Monthly Archives: January 2011

Bard of Ellisland

And a poet for all humanity… Here’s to Robert Burns (1759-96), on his birthday, January 25. If anyone has visited Ellisland Farm, where Burns lived and farmed for three years or so, you know what I’m talking about. If you … Continue reading

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A Tay springer on fly

Tay head gillie Martin Ritchie let me post this picture of I think the first springer on the Newtyle beat. The 12-pounder was caught by Mr Rory Campbell on fly at the Newtyle beat’s Fiddlers Pool on Friday. Not only … Continue reading

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New signings

Don’t worry this isn’t going to be a painful footballing metaphor. I mean I haven’t even mentioned the January transfer window, well I have now. Etc. Anyway I have just recruited these beauties from ace commercial fly-tyers Fulling Mill, basically … Continue reading


Thanks Hardy

This is just to thank Hardy for fixing my Angel reel. The reel, pictured here when it was a bit newer 2 years ago, has caught me a few fish, in fact despite its young age has, er, seen a … Continue reading


Travels with vodka

Former T&S editor Sandy Leventon leant me a good book last autumn. That I am still reading it, albeit with only five pages to go, is testament to my uselessness in reading books. Sandy thought I’d be interested in Hooked: … Continue reading

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The real 2010 review

First, thanks to the brilliantly attentive WordPress infrastructure people for the material that made up the previous post. It’s fun to think I’ve filled up 5 jumbo jets (big ones, mind) or whatever it is with people looking at my … Continue reading


2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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