Weekly Water Photo – 32 (There is a pool I know)

There is a pool I know on the Kelvin – a few fishers know it (I know the infamous Jim Burns knows it) where the trout are plump, the water is deep and the casting is bloody difficult due to a steep bank behind you. The wading is also treacherous for someone as non nimble footed as I am!

The pool!

There is a lovely tongue of water that comes down just next to those trees and in that tongue there are usually rising trout to be had – like I say they can be right Picky Bastards!

Jim and I once spent quite some time trying to tempt them – it has not always been like this though as I have fished this pool and taken several trout – good 3/4 pounders.

Next to this pool, nestled in the small cliff where there used to be some bushes that made this pool damn near impossible to fish until they were cut down there is what is commonly known as a “Bong” otherwise known in Glasgow as a “Bucket”


A Bucket - weekly water photo!

The “Bucket” is filled with water (hence the weekly water photo and I assume Kelvin water) and then used to inhale cannabis. Whoever these chaps were inhaling there herb obviously had good taste if they were sitting next to my lovely pool – I wonder if they saw the trout rising?




  1. Stuart B · August 11, 2011

    Aye but what happened to the ” Highland Heifers in Anniesland ” Did they escape same as the ones from Pollok Park last week??? 🙂

  2. Alistair · August 11, 2011

    It was a post i was writingnon my phone, I then uploaded it to my phone and posted it by mistake!

    And here was me thinking it would just sneak through without anyone noticing,

    I was down at pollok park last week and noticed they have the cows as well!

  3. Stuart B · August 11, 2011

    Yeah ..those were the ones that got free and some ended up in Battlefield ..lol

  4. Alistair · August 11, 2011


  5. willie yeomans · August 11, 2011

    Joking apart, it was because someone let dogs loose into their field. I know a few of the Rangers from Pollok Park (they help us out a lot with Clyde in the Classroom every year) and they were pretty fed up that anyone could be that daft. Cattle can be surprisingly nimble when spooked and they exited their field over and through a fence (those that took the direct route). The Pollok cattle are the ones they show at the Glasgow Show and they really are very fine beasts. When we release the fish in the park, the carters take the Clydesdale horses out of the field we use and give some of the kids dray rides from the car park to the release site. For some of the kids it’s the closest they’ll ever have been to heavy horses (they are rather spectacular too – tremendous animals) and Pollok is a terrific resource.

  6. Alistair · August 11, 2011

    You get idiots everywhere Willie, I wonder what would have happened if their dogs had been shot – it is not the dogs fault though it is the owners!

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