Like a visit from an old friend

So it was a nice evening and I decided to forget the rest of the garden and have a spot of Kelvin action. It was a high temp when I got there and there was fish rising. I missed around 3 although I think they might have just been splashing at my fly. I was using a deer hair emerger. Later I moved up to the Vet school and managed to winkle out a couple of trout. I got chatting to a guy who has emailed me a couple of times, James, who’s wife was about to give birth, well, not today but tomorrow. He did the honourable thing and nipped out to do a spot of fishing- good move that man.
I telephoned Emmanuelle and he promised me some 2lb trout if I waited around for a spinner fall. Alas it was not to be, or at least no more trout rose. Well, that’s not precisely true I managed to winkle out one more trout however I am sure it will be 2lb one day.

I wandered up the river, but seeing as how it is a nice night there was a gaggle of young people, girls and boys, playing around in the river. The boys were desperately trying to impress the girls by making animal noises. Ah to be young again. A simpler time!

I then noticed a pretty big hatch of sedges. I noticed as there was a few on my arm, how sweet, I thought, I truly am one with nature.
I then looked down at my waders and found myself covered in them. I am still finding them crawling around my house which the old ball n chain wont be happy about.

No fishing tomorrow, more back breaking work in the garden awaits.


  1. mike · May 10, 2006

    Sounds good Alistair. I’ve only ever seen many sedges around on the Kelvin later in the season. I had a few great evenings with a deer hair sedge when the fish were on to them.

  2. Alistair · May 10, 2006

    I think I will be tying up some deer hair sedges in the very near future 🙂

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