I had a look through this book the other day when a friend bought it. It is now on my list for crimbo (massive hint to familly)Matching the Hatch: Stillwater, River…
Synopsis A guide to help the angler choose the right artificial fly, including macro-photography of insect life combined with selections of the most lookalike [...]
Jeepers. So I headed down to the canal today to have a bash at the Pike. I knew there was plenty of fish in their I just didnt think there was so many. There was massive shoals of Roach……and I seen a several shoals. My spoon was chased by little Perch…….To catch the Pike i [...]
All this talk about Pike and the canal made me hunt through my old photos. Here is one of the first fish I ever caught in the canal. A little perch whilst spinning. I remmeber this photo getting taken, there was a thunder and lightening storm going down and as soon as it started the [...]
Anyway, so I got my spinning stuff out today. Just to kind of look at it..you know. Still got some of those old spoons as well. Ive got two spinning rods actually. I doubt I will ever get rid of them……I cant remmember the last time I used them..probably on the Leven a good few [...]
Well the rain just keeps on going doesnt it. The level seems to have topped at around 2.8m and is starting to fall. It still means that the river wont be back in condition untill sometime a good few days from now….unless the rain keeps falling. I passed by the canal today and I started [...]
Its now up to like 2.2 or something. It has been raining all night and showing no signs of slowing or stopping. Claire is on nightshift tonight so I reckon it will be a night of fly tying. Or possibly the cinema.
I feel as if i should be building an Ark or something!
So the last 3 days have been pretty heavy weather wise. Very very heavy. On saturday it was warm and humid, if you have a gander at the last post you can see that the river was in bad (dirty ) condition. Well the problem is that the river has not had a chance to [...]
I see the weather forecasting has gone totally haywire again, I was going to head down to the kelvin tommorow for a few hours with some friends and thought i would check the weather. One says rain high temp no wind , the other says thunder/lightening and gales….check em out….BBC and Teletext in my links. [...]
So last night I went fishing with friend and his pal to the same place we went a few weeks ago. It was a hot hot heat humid night and we got there about 4.30pm ish. It was quite interesting actually as both the people I was fishing with are Italian. They are heading off [...]
Ive fished with my Greys Reel for the best part of two seasons now There is something about it that I dont like. Aside from the fact it is quite heavy…..I can live with that though as it looks good…….the thing is it doesnt like abuse. Now im not talking about severe abuse all im [...]