Saturday evening was suppose to be a Clyde trip however at the last moment was changed to a good old Kelvin night out – pretty much because I realised that I was not going to get away early enough to justify the trip. I met up with the legendary Jim Burns who was already checking [...]
Three sessions my friends and each one could not have been any more different.
You may have noticed it has been some days since I last posted and those living on this fine wee island will know that due to a lack of hurricanes the Gulf Stream has not been shifted South to give us [...]
I do not want to keep on bleating on about the rain however the weather appears to be a major talking and thinking point at the moment among river trout fishers. Seeing as how this blog was birthed during a spell of particularly wet weather when I was unable to fish you can imagine how [...]
I want some of this…
As opposed to lots and lots of this….
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 [...]