• You Don’t Need to be Mental….. but it Helps

    I remembered I needed to nip round to Swanswater to put my name down for their annual “Day after Boxing Day” charity fishing “competition” so thought I would go round and do that and if it looked possible, have no more than 2 hours of fishing, if there wasn’t too much ice.

    You Don’t Need to be Mental….. but it Helps
  • A Long Time Coming

    The Nith has been something of an unreachable quest for me. I think I have been lined up to head there on a couple of occasions in the past but haven’t made it due to weather blowing it out with high rainfall rendering it unfishable.

    A Long Time Coming
  • Winter Beginning

    You know when Winter is beginning when the Annan Grayling weekends kick off.

    Winter Beginning
  • Catch and Release

    Last weekend I was on a train from Stirling to Dundee with my wife. As we left Perth I was browsing my phone when my wife said ” oh, look at all the people fishing”. Right enough I just caught, as the train flew by, the sight of a few anglers on a lochan under Friarton Bridge, where the M90 crosses the Tay.

    Catch and Release

The Unfamous Fly : Fly fishing in Scotland and Beyond

Casting on Menteith
Welcome to the Unfamous fly, one of Scotland’s most popular fly fishing blog sites. The site documents the fly fishing outings of an otherwise unknown angler, no one famous, not a guide, not trying to sell anything.  Most of the outings will be round Central Scotland where there is a wealth of, in particular, still water fly fishing for Brown and Rainbow Trout. From small stillwaters, like Swanswater, Burnhouse and Orchil, to larger venues like Lake of Menteith, Linlithgow and Carron Valley as well as more intimate Loch style boat fishing locations such as Glensherup, North Coulter and Pendriech ( Cocksburn Reservoir), most of these are fished regularly being within 30 minutes or so from home, along with numerous other small commercial stillwaters.

Full finned trout from Harviestoun

Fly Fishing blogs Internet top 75I also love moving water fishing though there are maybe less prime river fishing venues on my doorstep, I do venture out to river’s like the Clyde, the Tummel and the Tweed. Locally I fish the River Carron that flows through the Forth Valley, as part of my membership of the Larbert and Stenhousemuir Angling Club. I also love visiting river’s a bit further afield so stay tuned for these.

The fishing continues in winter too, with outings for my most favourite of game fish, the Grayling, with outings to the Clyde, Annan, Tweed and sometimes others. Very occasionally I venture further afield to points south, in England in Wales.

Not only do I write, video and photograph my fishing and where it takes me, but I also give my own honest opinions on tackle I use and places I fish. No one pays me and no one gets any sort of favouritism, so what you see is what you get. I am no expert just an enthusiast with a love for catching fish on the fly. Join me on my fly fishing adventures, in Scotland and beyond!

 

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