Friday Trout Trip – River of Shite!

So finally managed to get some fishing squeezed in amongst the madness of 2nd time fatherhood.

With hindsight maybe I should have chosen a different river, I decided on the Shit Pipe River pretty much because it was far enough away to feel I was on a trip yet close enough […]

Shit Pipe River..

Sunday – it had been raining for three days so pretty much knew the Kelvin would be out of action. I considered a few other possibilities and decided the “river of pipes” was a possibility, I called it that as it has an extraordinary number of pipes over it – most if em’ […]

Why are all my rivers weirdly white just now?

I had an evening on the Kelvin the other night with the mighty Jim Burns, we both blanked or if we did catch a trout it was nothing to write home about.

Even Jim struggled….

We fished until dusk and then had a spot of action lasting 20 mins, even though trout were […]

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Three sessions my friends and each one could not have been any more different.

You may have noticed it has been some days since I last posted and those living on this fine wee island will know that due to a lack of hurricanes the Gulf Stream has not been shifted South to give us […]

What fly rod for the Kelvin?

One of the questions that folk ask an awful lot is what weight of fly rod you need to use for the Kelvin.

Look – if a 4 weight is good enough for Lord Kelvin…

Have I got to explain it? Ok – essentially the weight of a rod is irrelevant – it […]

Fish 4 Flies

So I am always partial to getting some free stuff in the post however generally the requests I get to review stuff or promote I knock back as they want to retain control of what you write about and usually the stuff is shite anyway.

I have had a few folk asking me […]

2013 Resolutions Required ..I guess!

I suppose I need to write some kind of 2013 resolution post as all the cool kids are doing them these days. So what I should really do is look at last year and what I did poorly and then look at this year and see what I can do better.

Quite frankly I […]

2012 Trout Season – you were like a batshit crazy girlfriend!

That is correct, you were like a crazy girlfriend. On one hand you promised so much (the sex was good) however on the other you turned up at crazy times at my house and made unreasonable demands.

You were like two separate people, the problem was the crazy part far outweighed the good part.

The […]

Success and Failure!

Lets start with the failures shall we – so I popped into the Glasgow Angling Centre on my way home from work to buy some replacement felt soles (they don’t sell em’) and to drop off some Kelvin permits only to find it was the first day of the “open weekend”. I am glad it […]

Tenuous fishing photos 44/52

This picture was actually sent to me by a chap called Tommy – he photographed these weird long white worm like things sprouting from the river – like him I have absolutely no idea what they are – they were nowhere near any pipes etc.

Wiggly wiggly worm?

Anyway – after a brief […]