Support your local Urban Fly Fisher!

It is my birthday today (Easter Monday) and it is a nice chilled out day with the family. I plan to do some urban fishing tomorrow with Theo Pike and then some non urban stuff on Friday all going well.

Reader numbers have jumped in the last month or so – […]

Weekly water photo – 12 of 52

A picture of the forth and clyde canal just before clydebank – this whole stretch seems pretty grim. I wonder if there are any pike kicking around!

Weekly water photo – 10 of 52

Passed over my shit pipe river today and it looked great – because all the trees have no leaves I can see lots of riffles and runs! Only a week until I can choose not to fish for trout – I will probably fish for pike first.

Probably.

Fishing blogs I think kick ass!

To be honest I think loads of blogs rock however I thought I would highlight a few here that really shine for me. I wish we had some kind of fishing oscar ceremony to show off these guys however we don’t so you will just have to put up with me telling you.

North Country […]

Diver Dave’s Wader Repairs!

It is 22 days until the brown trout season opens – I am hoping to get out after Pike fairly soon however I have a bit of a problem – my waders have a bit of an evil leak in them. Not a horrific leak or anything but certainly a couple of creepers – one […]

What fly rod for the Kelvin?

One of the questions that folk ask an awful lot is what weight of fly rod you need to use for the Kelvin.

Look – if a 4 weight is good enough for Lord Kelvin…

Have I got to explain it? Ok – essentially the weight of a rod is irrelevant – it […]

Ok Ok – Its January!

Its January, it’s cold and miserable and most of us have not caught a fish all year – it will probably be another few months before we will even see a snout of a trout. Last year the season started badly with freezing temperatures – all the trout were away hibernating or something. Then suddenly […]

Tenuous fishing photos 48/52

I was raking around my Mother n’ Laws computer (that I built) and found some pictures that my sister n’ law took a couple of years ago when she came Pike fishing with me – I had been on a roll for a few months catching enormous Pike on the fly every time I hit […]

Tenuous fishing photos 46/52

I am on a lake in the lake district in England just now on a cruise – it is -1 and we just passed some hardy souls out pike fishing in boats …

Interestingly the guy driving our boat told us about the whole range of fish in the lake – trout, salmon, perch […]

Saturday Salmon..

Long story short I caught feck all and had my picture taken holding a spinning rod – is this what I have been reduced to?

Paul Reid – not floundering – honest!

I jest – I jest – it was a nice being on the river when ordinarily I would be waiting some […]