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Thursday, 10 July 2008

Rain Rain Rain

well its been raining for quite some time now and the river is high and as I've said I've not been down at the river for q while and would love to know if their is any development on the salmon front ,has anyone seen any running and if so what sort of size are the fish ,i am waiting for the rain to cease and the river to start dropping to a fishing level so as i can wet a line which will probably start with me getting my worming rod out and giving the lower reaches a try for some fresh run salmon and sea trout which I'm pretty sure that with all this rain their will be some in the river .this year I'm hoping to get my hands on a nice sized sea trout as I've yet to get a sea trout over the 3lb mark and for me sea trout fight that bit harder than salmon and seem to have the vote on good looks too ,but give me a salmon any day and ill be happy .i have been missing the usual suspects to from the river that I've got to know over the years like Andy and Nicky who are die hard bait fishers that fish the lower stretch and theirs chubby and the other young team who are also into their fishing allot and its great to see Ian I've not seen yet this season accept a brief meeting in march and also Vinnie who is what i would calla well informed kelvin fisherman who seems to know everything their is to know about the river so if you know him he is a good source of information, their are many more guys i know on the river all their names I've not mentioned as their are too many but all good guys and all who love their fishing so hi to you all if your reading and you should be reading right "lol" look I've not really much else i can add just now as I've not been their or done that at the moment so ill say bye for now and wish everyone all the best on the river, oh i will be showing off some of my home tied flies soon so be nice as they might not be the greatest but one thing is for sure they catch fish and that's what matters...

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

lost my internet connection

well i lost my connection to the net for a few weeks and I've nor really been doing much fishing with other things that have come up but you guys lucky enough to have enjoyed the new lease of life the rain will have brought id love to know whats been happening as I've not really seen much of the river at all ,was down just after the rain and the water had risen by about a foot and a half and their was plenty of small sea trout getting caught in the lower reaches of the river which always seems to do well for sea trout at this time of year ,but I'm sure that all the rain over the past few days will have all but made the river unfishable so I'm not to gutted at missing out but I'm sitting here thinking i bet those diehards are getting some salmon for their trouble and i have even heard of a 30lb fish being caught up at kirky and returned only to belly up at kelvin bridge a real pity would love to have seen such a fish in the river but it makes for exciting times to come during the fair weekend and the weeks after when we should have some nice runs of salmon so ill try to look forward to this time ahead and hope that the rain gives us a break for a few days to let the silt clear and the river become fishable as I'm really missing the river and its at times like this that you realize the fishing is what you go to the river to do but its the life of the river that i miss it gives me the time to think and also forget if i want so all in all it does it all for me and its this that makes the fishing so attractive.