I think we were being a little optimistic to think that we could start fishing at 10am and then continue right through to 10pm in the evening. If the conditions had been ideal then it would have been tough, however it was boiling hot, the water was low (good), no wind(great) and the trout were acting like fussy buggers. My usual chuck it and chance it with my parachutes were not working so I had to take advice and move down to flies that I could hardly see……taking into account how hard it is anyway spotting your fly in this kind of water…
It made for a hard but enjoyable days fishing………..although for some people it was a little too hard…
Anyway, I sit here with burnt arms, burnt neck a splitting headache and think I may have sunstroke.
I may go fishing to the Kelvin later!
So I woke at around 5am with the phone ringing. Had to put up a distressed relative a little worse for booze. Seeing as how I can not get back to sleep I tied some size 24 parachutes in preparation for my day away fishing. I hope that by 2pm I am not absolutely shattered. I tied some beetles yesterday as well; They are good for those moments when there are no flies on the water.
I go to drink coffee.
So I have been getting a few emails about rainbows being caught in the Kelvin. So far as I can make out it was just an isolated occurrence. It probably got in from Carbeth Fishery, I mean it certainly wasnâ€™t stocked intentionally or anything.
The good thing is that I reckon Carbeth would not want to be losing any of their fish anyway so the hole will get plugged toot sweet
Been a bit slow as of late due to the amount of Uni work I have been doing. I have a days fishing planned for the Tummel on Sunday and then a couple of evening sessions next week. I will of course be having a couple of sessions down on the Kelvin.
The Lincoln Tribune – News
PETA Employees Face 31 Felony Animal-Cruelty Charges for Killing, Dumping Dogs
Oh dear, just look at what this animal lovers have been up to now !
So I decided to go for a wee walk along the banks of the Kelvin today for a bit of stress relief. It just so happened that I took my fishing rod and was wearing my waders at the time. It was only for a couple of hours, I did not think I was going to catch anything as the water was quite murky after all the rain but did manage to tempt this one too my hand…
All the dates on my pictures are wrong by the way, I have never got around to fixing it properly. I seen a bit more action as I found a few fish rising, managed to scare one away and hook one….it was a nice fish too………..it got off when it was a few feet away from me!!!
Ah such is life
the first person to spot the tent gets a magical suprise prize.
you get to buy me a bottle of Gin!
So I had a nice evening session down at a different river the other night and very fine it was too. It was also damned frustrating as I just couldnâ€™t seem to keep a fish on……I was standing below around 3 fish who were all taking tiny flies…..if you look at this photo here…they were down the middle of the channel where the foam is. We just call this THE POOL as no matter what is happening on the rest of the river there is always fish rising here. Generally I get there first, fuck it all up and then my fishing buddy catches all the fish.
I did actually finally hook one, a big fish, a lovely fish, I felt a heavy thrumming weight for a split second and then it jumped out the water, it looked long, over a foot long and then it landed back in the water with a splash……..gone.
Later after buggering up a few more casts and frightening fish away…look I am out of practice OK!!……I split up from my fishing buddy who stayed up the river as I wandered down……casting aimlessly as the light was going I got into a nice fish…..landed , phew I was doing something right. Then I was suddenly into a bigger fish. It took my parachute grey duster home tied on a size 18 Klinkhammer hook…I called my fishing buddyâ€™s name…….jeepers it was a nice fish, I called again……hells bells why the heck am I calling his name, he is like half a mile and about a twenty minute scramble away! Decided I was man enough not to use a net and got the trout in in. Quick wonky photee opportunity
And then that was me happy, a few nice fish and one stonker…..a content man!
A couple of weeks ago I took a walk along the Kelvin to scout out some of the slow deep stretches. The water was pretty murky and there was the inevitable cars and trolleys..
After my success of catch trout on dry flies on these stretches like those I think I will be having another little bash soon. Another part of the reason I was scouting out areas was that I had forgotten my scissors and fishy pliersâ€™. This meant if I managed to catch a fish and the fly was in the mouth I would have difficulty in getting it out!!
Oh the dilemmas!!