Greetings new readers!

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 […]

Flaming June ? Aye right enough !

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 don’t like the weather stick around 5 mins it will be sure to change…

Competition time !

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 […]

Rushed home for some serious humping!

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 […]

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 […]

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