End of season approaching

Well, Its only one week left until the end of the season…the trout season that is. Im trying to decide whether I should move my efforts to sea trout and salmon..only the next month will say i suppose.

Ive got some ideas for the web site, i was thinking of changing the colour scheme and hopefully will try and make some nice buttons instead of that text on the front page. I was also thinking of putting on Blog highlights as it may get more people to come and have a look at the blog if they know what it contains……..hmmmm….

deep in thought

Gibson Street

Great, managed to give that Gibson Street stretch a go today. It was pouring down with rain and i didnt manage to get some pictures …..well any good pictures anyway.

I started a good bit behind this ….

and this is looking upstream

To be honest, i pretty much know that within the first hour whether I am going to get some fish or not and today was definetly one of those days…..I trundled the old faithful Butcher through ruffles and then a little Black Pennel. I even put on a little Peter Ross but had absolutley no joy.

Still, I had a good time searching out new runs, I also scared the heaby jeabies out of myself as there is a large pipe/tunnel ,,,,,,here its is

Anyway, as i waded past it I heard a spookey noise and I swear it sounded like a damn laugh……I read too many King bOoks i reckon. I must have looked like a proper numpty charging through the water.

And then i wondered why i didnt catch any fish!!

“leaky waders be damned……….Aggrhhhhhh”

As I was getting ready to leave, a guy I had met last week happened to pass by in his car…..he told me that at this stretch…..

…he had caught some nice Sea Trout. i can quite believe it, it looks a lovely little run. I wish during the Summer I had came down to this little stretch….ahh well!!!!

I fished a good bit down the river from this point as well, looks like some nice runs……i doubt ill manage out again this season but I will certainly try my best….


Bah !!
I might have known, its been raining a fair bit so im not going to go down to the river untl later on, possibly it may have started to clear by then.
I managed to track someone down that was tying those Clyde Style flies so with a bit of luck they will arrive within the next few days and i may manage to try them out before the season ends. If anyone wants some i can pass on the persons details to you… just email me at aliferste@hotmail.com

Grrrrr raining

I might have known, as soon as i made my last post it started to rain…….Ill check the agency site again in the morning but im not holding out much luck…..the only good thing is that ,,,,,lovely Claire is off and i will be able to talk her into giving me a lift..


Gibson Street

Well, I went down to that stretch at Gibson Street again……here is a photo of the bridge…

Now this is where I was told there was some good fishing…….I walked up the river a little….

Now is it just me or does that little run just look simply lovely. Anyway, I was getting quite exited about going down and trying it out early tomorow morning and what has just happened???

With a bit of luck it shouldnt effect the river but if it carries on all day it will turn it into a big brown torrent of muddy ………ach you get the idea :/


Gibson Street again

I stopped off at the bridge on Gibson Street yesterday , as the guy that I had spoke to the other night had said that there was a few good fish sitting underneath it. I can imagine there is. It is a lovely looking piece of water , deep with an amazing glide. Pretty inaccessible as well though. Unfortunately getting there today will be impossible as I’m extremely hangover and need to do stuff , its the future brother in laws birthday but tomorrow all going well rain wise….I will be there 🙂

Angling Shops

I loathe going into angling shops.

Whenever I can I buy my stuff online although today I went into the “Glasgow angling centre”.

It was horrible, like a fishing stuff tesco. The people behind the counter are not very friendly and when I tried to start a conversation the guy just looked at me.

Possibly its me as I was in another of Glasgows angling shops, this time Cafaro Brothers when in the middle of a conversation the guy actually walked away as i was talking. Now im not exactly a mumbler and we had been speaking for a few minutes………..bloody rude i thought!!!!

Anyway so im running out of angling shops that are friendly….if you know of one mail me at aliferste@hotmail.com…….all I ask is that they are pleasant and helpfull.

So I have all this cash to buy…….a bag, a new jacket and countless other pieces of angling stuff and noone wants me as a regular customer!!!!!!

More later possibly!!

Clyde Style Flies

Aye anyway,
The guy that I was speaking to earlier recomended those “Clyde Style Flies” i will need to pick some of them up at some point, possibly for next season ….
Met some youngsters around 12 who did not have permits but were fishing the fly and seemed keen. I gave them a few flies and some pointers, Its good to see kids out on the river, hook em young i say 🙂

The Website
I was looking at the stats the other day, I have an embedded counter that tracks visitors and what country they come from …..it also tells me how many unique visitors i get.
On avarage I get 10 hits a day with around 5 being unique visitors, that is people who have not been to the site before.
The stats for the last 100 unique visitors are
(GB)United Kingdom 101

(DE)Germany 8

(US)United States 6

(CA)Canada 3

(DK)Denmark 2

(IE)Ireland 2

(BE)Belgium 2

(NL)Netherlands 1

Which i find pretty good.

Most of the links are coming from forums that i visit and a few are actually bookmarked.
A few people have mailed me, One guy in Ireland who used to live next to the River liked the blog.

All in all im happy 🙂

How many fish?

How many fish have i caught this season?
I was asked this today by another angler that stopped to chat. To be honest i was totally stumped. He pretty much knew that he had caught around 60. Looking back through this blog is a bad idea as i started making the site and doing the blog when the water was low and i was catching hee haw. A cruel space of about 3 weeks. i call it the bad time 😉

Anyway, even during the hot summer months , that was when i was catching the biggest fish even though they were far apart. Strange eh !!

After a mail i recieved the other night I decided to fish well past the vet school and fish in the dosholm park stretch…..
Well, the water was muddy and i could see that there has been a spate in the last couple of days. I got a coupl of bumps and lost a fish but that was that.

Hmmm actually Ill write more later……im going to have a nice red wine and pizza…….im feeling miserable..


Lovely Ladeez

Incidentally, i was browsing that site the Smoky mountain on the fly site and found this….

Jeepers……now i know i have a lovely partner………….BUT how come i never see lovely ladies like that down the river…..BAH