The Kelvin has been seeing huge Grannom hatches however as consistent with most rivers the trout do not even give them a second glance – I spent a few hours on the Kelvin a couple of days ago late afternoon to find very few trout even willing to take the nymph – which made me suspect the section I was fishing has had a fairly catastrophic disaster causing the population to decline (as opposed to me being crap)
I covered what rising fish I did see with a small CDC Sedge pattern – a trout that was rising certainly had a bash at it however I probably fluffed the strike – further down the stretch in some slow water there were two trout rising – they were good trout – both were spooked by the tippet.
Interestingly, I hear that elsewhere on the river smolts and parr were taking the sedge – one person let me know the Big Blue Pool looked like it was raining due to all the risers.
As I beat my way through the bushes I found last years horror show was back..
That is correct the evil Skunk Cabbage is back……again!
Fishing The Tay tomorrow for a few hours – see you guys later!