Zooming Fly Fishing

Anyway, so i was sitting on my sofa on Thursay night minding my own business watching a bit of telly when my mobile telephone rang – “Alberto Laidlaw” it said on the screen. Alberto is about the closest I get to angling legends apart from…

Another casualty of the 2020 season

I spent the winter of 2019 and early months of 2020 looking at maps and fancied a river that appears widely overlooked. I bought my ticket for it when I could – they obviously would not sell me a ticket while the 5 mile limit…

Keep going!

One foot in front of the other is all it takes when you go hill walking. Something good about the “lockdown” was the fact that outside the times that the hills were absolutely hoaching with folk the more popular hills were empty for some reason….

Many angling clubs AGM’s cancelled.

Well, it looks like many of the angling clubs have been forced to cancel their AGM’s due to the current pandemic. I cannot say that I am surprised as I have had a flurry of emails from my kids activity clubs all holding their AGM’s…

Time to think about “Matching the Hatch”

Feel like some folk are talking a foreign language when they are talking about insects? Do you want to look cool because you can tell the difference between a Large Dark Olive and a Blue Winged Olive? For those of us that are starting to…

Winter Isolation and Hibernation.

To my utter shame I have never been a big fan of winter fishing. There is something about winter that forces me to have some down time – maybe it is the cold or the limited opportunities however some switch off time to think about…

I finally found my tube!

I have no idea why we always wait until the last couple of weeks to get together however on a very cold and frosty morning we decided to hit Carron dam for some float tube action.  The drive down was very enjoyable – the temp…

And now the end is near!

I’ve got to admit it was a lovely evening to be splashing around in a river. I guess I should have tried to find a trout to catch however by the looks of things all the rivers were too high. However, after being asked to…