I cannot get it out my head!
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!
Hiya, so I got a text at around 6pm asking me if I wanted to go for an evening session on another river. It was roasting hot, not a cloud in the sky, no wind and I thought why the hell not. I was supposed to go to the Kelvin commitee meeting but could i resist an evening session to go and sit in a dank room……..nah!
Later when the hatch started I caught another one, hooked a really nice fish for around 10 seconds and missed around 10!!
Glad I went!!
This River Tummel starts its life 60 miles to the west of Pitlochry on the windswept Rannoch Moor close to Glencoe. It begins as the River Ba and runs east passing through numerous lochs including Loch Ba, Loch Laidon, Loch Eigheach, Loch Rannoch, Dunalastair Water, Loch Tummel and finally Loch Faskally, until it reaches the main stem of the River Tay at Ballinluig.
Two friends and I decided to head down on Saturday, have an evening session and then fish possibly another river on Sunday, although we ended up back on the Tummel. I had a great time, it just goes to show that you dont actually have to catch fish to have a good time fishing. It was roasting hot with blinding sunshine!!
The Tummel is a big river, on Saturday evening when we first started fishing Emanuele and I scared all the fish away to the other side of the river…
Well, its not strictly true about catching no fish. I caught a nice fish, even if everyone else said it was an utter fluke, Alberto announced “he wasnt even looking at the fly”!!!
On the Sunday I lost everyone and walked a power but found this rather nice mushroom…..
I will be creating an album in the misc fishing trip where i shall be putting up the rest of the photos if anyone is interested
After seeing no fish at all on the Sunday we decided to stop off at the Kelvin to have a look at the river. Trout rising everywhere. Was going to go down at Dusk but decided to spend some time with my betrothed instdead!!
So I had a wee few hours down on the Kelvin today, uttrely blanked!
who fishes bait and he was blanking as well. Like most guys who have moved from course fishing to trout he easily transfers those skills. He trots the bait down making sure that he is actively looking for any indication of a take. As soon as he sees one he tightens and the fish is on. He has got to be careful as when fishing bait there is always a danger that the fish will be undersized so if the bait is left a long time then it can swallow it resulting in the death of the fish. He practices catch and release. Like me he doesnt understand why people fish with static bait iether!
Tried out my new underwater camera…..
Off up North tommorow for a bit of fishing. Will have possibly lots more wonky pictures to show off.
So I had some visitors around tonight, my step sister and her husband. They were the reason that I had to hump a kilt a couple of thousand miles around the world so that they could have a â€œtraditionalâ€ Scottish wedding in Sri Lanka!
I thought for a moment, looked at her and then my good lady and said â€œI donâ€™t know, itâ€™s got some pretty good days fishing to beatâ€
Sheâ€™s away to be early and im tying up flies in the kitchen!
So after spending around 5 hours working on an essay I decided to head down to the Kelvin for a few hours stress relief. First things first I ran into some people from the East End Angling Club who were down for a few casts. Unfortunetly I was not fast enough with my camera to get a picture of one of them slowly toppling over backwards into the water…….awwww bless!
Incidentally I am having a bit of a punky type revival at the moment listening to some mighty fine Stranglers tunes………fantastic!!!
So I went for a wander along to the Kelvin last night as the rain came to nothing. It was a bit windy but the river was at a good height and there were flies on the water. I knew things was going to be slow as soon as I didnâ€™t catch anything in my wee ruffled bit of water that almost guarantees a fish.
So after giving my new Bamboo rod the once over on the Kelvin I thought I would have a wee bit small stream action. There was not many flies moving on the water but it was overcast with just a little wind so the trout were feeling quite safe
I am hoping that it does not rain again today so that I can have a wee session on Monday evening. In fact with a bit of luck I should be able to head out to the Kelvin tomorrow.