Harelaw- Back with a whimper

We slinked back to Harelaw as the conditions on the rivers have been wiped out, as it turned out the conditions on the loch were pretty poor as well. A low temperature and high wind kept the fish dour, however Brian the colourful owner of the place kept us amused with his patter as usual. [...]

Harelaw- third time lucky

So to round off my week’s annual leave I decided to have another bash at Harelaw Trout fishery. The last two times I went with Alex my first rainbow remained elusive but to be fair the first time it was a howling gale with white horses and driving rain whilst the second time we tried [...]

The Phenomenon

I always get paranoid when I take someone new to the Kelvin. I could have had weeks of fantastic fishing, all my hot spots throwing fat trout at me and the Kelvin behaving like, well, the Kelvin. And then I take someone who has never fished it and not only do they blank, but I [...]

Harelaw-the second coming!

See that, that was a play on words that was! It could have been good. We had planned this for a while…..well I suppose if I was to say fortnight then it wouldn’t be the same so I will say “a while” instead. At least we had been talking about doing a bit of [...]

Return to Harelaw!

You might remember the last time I went stockie bashing myself and Alex went to Harelaw trout fishery. You might remember that after a day of absolute madness I was then ill for a few days after it. Its all happening again people, this Saturday a boat is booked, the weather is to be [...]

Getting the willies whilst fishing!

So I decided to do a spot of loch fishing as The Kelvin and its tributaries are completely out of action. I took a walk (a hike?) up into the Old Kilpatrick hills where there is a loch not owned by any club but has some small trout in it. There was a small burn [...]

A Perfect Storm (to fish in)

So last week one of the Kelvin fishers (Alex) asked me if I wanted to go and do a bit of Stockie bashing. Seeing as how it must be done a couple of times a season? (At least that is what I have decided on now) I agreed and the day was set for yesterday [...]

Funny that!!

Here is a picture of a little burn that is between loch Lomond and another little lochan next to it.. The lochan is in a wildlife area and I could not help but notice there was two guys fishing. I can only presume they were fishing for Pike as the trout season does not start [...]

Some more photos!! Loch Lomond

As ever when I go out for a wander and take some photos I always end up showing some here. Here is a picture of a rather nice fallen tree on one of the little beaches on Loch Lomond

and here is a washed up log… we found lots of things actually. There was [...]

Loch Awe!

So I went to loch Awe on Sunday their, a cracking day on a lovely loch with good company and fantastic scenery (you can tell I didnt catch anything) I was in a boat with Alberto and Emanuele. Emanuele was a bit of a novice in a boat like myself but Alberto kept us right. [...]

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