Monday, 16 December 2013

New Update Grayling Range Added,1st Youtube step By Step Video ,TFL Annan Grayling Outing

Total Fishing Lanarkshire On Tour
Tackling Up At Hoddom Castle On The River Annan

Total Fishing Lanarkshire Regular Into His 1st Ever Grayling
The Gaffer With Nice One

Polish Catch & Release Club Set Up Shop

Me Int A Large Grouse LOL At Hoddom Hic Splash

Clyde Grayling

Clyde Grayling

The Grayling From The Clyde

The season has kicked off well with fish over 3lb being netted by local anglers,the pics are from the last few seasons i havent had many large grayling but hopefully that will change with the Christmas Holidays looming hopefully i will one DAY JOIN THE 3LB CLUB i can only dream

Total Fishing Lanarkshires 1st Grayling Outing was well attended by 18 anglers
Hoddom Castle Sunday 08-12-2014

Plenty grayling caught and the Polish Catch & Release Club were into fish from the of f,these guys are good anglers as one individual is into double figures in no time,the lanarkshire boys are doing well too.

Also added 1st ever step by step video and uploaded my new Grayling range 2013-2914
Available to buy on my link

Happy Christmas And A Happy New Year When It Comes

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Fishing Friend From Far Away In Ozz 
Andy Baxter You Are Missed Thanks For The Fishing Friendship Good To See Some Big Troots From New Zealand

Hi there.
Just returned from New Zealand. These pics were taken on the banks of the Hinemaiaia which runs into lake Taupo. I was fishing 4lb leader (had to go up to 5 lb on 2nd day as I got broken twice the first day) We fished 6 days during the two weeks. First 3hrs or last 3hs of day light. During  the 6 days  I hooked 54 trout landed 32 and got broken 3 times ( never even saw these 3) The smallest landed was 4lb the biggest 10.25lbs . All taken on glow bug size16 on tail or hair and copper Immature on dropper it was size 14. I only killed 2 trout. John Black smoked them and they were great.  Smoking was done with tea tree sawdust and apple tree chips. We are now back in the warmer weather on the Gold Coast. Hope you are all well talk to you soon.

All the best from one  rather  excited old trout fisher

Brought Some Tears And Joy Andy Great To See You In Your Element,Just Wish You Were Back For A Stint On The Clyde
Andy Baxter My Fishing Friend


Saturday, 31 August 2013

New Haylie Bank International Fundraiser 31-08-2013

Had a great day at the Haylie Loch with Good friend Davy Shearer,like to thank All the staff,Alec Bowler and Andy Dunning
Congrats to the winners Robert Boyes, & Credible 2nd For Eileen Gallagher

I managed one solitary bow on a 16 cdc harelug and lost six or so missed loads,davy had 3 and lost loads was the same all round but some rods hitting 5-6 off of one peg was super angling to watch,tried everything only method was distance and tiny dries or nymphs just under the surface.

Didnt lose my rod tip today lol,will sighn off with some pics thanks for reading catch you all laters next week is Total Fishing Lanarkshires 1st year Birthday Bash competition at Dungavel Reservoir for some broony bashing and a barby all welcome click the link for more details

New Haylie Loch Bank National Fundraiser

Serious Cormorants

Beautiful If Your A Fly Fisher 

To Winners The Spoils
To The Hungry "Fill Yer Boots"
What A Day Great People Many New Friends 


Friday, 30 August 2013

Fishermans Friend: Buy Flies

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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Sharp Gentles Fly Tying Club Lake Of Menteith Last Outing-Carron Valley Masters Final-Secrets Of The Clyde New Date

Sat 17th Aug 2013 
Last club outing before the new tying season opens Sharp-Gentles Flytying Club 1st Thursday in September at Udston Bowling Club Burnbank 7:30 new members welcome.

Was a super morning until we hit Port of Mentieth but a full turn out was the order of the day,meets and greets over with,my boat partner for the day is young David Barr now going into his 3rd season,its great to see how the young club are progressing.

Was passed some craft knowledge and i get the boat suited and booted,trying out the electric outboard,off we set the charge of the light brigade,always exited and full of anticipation at this point,we are heading for the right side of the cages,the rain is now quite heavy,engine killed drogue oot 1st drift after a few casts bang fish on seconds later fish off snapped,young Davids Getting plenty of hits but nothing sticking,new cast on and changed to the floater from DI3 new cast on Candy Booby,Kingfisher Cormry,Uv Dial Back,Nothing happening up and down the shore drifts and Bang `1st fish is in the net,

This was my day for losing fish at the net 7 in total,and snapped a further 2 times was changing 2 dries back to small lures and missing fish left right and centre,managed to stick another 2 in the net,had a great time but need to get more lake practice,Young David managed to break his Duck with his 1st lake bow,that was him big grin and happy with the result,all in all just love fishing here so back up soon.

Carron Valley Masters Final Sunday 18-08-13
My fellow colegue  Stewart McLlean asked me to be a boatman as he was fishing in the final,no probs i says lol.
This was my 1st visit to this 1000 acre venue,to say the least i was pretty well awe struck at its beauty and for the final the conditions were like an angry sea,Stewart Gulps And i says "Get oot and fish yer erse aff"
Some of the best rods are here today and its not long before i am getting nervous,Its all serious now as the likes of James Lister,Ken Oliver to name a few are being piped down to their boats,
I am not going to write a big bio here but to say i had an amazing experience boating for George Telford & Keir Hardie It was a pleasure with fish,exitement lost and found rods,flying drougues,and scary drifts,especially at Gull Island oooft,the guys have fished oot and head back to the mooring as the conditions are getting quite serious but the most amazing sight was to see eventual winner Ken Oliver hook into a bow in the most nasty of swells,he who dares wins and he did will sighn off here with some picks  

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Secrets Of The Clyde Trip Date To Be Rarranged,Dungavel Reservoir Staff Night,brothers Meeting At The Tarn

When nothing goes to plan,it never goes to plan,due to the weather and river level TFL decided it was best to set another date for the trip,we want this to be a quality day so its best to wait for the right conditions.

