Trout at Last..

All this sea fishing and Salmon fishing has been fun – I am expecting a few more sessions like that before the season is gone. I may well go after Salmon again this week with both the dreaded spinning rod and the fly rod however today I needed to do what I love most – [...]

Fishing in Lilliputian Style!

Fished a tiny stream on Sunday – the day was warm with a forecast of rain – it began to cloud over by midday – the rain never arrived. The stream was in a gorge and for once there was no burnt out cars (although strangely still an exhaust). I fished with Paul [...]

Shit Pipe River..

Sunday – it had been raining for three days so pretty much knew the Kelvin would be out of action. I considered a few other possibilities and decided the “river of pipes” was a possibility, I called it that as it has an extraordinary number of pipes over it – most if em’ [...]

£500,000 project to restore historic fountain in the park

I think this is great :

More than £500,000 will be spent restoring the Stewart Memorial Fountain in Kelvingrove Park.

An underground water recycling system will be installed which will allow the fountain to operate in a sustainable way for the first time in its long history.

Until now the fountain has been fed from [...]

Lookin’ after the missus!

So there were two new mothers who wanted to go the Baby Show at the SECC and there were two new fathers who wanted to go fishing – simple solution – hook up the two mothers to keep company while the two guys go fishing – sometimes I think James Bond will come after me [...]

Tying Flees!

Ok – so winter was a washout when it came to tying up flies – if I had my head screwed on I would have tied up some at the end of last season however due to Pike Madness pretty much everything went by the wayside.

I thought people who moaned about having no [...]

Lessons learned with cold hands…

When I arrived at the “other” river the conditions seemed just right – as I was getting my permit I ran into Neil “Trout Machine” Sinclair of Double Decker fame (double deer hair wings allow the fly to be used in the heavy water where big fish like to sit) -”if he is here” I [...]

I’m not calling to gloat..

“I’m not calling to gloat” I said to Campbell – “I am just phoning to share the ……joy of catching the first trout of the season”

You see, Campbell is a kindred spirit – we both thought if we had our child (like it was planned) in January that would give us a few [...]

Spring?

What is it that tells you guys that Spring is finally here?

For me it is when I finally see those first flowers of yellow as I travel up the Great Western Road.

I watch them snake all the way along the central reservation – sadly they are only ever there for a few [...]

Distant Meetings, Secret Streams

I have spent a lot of time looking at maps for new rivers to fish or even new spots on old rivers. I am ware that this season I will have a lot of added responsibilities which will drastically reduce my time on the water so waters reasonably close at hand have had to be [...]

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