoot yourself in the foot remarks”—- Classic. I`m just dying to see Rae`s reply.Go for it Rae.

  4. Jim Burns · October 8, 2009

    Alistiar have enjoyed the first 1001 posts hope the next 1001 are as good and imforative.Congratulations again keep up the good work.

  5. David · October 8, 2009

    Season ended on my river here in Cork on the 12th of October, I worked out that I went fishing 6 times this season and two of those were just a grabbed hour in the fading light. The joys of being the proud father of 4 boys, I am the one who stays at home and my wife works but this obviously doesn’t mean that this gives me more oppotunities to fish. My youngest boy has started school this year after a lot of difficulty as he is autistic and we were battling to get him in the right place so I thought more time would be spent on the river but other things got in the way. Still it does mean that anytime spent on the river is very special and I do love every minute spent there. I think it’s supposed to get easier as the kids get older but someting else always seems to crop up. One advantage is that I haven’t lost any flies so I won’t have to spend the winter tying.

  6. Alistair · October 8, 2009

    Hey David – I totally agree with you that the time you spend on the river is now extra special – still going to tie up flees all winter though 🙂

    Thanks for the lovely comment!

  7. Paul R · October 8, 2009

    If anybody does feel the need to tie but still has plenty, I’ll deal with any surplus you might have 😉

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