Woke up – 8am – already things are not going well as I have slept in. I get my shit together and head out – the day is not looking good – pretty wild weather with a smattering of light rain. Still, I have been looking forward to this all week. It does not matter [...]
Well, two sessions after Pike the last two weekends – result – nil points!
I took peoples advice and on the deeper sections (the canal basins) I used a fast sinking leader – it got the fly down deeper but did not manage to raise a Pike from the depths. After a couple of hours [...]
My wife was on nightshift – the plan was as soon as she got home I was going to have a morning Piking down at the Forth n Clyde canal. Unfortunately I had not factored in the neighbours BBQ, copious amounts of alcohol and a young chap from Bosnia who encouraged me to sample [...]
We searched for Pike – jeepers we walked around a whole loch looking for them. The loch we found could not have been more Pikey – it was weedy, shallow in places and actually had trees growing in the middle of the loch. It looked like perfect Pike habitat. We attached it with plugs thinking [...]
Mixed results as the season draws to a close. I have had several sessions on my other favourite river, two at the local canal for Pike and one down the Kelvin.
I met Mike down at my other river for a few hours, the river was slightly high and the colour of tea but did [...]
So the end of the season is almost upon us, I fished the middle Clyde on Saturday for a few hours – there was plenty of flies on the water but the trout appeared to have other things on their minds.
I caught one trout on the nymph, a lovely trout that was very [...]
I am particularly looking forward to giving The White Cart a bash this year, another tributary of the River Clyde.
The White Cart Water originates near Eaglesham in East Renfrewshire, where it flows north to Busby before entering the southern suburbs of Glasgow at Cathcart. Here, the river turns [...]
Oh, ayeâ€¦Happy New Year!!. So a nice quiet time was had on Hogmanay. I think it was at around 2pm on the first that I suddenly realised that I had not caught a fish all year. Alex has been making a killing with the Pike and is considering buying a nine weight whilst I have [...]
So I was supposed to go Pike fishing on Sunday with Alex and Charlie, I was all prepared however a slight overindulgence of alcohol on Saturday evening meant that I was feeling under the weather and had to stay horizontal. Being vertical made me sick. As It was I missed out on what sounds like [...]