Return to Harelaw!

You might remember the last time I went stockie bashing myself and Alex went to Harelaw trout fishery. You might remember that after a day of absolute madness I was then ill for a few days after it. Its all happening again people, this Saturday a boat is booked, the weather is to be fucking cold and I am going to look out my waterproof trousers…be afraid, be very afraid!

be afraid !

A monkee view of the kelvin

Here is a monkeys view of fishing the Kelvin…enjoy!

Feel free to leave a comment of any others 🙂

AGM 2006

So the AGM actually went quite well. Firstly I though that absolutely no one was going to speak up but then someone did….and you know…what they said made perfect sense! After last seasons “extension of the salmon season” proposal, some guys proposed that for the last month of the season it should be mandatory catch and release on all salmon. It was voted on and agreed. Sometimes though I just feel as if though that no one wants to speak out at these things and that’s why there was no counter proposal though but hey at least its through!

The argument was that yes, the river is improving but in a few years it might be back to square one if people keep on killing salmon.

What else, oh yea, another two youngsters on the committee and as usuall I won bugger all in the raffle.

Outside someone asked if the River Kelvin club had a website and someone said this was it. In fact this is not the club website, this is my website and even though I am on the committee for the club it means I can still say whatever the hell I want on my own website. You get my drift?

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

I need a New Computer !

You may have noticed that the old postings have lessened recently, this is due to my comp being jiggered. Thus I have carefully selected some nice components from ebuyer that will be specifically for a high quality multimedia fishing pc . It is made with a rather nice snazzy case with media slots on the front alowing me to slip in memory cards from my camera rather than fiddle about with cables and such like at the back.
I have a credit card bill the size of the war on Iraq’s missile budget. It was like “Shock n Awe” the last time I looked at my minimum payment so I am hoping there is an extremely rich eccentric reader that is willing to donate cash to my pc fund and thus keep me blogging.

Here are the components for my new comp

  • Antec Aria Cube Case Black/Silver – With 300W PSU
  • MSI RS482M4-ILD SKT939 Radeon XPRESS 200 (RS482) Chipset Dual DDR400 PCI-E MATX
  • Western Digital WD2000JD 200GB SATA/150 7200RPM 8MB Cache – OEM
  • Corsair (VS512MB400) 512MB, DDR400 / PC3200, non-ECC, 184 DIMM, unbuffered, CL2.5, 32Mx8 DRAMs

It comes to about £300, I will get the cpu myself, I have at least some respect. Donations welcome through paypal…there is a handy little paypal button to the right there.

If that does not work I will shamelessly ask people to sponsor me (as if asking people outight for cash was not shameful enough).
Everyone that donates gets to take me fishing, cant say fairer than that ! Generously I will supply the cigars !

If someones asks about stocking Bows this year!

I think this year at the Kelvin AGM, if someone asks about stocking Rainbows I should plant someone to shout “..and can we stock Great White’s”

Whale in the Thames

Concern grows for stranded whale

Rescuers are growing increasingly concerned for the safety of a seven-tonne whale, stranded in the River Thames in central London.

Riverside crowds gathered throughout the day to watch the 16-18ft (5m) northern bottle-nosed whale swim as far upstream as Albert Bridge by Chelsea.

Whale swims past Parliament Buildings

Hope it makes it out alive!

Kelvin AGM 26th January

OK OK…its the 26th January in Partick Burgh Halls……sorry sorry !!

Oh and by the way the lack of posts are too do with my computer being jiggered.

Kelvin AGM

So I went into the Glasgow Angling Centre today with a friend too pick up some fly tying gear and look at the wading boots. I have decided that seeing as how my last pair decided to kill my stocking foots I would not risk it this season.

Anyway, the Kelvin AGM is in a couple of weeks and members should have their little flier through the door, it might interest you to know that at the last committee meeting it was me that stuck the stamp on… there J

I wonder what wacky things will be said this year, last year we had the infamous can we stock with Rainbow Trout comment. Jeepers !!


I enjoy looking through my logs and seeing what new sites are linking to me, I now count quite a few.  Everyone who has a website or blog should take the time to do this as well as have their own links page. It is only good grace that once you have checked out someone that is linking to you that you reciprocate that link. Anyway, I came across this site:


….who in their discription of me states:

Enjoyable blog by some guy who fishes a lot in/around the River Kelvin in Scotland. I assume his first name is Alistair, but except for splashing photos of himself around he’s pretty cagey about his identify.

SPlashing my photo about???? very rarely do i SPLASH my photo about… fact now that I come to think of it I have like next to no photees of myself on my blog, all the pictures are in fact of other people. Thats a point actually, all the people I fish with dont have cameras, and the one person that does I had to give them it (e vi prevedo le buone immagini l’anno prossimo)
Anyway, seeing as how he has a very well designed and informative site (better than my flung together piece of crap anyway) and he has taken the time to put me in his links list not once but in fact TWICE…..I think people should toddle on over check out his site, click on his google ads as it generates poor bloggers cash and then have a nice cup of tea !

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