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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
So where was I?
Right, so on the Sunday we decided to make a proper day of it. My wife was working, Emmanuelleâ€™s girlfriend was in Italy with their baby and Alexâ€™s was away for the weekend to Edinburgh. So we did what any right minded male gents without a care in the world […]
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 […]
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 […]
Well, you learn something new every time you go fishing. I think I learned two things last night.
1. Donâ€™t bother going fishing in this crazy heat until it is even approaching dark (ie afer 6pm) 2. If you have difficulty in tying on a size 22 CDC fly when it is light it […]
Had a mammoth session yesterday- however modesty forces me to keep this a short and sharp post. An afternoon session on the Kelvin with a couple of trout under my belt and then an evening session down on my other favourite river (or rather part of river)
Needless to say, the Kelvin session was […]