Lessons whilst fishing

An intense three days fishing, where to begin? Well on Friday I decided to hit the Kelvin as I have not fished it in a number of weeks now. A mixture of poor weather and the fact that at the weekends the place is chocka block made me fish other rivers. I decided on a [...]

The fool I am !

So just what the monkeys have I been doing? Well, I have had two sessions fishing, one was down at my other river and one was on the tributary that I fish. In fact I would hardly call it a session as it was the first time that I have actually went fishing and only [...]

Yay, rain!!

So myself and a few friends have been hitting the Kelvin and our other favourite river quite a bit the last week. They have all been short notice trips which is a change from our usual begging lifts or getting the bus places. I went further upstream on the Kelvin a couple of weeks ago [...]

Don’t give me any of that Zen crap

So with my new found freedom of car travel I have had a busy couple of days. Last night I went upstream on the Kelvin to a spot that Mike fishes regularly- and consistently pulls nice trout out of. I however totally blanked, probably because the water was too low and I did not have [...]

A rather nice update…

A rather nice update from Rob Wilson, a frequent Kelvin fisher

I headed out early this morning, and wandered down from my house as far as the art galleries. The river was pretty coloured, and no real sign of any fish. On the way back, despite the rain coming back on, the water was clearing [...]

Bare, bones and New Zealand Style

No, it is not some kind of Kiwi sex position it is in fact a way of fishing, or at least using a dropper, let me explain… Last week I headed down to the Kelvin with Alex, he is fishing quite a lot with the New Zealand method and doing rather well I must say. [...]

Points to keep in mind

Well, you learn something new every time you go fishing. I think I learned two things last night.

1. Don’t bother going fishing in this crazy heat until it is even approaching dark (ie afer 6pm) 2. If you have difficulty in tying on a size 22 CDC fly when it is light it [...]

sHARP & To the Point

Had a mammoth session yesterday- however modesty forces me to keep this a short and sharp post. An afternoon session on the Kelvin with a couple of trout under my belt and then an evening session down on my other favourite river (or rather part of river)

Needless to say, the Kelvin session was [...]

Dramatic Entrances and Dramatic Exits

We had lots of thunder and lightening yesterday morning with lots of rain. I was not sure if the Kelvin was going to be out of action but met Alex down there anyway. Turned out the water did have a colour to it, certainly could not see the bottom, possibly just a little higher [...]

You just cannae win sometimes.

So the other night I went fishing with Alex for an evening session. I was sitting on the bus (the number 16) when I got a text “get here quick, trout everywhere” or something like that. Seeing as how I could not get the bus to go any quicker I browsed through my flies for [...]

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