Sometimes the Kelvin really surprises me and today was one of those days. I had not planned to fish today and it was on the off chance that Claire offered to drop me off that I went. I am very glad she did.
The day was a wee bit chilly with the odd shower of rain. I should have known it was going to be a nice session as on my first cast I hooked a rather nice little brownie. There were sporadic hatches of olives and even more sporadic hatches of Yellow Mays. Well, when I say sporadic hatches of Yellow Mays I mean every now and then we would see one zip past.
Alex came down to join me after a hurried lunch with his girlfriend and her parents and then we attacked the Kelvin full force. Before Alex arrived I did a little exploring winkling out some nice trout here and there and around about. I was using a little black Klinkhammer.
After Alex caught a tiny par using the New Zealand method of attaching a dropper to a dry fly I decided to have a bash myself and did quite well. Out of one pool I caught 2 lovely plump trout one after the other- they were both rising even though it was raining. I think I was just lucky as Alex had asked me where I wanted to fish; I said the top of the pool as secretly I loathe wading along the edge of pools in case I haphazardly fall in. Anyway, my third fish from the pool was this oneâ€¦
And here is a close up to just appreciate the awesomeness of the trout. Secrecy forces me from telling you where we caught it so donâ€™t even ask.
And to think my beloved wife thinks I look like a trunpet when I go fishing, I mean just look at me with my sexy buff around my neck?
Alex not long after caught another one, obviously not as awesome as my leviathan from the depths of the Kelvin but still a nice trout.
I was starting to get a little worried that the trout population had really suffered due to last years fish kill however it seems that some have certainly survived.
Incidentally, no trout were harmed in the writing of this post