Wild Weather..

Fishing was damn near impossible today – from the road the wind did not seem too bad however the closer I got to the spot it picked up in intensity. The whole area was flooded as well making wading tricky. It would have been no problem without the wind however casting those big horrors was difficult.

After a while I decided enough was enough – I positioned myself in a few feet of water and cast towards the shore hoping that one crazy pike might be tempted to strike. After the fourth white horse nearly broke over my back I decided to head back to the car and then home. I then headed to another loch I know; I thought it might have been a little bit sheltered. Unfortunately not – the further I got outside Glasgow the windier it seemed to get.

At least for next week I will have my ten weight lines for the heavy artillery.


  1. Jockayethenoo · October 26, 2008

    bloody hell, is it possible to fish anywhere in weather like we have had the last few days???

    is the rod on loan… the “heavy artillery”? …cheers Jock

  2. Alistair · October 26, 2008

    After today Jock I found out that ……..no, it is not possible to fish in a howling gale!

  3. Jockayethenoo · October 26, 2008

    well I declare myself as someone who want to pump you and everyone on the Forum for any kind of info relating to me catching myself a fish supper under the current financial situation… 😎 is this kind of weather more or less a “don’t bother” situation or have others some kind of sage experience… after all it seem we will have this kind of weather for the foreseeable future!! ..what do you think chaps?

  4. Alex · October 26, 2008

    Well done for getting out and giving it a bash Alistair. I suppose anyone that now types in a google search for ‘fly fisher’ and ‘heavy artillery’ will be directed straight to your site. Awesome!

    just tried it – it does!

    catch ya soon buddy


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