Bridge Work – Challenge Completed!

I posted this over on the FishKelvin site however thought you guys might like to see it as well.

Essentially, the Kelvin legend Jim Burns took a walk up to the infamous Balmore stretch of the Kelvin and noticing the ditch that everyone complains about only goes and builds a bloody great bridge at home [...]

Good session – phew!

After some back breaking work on the Kelvin putting a bridge across a ditch * I found I had a spare couple of hours to fish the Kelvin.

I arrived at a spot I have only ever glanced at as I hurried past towards other pools however while I have been out for a run [...]

Trout in Dirty Places – Smashing!

Look, I have kinda given up on reviewing books (although if someone wants to send me one then I am not saying no) however now that “Trout in Dirty Places” by Theo Pike is out I really want you to buy it.

I received my copy on Friday..

My Copy…

As I flicked through [...]

Radio Blunders & Sunny Weather

Well?

Did any of you catch the shenanigans on Radio Scotland today? If not you can listen in again here. Essentially Theo Pike was being interviewed about his book about urban rivers and they asked your truly to fish the Kelvin with there outside reporter Richard Cadey.

The Hi Tech Gear of the BBC!

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Boots on, hats on heads, Polaroids at the ready and………..GO GO GO!!!!

So Sunday was the first trip out of the season – it was a weird hot March day meaning jumpers were off and sun block had to be applied to the face. The Kelvin was stuffed full of fly fishers (or so it seemed) as I met up with Paul, Stephen and later Jim. Two [...]

By the Kelvin …

I am kinda surprised just how hot it is for just after 12 new time. I am sitting here surrounded by spring – insects,birds,smells, spider webs drifting around ….

I have spotted one single rising trout so far just at the tree branch on the water , when it rises again I go for it [...]

Rising Trout!

Spotted my first rising trout of the season yesterday – I was actually out at Calder Glen Country Park with the kids and went for a walk along the river. There were rising trout in just about every pool.

Of course, I assume this is kinda old news to you guys – forums and [...]

A walk in the park with a Piper!

So it was a beautiful day for the opening ceremony – we had sunshine, a breeze and even flies at one point (of course we also had strangers asking us for our whiskey and a kid with a dog where we wanted to fish but that’s another story)

Jim Burns – Legend

Oh, [...]

Success and Failure!

Lets start with the failures shall we – so I popped into the Glasgow Angling Centre on my way home from work to buy some replacement felt soles (they don’t sell em’) and to drop off some Kelvin permits only to find it was the first day of the “open weekend”. I am glad it [...]

“Trout in Dirty Places” written and fished by Theo Pike

Coming soon: Trout in Dirty Places, to be published by Merlin Unwin Books on 3 April 2012.

As Covers go……I like it!

He has a facebook page you can visit to find out more information. Do you think the Kelvin is in it?

If you answered yes then you have been paying attention as [...]

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