First Trouts!

I have been getting decidedly itchy around around catching my first trout of the season considering we do actually seem to be having a half decent spring compared to last years efforts. Considering I am still a 9-5 wage slave I needed to find a spare moment at the end of the working day to try and capture my first trout so decided to hit my wee burn which has done me well in the past. I dragged along a work colleague who was pretty keen to catch a trout on the dry and I regaled him with a half dozen from every pool and I am pretty sure “guaranteed”   was flung in their as well. Being new to fly fishing I wish I had put my Tenkara fly rod in my boot however we made do with the standard set up instead.

The Drift...

The Drift…

I caught the first trout as I was showing my buddy what to do, explaining about where the trout would be holding up. No pictures however it was a thin thing which looked as if it had not recovered well at all yet. Obviously the bigger rivers are fairing better because of the greater amount of feeding however i did notice a few flies drifting down an a rise in the pool above us.

New guy in action...

New guy in action…

Naturally my buddy managed to hook into two (potentially one that came back for another bash at the fly) trout however either he was not quick enough on the strike or maybe some loose line (nowt to do with bad teaching) they or it got off.

All it did was whet my appetite for some kelvin action!


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  1. Mark Caffrey · April 2, 2014

    How good does that look. Such a great way to end the day. I’m sure your colleague appreciated it.

  2. StephenM · April 2, 2014

    Kelvins been fishing well recently, plenty of trout taking the dry!!

  3. Paul Fletcher · April 2, 2014

    Where is the spot you fished?

  4. Alex · April 2, 2014

    Is that a hedgehog on the end of your line?

  5. Alistair · April 2, 2014

    Hey Mark thanks for stopping by – I think here in the west of scotland we are blessed with a few wee burns and rivers on our way home. Even if we have to take a 5 mile detour 😉

    Stephen – stop bragging, we all know about your monster trout! 😉

    Paul, me lips r’ sealed!

    Alex, Ha! standard comparadun!