Monday, 21 July 2008

working with the team

well the last couple of times I've been at the Ive i have been trying out new flys I've tied and also trying my hand at using teams of 3 with a bead head on the point and a nymph or grub on middle dropper and a spider pattern on the top dropper which has had its moments and has brought 7 trout to the net over the past few visits although the biggest was around a pound which was a really lovely fish which was a lovely golden colour with large black and red spots a typical river kelvin trout .
their is also a steady growth in the numbers of people on the banks of the river with the up and coming salmon runs which from what I've been hearing I'm hopeful will be a big one with larger fish than last year as one or two in the 30lb mark have already been seen clearing the lower falls but at the moment their is plenty of good sized sea trout to be had and for me they are the best of the two so I'm going to try to get myself on the river more over the next few weeks to see if i can beat my last years record of 12 salmon to the net and also around 14 sea trout with the biggest salmon being around12lb and the biggest sea trout being around 3lb so as you can see the kelvin is a real up and coming river which deserves the help it needs to return to its former glory as both a great salmon and sea trout river, so all anglers that fish the kelvin it is up to us to keep the river as good as we can and to report any suspicious happenings on the river as their has been signs of nets found on the river last year and i am not going to point the finger here but most of us will know who is doing this.
i will probably be back on the river on Wednesday at around mid afternoon and if anyone would like to meet up for a good search of the river with the fly then i would be glad to meet them at the falls at the back of Yorkhill at around 3 o'clock .

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