It is always annoying when you have planned something and then something else comes along at the last minute to bugger everything up. I told you I pulled out of my weekend away as I was ill. Several of my fishing pals had planned to travel up to Pitlochery together and fish the Tummel and [...]
As it turned out I need not need a campsite after all. On Wednesday I had a sore throat and by Thursday I was sweating like a wildebeest about to take a swim across a nice river with some suspicious floating logs. So I took two days off work and watched nature programmes. Anyway, once [...]
Well, you learn something new every time you go fishing. I think I learned two things last night.
1. Donâ€™t bother going fishing in this crazy heat until it is even approaching dark (ie afer 6pm) 2. If you have difficulty in tying on a size 22 CDC fly when it is light it [...]
Greetings, people who have just read The Herald. I have not actually read the article regarding the Kelvin yet but just in case I came across like a trumpet I thought I would post this first. Anyway,some background, I have been fly fishing on the Kelvin for a number of years now and call it [...]
Ah yes, Scottish weather, one minute it is roasting hot and the next it feels like it could snow. You know what they say, if you donâ€™t like the weather stick around 5 mins it will be sure to changeâ€¦
So today is the start of the Urban Fly fishing on the Kelvin caption competition! The competition is open to anyone, in any country whether I know them or not. It is a simple little caption contest, nothing too difficult I am sure. It is however a caption contest with a twist. YOU choose the [...]
So yesterday I had to come home from work early as I was struck down with a migraine hence no fishing. Today it is warm (in the 20s) and when I got home my beloved new wife wanted some serious humping done. Yes I had to hump large plastic bags full of stones from the [...]
So I was controlling today for the Scottish rivers championship on the River Tummel. A controller is essentially someone that tags along with the angler making sure that they start and stop when required, are fishing with the correct hook size and measure all fish caught. I also got to carry the spare rod. In [...]
Looking through my stats I noticed I was getting a lot of visitors from pretty far a field. Because of this I have added a little translation thingy down on the right hand side. Hopefully it will be in your language. If it doesnâ€™t get used I will take it off.
Obviously it will [...]
I want to know how on Monday I managed to blank in such spectacular style. Not on the Kelvin this time but at my other special little place. Last week I at least hooked trout albeit they managed to get away, I had deceived the trout into taking my fly. That was satisfying, even though [...]