Tuesday we embarked to the Dungavel reservoir,conditions were testing to say the least,but we had captain Scott at the helm with myself and Stewart in tow,yes we were being towed to our drift no rowing for us,well just a wee bit for Stewart.

Wee Video Demonstrating The Watersnake Electric Outboard Towing Us To Our Drift

To Find Out More About The Watersnake Contact Total Fishing Lanarkshire

Monday, 29 July 2013

Father & Son On The Clyde-Lake Of Menteith-Yellow Owls-Deer Creek New Dealers

Out On My Favourite Stretch Of The Clyde With My Dad
Was chuffed to be fishing with my teacher in fishing,my DAD he gave me my 1st introduction like all fathers do with their younglings,and for this action i will always be a happy man,so take a youngster fishing,its amazing the transformation.
We Spent a great couple of hours,infact we spent more time blethering than fishing,I lost 3 good fish on the spiders and that was it for me was also trying out the Atom Six 10ft for a 4#,what a tool for the job,it can put out a double taper with no effort,roll casts and single hand speys effortlessly,will need more outings to really test it but on its 1st outing,well impressed.

My Dad My Fishing Mentor

The Lake Of Menteith 28-07-2013012-7pm
Phone call Saturday morning from a good friend from Sharp-Gentles fly tying club Brian Murray,"how do fancy a day on the lake had a late cancellation so theres a spot if you want",obvious answer so bring on Sunday.
Rain was the state of play for the day,reports of single booby and Di7 fish at 20ft plus down in the deep channels at the cages,oooft sore arms time.Suited and booted off we go,approaching the cages its combat fishing akin to the Spanish Armada,out the corner of my eye i spies a few fish moving on the right hand bank from the cages,engine killed and we slowly drift in to a nice spot not far from fish.
Brians on a di-1 and a four fly det up to cover all the bases,i have a Di3 & 3 fly set with a candy booby,buzzer,KMclaren.after 6 or so drifts no takes but on the seventh we are in shallow water close to inlet and Brian takes the 1st fish on a tequiella booby in about a foot of water lol.
No fish for about a few hours after swapping to di7 and out in the depths,with no takes,so we swap back to Di3&Di1 for Brian,heading into the right side of the cages close to the reeds spies a small dimple cast before i straiten for retrieve fish on nice stock blue,one each,not long after Brian covers a peachy looking spot hit,hit,tug fish on,airborn accrobatics surging dives,before i mug it for my boat partner NICE BROONY quite a prize for Menteith,two one,pressures on after being snapped and missing a few i am into my second on the candy booby to bring it even Stevens,to which end we are pretty happy with todays session.

Brians Menteith Broony

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Update From Fridays Wee Cast On The Clyde

Hard act to follow from tuesdays session,no biggies this time dropped a few on the dries,decent fish too,not as many moving but a few good size on the feed.

I ended up  with 6 on the dries and missed a few,and the one that got away was a good fush,funny that,had another 4 on the wets as darkness fell best of the night was one of about 1.5lb on a parachute adams.

One thing for sure the amount of fish enjoying the great hatches this season has been providing exellent sport,some spectacular momments of big fish taking their prey,would love to get a photo of a big brown taking a flie above the surface,maybe one day,will be out next week again for a few visits getting prepaired for my days guiding duties for Total Fishing Lanarkshires 'Secrets Of The Clyde' outing

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Out last night with the gaffer and fellow co-worker from Total Fishing Lanarkshire,evening session it was then,conditions perfect and the big fush turned up on time to take the mick with so many fish missed on the dries

The gaffer Big Scotty No1 landed a good 2lb trout on Caledonia flies olive cdc,Stewart missed a really good and then had to settle for a tiddler (lol)

As darkness cast no shadow it was my time to shiiiinne with an experamental cast consisting of a Magpie & Silver on point and a Silver Butcher Dropper leader taper to 6lb rio fluroflex 3rd cast into a tasty run fush on screaming reel,ping it was the story of the one that got away.

New cast set up (it pays to have a few pre tied on cast carriers) m0ves 20 ft from last action,fan casting,no retrieves swing fishing with slow retrieve before casting out.Hears a big plop so using the force cast into the darkness and slight mend,few seconds on FUSH ON,rod is bent in 2,screaming reel again as heads past me pretty sharpish ito the next pool above me before sommersaulting,stewart is on his way to assist thanks god this is a good fush,it decides to hare past me back into the original hook up and sits on the bottom,its a game of who moves 1st wins,the old trick of walking the fish is in my thoughts but i decided to side strain and stay put he new he was beat and Stewart Skillfully Mugged him with the net.

Hearts beatin,Cigars out and nice pic.
Until the next time thanks for reading and following.

P.S. Secrets Of The Clyde Trip coming Son From Total Fishing Lanarkshire

OH Blogg It

To boldly go where no fly has gone before~in my 1st attempt at blogging i hope i can share the secrets of Clydestyle flies and fishing on the clyde and the adventures,carnage,fun that results when we gather to share.