Scotland on Sunday – Sport – Other Sport – Rise in American crayfish is bad signal for Scottish rivers

Scotland on Sunday – Sport – Other Sport – Rise in American crayfish is bad signal for Scottish rivers

THE American signal crayfish has been grabbing headlines again after being found in the River Ettrick, a main tributary of the Tweed.

Unfortunately, the threat of this invasive species is nothing new. It was introduced [...]

Already !!

So I went for a walk down to Kelvingrove Park today. I am working in the hospital at the moment as a guy that I support is in their just now. On my break I took a walk down to the river as it is right next to it!

It was looking bare, very [...]

Hugh Falkus…Salmon fishing

Here is a piece of fishing history if I ever saw one (not least being the most expensive book on fishing to be sold on ebay). It is Hugh Falkus “Salmon Fishing” bound in leather and seemingly “The only copy in the world which is fully leather bound with personal drawings and inscription by the [...]

Black beetle

For anyone that is interested I have had to do a full reformat of my computer. I managed to get a virus last week….in fact I didnt actually get a virus it was my other half that opened a dodgy attachment that caused a virus to get in. It was zapped anyways but I like [...]

Jamie Oliver…..farmed salmon debate continues

Well, if it wasnt bad enought that Jamie Oliver is promoting farmed salmon his restaurants are trying to buy illegaly rod caught salmon. Taken from The Mirror, terrible paper but good for my needs

JAMIE’S HOOKED

Feb 2 2004

Our Palace footman Ryan Parry sells ‘dodgy’ salmon to TV chef Oliver’s restaurant.. no questions [...]

5 Days!!

So the last few days I have been stressed out my box writing an essay. I will not be getting any respite as in the morning I start my new social work placement. To distract myself I have been not shaving. I have been feeling rather manly as my stubble has been growing longer than [...]

Scotsman Joke

The Englishman’s wife steps up to the tee and, as she bends over to place her ball, a gust of wind blows her skirt up and reveals her lack of underwear. “Good God, woman! Why aren’t you wearing any knickers?” her husband demanded. “Well, you don’t give me enough housekeeping money to afford any.” The [...]

Rewards

I met a guy this year that had just started to fish the fly. I watched him for a while drifting a wet fly down and across a little pool I enjoy. I was upstream a bit concentrating on a tiny wee riffle. I walked down for a natter. He was saying that pretty much [...]

Production Fly Tying

This looks like a good book. I was looking at some of the Gariach books and came across one by his fishing buddy AK Best.

Synopsis Subtitled A collection of ideas, notions, hints, and variations on the techniques of fly tying

You can buy it by clicking this link from Amazon….. Production Fly [...]

The Canal again!!

It started off as a Pike fishing trip to the Kelvin. We were supposed to be going to the river to scout out places to spin for Pike, then at a later date to deadbait for Pike. Then when we had actually worked out where the Pike hung out ……fly fish for them. As it [...]

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