Ive done nowt lately in the blog, mostly because I have had lots of shitey real life stuff to do. Was all set to buy my new rod, reel and get a cracking line into the bargain when a pipe burst so had to pay for that. Im raging!!!!
If anyone wants to donate money to my new rod fund my paypal account is firstname.lastname@example.org ……if you donate…. when im a fully qualified social worker ill see ya good….nudge nudge #cough#cough#jokeWent for a walk along the kelvin today, make sure you check out the site often as i will start to update it again soon.
Did i tell you i was devatated about my new rod?
Hmmmm, was at the AGM tonight and it was certainly an eye opener. Some extremely passionate people with some very good points!!
Im going to put a page on the site later one….possibly in the next couple of days.!!
Hells Bells, I volunteered for the Commitee as well!!
Happy New Year from Ally and Claire!!
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I bought a DVD just before crimboand watched it just the other day. Its about Czech Nymphying with a bloke called Oliver Edwards. Anyway, I zoomed past all the bit about tying the actual flies and just watched the part where he shows you how to fish em. I was thinking about this little stretch here…
That might be very very effective down that little bit…..That little pool……its a short walk to get to it from the Vet School stretch…..so would be worthwhile.
I am really looking forward to the season opening. I have a fly tying vice and will be going tomorrow to buy some materials to actually tie the nymphs now…….Looks like I will be looking at that DVD again.
I need a pair of waders now. By the way make sure you look through the archives for the blog……the last couple of months have been pretty boring as no fishing has been done but before that……..well……I like trees!!
Applied for a “Smile” online credit card and student account around 2 weeks ago…..They said they would give me a reply within 2 days whether i would get it or not …..kept on checking back….still no answer.
I wanted to transfer the balance of my current credit card to them ….to benefit the no interest for the six months….every credit card is doing this just now by the way!
Anyway, i mailed them 2 days ago as i thought they were taking a bit long and it turns out that as they have taken so long (the guy told me it was their mistake) i would not be able to take advantage of their deal as it ends on Friday. There is no way i will be able to get to one of their banks…I have to fax stuff from a coop bank seemingly…not just any old fax..to get my details to them.
SMILE = CRAP
There was three kings into the east,
Three kings both great and high,
And they hae sworn a solemn oath
John Barleycorn should die.
They took a plough and plough’d him down,
Put clods upon his head,
And they hae sworn a solemn oath
John Barleycorn was dead.
But the cheerful Spring came kindly on,
And show’rs began to fall;
John Barleycorn got up again,
And sore surpris’d them all.
The sultry suns of Summer came,
And he grew thick and strong,
His head weel arm’d wi’ pointed spears,
That no one should him wrong.
The sober Autumn enter’d mild,
When he grew wan and pale;
His bending joints and drooping head
Show’d he began to fail.
His coulour sicken’d more and more,
He faded into age;
And then his enemies began
To show their deadly rage.
They’ve taen a weapon, long and sharp,
And cut him by the knee;
Then ty’d him fast upon a cart,
Like a rogue for forgerie.
They laid him down upon his back,
And cudgell’d him full sore;
They hung him up before the storm,
And turn’d him o’er and o’er.
They filled up a darksome pit
With water to the brim,
They heaved in John Barleycorn,
There let him sink or swim.
They laid him out upon the floor,
To work him farther woe,
And still, as signs of life appear’d,
They toss’d him to and fro.
They wasted, o’er a scorching flame,
The marrow of his bones;
But a Miller us’d him worst of all,
For he crush’d him between two stones.
And they hae taen his very heart’s blood,
And drank it round and round;
And still the more and more they drank,
Their joy did more abound.
John Barleycorn was a hero bold,
Of noble enterprise,
For if you do but taste his blood,
‘Twill make your courage rise.
‘Twill make a man forget his woe;
‘Twill heighten all his joy:
‘Twill make the widow’s heart to sing,
Tho’ the tear were in her eye.
Then let us toast John Barleycorn,
Each man a glass in hand;
And may his great posterity
Ne’er fail in old Scotland!
When you search for river Kelvin fishing on google my site is number two. I also may have to contact a site as they have me in their links section as being the official page for the association.
download this this PDF flyer very informative!!!
Had to go to Milngavie yesterday….Claire wanted to go to m&s. Anyway….i said that oh yeas…i would love to come with her. As soon as we got there i buggered off to look at the fish pass just next to the shops. Thats the Gavins mill fish pass…
This is part of The Allander by the way which is a tributory of the Kelvin!As it was there is not much water going through it just now, but just above it I seen a nice trout of around half a pound shooting off!Pity I did not have my camera with me (the picture above is an old one).The Allander is looing lovely just now, full of leaves ad lookig very Autumy. With a bit of luck over the next few weeks I am going to go for a walk right along from Milngavie back to Anniesland. Should be nice and will take my new digital camera….can get some nice pictures with that!!Ta Ta
Ages to go till the season starts again….
I got my William Joseph bag…….Claire went to Chicago and bought me one at a shop over there……..for the new season all i need now is a snazzy new pair of waders………more to follow!!!!!!