Its Grim up North!

I went for a wander along to the Vet School on Sunday. It was pretty grim, I hope it starts to heat up a little bit, I suppose a month can make all the difference though in fly fishing. I might add that if Bird Flu hits the UK then this stretch will be off limits to anglers just like during the foot and mouth outbreak.
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10 comments to Its Grim up North!

  • Alan Atkins

    Forget bird flu, there is a greater threat to our river and that is the executive’s plan to sell off Dawsholme Park for light industrial units (possible extension to the Science Park). I read this onone of the Kelvin wbsite’s, apparantly the local msp is already apposing the plans, which the fishers of the Kelvin should also do. The environmental impacts of such a development would be potentially great. Light industry is relatively clean compared with traditional industrial practices but during the construction period impacts can be many.Just thought you would be interested

  • Alistair

    Good grief this is news to me. The only thing I can find on it is this..
    http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2002/05/1548

    but it quite clearly says that the parkwill not be effected?

    Got a link to the site you found the info on?

    Alistair

  • Alan.Atkins

    Alistair, it seems that your info is more up to date than mine.Thank God !! Sorry for pressing the panick button, but as a planner, i know how fragile our city green spaces are, cheers, Alan

  • Alistair

    No problem, you see however that they just seem to sneak these things in without telling anyone.
    What website did you see it on?

    Alistair

  • peter

    river kelvin (search) scroll down to Glasgow Kelvin
    SNP for story you are looking for.It doesn`t make
    good reading.

  • Alistair

    Hiya, can you provide a link please, I am a having a bit of a thick moment

    Alistair

  • peter

    http://www.kelvinsnp.org/1/sandrasdiary6.html
    Any idea of heaviest brownie caught on the kelvin?
    My best was 1lb6ozs last season on an 8`6`with
    no 4 line.I`d have paid £15 to relive that 10 mins.
    again.
    regards Peter

  • Alistair

    Looks like an old link, year 2001. I am pretty sure if it was going to be happening we would have heard about it before now.

    Hmm, largest trout from the Kelvin, I think it maxes out around th 2lb mark and they seem to be few in numbers….I would expect there to be bigger trout though, there are some mighty intersting looking pools looking down between those branches !

    Alistair

  • Alan Atkins

    Biggest on the Kelvin ? I had two during the long drought of 2003 that must have tipped the scales at around 2lb. I agree with Alistair that there must be bigger fish hidden away in the deep pools and slower sections of the river. I have seen a photo of a 5lb trout caught at the Allander Mouth on maggot,however, i reckon that any large brown caught at the back end could well be a sea trout that has been in all summer, very difficult to tell without scale readings.Anyway, roll on the 15th !!

  • Alistair

    You are quite correct Alan, that plus the fact that the club stocks with Sea Trout, th evast majority of which would not migrate to the Sea !
    Alistair