So the trout on the Kelvin are largely responsive throughout the day at the moment, which is pretty shit as my fishing opportunities are in the evenings. Usually as a trout angler you do not want blazing sunshine throughout the day however at the moment it would be great to head out at 8pm and [...]
My friends, there are two kinds of breathable waders, those that leak and those that are just about to leak – my own breathable waders (my 3rd pair, I have got to admit I do well) are now struggling however I can put up with a weird wet patch on my leg and [...]
The weather turned on Monday evening – during the day the temp was up around the high twenties and then in the evening they plummeted down to just into the teens. It was windy too and it was not a warm wind, it was an evil cold wind that thoroughly stopped the action.
Well, if [...]
Another dusk session which ended totally at ….well dusk really. I have heard of trout sessions that last well into dark however on the Kelvin the last few nights all action has ended with the bats being on the water.
I fished up the city stretch and as usual found something in the river that [...]
Two views , one of the view from the camp …..
And one of my leg in the morning when the evil little bastards descended on me as I was packing the camp up !
If you have never experienced the Scottish midges I assure you it is the quickest route to [...]
Oh the Kelvin fishers, I just love them.
You can even see a "Daily record" tucked into it..
What makes this whole scene a lot more comedic is when you realise the bench is in fact in the middle of a weir…
At least it is a nice view..
It takes the [...]
So after a quick run after work and then a hectic few hours trying to put the boys to bed in this heat I found myself setting up at around half eight, I spoke to a couple of guys with spinning rods who did not have permits and then dived in the water.
It was [...]
How do you deal with poaching? – not the serious big stuff involving nets and and stuff I am talking about the low level stuff involving a guys just fishing the river without a permit?
I managed a couple of hours on Sunday afternoon and it was spoiled by having to talk to a few [...]
So I managed a couple of stolen golden hours after work to try and again tempt some Kelvin trout and to be quite honest I was almost going to be waxing lyrical about spooky trout and pricked lips.
Not my lips, the trout I managed to prick. You see the first few trout that I [...]
The Kelvin trout were especially kind to me today even if the Kelvin itself was not, you see I managed a very quick session after work today and decided to fish an old haunt for quickness.
Yay – a burnt out car – they have been lacking of late!
As soon as I arrived [...]