Autumn Emails..

I love getting emails from you guys:

Hello Alistair i have fished that wee burn in redacted  since i was a lad you should try from its source up at the redacted there is some nice deep pools and runs up that way below the redacted


Gordon is of course referring to the wee burn that saved the 2nd half of the season for me after all that horrible watery stuff falling out the sky.

It just so happens that I am planning on heading up my my wee urban hidden in plain site burn next season – I am looking forward to sharing it with you guys!

A picture lower down in the burn…

I always think that the burns look totally fishless at this time of year however they must still be there feeding away as and when required. So far the weather has been pretty mild and I could have swore I spotted some olives drifting around the other day.

I love looking at all the interesting looking fungus that springs up, anyone know what this is?

I suspect if you ate this you may have an interesting couple of days, and then die!





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  1. ChuckG · November 21, 2012

    I think the blue and white work great with the various fall colors.

  2. Alistair · November 21, 2012

    Hey Chuck, aye the odd random plastic bag adds to the effect. Thing is what is missing from this picture is the big housing estate just to the right of the burn, just around that corner the burn is then culverted and runs underneath a main road. I think it is culverted for a few hundred yards. I wonder where this random rubbish comes from and then I see folk chucking stuff out their cars as they drive along.


  3. Campbell · November 21, 2012

    I think it is Jews Ear fungus and it is totally edible.

  4. Campbell · November 21, 2012

    New Camera?

  5. Alistair · November 21, 2012

    Yup, new camera however it is banned from fishing already !
    On the subject of the shroom I got this email….
    … is called Yellow Brain; the description says it goes from yellow to dark orange as dying, lives on dead branches, at this time of year, very common (aw…) and NOT edible…

    Are you trying to kill me Campbell ?