I suppose it could be used for storing your potatos as well 😉
Aplogies to people who live places where the spiders actually try and kill you, unlike ours that sit about and make webs and eat flies but today I found three of these pretty impressive spiders in my house.
Went down to the Kelvin yesterday with with Emanualle, he caught lots and I blanked. I went down myself today and caught a few trout.
A while ago I posted about david norwich who had to increase th ecost of his rods due to a shortage of carbon fibre.
Well as an update he now has a further messege on his website
Scary stuff, possibly a move to bamboo will be happening?
So I went along to the Kelvin for a few hours today, its funny I donâ€™t think I ever know how lucky I am having good trout fishing within a fifteen minute walk from my front door. Anyway, I walked up to Dawsholm Park which I see now has a â€œFriends of Dawsholm Parkâ€ sign up. I will need to look into that actually and see what exactly they do, might be worth joining up.
Found a float on a tree as well, removed it, I am thinking that it belongs to one of the guys that I regularly see float fishing as the rig was quite well made up with a suitable hook. If they want it back and they read this send me a mail and next time I see you I will give you it back.
I also met a rather nice â€œman of the clothâ€ working on his Sunday sermon sitting under a tree with his notes. We had a chat about the river, seemingly he goes down most days, and then I left him to it.
All in all a rather nice few hours down the Kelvin, it was nice to be back actually in my old haunts as I feel as if I have not been down much the last wee while what with the weather and the river being in poor condition. One thing I noticed though was that there did not seem to be as many trout rising as normal although that might have just been the conditions today. Possibly if I had stayed longer there would have been a nice evening rise.
Is it my imagination or are there massive amounts of Daddy Long Legs (crane flies) around at the moment?
I realised almost instantly that I had made a wrong decision.
Damn and blast, that was me stuck here until later, and I hadnâ€™t caught any fish either. I made a determined effort to make the best of a bad situation and went looking for deeper pools, finding a couple and spooking all the fish, the Omens were getting worse as well.
Finally I managed a couple of teeny troot and sat outside the pub on the grass wondering what kind of mushrooms were on their grass, people gave me odd looks but bugger them.
I developed a very sore head, when I got home I decided on a large pizza and went to me bed with a gin & tonic.
EDIT….almost as soon as i wrote this post I then checked my mobile phone that my other half had taken out with her…….there was a text from another kelvin fisher that said….“The kelvin is looking fishier than billingsgate market! Probably in as good condition as its been all season”
Itâ€™s now pissing down with rain out there. It has been warm and overcast all day, I suppose threatening it really but I thought like yesterday it would not come to anything. I was supposed to be fishing the River Gryffe and was going to get the train but my better half decided to give me a lift (just as well as it turned out) As we were approaching where I was to be dropped off there was a few spits of rainâ€¦.then the clouds opened and it has been miserable ever since. Damn, I am working tomorrow but I suppose I may get a few hours in the morning if I get the chance, although saying that this rain might cloud the river.
Ach well, it will do the river good!
So I went camping with my sister, brother in law and my better half to the Lake District. For some bizzare reason I did not throw a rod into the back of the car thinking that I would not be able to get any fishing done, how annoyed then was I when we camped here around a few yards from this little burn..
Anyway, we did some walking and nearly got blown off the top of a hill..
So I went along to one of the Kelvin tributaries for a little evening session, after that heavy rain it was up around a foot and a little dirty. There was fish rising so I knew it was worth a bash..
Unlike one of these green bubble floats which I found hanging from a tree..
I caught around 7 perfect little trout and would have got more if SHE WHO MUST BE OBEYED had not turned up to get me……managed to get my hands covered in nettle stings getting out.
On and I received a phone call from my university tutor as well, it might interest my long term readers to know that I am now a fully qualified Social Worker. I am thinking of putting a little sign up outside my house “no problem too big, no problem too small”