31 days of the season left…

31 days left, without looking at my callander that must mean around 4 weekends – or 8 days possible if I don’t take any holidays. Considering I need to spend at least one day with my other half that leaves around 4 possible days left fishing for trout. Depressing isn’t it?

No way did I do the amount of fishing that I wanted to this year – I thought with a car everything would be a lot simpler, I underestimated a few things. Firstly the weather has been absolutely rubbish. If it had just been a touch warmer then I could have had evening sessions galore on the Kelvin – I am sure some people did manage to get out there and have some nice evening sessions however I have been stuck indoors writing essays pretty much any night the conditions seemed favourable.

I suppose what the lack of fishing time has made me do is examine other waters that I pass by when I am on my work routes.

I often stop at the River Leven that runs through Dumbarton – it is more a salmon river though and just a little pricey for my tastes.


Another little stream I sometimes drive over when on my way to a rehabilitation unit a distance away is this little river. I got out the car and stood on the bridge – most anglers do if they see a river and have time to kill, i watched a trout supping down flies just at that little bend…

I have no idea of its name but I often think about keeping my stuff in the back of the car and having a cast after one of my many meetings.

Thankfully, I have two full days of fishing to do at the weekend. My beloved is on two long days which means I will be trying to cram as much fishing into the two days as possible. Saturday will see me fishing various stops on the Clyde and Sunday possibly somewhere up North I am not sure where yet.

Looking forward to it already, tomorrow evening after I pay the penance for my fly fishing addiction by going to see a rom com I shall tie some flies in preparation.


  1. Ian Scott · September 6, 2007

    Ah, this time of the year in my part of the world is bitter sweet.

    Yes, trout season here in most parts where I’d be fly fishing closes at the end of September, and like you, my thoughts go to “darn! When can I get more fishing in?”

    This year though, I’ll be spending three days of fishing out in Alberta in September – but still, I have not done as much fishing on the rivers and streams as I would have liked.

    On the other hand, I love the weather here at this time of year with the autumn colours – leaves on the trees changing from green to vivid shades of red. It’s gorgeous.

    Then… snow and cold and winter!

  2. Alistair · September 6, 2007

    Sounds like fun Ian !

    This close season I am going to try for some toothy critters 🙂

    Looking forward to it already !

  3. kevin smith · September 6, 2007

    was a pleasure reading youre article im also an avid anger aint a hobby its a passion im lucky my sons 17 so wife doesnt really bother i ive in irvine so spoilt for choice with my flyfishing had 9 salmon last week ta again kev!

  4. Alistair · September 6, 2007

    Hi Kevin,

    Thanks for the comment – I am with you on the passion !

    Where abouts in Irvine are you fishing ?


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