Tag: Bugging

Finding the Fish

When I told John I had caught, he demanded pictures of proof or it hadn’t happened. Alas I couldn’t comply though I did offer him a sniff at my hand as proof it had held a Grayling. For some reason he declined.

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Maybe not for the Purist

I probably managed to fish about 5 metres of the river with my two small but heavy red tagged bugs, one green the other black, and a pink shrimp on top dropper, when there was a knock and I was in to the first fish of this Autumn/winter Grayling season.

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Dark Day on the River of Trees

The bottom was VERY uneven and I was finding it a bit of a challenge with the sore feet, to be honest. It was then I was so glad I had my wading stick and life -preserver on as my next step nearly had me come a cropper. I  edged forward feeling the depth for the bottom when the wading staff went right down! Unfortunately, I was kind of using it to keep my balance too and suddenly I was falling forward into what felt bottomless.

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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.

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Late winner

First outing of the “Grayling season” how could I resist? I was trudging through possibly the most monotonous job in telecoms late on Thursday when I heard the weather forecast for Friday. It hadn’t rained for a day or so and the river levels app was suggesting the Clyde was at a good height. A matter of minutes later a day off was booked and as soon as work was done I was getting my river gear together ready for the morning.

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Tweed, Polish Sausage and Friends

I arrived first, it had started a stunning day with horizon to horizon blue skies in the Forth Valley, with mist that was sure to burn off and the first signs of an early morning nip that heralds that inexorable downward slope towards winter, long nights and short days.

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