Fishing a Nymph…

I got to the river at around 0930 on Saturday which with hindsight a little optimistic as it was still quite chilly, there was no fly life and no fish moving. In fact I spent most of my time just sitting watching the water waiting for something to happen. When I got bored of that [...]

Rain and Nymphs

Short and to the point report. Went fishing, caught a few fish to the dry fly even though it was raining. Alex caught a trout to his nymph which he got exited about (nearly drowning himself getting to my side of the river to show me it I might add) Telephoned Emmanuelle who agreed with [...]

From Dusk Till Dawn

So I was planning to go for a full days fishing on Saturday, considering I am now a driver I knew I could wangle the car from Claire if needed it so I could go a little further afield than the Kelvin. One of my pals asked me if I thought people would be wondering [...]

Grayling Galore ?

It is a funny old season right enough, last season I caught no grayling at all and this year every time I go to my other river I am picking them up. I must say though that I am not fishing for them intentionally (they are out of season) – they are coming freely to [...]

Yay, rain!!

So myself and a few friends have been hitting the Kelvin and our other favourite river quite a bit the last week. They have all been short notice trips which is a change from our usual begging lifts or getting the bus places. I went further upstream on the Kelvin a couple of weeks ago [...]

Don’t give me any of that Zen crap

So with my new found freedom of car travel I have had a busy couple of days. Last night I went upstream on the Kelvin to a spot that Mike fishes regularly- and consistently pulls nice trout out of. I however totally blanked, probably because the water was too low and I did not have [...]

Sea Trout n Salmon

When people talk about Sea Trout fishing at night what they fail to tell you is just how fucked you will be the next day. Yesterday morning I found myself in a car whizzing back from the North Esk struggling to keep my eyes open, I caught brief glimpses of what was going on in [...]

A good way to recover after being ill? Part 2

So where was I?

Right, so on the Sunday we decided to make a proper day of it. My wife was working, Emmanuelle’s girlfriend was in Italy with their baby and Alex’s was away for the weekend to Edinburgh. So we did what any right minded male gents without a care in the world [...]

A good way to recover after being ill? Part 1

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 [...]

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 [...]

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