Category: Fishing

A Few Casts

Return to the local river. A few hours of early morning fishing in very low water. A few fish hooked on nymphs, most lost. Water levels are becoming desperate now with abstraction pumps appearing where I have never seen them before. Fine to be out enjoying the music of the sewage works and contractor’s lawn…

By Fred Carrie 2 June 2020 0

Back To The Local

Sunday May 31st, Angus, Scotland. Another couple of hours on the local river. Out early before if got too hot. A few smallish fish caught fishing nymphs upstream under a Ferris indicator. The water is getting perilously low. Small fish, but if you go fishing to small streams like this you have to set your…

By Fred Carrie 31 May 2020 0

Fishing Escape From Lockdown

Friday May 29th Scotland. a partial lifting of covid-19 restrictions allowed us out fishing for the first time this season. A few small fish on a dry fly from a very low local river. Tiny fish, but hugely enjoyable. I was out for several hours and covered a fair bit of ground. This video is…

By Fred Carrie 30 May 2020 0

Casting On Grass

Sorry to mislead all you sad fly casting geeks out there, but this article is probably not about what you think it is. Yes, like most serious fly fishers I have, in the past, done a bit of practice casting on grass myself, usually in a private field to avoid chants and jibes from normal…

By Fred Carrie 7 April 2020 0

Ticking Lists

Over the past 40 years or so I had gazed upon The Headwaters many times, winter and summer, whilst heading out or returning in an exhausted state from some ridiculous marathon hill walk or inane Munro bagging trip. For those who don’t know: a “Munro” is a Scottish hill or mountain of at least 3000…

By Fred Carrie 6 April 2020 0

Loch a’ Chlaidheimh

What does fishing mean to you? Catching your ‘limit’? Catching big fish irrespective of their provenance? Convenience? If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions then Loch a’ Chlaidheimh is probably not for you. However, if you don’t mind a hike, enjoy a bit of peace and quiet, or appreciate finding out a…

By Fred Carrie 3 April 2020 0

24 Hours At The Storm Loch

It was the weekend of the Wild Fishing Forum meet over by Loch Eigheach on Rannoch Moor, and facing a solo drive round trip from Aberdeenshire that would have cost me the better part of £50 for petrol I reluctantly decided to call off and fish somewhere a little closer to home and therefore a…

By Fred Carrie 3 April 2020 0

Cairngorm and Munth Trout

For most people, the Cairngorms need no introduction, but perhaps the reader is less familiar with The Munth. The Mounth, known to the older folk on Deeside as The Munth, is the continuous area of high ground and mountains on the southern edge of the main Cairngorm range, running from Drumochter in the west to…

By Fred Carrie 2 April 2020 0

Early Spring At The Lochan

The storm died during the night and morning mist and frost now grips the glen. It’s early April and after one of the longest and coldest winters for many years March brought a succession of gales and rain. Front followed front, crossing the country from the south west; not pleasant, but at least it was…

By Fred Carrie 30 March 2020 0