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 [...]

Fish Kill on the Kelvin!

So I took a wee stoat up to the Vet School today as it looks like the last day fishing for a bit as the rain is about to come. I met a guy from SEPA who asked me if I had seen any dead fish. It just so happened that I had seen two [...]

Blankedo!!

So I had a wee few hours down on the Kelvin today, uttrely blanked! Ran into one of the regulars..

who fishes bait and he was blanking as well. Like most guys who have moved from course fishing to trout he easily transfers those skills. He trots the bait down making sure that he is [...]

Ah yes, its all coming back now!!

So after spending around 5 hours working on an essay I decided to head down to the Kelvin for a few hours stress relief. First things first I ran into some people from the East End Angling Club who were down for a few casts. Unfortunetly I was not fast enough with my camera to [...]

Yeargh, frustrating evening

So I went for a wander along to the Kelvin last night as the rain came to nothing. It was a bit windy but the river was at a good height and there were flies on the water. I knew things was going to be slow as soon as I didn’t catch anything in my [...]

Damn the Luck!

So the rain has made the Kelvin and its tributaries become coloured. I now have 2 folk to check the condition of the river for me. One of them lives right next to the Kelvin and is clued up enough be able to tell me whether it is high or low or coloured or whatever…….great. [...]

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