Interesting fishing..

I headed to my highland stream after work only to be confronted by my arch enemy at the start of some nice pools. This was my first proper evening session of the year.



Look, I am perfectly aware that they are totally harmless, you just shoo them away etc etc blah blah blah however I just do not trust them as far as I can walk past them. They had calf’s with them as well which makes them a bit more edgy as well.

Anyway, I headed to another bit of river which i wanted to explore anyway and found a lovely pool.



As you can see there was a high bank on the opposite side with some deep water which was moving at almost walking pace, this was below a faster moving tongue of water- perfect!

Sure enough trout started to rise, little dimples on the surface. I was using a dry and dropper and a few times trout would boil at my fly. I would see a good sized head and shoulders yet these trout did not connect. My dry fly dipped a couple of times resulting in some solid pulls to the nymph yet my luck was not in with these fish. Eventually a fish stayed on..

Good acrobatics too!

Good acrobatics too!

It leapt around the pool and unfortunately I realized my net was left at home – I still managed it though!

A nice dark skinned trout, if I did not know better I would have taken that for a trout ready to spawn..

A nice dark skinned trout, if I did not know better I would have taken that for a trout ready to spawn..

I realised I had been fishing that pool for an hour or so and a cold wind was blowing, I decided to head up the road while it was still light.


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  1. Colin · May 28, 2014

    You’ve got to watch the galloways , they can be temperamental.

  2. Alistair · May 28, 2014

    Between me and the river was a few big white ones ! Out of interest what would you have done ?

  3. Matt Eastham · May 28, 2014

    You big soft arse!
    Nice looking bit of river there chap……

  4. colin wilson · May 28, 2014

    the white ones are generally ok , although if they have calves id take a wide berth. just dont run!

  5. JP2 · May 28, 2014

    Nothing like a good BBQ after a long day of fishing!

  6. rc47 · May 28, 2014

    Spent two hours on a tree branch throwing tins of beans and soup at these funny untrustworthy animals about 1961/62 trying to frighten them away hanging over the Green Water bye Kilmacolm..They got fed up and moved away allowing me and my companion to make a strategic retreat.Never underestimate what these things are capable of.

  7. Alex · May 28, 2014

    They can smell your fear!

  8. JP2 · May 28, 2014

    Alistair, just release your Inner Yob ! Spray paint the white ones, call the black ones bad names and tell the brown ones to go back home…See? All you need to know you learned on the Kelvin!

  9. Andy · May 28, 2014

    Beautiful trout you got there Alistair! Nice one.