Otterly Good!

Went fishing on the Kelvin after work for an hour. River at a great height and the color of strong tea without the milk. Caught nothing however lots of trout rising….

Trout rising....

Trout rising….

The undergrowth is now at its wildest and it is strange to think that the end of the season is on its way. I spotted what I thought was a salmon however it turned out to be an otter..

The Kelvin Otter

The Kelvin Otter

It splashed about a bit and then after spotting me headed into the bushes. After a few moments the trout started to rise again.

I kind of regretted not going after the salmon however all my gear is in storage……

Off to Hamburg for a Stag weekend so no fishing, you can see some drunken mayhem on my twitter feed possibly. 

4 comments to Otterly Good!

  • Allan Hume

    Hey thats amazing, had no idea there was otters on the Kelvin! Now I know you don’t like to give up some hard-discovered fishing spots, but any chance you could suggest a stretch that holds an otter? I would love to go with my dslr and get some good pics! Pretty please?

  • On a stag in Hamburg just now, will mail you when I get back!

  • Tommy

    If anyone want’s to know the best bits to fish for salmon at this time of year..here they are..from the top…Balmore Road on a falling spate, fishing the upstream flying c ( black yellow red 15-20g) and or the bunch of black heads….the bait must move slightly slower than the current and not remain on the bottom..Best Spots….Below and upstream of Balmore Rd bridge and upstream towards the pool at the newly constructed walk over bridge…further up towards the pool where the kelvin meets the Allander…same methods..Kelvinbridge three hundred yards upstream of the Belmont Bridge/big Blue pub…Again the bunch weighted so it swings round..black flying C…Pool below Kelvin bridge itself…Bunch of worms and upstream flying C..Can be waded from downstream on the pub side but be careful…wading staff needed.. The stretch from Kelvinbridge downstream to Gibson St Bridge is also good especially if the river has some water..Sea Pool…very crowded but good on the incoming tide and fishes well with the bunch especially right on high tide..Information for tide times can be found here…http://www.tidetimes.org.uk/greenock-tide-times Happy Angling

  • shaka

    I saw the otter up at BALMORE LAST WEEK, HE FOLLOWED ME ( OR I FOLLOWED HIM!)FROM THE GATE POOL, UP THROUGHT THE PYLON POOL, THEN WE MET AGAIN AT THE ALLANDER. ONCE OR TWICE I LOST SIGHT OF HIM, BUT HIS BUBBLE TRAIL GAVE HIM AWAY. THE WATER WAS VERY LOW AND I RECKON HE WAS AFTER EELS AND SMALL FISH TRAPPED IN THE POOLS AND DEEPER CHANNELS – GREAT STUFF !

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