Muddy Water

I got to the Kelvin around 5pm. I thought the rain we had would have freshened the river up a bit. I had noticed on the SEPA site it had risen a few inches. It was the colour of mud…perfect I thought; I love it like this…

Wait, no – I hate it like this – it makes the trout dour and bloody impossible to catch – to prove my point I managed to spook the only rising trout in the vicinity by pricking him. After sadly taking my gear off I went for a wander along the river only to find another rising trout…I watched him for 20 mins taking something off the surface. It was enjoyable watching the trout and I wondered whether I should go back and get my waders on – it would mean wading upstream in water that I am not too familiar with. I decided against it.

I have had the nagging feeling I missed out on something though.

6 comments to Muddy Water

  • Paul

    I was hoping to fish it tonight as well Alistair but its just a bit too coloured so didn’t bother .Clyde or Avon in the morning i reckon.

  • If you see it in the morning Paul before you leave do you fancy telling me how much it has cleared ?

  • Paul

    Its still a bit coloured Alistair,but certainly clearer than yesterday.Im off to the Avon,have a good day if you head out.
    Cheers
    Paul

  • fished it today with my mate behind the science park. it was very hard going with all the sun but as soon as we got some cloud cover i pulled out a lovely broony about 12 inch tempted by a worm and didnt have my scales. my mate got an eel haha.

    someone pulled a salmon out up past the bridge or so i heard…

  • How did you get on Paul?

  • Paul

    Had a ridiculous morning up the Avon.Caught 20-30 fish,with none above 9 inches.Lost the only decent fish i hooked all day.Good for the reflexes though.Reckon the bigger fish are very wary in the low water and bright conditions.Well done getting a few fish up the Clyde.
    Cheers
    Paul