…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 [...]
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 [...]
So Sunday night I decided on a dusk session on the Kelvin – it was another good session with lots of trout caught. No big ones this time – as I walked up the river there was a chap fishing down and across through the pool I wanted to stake out – this [...]
Sometimes you forget something good that is right under your nose – For a few years I fished the same stretch of the Kelvin and got to know every nook and cranny there was to know – it was maybe a mile or so of water. That is in fact a lot of pools, riffles, [...]
I decided to visit some of my older haunts on the river for a nostalgic trip down memory lane
Maybe see you there!
So I have been tying up some flees in preparation for some hot evening action. Reluctantly I took the advice (you can substitute advice for pretty much constant ribbing) from pals regarding the size of my flies. You see in the past I fished a place where a big bushy fly was a essential as [...]
A very hit or miss couple of weeks on the Kelvin for me – I have not been able to fish anywhere else due to work and time commitments. You have got to be on the river at the right time and be in the right place as soon as a hatch starts. [...]
Spring Sun – Check!
Decorating chores partly complete – Check!
Water at a good height – Check!
Water at a good height!
A full fly box – Check!
Non leaky waders – Check
Bank covered in empty cider bottles carried their in blue plastic bags – Check!
Wanks – Check!
Regaled with stories [...]
Yay – you made it to another season – today is the first day of the 2011 trout season.
Congratulations on making it this far – we all deserve a great big round of applause for fighting through yet another thoroughly miserable winter.
From this moment on instead of being totally unable [...]