An interesting read.
May 24 2005
Moc Morgan, Western Mail
IT IS accepted that women are very, very good at catching big fish. So much so that some male anglers have tried hard to work out a reason for it.
An interesting read.
Great, prime time Dry Fly action is here and so is the rain. I wake up this morning to heavy rain which means the Kelvin will be out of action for another couple of days. Not that I have been getting my usually every day stints in as I am at University Placement full time now untill i qualify (fingers crossed).
It is funny how some days can go so well and other so bad. After my success yesterday I decided to head down to the Kelvin for some “keli” action. There was none. The water was at a good height but was a very dark chocolate colour. There was also a crowd of guys sitting with bait rods out listening to the rangers/celtic game……rangers won by the way….i could tell as once the match was over they started cheering, whooping and singing up and down the bank…..ah bless em’
So yesterday I went fishing on one of the tributories of the Kelvin.
I possibly might go again today for a couple of hours!!
So I have a little 6 foot 3 wt rod I had kinda forgotton about. I bought a 3wt line the other day and strung it up today. Did not put nearly enough backing on it but somehow that seems ok as I doubt I will be catching fish on it that will be taking me down to the backing anyhow. I think possibly tommorow depending on the weather I may be having a bash at one of the Kelvin tributories……I will wait and see if their is any more rain ……..if there is not then with a bit of luck it should have cleared by then…..if there is then I will be wandering about looking like a trumpet..
ahhhh too dream…………
Was browsing a forum when I came across a post about this report . It is all about trout conservation and really emphasises habitat over stocking.
So I went down the Kelvin the other day with someone I have been mailing for a while. It was one of those days that it just goes to show you can actually go fishing for a good few hours in bright sunshine and pretty grim conditions while catching no fish and still have a cracking day out. All in all though even though I am saying that we caught no fish when I actually go ahead and tally up the number of fish I find myself with around 5. Now that I come to think about it there was plenty fish rising but I kept missing the takes…….we had a few casts in at a pool that I generally pass by as it is so slow……..hooked a fish for a few moments and then it was away…..just goes to show you that there is always something new to learn about the river!!
Need to get stuck in and get some knlinkhammers tied up……..I have been noticing that once a fish has taken on then that is the fly pretty well waterlogged for the rest of the trip!!!!
Need a plentifull supply!!
So I have spent the last two days moving into my new home. They say that moving is one of the most sressfull things that someone can do but I found it all fairly painless. The only cock up was my cable company not switching on my phnone line. I have spent the last hour winding on another fly line and glueing the end to see if that will make it stop sinking and will be heading down to the Kelvin today for a walk, a fish and a little exploration!
I dont know what I am waiting for !!