Saturday, 12 March 2011


Well with the last trip of the Grayling season postponed due to water conditions I start reflecting on another season of catching the last truly wild fish.

The season started for me with my 1st trip out on 31st October 2010 and finished on 6th March 2011 with my last trip out, luckily catching fish on both days.

This years highlight was undoubtably catching a 2lbs 2oz fish from the Upper reaches of the Clyde something that Ive been unable to get for a few seasons so well worth the wait. Also the trip of fishing at the Garrion Bridge for the first time in over 30 years and the changes that has took place but it still brings back many childhood memories of fishing from the island and getting soaked every trip down, and also finding the fish there that day also.

The tees has been my main river and as normal she has been good to me when my health wasnt and restricted my fishing trips by over a half this season but its not all been bad with a good number of fish being over the 1lbs mark and some even over the 1.5lbs mark, with the best fish waiting to the last day a fish of 2lbs 6oz.

Final tally now totalled up and logged for another year, 203 Lovely Ladies, Most rewarding fish was without doubt the clyde fish of 2lb2 2oz.
As the cane trotting rods are wiped down and hung up and the centre pins are oiled and put on the shelf, the attention now turns to the long warm evenings of the trout season and the creek of the 5# cane rod with the allcocks reel.

Im sure it wont be long till Im reflecting and preparing to tackle up for the ladies again.

SlĂ inte!
A h-uile la sona dhuibh
's gun la idir dona dhuibh!

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