A Day of Firsts

So this was a day of firsts. I had my first proper session on the Kelvin of the season. I saw my first Kingfisher of the year. I caught my first trout on the dry fly for the year. Additionally this was the first time I have actually fished in the snow. The day started […]

100 things about me

Being of the shy persuasion I have updated the 100 things about me page as someone said I was cagey about my identity. I hope it clears up any questions.

First outing- blanked (froze rocks off)

Alas, it did not go according to plan. After work another regular Kelvin fisher and I hit a tributary for some small stream action seeing as how the main river was out of action because of the rain. In the end we caught no fish and got cold into the bargain- which seems to be […]

Not bad at all looking!

So I am ill. If I was not ill I would be trying to catch a trout on the Kelvin. Instead I got Claire to drive me to a spot and have a look at it. It actually looks ok considering it has been raining the last week. It is at a lovely height, wee […]

Fishing for everyone – too commercial?

So I wondered who might broach this rather touchy subject and it finally happened in a forum I visit. Lucy Bowden operates a website dedicated to getting women into the sport called Fishing for Everyone

She says on her site

Here at fishingforeveryone, we are dedicated to encouraging more people into the sport of angling […]

Yellow May’s & Half Hogs

So I set myself a wee challenge the other day. I was getting a bit bored with tying the same old flies- which I have got to admit does make sense as I only fish a few flies (which hardly anyone asks me about anyway) when I came across a fly called a half hog. […]

Gizoogle – Yo’ Bitches on the Kelvin

Gizoogle – Transizlatin’ Page – http://theriverkelvin.co.uk/blog/index.php

Rain

Plan=fishing Result=rain

Off next two days, I am planning to do a whack of fly tying. I have found a couple of nice patterns on the net for olives so will be tying em up. I will post photos. Probably!

Purists- thats what we are!

So BBC weather said it was going to be sleeting today, ha that is a laugh: considering as how my first trip of the season was cancelled because of this. At around 1430 today it was actually quite warm with a little sun on the water. I could certainly imagine large dark olives hatching in […]

Bob Wyatt- Trout Hunting

I am going to be good to Bob Wyatt and plug his book. I am sure I did so in the past but as these plugs go around in full circle as new readers get picked up I felt it was worth it again. For my American readers this is one of those books you […]

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