Being a Warden on the Kelvin!

A man was stopped by a warden down on the Kelvin recently with two buckets of live trout . The warden asked the man, “Do you have a license to catch those fish?”
The man replied to the warden, “No, sir. These are my pet fish.”
“Pet fish?” the warden replied.
“Yes, sir. Every night I take these here fish down to the river and let them swim around for a while. I whistle and they jump back into their buckets, and I take em home.”
“That’s a bunch of hooey! Fish can’t do that!”
The man looked at the warden for a moment, and then said, “Here, I’ll show you. It really works.”
“Okay, I’ve GOT to see this!” The warden was curious now. The man poured the fish in to the Kelvin and stood and waited. After several minutes, the warden turned to the man and said: “Well?”
“Well, What?” the man responded.
“When are you going to call them back?” the warden prompted.
“Call who back?” the man asked.
“The FISH.”
“What fish?” the man asked


  1. Edward · August 3, 2005

    This is really funny. I think the warden is ‘choked’…

    I guess the man got away with it then.

  2. paul lee · August 3, 2005

    Hey Alistair great site you got here i`m currently up in the east end although i am an Anderston decendent for the first 22 years of my life and i am seriously considering getting a permit for the Kelvin this year.However my knowledge of the River Kelvin is from behind the Transport museum to approx the Kelvin bridge area (although i`ve never fished any of it) and i was wondering if you would allow me to join you some time in the new season if i get my permit as you know the river very well and i don`t seem to recognise any stretches of it on the site i am not asking you to take me to all or any of your best runs just aide me in getting familiar with the Kelvin further afield and a few pointers in river fishing as all my current experience of fly fishing is has been on stocked fisheries

    thanks for taking the time to read & reply to this


    ps sorry was getting an error when trying to use the contact link

  3. Alistair · August 3, 2005

    Hi Paul, thanks for pointing out that error – I rarely check these things so rely on other people telling me 🙂

    Sure I will meet you down the Kelvin at some point – you might find though that you dont recognise some of the pictures as I fish other rivers as well…a good way to specifically look at the kelvin posts would be to go here:

    Chances are I will not hit the Kelvin properly until Spring is well on its way. Remind me nearer the time !


  4. paul lee · August 3, 2005

    cheers alistair will look forward to that

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