I was thinking the other day about all the perks of being the Vice Chair of the River Kelvin Angling Association – I mean it is a big club with nearly 1000 members, we have a healthy bank balance, we have good trout fishing and great runs of Salmon. You would think there would be some perks to that little number eh? Anyway the more I thought about it I came to the conclusion there are none. Well, I suppose the only perk is that I can get away with doing next to bugger all – I am a back up guy to both the secretary and chairman (some people say I am a shady bastard who refuses to take responsibility for any decisions that are made however I just blank that stuff out)
The reason all this came to my mind is because I got a chance to watch Paul and Alan fish for the Salmon in the last week of the season – they were also fishing the new area that has been opened up for the Kelvin anglers – we promised we would do it and over the last couple of weeks there has been some serious chainsaw action taking place on various parts of the river – I was not fishing as I had a baby strapped to my chest..
For those that do not fish the Kelvin that still enjoy this blog, a lot of the river is unfishable due to access problems as well as trees that criss cross the river making casting impossible. We promised to open up more fishing – we had to wait until now because of nesting birds – the areas will really come into their own next season (hopefully the bushes will not grow back by then although we have a plan to combat those buggers as well)
Anyway, the access is still a nightmare …
And you have got to traverse brick cliffs that are like cliffs – fall off that bad boy and you are dead!
Anyway – to cut a long story short they caught bugger all and it looks like only real men can actually fish the area..
On my walk along the river I also came across other areas that look as if they should fish well for trout..
Anyway, it is proper Autumn now (as you can tell from the pictures) and already I am thinking I should have done a lot more trout fishing than I actually did. At some point over the coming weeks I will provide an overview/summary of the season however at the moment I just cannot be assessed #smile#
Over the winter I intend to get out and about and do a spot of Stargazing if anyone is up for it – I am using a pair of 10×50 binoculars and may well be receiving a pair of 15×70 stargazing binos over the next few days. Over the last few days I have been gazing at Jupiter and its moons from my living room window – if that is what I can see with a street lamp outside my window what do you think we would see out Mugdock way – if anyone fancies joining me for a couple of hours to try and spot Andromeda give me a shout via email or in the comments.