El Conio The Magnificent

What do you get if you cross some first year art school students with some litter and a traffic cone?

You get “El Conio The Magnificent” an explanation of how traffic cones end up in the River Kelvin.

Oh to be a student again – it was a simpler time!

It is cold – I want to see an olive.

One month until the start of the season and it is still very cold.

I am currently wondering if the temperature is going to rise and give us a good start to the season. The first fly we should all be looking out for are “Large Dark Olives” – an absolutely lovely wee […]

Urban Fly Fisher’s alternative Newsletter for the 2010 AGM

Seeing as how I do not get a spot to say my piece in the Newsletter before the AGM I thought I would post it here – also I get to say whatever the hell I want as I am no longer an office bearer – sweet!

Having a baby has […]

River Kelvin Angling Association AGM 2010

It is that time of year again – it is like a scene from Mad Max with people checking in their weapons before entering the Thunderdome – That’s right it is the River Kelvin Angling Association AGM 2010.

It will be held on the 11th February at 7pm at Kessington Hall, 58 Milngavie Road Bearsden. […]

I Know Some Stairs…

I know some stairs that lead to a path – you get to the stairs via a busy wee side street. When I was much younger I used to hang around that street corner getting up to mischief. Now pulling my waders on beside my car feels like a bit of mischief – especially if […]

End of Season Musings…

What a strange season all round – I am not saying it was a bad season – just a very strange one. Dave from Cork noted in the comments that having a child (or several) definitely cut down his fishing time however it made the times he went fishing a heck of a lot more […]

Autumn – there is no escape!

I went for a walk along the Kelvin today and was pretty shocked by two things.

Firstly, it is bloody Autumn – sure I knew it was on the way however I appear to have missed the actual start of it – one moment I was looking out a pair of shorts for what we […]

It is not about fecking rod rests!

(Preamble – The River Kelvin Angling Association Secretary (Paul Reid) has resigned – this started with Paul wanting anglers to cease set lining and using rod rests on the river. This was seen (I think) as a fly versus other methods vendetta (even though Paul is a metal flinging barbarian) and caused […]

A Good Days Fishing?

For some folk a good days fishing involves a look at some flowers, casting a dry to a rising trout or two – maybe even a nip of whisky. Every inch of mono is safely put away in a pocket to be disposed of later so that the riverside is not polluted !

For others […]

Why?

I recieved an email (no name or contact details so fair game in my book) which I found kinda puzzling:

Why, you have so readily popularised fishing on river kelvin or was it inevitable, point being, banks of river even more populated by buckie swilling dope smoking idiots, fishing size 6 trebles on Sunday for […]

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