Fancy a romantic evening by the river darling?

So I managed to wangle a lift to my other river under the guise of a romantic evening by the river. There is Claire over there to the right of that cow Claire read a magazine whilst I fished. I had to coal carry her across a couple of burns (which she found fun although […]

Not so much an attack more a leisurely stroll

So last weekend Alex, Mike and I headed up North for a little camping adventure. Alex and I travelled by train through to Edinburgh where we met Mike and then shot up to the River Tummel for the first leg of the adventure. When we arrived at the Tummel an angler came up to us […]

Big River Bonanza

So I and a couple of pals (Mike & Alex) are going away for a few days fishing and camping. It is going to be a bit of a big river bonanza as on Friday we should be fishing the Tummel, Saturday the River Don and on Sunday the River Tay. Should be good fun!!. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lots of flies- however trout not looking up yet !

So, on Saturday I and Mike headed down to another river that we fish. It was a strange day all round. There were large amounts of Large Dark Olives on the water but very few trout were actually rising. In fact if the truth be told I only saw a few trout rising the whole […]

Yellow May’s & Half Hogs

So I set myself a wee challenge the other day. I was getting a bit bored with tying the same old flies- which I have got to admit does make sense as I only fish a few flies (which hardly anyone asks me about anyway) when I came across a fly called a half hog. […]

A Walk along the Leven

So I found myself taking a stoat along beside the River Leven today as it was on my journey. I seen a couple of Salmon fly fishers out and a fair few bait and spin fishers too. I came up to the barrage gates and wondered whether this place was still hammered by bait fisherman. […]

Grayling !!

It’s all quiet on the fishing side after the “pike” fishing trip last week. Last week I even missed my fly tying night as I was stuck in the house doing some painting. Started my new job on Monday, now that wss a scary prospect. I got my new contract through and I see there […]

I know a great place for Pike!!!

Ah yes, that was what I said…..a deep river…I have caught Pike there in the past…hell Claire caught Pike their in the past…..except now we will be armed and dangerous!!

Where did it all go wrong?

We had wire traces, giant plugs that rattled (mine cost £1.50 but Alex bought Rapalas at 10 […]

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