So Sunday night I decided on a dusk session on the Kelvin – it was another good session with lots of trout caught. No big ones this time – as I walked up the river there was a chap fishing down and across through the pool I wanted to stake out – this [...]
I thought I would check in to see how the Kids and the Kelvin project is doing over at there site.
Quite frankly I think it looks great fun – he has somehow managed to convince the Teachers that keeping a hatchery in the classroom and then releasing the fish into feeder streams is a [...]
Sometimes you forget something good that is right under your nose – For a few years I fished the same stretch of the Kelvin and got to know every nook and cranny there was to know – it was maybe a mile or so of water. That is in fact a lot of pools, riffles, [...]
So I have been tying up some flees in preparation for some hot evening action. Reluctantly I took the advice (you can substitute advice for pretty much constant ribbing) from pals regarding the size of my flies. You see in the past I fished a place where a big bushy fly was a essential as [...]
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 [...]
While everyone else was either fishing or watching the Royal Wedding some folk decided to have a riot down in Kelvingrove Park on the banks of the Kelvin – the party was organised on facebook and ended with mounted police charging party goers.
Mounted police moved in to disperse revellers after organisers [...]
A while back a chap called Theo Pike contacted me as he is writing a book on fishing urban rivers for trout and grayling. He wanted to write a short section about the Kelvin so we agreed to meet up at some point in the future. Suddenly the day was fast approaching and after a [...]
A very hit or miss couple of weeks on the Kelvin for me – I have not been able to fish anywhere else due to work and time commitments. You have got to be on the river at the right time and be in the right place as soon as a hatch starts. [...]
Spring Sun – Check!
Decorating chores partly complete – Check!
Water at a good height – Check!
Water at a good height!
A full fly box – Check!
Non leaky waders – Check
Bank covered in empty cider bottles carried their in blue plastic bags – Check!
Wanks – Check!
Regaled with stories [...]
Most anglers in Scotland have used Sepa’s pretty good river level site in the past and I reckon more folk will be using it even more in the future.
There is a full update of the changes to the site here.
For us on the Kelvin there are now three monitoring stations – the lowest [...]