A wee bit stress relief!!

So I decided to go for a wee walk along the banks of the Kelvin today for a bit of stress relief. It just so happened that I took my fishing rod and was wearing my waders at the time. It was only for a couple of hours, I did not think I was going […]

Those slow stretches!

A couple of weeks ago I took a walk along the Kelvin to scout out some of the slow deep stretches. The water was pretty murky and there was the inevitable cars and trolleys.. After my success of catch trout on dry flies on these stretches like those I think I will be having another […]

Wonky Fish Photees!!

You may have noticed recently that I have not been posting pictures of fish very much. That is because trying to take a good photee of a trout whilst holding a rod in one hand, being thigh deep in water is damn hard. Add the fact that the fish rarely smiles and sits still for […]

Sorting out tackle!

So the last time I went to a little stream I used my little 3 wt that I had not used before. One of the first things that I noticed was that the sections kept coming apart. It is a little custom made rod so all I had to do was put a little wax […]

Ladies in red seek biggest fish

An interesting read.

May 24 2005

Moc Morgan, Western Mail

IT IS accepted that women are very, very good at catching big fish. So much so that some male anglers have tried hard to work out a reason for it.

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ThE RaIn

Great, prime time Dry Fly action is here and so is the rain. I wake up this morning to heavy rain which means the Kelvin will be out of action for another couple of days. Not that I have been getting my usually every day stints in as I am at University Placement full time […]

Blanked!!

It is funny how some days can go so well and other so bad. After my success yesterday I decided to head down to the Kelvin for some “keli” action. There was none. The water was at a good height but was a very dark chocolate colour. There was also a crowd of guys sitting […]

Small Stream Fun!

So yesterday I went fishing on one of the tributories of the Kelvin. It was great dry fly water with long pools with little riffles, lots of fly life with trout rising. I lost count of the fish that I caught and returned. It is not too popular with people bait fishing iether as it […]

6ft 3wt

So I have a little 6 foot 3 wt rod I had kinda forgotton about. I bought a 3wt line the other day and strung it up today. Did not put nearly enough backing on it but somehow that seems ok as I doubt I will be catching fish on it that will be taking […]

Brown Trout Habitat

Was browsing a forum when I came across a post about this report . It is all about trout conservation and really emphasises habitat over stocking. It gives and example of the three categories that can cause threats to populations of brown trout: harvest, stocking and Environmental degradation. Essentially the Kelvin has threats from all […]