Tag: Fred Carrie

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

Post Apocalypse Friockheim

I used to say that if anyone wanted a glimpse of what Scotland might look like after a nuclear war all they had to do was go for a drive through the farmlands of Buchan on a wet Sunday in November. 🙂 I was joking of course and perhaps the title of this article is…

By Fred Carrie 5 April 2020 2

Day 14 Of The Lockdown

Down by the river …………. I’ve been getting out as much as I can on my legal lonesome walks. Today I did a 3 mile loop the final stretch being up the banks of our local river. Only met 2 people and both were on the margins of the village. That’s why it’s best to…

By Fred Carrie 4 April 2020 2

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

Loch nan Stuirteag

In Scotland there are many remote, hard to get to lochs, then there are some that are out there in a class of their own. Loch nan Stuirteag, most definitely falls into this later category. With a 10 mile walk-in over rough and often boggy terrain and a climb of over 2000 feet, not including…

By Fred Carrie 29 March 2020 0

Welcome to the Out And About blog

I am writing this at the end of the first week of the UK lock-down caused by the Covid19 crisis. For some time now I’ve been thinking about starting an outdoor orientated blog. Just an outlet for my musings on all things outdoors and somewhere to republish some long lost fishing articles I wrote years…

By Fred Carrie 29 March 2020 0