WHEN FISH STRIKE BACK
WHEN FISH STRIKE BACK
I reckon the Kelvin, or at least my end of it is now unfishable untill we get a little rain. Last night I went down to the river with Alex and for the 2nd time blanked. I did manage to rise a trout but it was very small, Alex also missed a smallish fish.
Usually, to get to that place where I am standing it is very difficult wading, in fact now that I come to think about it I have never actually been there before.
Rain rain…..where are yoooooooooooooooooo!!!!
Here is a rather interesting thread about Mikes Tackle Shop in Edinburgh. A customer took a fly line back to the shop where they insisted they had to send it back to the manufacturer instead of just replacing it. The customer comes on to the Fly Forum for a bit of advice and then a representative from the shop turns up.
No fishing as I am in Birmingham for a few days. I have always been dissapointed that there is no good trout fishing here, or any rivers for that matter. I did however notice a little burn that turns out to be the River Rea. .
I will look into this I think!
So Claire wanted to go to a shop that ran next to one of the Kelvin tributaries. First of all I was impressed as I could see some trout rising right next to a wall that is part of a supermarket. The water â€œokâ€ although there was a couple of shopping trolleys and a rather bizarre umbrella floating about in a pool.
I walked on down to a little park and was appalled at the amount of rubbish in the river. There was plastic bags and litter everywhere. I wish I knew exactly who it is that does stuff like thatâ€¦.I mean do they do it intentionally or something. I could not imagine going into a park on a nice day and then throwing all my rubbish away.
I went down to the Kelvin this evening but there was not many fish moving at all. Met a guy who regulary fishes the river who caught a couple on the wet fly but in the whole it was a poor night. I am hoping for some heavy rain to give the fish some oxygen.
So I was down in the Glasgow Angling Centre the other day. Honestly, I know I used to slag the place off and it still has no soul but I am slowly warming to the place. A few weeks ago I bought myself a net and a new reel for my Tea Stick Bamboo rod so gave them a wee email about a reel and net I was interested in. They did not have the net but suggested another more expensive one…..well, did he not just give it to me at the same price as the other
I cannot get it out my head!
You know, if I were single I would bugger off out this country and take up one of those jobs.
So I took a wee stoat up to the Vet School today as it looks like the last day fishing for a bit as the rain is about to come. I met a guy from SEPA who asked me if I had seen any dead fish. It just so happened that I had seen two but had not thought much about it. It turns out because the water is so low and it is so hot the amonia levels are rising in the river causing the trout to die. I seen a couple of rising trout but decided not to go after them as if I had caught them it would have taken them longer to recover……if at all.
I have seen a remarkable amount of snails this year, seems I have not seen this many ……..well ever in fact now that I com eto think about it!
Here is one stuck to a nettle bush!
The rain started today. I only hope that it starts bucketing down and gives the fish plenty of oxygen!