TheGlasgowStory: Garscube House

TheGlasgowStory: Garscube House

Garscube House, 1954.

Garscube House was designed by the architect William Burn (1789-1870) and completed in 1827. Burn designed other large country houses such as Tyninghame in East Lothian. The house faced south overlooking landscaped gardens beside the River Kelvin.

Im trying to work out exactly where that picture got taken. […]


Bloody typical…….I get up early, go out fishing, its not happening, come home, potter about the flat and in the evening when i cant get out it starts getting nice. And what is the script with the weather reports on BBc and teletext anyway, one minute it says rain next minute not…….and then its wrong […]

Fly Fishing for Trout: Underwater Pictures of Trout and Nymphs, Closeup Fly Photos and Movies at

Fly Fishing for Trout: Underwater Pictures of Trout and Nymphs, Closeup Fly Photos and Movies at

A very good site I noticed that has detailed pictures of insects. Im not “into” fly tying just now but over the next wee while I should be starting again and some of these photos will come in […]

GREYS – Game Fishing – Fly Reels

GREYS – Game Fishing – Fly Reels

If you look at that reel at the bottom, thats my reel. What I think I would like is the one on top of that as it takes a 4 weight line, which s really all i use anyway. Ive always found the reel a little heavy myself, […]

Orbital at T in the Park – their last Scottish show

Orbital at T in the Park – their last Scottish show

Nothing to do with the Kelvin, but one of my all time favourite bands are playing their last ever gig at T in The Park this year.


It seems everything is against me going fishing at the moment. NOW ive got to decorate the bedroom. There was a chance i was going to have to strip woodchip from the walls but I managed to avoid that one….phew. Anyway, found my old Dragonfly concept reel and will put my fly line onto one […]

Driving Home!!

Ive been away in Birmingham for a few days. Its funny I always think as I shoot along the M8 and then the M6 that I always gaze at the little bits of water that i glimpse through the trees. I dont drive just now, im learning, so i have plenty of time gazing at […]

Its my big 30!

30 on Sunday. Weird. Feel ok about it……how does it go, terrible twenties-dirty thirties…ooer. I have a wishlist set up for familly…….if anyone fancies buying me a book on flies that would be lovely You can see it HERE

Just some books on fly tying n fishin! Most of the Uni work is finished….. I […]


Away last year I thought i saw a shoal of Barbel in the Clyde….in the middle of town. Well it turns out that it was in fact Mullet! An angler with a bit of sense mailed me and corrected me.

I have just spent around 10 mins looking for a picture of a mullet


One week of Uni left!!

Well….I have one week of Uni work proper left before I can start fishing everyday. I have a presentation and two essays and then I am home free. Its strange, The last month or so have been spent in preperation for the season I seem to have learnt a lot. Im looking forward to learning […]

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