A sad story indeed!
” The boy reached into the net and cleared the hook and leader from the trout and lowered the net back into the water. ‘ Thank you’, said the boy. ‘Thank you very much. I hope you live forever. ”
Where the hooey did the season go?
I shall be going for a couple of trips on the hunt for grayling, one at the weekend and maybe one other will wait and see what happens.
I am also hatching plans for some pike expeditions, been looking out my spinning rod and plugs. All I need to pick up is some wire traces and some long forceps.
So my wedding invitations are away winging there way to people near and far. Of course the whole wedding was handily organised for the end of November! About the only other thing I got a say in was the choice of buffet food for the evening guests: mini pizzas!! I am getting hungry already!
My step sister is refusing to wear a Chewbacca outfit which I am annoyed about seeing as she made me lug a full kilt thousands of miles around the world to have a traditional Scottish wedding in Sri Lanka. I should have been wearing a grass skirt or something.
At least a pair of Speedos!
You know, I might just have caught my last trout of the season today, well from the Kelvin anyway. I fished one of the tributaries and it was pretty dour, the water was at a good height but there was just no action at all, no fly life and no rises. I headed down to the Kelvin and watched some guys spinning for Salmon, in fact got talking to one guy who has caught a few salmon this seasonâ€¦.returned them he saysâ€¦good stuff! I eventually got a little desperate as it looked like I was going to be walking home without catching a fish so put on a little wet fly to see if I could pick up a Sea Trout, got a little trout.
Sometimes last minute fishing trips can be quite good, anything can happen, you can turn up and there is a lovely hatch or you are there just at that point when the trout just seem to want to eat just about any old fly (generally any old fly is the one I use anyway). The water could be at just the correct height and the wind not too bad. This is why when I got a phone call to ask if I fancied a bit of last minute tributary fishing I said yes.
It was in fact miserable, it rained was windy and we caught nothing.
To cap it off my friends waders leaked which at least gave us a comedy moment even if he did call me an evil bastard for taking it.
To cap it off I left my reel in his car, thats karma for ya!
So I decided to do a spot of loch fishing as The Kelvin and its tributaries are completely out of action. I took a walk (a hike?) up into the Old Kilpatrick hills where there is a loch not owned by any club but has some small trout in it.
Lovely looking trout, nice color but I thought they looked a bit thin?
I think it was a sheep!