The Clyde – two weeks early

A short report.

Hit the Upper Clyde yesterday with a pal. It was bright sunshine with a chill in the air. There was a few Large Dark Olives coming off the water but did not see any trout rising at all.

As you can see, Allan is about as stealthy as Emanuelle when it [...]

Choose a River, any River !

Had a very good session at our little fly tying night last night. It was a presentation by David Downie (Dangerous Dave if you are a Rainbow at the Lake of Monteith). He tied up his “bread & butter” flies for catching record breaking fish as well as showing us how to tie up some [...]

Start of Season Plans

I was thinking about last spring and how this year is shaping up to be the same. Last year Spring did not really happen, we had a winter until around the end of April and then we had a long hot summer. The true classic spring just did not happen. Last year it was April [...]

Tippet Recommendation

I am a sucker when it comes to a recommendation and last night I was given some advice that I might just take up. I was at the Milngavie Fly Tying night and Neil Sinclair (of Double Decker fame) was giving a little presentation on the types of flies he uses for competitions and in [...]

The Walton Angling Club

I am particularly looking forward to giving The White Cart a bash this year, another tributary of the River Clyde.

Wikipedia says:

The White Cart Water originates near Eaglesham in East Renfrewshire, where it flows north to Busby before entering the southern suburbs of Glasgow at Cathcart. Here, the river turns [...]

After Grayling comes warmth

So last weekend I went for a spot of Grayling fishing. I will call it fishing but what I should really call it was a nice drive and then an opportunity to get a freezing cold left leg. Yup, the old waders are playing up once more and a leak has developed which gave me [...]

Times past

We have a long time to wait until we can laze in the sun and have views like this again.

Alex, I have either hooked the bottom or a very big Pike!

So last year a couple of friends and I headed down to the river Endrick for a spot of Pike action. If you were a reader at that time you will now remember that “action” is the opposite of what happened. We did not in fact see any Pike at all and my and the [...]

Baws tae that…

So Alex and I had some serious small stream action at the weekend, coupled of course with a hefty dose of big river action. The small burn is part of the Kelvin system and had a nice amount of water in it due to there being a spot of rain a couple of days before. [...]

The Kelvin alas….

The Kelvin, alas, is still out of action after all that rain.

So last Sunday was a bit of a non starter when it came to trout rising and flies hatching. I mean the water had settled from the day before- a little lower and clearer but there was very little action. I just [...]

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