I am GAGGING to go fishing!

Thats a weird expression isnt it, gagging to go fishing? Yes it is!!

Anyway, it has now been raining pretty hard for a couple of days and the Kelvin is unfishable. There is a possibility that one of the tributories will be fishable as long as their is no more rain but I suppose it […]

Stung on the face with nettles whilst being rained on!

So after praying for rain for weeks it finally came, just as I and Alex arrived at the Kelvin. It was pissing it down and to make things even worse I had forgotton my lucky hat! We were doomed from the beginning. Alex even fell in but by this point it did not really make […]

Quote

“I got a new fly rod and reel for my wife…best trade I ever made.” – Thomas Horan

I have won a competition….

So I managed to wangle an evening session yesterday on the Kelvin. I and another Kelvin fisher decided to head up the Kelvin valley closer to the West End. The trout were spooky and Alex had a new 4 weight that he wanted to christen. It was a nice evening and I managed to get […]

Communication Difficulties!

I want to discuss with you communication difficulties. Now the other day I got SHE WHO MUSY BE OBEYED to give me a lift up to the Glasgow Angling Centre to get some of that sealant stuff for my waders. On the way I mentioned that it would mean that I would be fishing on […]

Bloody Typical!! a hole in ma waders!!

So today, I got my gear together for a bit of a walk upstream to where the Kelvin is deep and slow. As I was getting my stuff together I was standing at the bridge in the Vet School under the main road….I heard a voice shout out YOUR SHITE AT FISHIN I looked around, […]

Being a Warden on the Kelvin!

A man was stopped by a warden down on the Kelvin recently with two buckets of live trout . The warden asked the man, “Do you have a license to catch those fish?” The man replied to the warden, “No, sir. These are my pet fish.” “Pet fish?” the warden replied. “Yes, sir. Every night […]

Rain!

So it has been raining a smidgen the last couple of days. I do not think it is enough however to make any difference to the water levels. Fingers crossed that we get some more sustained rainfall!!

“Fantastic Four” has no Fly Fishing in it!!

I received a text today from a fishing buddy telling me that he found a several dead Salmon in the Kelvin, around the grilse size…5-6lb. He thought they looked quite old and I have not seen any more dead fish so as long as we don’t get anymore consistent hot weather the trout should be […]

Bare bones n Balloons!

I reckon the Kelvin, or at least my end of it is now unfishable untill we get a little rain. Last night I went down to the river with Alex and for the 2nd time blanked. I did manage to rise a trout but it was very small, Alex also missed a smallish fish. Someone […]