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…..so 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…..in 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 !

Fly Tying at home !

So seeing as how the old diet started yesterday I thought that today I would start my other New Year resolution and get my fly tying gear out. I set up my rather nifty mag lamp and tied up a few Knlinkhammers and some CDC Blue Winged Olives.


Needless to say I am out of practice.

black klink

The Complete Fisher. The Klinkhammer

The Complete Fisher – 2nd time. The Klinkhammer

A pretty fine walkthrough on how to tie Klinkhammers !

One of my new year resolutions is to tie many more flies. Oh, later I shall show you some of the rather nice crimbo presents I recieved that will make rting flies a little easier 🙂

Happy new Ear ! (you heard me)

happy New Year!

Compfused.com – Easy Fishing

Compfused.com – Easy Fishing

I have heard of people getting a boat full of fish but this is plain silly 🙂

Boxing day Pike, or not!

So it was at around 10pm on Christmas night when I got a text message from an enthusiastic fisher Charlie.
– Want to go fishing tomorrow?
I replied
– Why the hell not!

I had read something somewhere about going Pike fishing on Boxing Day being traditional so we decided to go to the local canal.
The theory behind this was that it was free and if it got too cold we could just do a bolt back to the house for a cup of tea.

Anyway, too cut a long story short we fulfilled two traditions, we went Pike fishing on Boxing Day and in grand traditional style we blanked. Hell, we even used big rattling plugs. I had asked Alex if he wanted to join us but he was up North spending time with his folks. Freezing cold, hungry, no fish, he would have loved it I said to myself as I thumped my freezing cold feet in an attempt to heat them up.
There was lots of “Ha , would you rather be out here, battling the elements trying to catch Pike, or sitting in your house drinking mulled wine watching Crimbo telly”
The packaging reads:
…run the lure between and over reeds, be prepared for explosive takes

By God, I was prepared!!
Secretly, we all wanted to be back in our beds.

Charlie had brought Scott his girlfriends brother who had only fished a couple of times before, asked if he would want to go again he said “definitely, ask me again in May will you”

Outwardly promising we would meet up again soon for another Pike session and inwardly vowing not to answer any more fishing text messages we parted freezing cold and wanting to die !

Still fancy Pike on the fly though!

Happy Christmas, Winterfest etc !


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