I'm heading up to Ballindalloch this Sunday. I used to travel full of hope, now I travel with resignation. Stepping into a pool 25 years ago the shallows would be swarming with parr, now you hardly see any. The RSPB have a lot to answer for.
New owners at Roma, fresh promises. Let's be honest, Italian footbal suits his style. Don't be surprised if he's a success.
And in truth, where would you prefer to be. The Eternal City or Khan's knife ridden London?
Tried it one summer during hopeless heat wave conditions at Muiresk on the Deveron. Cannot remember the exact location but it may have been called Camfrey? We fished off mountainous rocks into turquoise sea, it was Carribbeanesque! We had some success on fly, a smallish fish about 4lb but very...
This the first fly I tie on when fishing the A'an when it's in it's normal state, ie lowish and as clear as Tanquery. I don't even know what it's called! If we have rain and it's a little peaty then I tie a cascade. A silver stoat when on its bones.
Back when I was catching decent numbers of sea trout from the A'an we would keep the bacon fat from the morning fry up to pan fry fresh fillets of sea trout in the evening. Can't beat the taste and simplicity of that!