Well, turned out a mighty fine day. There was a slight colour to the water but I decided to have a go with a dry fly at the place I had so much luck last time.
Anyway I don’t know whether it is my imagination but the fish I am catching on the dry seem to be larger than the ones on the wet fly. I have no pictures of fish this time I’m afraid as taking the fishes picture whilst holding a rod as well as unhooking it without damaging the fish is very difficult. But hey, I get to put in other nice pictures 🙂
Some rather nice mushrooms came out while I was fishing, not of the magic variety however. This was down at the vet school stretch, if you look back a couple of trips u will see where I was before.
Anyway eventually I switched too a tiny wee midge fly as the fish were consistently ignoring mine……Well after I had hooked a couple they must have switched what they were taking. I could then see them inspecting my fly and turning away in disgust. I swear one of them gave me the fin. Possibly the same one that I hooked near the vent bizarrely enough. A fish swirled at my fly and I struck immediately and the efish fought extremely hard. I thought it was a really big brown until I realized it was swimming upside down. When I went to unhook it the fly was just next to the fin near the vent. It must have swirled the fly and when I struck then got hooked.
Another thing about the fish today was how hard they fought……..The two biggest actually jumped out the water , something the trout in the Kelvin don’t often do, at least with me.
After I had some fun their, I walked down to the bridge and watched a few trout from there. I decided to wade in and have a god bash at them seeing as how I was now feeling like an experto 😉
Here I was
There is a fish just in front of that bit of green and another 3 in the middle. Anyway, I worked my way from my side out , missed the one next to the bush and must have spooked the ones in the middle. Although I did get them to have a go at the fly. So as far as I’m concerned I got a result….. I waded out and went back up to the bridge to see if they were still there…….They had managed to get back in position very quickly. Ill remember that for next time.
That once spooked they come back quick!!!
I phoned the Sec of the club today and asked for the stretch from maryhill bridge down to the bridge at the vetschool be made fly only….It sonly around 500 yards …..But hey that’s where I see the most fish getting killed by the bait fishers. allso I may be getting made a Warden.