Dont bow to the Lords of Tackle

How long do you think your fishing gear should last? Like your rods, reels, waders and boots? I am getting more and more annoyed at the way the tackle industry tries to rip us off and steal (yep steal) our cash. Lets take waders and boots as a classic example. Now, your average waders cost […]

Ask me a question, on you go… ask!!

Ok, I am taking questions, this is not because I have ran out of things to write about (honest) but because it is now the close season and it would be nice to know what my punters (you) want to know. Of course you might think I am some kind of expert in angling or […]

Pike Flies

After last weeks bonanza I was on the phone making plans to attack the Forth and Clyde canal for Pike. I bought some materials the other day and they have been sitting around just waiting for me to tie up some killing patterns.

So last night I decided to tie up some Pike Flies. […]

Times past

We have a long time to wait until we can laze in the sun and have views like this again.

Anglers and drug testing

I cannot believe I missed this one. …

TOP championship anglers were left shocked… after being asked to submit to drug tests.

Competitors at last week’s World Angling Championships were told to give urine samples or face losing their prizes.

Astonishingly, the tests – which they all passed – were made because officials fear stimulants […]

The origins of the Kelvin (or The Kelvin Strikes Back)

Dullatur bog

Dullatur Bog is the source of the River Kelvin, an important wildlife site… and a headache for the engineer of the Forth & Clyde Canal.

Canal engineer John Smeaton believed he could cut the canal through the bog, at the same time filling it with water to prevent it from collapsing. He was […]

River Kelvin flood 1994

Anyone in Glasgow mind the great flood of 1994 ?.

Over at Hidden Glasgow they have some pretty neat pictures!

After day’s of continuous rainfall that fell over Glasgow in the early part of December 1994 the Glasgow Central Low Level Railway was about to be engulfed by thousands of gallons of water that […]

Added a new “about” page

Added a new “about” page for new readers

Looking forward to a bit of this action already

A lovely video from You Tube

Alex, I have either hooked the bottom or a very big Pike!

So last year a couple of friends and I headed down to the river Endrick for a spot of Pike action. If you were a reader at that time you will now remember that “action” is the opposite of what happened. We did not in fact see any Pike at all and my and the […]

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