For those that live outside Glasgow and the Americans you should know it has been raining pretty much non stop now for ages. Probably since Chuck left Glasgow which shows just how jammy he was with his dates. The River Kelvin is in a crazy spate and so is pretty much every other river within [...]
When you talk about being a dedicated fly fisher you might think about getting out every few days or even every day (before kids) however Chuck Graves has taken this to an entirely new level.
He just shrugged off those miles like cobwebs…
Dedication is driving for hundreds of miles across Europe (after flying [...]
What seems like an age ago now when the RKAA was run by some old codgers dedicated individuals with some time on their hands I made a suggestion that we could put up some signs to combat poaching – they huffed and puffed and stated that they would simply get pulled down. One of the [...]
So two ducks were broken (not literally) over the last couple of days – firstly I fished with a new member (Bridger) who caught his first Kelvin trout and secondly I have finally had a fly rod break.
It did not die due to a fish, a bush, a tree or a stumble resulting in [...]
They say it is a brave angler that goes on the Kelvin on a Friday night – tonight I think I was a lucky one.
In the bushes they could not see me although I could hear them – they were obviously very drunk and shouting and fighting with each other.
“Keeeeeeeeeelly – fur fucks [...]
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 [...]