So I hit on something that I have never actually witnessed before – wild toad sex. When I started fishing the river I noticed something swimming down the river towards me – it was a toad, happily swimming along. I added it to my memory as just one of those quirky things you see on […]
Another hot hazy day down at the other river that I fish. I arrived at the water around 0930 and then almost had to come straight back home again. Once I set up my rod etc I found that my tippet material was once again giving me a bit of jip – it kept snapping […]
A howling gale with intermittent light rain finally told me the trout season was finally under way. Over the Easter weekend I was visiting family in sunny Birmingham, and boy was it sunny – almost shorts weather. However scanning the weather for today here in Glasgow it was too be cloudy, windy with rain – […]
When we were out fishing the other day Steven stumbled upon a dead sheep. Well, when I say stumbled I mean he was fishing away happily and noticed a funny smell – a rotting sheep was amongst some reeds on the bank. We all had a good look at it through our trusty monocular (boy […]
What a strange day we had fishing yesterday. We decided to hit our other favourite river for a full day session.
We arrived on the water at around 0900 and it was cold- the sun was out and it was a clear blue sky (always a bad sign) but there was a cold wind. It […]
Another night at my fly tying class last night, very interesting.
On the way back home I got to discussing with Alex another river that we fish and just how special it actually is. The river is split with reeds and islands and weed beds making the currents form hundreds of small pools, riffles and […]
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 […]
I was thinking about last spring and how this yearÂ 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 […]
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 […]