So I went along to the Kelvin for a few hours today, its funny I donâ€™t think I ever know how lucky I am having good trout fishing within a fifteen minute walk from my front door. Anyway, I walked up to Dawsholm Park which I see now has a â€œFriends of Dawsholm Parkâ€ sign up. I will need to look into that actually and see what exactly they do, might be worth joining up.
Anyway, fished right upstream until the Vet School where I started picking up the odd fish, eventually I got this beauty of a fish..
I hadnâ€™t brought my net so it gave me a merry dance jumping all over the place before finally bringing it to hand.
I was using my usual olive parachute which I have been tying up a lot of these days..
Found a float on a tree as well, removed it, I am thinking that it belongs to one of the guys that I regularly see float fishing as the rig was quite well made up with a suitable hook. If they want it back and they read this send me a mail and next time I see you I will give you it back.
I also met a rather nice â€œman of the clothâ€ working on his Sunday sermon sitting under a tree with his notes. We had a chat about the river, seemingly he goes down most days, and then I left him to it.
All in all a rather nice few hours down the Kelvin, it was nice to be back actually in my old haunts as I feel as if I have not been down much the last wee while what with the weather and the river being in poor condition. One thing I noticed though was that there did not seem to be as many trout rising as normal although that might have just been the conditions today. Possibly if I had stayed longer there would have been a nice evening rise.
Is it my imagination or are there massive amounts of Daddy Long Legs (crane flies) around at the moment?