I might have known. I have had a good few people email me to say that they did exceptionally well at the weekend, great hatches of flies and when I eventually get my ass into gear today this is what i find Thats right, the water is the colour of mud and up about 3 [...]
So I have still not been out this year. I dont know what is holding me back seeing as howI am now actually off for a week. The last couple of days were pretty cold so I did not see much point but I got a text off someone who seemed to have a bit [...]
As soon as I posted that I may go fishing this week for the first time this season the rain started.
It is a lovely day. It is warm outside and if I was at the river I could probably catch a trout on the dry fly. I am pretty sure there would have been a hatch of flies at around miidday. Instead I had to clean out all the junk that has accumulated over the [...]
So the new season has now started and new stuff had to be bought. First of all I have ditched my system of using a tapered braided leader and will now be using a tapered nylon leader and will stick with it. Secondly I went out tonight and bought myself another fly box, a rather [...]
First day of the trout season. Rains.
Oh yea, people ask me why I dont like people bait fishing. Actually I dont mind people fishing bait. It is people fishing with a SET LINE that I do not like. I regulary talk to guys fishing bait down on the river, generally that use floats and maggots/worms.wasp grubs. Pretty skillful guys and do [...]
Not being one to blow my own trumpet but I got a mention in the Scotland on Sunday newspaper on………er Sunday! He was talking about Bob Wyatt……but mentioned the blog
You can view the scanned article here which was kindly sent to me by Tom over at A View From the Bridge
So the AGM of the Kelvin was last night. I wonder sometimes, I really do. First of all we had the proposition to make the stretch at the vet school fly only. This I admit was mostly my idea. That part of the river is pretty much hammered not just by the odd guy but [...]
Red Wine….love the stuff. Once I start I cant stop. I mean well…….a couple of (decent) glasses is like half a bottle right? If you keep it for another day but with a stopper in it will taste just as nice, if not better. Better because the air has had a chance to get around [...]