So I visited the Glasgow Angling Centre on its Open Weekend.

And I enjoyed it. Never let it be said that I am a moany bastard who never looks on the bright side of anything, today I spent a good couple of hours in the Glasgow Angling Centre and thoroughly enjoyed my time. Gary Wingate (Game fishing manager or something like that)  had asked me if I was coming down…

Tents!

Like the boots I look back on all the tents I did not get to use this year either. I love camping and every year I usually get away for a week and the odd weekend with the family. I have all the gear and it feels like a home from home when my huge tent…

Random Photo 2008

Since no fishing exploits here is a random photo from a whopping 4 years ago (it feels like yesterday) of  Alex (pre beard) and Mike (Tamanawis) fishing down the Kelvin on a nice Spring morning. On either side of the river there are paths and this is in one of the major parks in Glasgow West End.…

Walking Boots.

I have had the same pair of walking boots for over ten years. They have seen me through walking when I have been at work, walking to Uni, up and down countless hills and have been on many a fishing trip when waders have not been required. In my mind they still look prefect and…

Peeing in waders?

Jeffrey Priest over at Taunted by Waters was talking about how once an angler gets to a certain age having good access (like a zip) in the front of waders can be handy as you need to go for a pee quickly. Getting to the riverbank, taking off your vest, taking down your waders, opening your…

6 fish in 26 hours fishing…

The Time – Friday and Saturday The Venues – A river on the Friday chosen as someone else writes about it on their blog and I mailed them first for a name and then for where to park the bloody car, they must have thought I was a right chancer. On the Saturday we were going to fish…

Orvis on the Kindle…

It looks as if Orvis have really embraced the old (or should that be new) Kindle generation: [amazon_image id=”B005LLY23Y” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide, Completely Revised and Updated with Over 400 New Color Photos and Illustrations[/amazon_image] [amazon_image id=”B005QWVX8A” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Orvis Guide ToBeginning Saltwater Fly Fishing: 101 Tips for the Absolute…