The darkest hour is just before dawn!

So it has been threatening snow for weeks now. It has finally happened, just a few days before the season starts, ah yes the darkest hour before spring is upon us all.
I was lying in my bed unable to sleep so thought I would get up for a wee while and browse the net. It is around 2am and the snow is coming down heavy.
I dare say if we had went grayling fishing today it would have been nice but what we did was possibly even nicer- we made plans for the coming season. We have plans to fish a remote hill loch which I have been sworn to secrecy with regards to the name and location. We have plans to fish another two local rivers – the Gryffe and the Avon. We will be having evening and days at our special place as well as our big plans of hitting the Kelvin commando style.
Tying up some flies tomorrow!


  1. Alan Atkins · March 12, 2006

    Alistair, i see you are planning some fishing on the Avon this season. I have a cottage in Stonehouse astone’s throw from the river, so i’m your man. Give me a bell nearer thwe time and i will show you the pools. However, the river fishes better a we get into May, unless we are blessed with a warm early spring, keep in touch, regards, Alan. the cottage is available for overnight stays as i stay with my girlfriend in the west end so it is often empty.

  2. Alistair · March 12, 2006

    I am in awe at your kindness, I will take you up on that nea worries 🙂


  3. Alan Atkins · March 12, 2006

    No problem Alistair it will givge me a good excuswe to fish the avon more this year it can be vey good on its day and a sea tout enter the river from late May , although locating them has been a problem in the past. There are miles of this river that i have not fished and much of it is only accessible from the river so fishing potential is great. Lets hope that winter releases her grip soon and we can wet a line again soon.

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