The dates for the Troutmasters fish off has been announced on the Trout Fisherman Magazine website.
Swanswater is on the 5th of March 2011 so hopefully I will get my invite soon. Will report on the event when it happens.
Kenny learned to fish with the fly in his mid-teens. He fished around Musselburgh, mainly on the River Esk, and occasionally on the River Tweed when his Dad would take him. Kenny also fished The Water of Leith, Whitadder Reservoir, Gladhouse Reservoir, and the River Tyne near Haddington. While always enjoying the sport, he wasn't particularly successful and really needed someone to show him how to succeed. While Kenny fished ocassionally throughout the years it was not until 2010 when looking for something to do in a summer when no holiday was booked, that he thought to pick up his Dad's old rod again. His enthusiasm was rekindled and it wasn't long before he and his son were thrashing the water to a foam at Swanswater, which by chance turned out to be very close to his home. By now there were videos on You Tube, and fantastic TV series like Hywel Morgan's fly-fishing masterclass to instruct and inform and finally Kenny was catching fish. In time he got back on the river, there aren't many great Trout or Grayling rivers immediately near home but accessing the Clyde, Tweed, Tummel and Annan was soon an option. Kenny started writing about his new found enthusiasm for fishing initially as a simple diary to review how he fared at particular venues. However in 2012 he contracted a long term arthritic condition and with each post also came the possibility that this might be the last time he would fish. His impetus to record the good days and bad on the water was multiplied. While there have been ocassional periods of less activity than others, he is still fishing, and having added Photography to his fishing hobby as a way of breaking the day up physically hopefully his readers also enjoy some of the images from his outings.