Well, a few days of interesting life has past since we last spoke.
Yesterday I got the Whip out and took the boy to the canal for an hour – I only had the one worm and needless to say I believe the stories I have heard about the declining population [...]
To be fair the beast was only doing what the beasts do – looking at lunch!
I walked along the Forth n’ Clyde Canal today – my plan was to take some photos of the works that have been carried out on the banks of the Kelvin however I befriended a [...]
So I have been thinking recently about how to get the boy interested in fishing. I have heard far too many stories about how fathers can stuff their hobby down their kid’s throat and thus put them off it totally. I certainly do not want to do that. I suppose there is no [...]
I was out for a jog this morning and came across this rather brave heron. My route takes me along the canal so it must be fairly used to seeing folk. Usually when I see them and they see me on the Kelvin we are separated by a good hundred yards or so – this [...]
It was like a scene from Jaws – the first one – do you remember the bit where Jaws comes close in to the shore and take the boy from the surface as if he was a popper – it was like that today at the canal.
Before I tell you about what happened I [...]
Nicolas Valentin is an employee of the Glasgow Angling Centre – I have got to admit he is one of the guys that actually changed my mind about the place – I used to stare at the rows of rods through surly eyes and complain at the lack of soul the whole store had!
So Sunday evening I had a big family meal – full of fajitas I decided I wanted to go and catch some fish – problem was I could not be bothered getting my shit together to catch some trout – I stringed up my Loop Pike Booster and “ahem” boosted a few hundred yards from [...]
What I wanted to do was get the boy and wife in the car and head for the hills for a couple of hours – I could have a cast at trout in a burn and the family could watch at a respectable distance – no doubt impressed not only by my fish [...]