When I went to work on Friday I was dissapointed to see that the river was in a good condition after all that rain and I had decided not to go down. So I was gagging to get down there yesterday for a few hours. When I got there the water was maybe up just over a foot and was maybe just a little bit murcky but otherwise was very good.
There was plenty of fish rising so I tied on a little dry. Unfortunetly a little crowd gathered of dog walkers and students so the fish decided not to play ball.
Walked down a bit and after a chat with a guy who is a bailif from the White Cart I decided to tye on a little wet. Damn Im glad I did. I fished a little Clyde style at the little run that weeds up later in the year ….
You can see that the water is fairly murcky, but I managed to pich up maybe 4/5 fish. The biggest was around half a pound. This is one of the smaller ones.
Hmmmmmm, once more I would like to point out how hard it is to take a picture of fish. I dont like to have the fis out the water for any great lengh of time, so like with that one I just eased it onto a bit of wet grass , quickly take a picture and then ease it back into the water……gone in a flash. I will probably catch it next week.
Then the rain started. You would think that someone knowing what Glasgows weather is like, who in fact looked up the weather channel to see, and who owns not one but in fact TWO rain jackets would take a rain jacket whilst fishing. You could think that……….you would in fact be wrong.
Soi I waited under a nice handy tree.
It was pretty much passing showers all after that lasting 15mins. While I was sheltering a couple of guys with what looked like 4.5 foot spinning rods ripped through my little run with mepps ……..fishing them upstream. At least they never caught anything.