River Tummel!!

This River Tummel starts its life 60 miles to the west of Pitlochry on the windswept Rannoch Moor close to Glencoe. It begins as the River Ba and runs east passing through numerous lochs including Loch Ba, Loch Laidon, Loch Eigheach, Loch Rannoch, Dunalastair Water, Loch Tummel and finally Loch Faskally, until it reaches the main stem of the River Tay at Ballinluig.

Two friends and I decided to head down on Saturday, have an evening session and then fish possibly another river on Sunday, although we ended up back on the Tummel. I had a great time, it just goes to show that you dont actually have to catch fish to have a good time fishing. It was roasting hot with blinding sunshine!!
Here is a rather nice Thistle for my American friends that I have been ordered to put on the blog

The Tummel is a big river, on Saturday evening when we first started fishing Emanuele and I scared all the fish away to the other side of the river…

Well, its not strictly true about catching no fish. I caught a nice fish, even if everyone else said it was an utter fluke, Alberto announced “he wasnt even looking at the fly”!!!
me na na fish
Alberto did the right thing, having a snooze and sticking to the shadows…

On the Sunday I lost everyone and walked a power but found this rather nice mushroom…..
On the Saturday evening I caught another few smaller trout as well…….

I will be creating an album in the misc fishing trip where i shall be putting up the rest of the photos if anyone is interested

After seeing no fish at all on the Sunday we decided to stop off at the Kelvin to have a look at the river. Trout rising everywhere. Was going to go down at Dusk but decided to spend some time with my betrothed instdead!!

7 comments to River Tummel!!

  • alan atkins

    I’ve always fancied a cast in the tummel.I was on the clyde on wed and had two nice fish at about 0.75lbs and lost another.Although conditions were good the rises were few and far between and short lived.I also had my weekly visit tothe teith for the silver tourists.I blanked apart from two large browns that took my mini tube with much agression! Both fish were over 2lbs and put up a good scap but nothing compared to their sea going cousins of the same weight.My fishing buddy caught a lovely fresh sea- trout of 3lbs that took 20 yards of line on the first run,they are indeed the ultimate in fly fishing in this country and i prefer them to salmon any day.Have you ever tried the River Lyon? Not far fromn the tummel and possibly the best trout river in all the land.In one session in May in horrendoud conditions i had 8 fish,the best over 2ilbs,and the smallest around 0.75lbs, all took a black pennell!!

  • Where did you get your underwater digital camera from?

  • Alistair

    Took me ages to track it down. Its a Sony DSC-U60, they are discontinued now an dgo for silly money on ebay!

  • […] I don’t know about anyone else (well I know a couple of people) but I am already missing warm summer days, lazily flicking a little dry fly upstream to a rising trout. The season has only been finished a month and I am already feeling stir crazy. The evenings are dark at 5pm its dark in the morning, it’s raining, miserable. Why did I not appreciate the hot days, even the ones we did not catch any fish. […]

  • […] So I suppose I had better post about fishing again soon. It has been a long winter so thanks to people who stick around in the close season. Come open season my visitors always jump up as they know I will start fishing again soon- or at least that thing I call fly fishing- I have now been told that I suffer from the creep. A fishing friend (Alberto) was watching how I cast (I always get nervous as he is very good) and states I suffer from a very bad case of the creep. He is one of those qualified casting instructors so knows what he is talking about. Although to be fair he could be making it all up, but we tend to trust him anyway as generally he comes up with the goods! Here he is doing his stuff with Emmanuelle at the Tummel – none of me as I am the only one that ever takes a camera- a waterproof one at that! Anyway, it turns out that the “creep” happens on my back cast, I move the rod forward a few inches (possibly more) before its time- this is bad seemingly. Once I was told that, everything went to pot, wrist breaks the lot. And don’t get me started on double hauling, how come I have got this far without doing it but now it seems imperative that I learn it. Turns out I am shite at that too! […]

  • […] So last weekend Alex, Mike and I headed up North for a little camping adventure. Alex and I travelled by train through to Edinburgh where we met Mike and then shot up to the River Tummel for the first leg of the adventure. When we arrived at the Tummel an angler came up to us and told us to make way for guys fishing Salmon, he then proceeded to boast that he had caught a 1.5lb trout on his salmon spinner and decided to leave it on the bank for some of “you trout boys” Needless to say it was eaten by an otter. He seemed quite proud of this and we watched as he skillfully cast out is giant flashy lure seeking for a salmon, I vowed to keep out of his way although not for the reasons he thought. We had a pretty good day on the river, we each caught a few trout, this is a picture of me looking like a gigantic bug (my other glasses make me look sexy, these make me look like a giant bee). […]

  • […] after talking to a few people eventually I came up with The Tummel. Inevitably the venue was changed to the Upper Clyde by Alberto. I say inevitably as Alberto has […]