2nd heat of the Scottish rivers championship

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 [...]

Translate the blog

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 doesn’t get used I will take it off.

Obviously it will [...]

Do you ever get days like this?

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 [...]

Coarse fish on the Fly

I have had a devasting weekend with big fish lost. I have been telling all and sundry that will listen. Be prepared for a mammoth groaning session wher I tell you blow by blow how I lost the biggest trout on the dry fly……with the bent kamasan B100 to prove it !

Meanwhile- here is [...]

In ten days time it is my birthday !

In ten days time it is my birthday and I am considering getting a new rod for the larger rivers that I fish. A rod to replace my 8.5foot 4/5 weight. I am thinking of getting a true 5 weight 9 foot. My sister is heading over to the states so i think I will [...]

I fish because I love to…

It is soon to be Easter, not that I am “into” easter apart from chocolate and a long weekend. I hope this weather clears up.

My fishing pal Emannuelle sent me this rather nice quote by – Robert Traver, 1964 (Judge John Voelker, 1903-1993)

I fish because I love to; because I [...]

Stonehenge

Aye, so no fishing this weekend. It is like a fine wine I am saving in anticipation of something good. Which is probably why I do not want to go out too soon and blank utterly and freeze my rocks off? Anyway, went for a wee trip down to Birmingham and then to Bath for [...]

ThE CrEeP- coming soon to a river near you!!!

So I suppose I had better post about fishing again soon. It has been a long winter so thanks to people who stick around in the close season. Come open season my visitors always jump up as they know I will start fishing again soon- or at least that thing I call fly fishing- I [...]

A Walk in the Snow!

Will I be fishing on opening day? Well considering Claire and I went for a walk along the banks of the Kelvin and we took a Sled I can with good confidence say no. Most enjoyable though, never seen the Kelvin in snow before! And here is where I will most probably cast my first [...]

YAWN!

Up early and what do I find.. It is a few feet deep in places. Funny how we never seem to get snow like this anymore. I am sure it has got somethhing to do with global warming!

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