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BUTT BRIDGE(Skateboard / bandstand bridge)
You see some sights under this bridge. It’s usually a group female having a pee in the river. Not the first time I’ve seen this. You think they would be embarrased but you hear them say there’s a guy in the river fishing and just go about their business. I always evert my eyes if only their mothers knew what they were doing.
That is just the place Jim – some websites will pay good money for some of that action Jim!
For three years I had a regular late May booking for a week on the River Carron, the one that’s part of the Oykel/Cassley system; I realised, after reading the visitor catch returns book, that it was statistically the worst week of the season. But it was such a beautiful place that when a week also fell free just after August 12th I took that too thinking well, if the river is dried out we can always go up on the hill and look for an early season grouse. Yikes … the midges! When we were inside the house (Braelangwell) the only thing that would get us out was fishing – or the pub in the evening, running between the doors of house and car. But we shot a few grouse, and decided we would roast them so my pal Tom (Scrutton), a great raconteur now dead – and sadly missed, sat outside the door of the house early one evening with three cigarettes burning in his mouth and plucked and prepared the chosen birds. They were beautiful to eat – but next morning he had been bitten all over. It didn’t bother him nearly so much that evening (after he had got on the outside of a couple of bottles of wine) but yes, the banks of lochs are perhaps the very worst midge locations of all. Not too bad out in a boat (where we men always were) but nightmarish on the shore (where the women were). Ah, happy days. Pat Mackreth