Nice day today!

You know, today was almost like a spring day. I mean there was still a nip in the air and next week we could all be knee deep in snow but really, it was nice, there were flowers budding on some trees and some shoots coming up from daffodils. Realistically, looking at this post I should be thinking of heading out just as soon as the season opens. Last year I was a bit stressed out with uni work but this year…….this year will be hell as now I have a fucking job!

I think I will see if my little bit of vandalism is still on that tree..

al on tree By the looks of things this was around the first time I went fishing last season. I need to look up wading boots as my last ones turned into wader assasins. GRRR


  1. Alan Atkins · January 24, 2006

    Any reports from the AGM yet. I was unable to attend and i am interested in what perils of wisdom were heard at this year’s meeting. I was also wondering if anyone knows if the Kelvin ever had a population of grayling, and if so could they be stocked to provide winter action. The runs ansd rifles of the river with its gravel and stone bed would make great grayling habitat. Do you know that thebngrayling is not indigenous to Scotland and was stocked into the rivers by the victorians who brought them up in trains from the river Derwent. Happy new year Alistair, we must have a cast this season together.I start my spring fishing on the teith next week,. and now that i have a good grasp of single and double spey casting i hope to grass a few more salmon than last year’s total of 4, you really should try your hand at the silver tourists this season.

  2. Mike · January 24, 2006

    Grayling do not, and as far as I know have never existed in the Kelvin. The main problem with grayling in a river like the Kelvin would be the levels of polution. Now we all know the Kelvin has massively improved in this department over the last few decades, and has a good population of trout etc., but from what I understand grayling are even more susceptible to polution that trout. If there is a good grayling population in a river it shows the river is pretty damn clean..!
    Grayling also require cool, well oxegenated water (even more so than trout I believe), and given the problems the Kelvin has in the summer with low flows and algae, I think it would be too much for a healthy grayling population.
    As a final point, grayling are not really farmed commercially like trout.. hope that answers your question..!

  3. Alistair · January 24, 2006

    Hi Guys,

    Alan, I think Mike answered your question pretty well, as for the agm I will make a post about it later….at the moment I am between reboots as I am installing updates 🙂

  4. Alan Atkins · January 24, 2006

    Yes, thanks are right Grayling do require clean well oxygenated water and are nore susceptible to pollution. I had also forgot about low water and algae levels that we often experience duirng the summer months.Thanks ,speak soon

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