Dullatur Bog is the source of the River Kelvin, an important wildlife site… and a headache for the engineer of the Forth & Clyde Canal.
Canal engineer John Smeaton believed he could cut the canal through the bog, at the same time filling it with water to prevent it from collapsing. He was [...]
I have had a devasting weekend with big fish lost. I have been telling all and sundry that will listen. Be prepared for a mammoth groaning session wher I tell you blow by blow how I lost the biggest trout on the dry fly……with the bent kamasan B100 to prove it !
Meanwhile- here is [...]
So it was at around 10pm on Christmas night when I got a text message from an enthusiastic fisher Charlie. – Want to go fishing tomorrow? I replied – Why the hell not!
I had read something somewhere about going Pike fishing on Boxing Day being traditional so we decided to go to the local [...]
Ah yes, that was what I said…..a deep river…I have caught Pike there in the past…hell Claire caught Pike their in the past…..except now we will be armed and dangerous!!
Where did it all go wrong?
We had wire traces, giant plugs that rattled (mine cost Â£1.50 but Alex bought Rapalas at 10 [...]
So I headed down to the canal for a bit of Pike action. No I was not using a fly rod (for my sins) I was using a nice spinning rod with a big â€œfuck offâ€ plug that dived and darted and generally did impressions of a dying fish. It was all very exiting! A [...]
Puff Pant Puff Pant Puff Pant Puff Pant ……out for a jog with fit better half…..Puff Pant Puff Pant Puff Pant…..along the canal tow path…..Puff Pant Puff Pant Puff Pant…..I feel bad, my legs are all wobbly……Puff Pant Puff Pant Puff Pant…..I look at the canal looking for places I would stop and fish if [...]
So there I was out for a jog…I have a little route that takes me up along the canal and then cuts back along the Kelvin walkway………….dodged a new burnt out car on the pathway…..was agahst at another new burnt out car actaully in one of the pools in dawsholm park and then headed back [...]
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It started off as a Pike fishing trip to the Kelvin. We were supposed to be going to the river to scout out places to spin for Pike, then at a later date to deadbait for Pike. Then when we had actually worked out where the Pike hung out ……fly fish for them. As it [...]
So seeing as how I did not get a chance to go for Grayling today I managed to get down to the canal for a few hours in pursuit of Pike….
I was actually suprised by the number of anglers out at the canal today. We met about …………..5 or 6 guys.One of [...]