I walk to the river. I felt uncomfortable walking home last night in my waders. Not just because I felt self conscious but because I did not like the damage I might have been doing to my studs on my boots. I changed into my waders at the river, slipping my sandshoes into my haversack [...]
I walked to the river, it was around 5pm, and my hands were trembling I was so exited – I had not felt this exited for a while – I was not even like this on opening day. There was trout rising in the pool in front of me, I strung up my rod keeping [...]
I looked for solitude over the weekend – after years of fishing alone I sometimes feel I need that sensation of isolation to get myself in the mood for catching trout. Sometimes I get uneasy when other people are around – I get distracted, watching what they are doing and not concentrating on where my [...]
Its all gone Kiwi Camo
The DVD is described as
Prepare yourself for 75 minutes of pure fly fishing insanity with Trout Bum Diaries Vol 2: Kiwi Camo. In this installment, the usual suspects of the Angling Exploration Group take you on a hair-curling 4 month expedition into New Zealand’s shadowland as they attempt to [...]
After a night of drinking and dancing (my knee is much better thank you) on Saturday night I woke up on Sunday to a severe case of what is commonly known as “hanging over”. I received a text from a pal who said he was on the Upper Clyde so decided to get in the [...]
I think I may have found a technique to rival New Zealand droppers – a cutting stare!
The Contemplative Angler describes the method very well -
I stationed myself on a rock in mid-stream and began to regard the pool with disdain – beginning with moderate annoyance I accelerated through active pique, arriving within seconds [...]
All in all it was a strange weekend of fishing. A mixture of dizzying heights and disastrous lows leaving me with a day off work and a limp – oh I have torn my breathable waders in a few places as well.
Strangely the plan for both days was to hit the White [...]
I had my first session on the White Cart last week.
Well, it was really my second session; my first session lasted around an hour so I don’t think it counted. It was a hot day when Alex (who also joined the club for some sweet small stream action) and there was not much water [...]
Here is a gadget to help all those river anglers who are just learning to read the water…
Yup – it is a Fishcam
That “news”paper the Sun stated:
AN underwater camera for finding fish in rivers is causing uproar among anglers â€” who say it is WRECKING the sport.
Somehow they [...]
I have been putting off this post for a while now – partly because Emmanuelle caught a lovely big trout that he wanted to see the picture of (and I wanted to tease him while withholding the pictures) and partly because I was not sure whether to tell you a rather amusing story. [...]