Hit or Miss…..verdict = Miss

Not sure what happened today – fished the Clyde with little success. It was warm, overcast and little wind. There were several types of flies hatching, Yellow Mays, A large type olive and then this tiny little olive.

I still managed to winkle out a few trout – this one came to a dry…

And then I got another couple fishing with Clyde Style wets.

12 comments to Hit or Miss…..verdict = Miss

  • Stuart B

    Oh well…probably fortunate that I didn’t get up early this morning to go to Biggar as I had planned . We’ll see what Monday brings .

  • No fishing tommorow?

  • Stuart B

    Well not at Lamington as Sundays are verboten ..LOL

  • alan atkins

    Clyde Style wets Alistair? Tisk, tisk, your standards are fairly slipping old boy!!! I remember the first time we met we had a long discussion regarding the merits of these little flees. I fished solely with them and small mymphs in those days but you managed to persuade me over to the dry. However, they can be deadly and are worth re-visiting when conditions dictate. I ‘ve just returned from my favourite east coast river where conditions were challenging due to low flows and high sun during the day. Thus, our fishing hours were confined to 10pm – 6am, which meant very unsociable hours and fishers looking like zombies for most of the time. The sea trout have not materialised in numbers yet, however i managed one about 2lbs and then a lovely salmon of 10lbs on the trout rod. It took all of my fly line the moment it was hooked and was eventually beached 100 yards downstream , a good 25 mins after hooking it. The trout rod is really the way to get them in the low flows and what a fight!

  • Andy

    A friend of mine saw a TV ad the other day saying it was illegal to fish anywhere in Scotland without a rod licence. Anyone heard anything about this?

  • Stuart B

    No such thing as a Rod Licence in Scotland . You do need a licence to fish tho’ ….
    This might help
    http://www.flyfish-scotland.com/scotslaw.htm

  • Andy

    indeed you do, for the record I do happen to be a permit holder for the kelvin and buy day tickets for the other rivers I fish……

  • Stuart B

    Andy,
    Not sure if you meant “indeed you do” to mean you do need a rod licence ( altho’ there are none up here ) or,more probably,indeed you do need a permit :-)
    BTW ,where did your friend see this advert?

  • Andy

    Yes I meant one does need a permit for the river one is fishing :D

    Friend lives in paisley and saw it on ITV, he was sure it was meant for Scotland

  • Stuart B

    Perhaps he was watching another regional ( not Scottish) ITV on digital ???

  • Ed

    Not to interrupt a lovely discussion on the finer points of angling law, but that is a truly beautiful picture of a trout. I stared at it for at least a minute. Thanks.