Boots on, hats on heads, Polaroids at the ready and………..GO GO GO!!!!

So Sunday was the first trip out of the season – it was a weird hot March day meaning jumpers were off and sun block had to be applied to the face. The Kelvin was stuffed full of fly fishers (or so it seemed) as I met up with Paul, Stephen and later Jim. Two […]

Rising Trout!

Spotted my first rising trout of the season yesterday – I was actually out at Calder Glen Country Park with the kids and went for a walk along the river. There were rising trout in just about every pool.

Of course, I assume this is kinda old news to you guys – forums and […]

A walk in the park with a Piper!

So it was a beautiful day for the opening ceremony – we had sunshine, a breeze and even flies at one point (of course we also had strangers asking us for our whiskey and a kid with a dog where we wanted to fish but that’s another story)

Jim Burns – Legend

Oh, […]

“Trout in Dirty Places” written and fished by Theo Pike

Coming soon: Trout in Dirty Places, to be published by Merlin Unwin Books on 3 April 2012.

As Covers go……I like it!

He has a facebook page you can visit to find out more information. Do you think the Kelvin is in it?

If you answered yes then you have been paying attention as […]

Way Back When?

I always think that winter and around the turn of the year is a time of reflection. I tend to look back at this diary more than I actually write in it and tend to make unrealistic plans for the future. I know that I am probably not going to get away for that week […]

River Kelvin Spate

Totally random video of the Kelvin in spate – lasts around a minute. I was actually out with Atkins looking at all the arbour work that had been done. Lots of pictures to add to the RKAA site.

 

Vice Chairman Perks!

I was thinking the other day about all the perks of being the Vice Chair of the River Kelvin Angling Association – I mean it is a big club with nearly 1000 members, we have a healthy bank balance, we have good trout fishing and great runs of Salmon. You would think there […]

Ramblings…

Interestingly there has not been the usual crowd of guys fishing the Kelvin this year for Salmon and the word on the street is the fishing for Salmon on the Kelvin has been = “total shite this year” (according to the chap in Dumbarton who owns the food shop and served me my roll n’ […]

You would be forgiven…

…for thinking that all I appear to do these days is get myself banned from internet forums for making statements about how lovely trout are. However I have actually managed to wet a line – in fact last week twice. Both times were nothing much to write home about and on one occasion […]

Evening Stats…

Stats:

Trout Rising: (est) 23

Number of total casts: (est) 150

Number of casts to individual fish: 8

Fly changes: 4

Smallest fly used : size 20

Trout caught : 1

Sweary words: 6

Salmon seen: 1

Call to Alan Atkins to tell him about Salmon: 1

Number of Trootsies spooked: 0 (note: they […]

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