Monthly Archives: October 2014

Fish on at Moors pool on the River Cains

Christopher L sent me this shot of his fellow rod last month, Wade, into a grilse on the River Cains (tributary of the South-west Miramichi in Canada). He said (and I concur) it is at the exact spot where I … Continue reading

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Downstream view at Beat 2, Closeburn last week

The Nith looking full with water in the meadows. And now with a 5 ft flood yesterday and more possible hurricane weather to come for the next week it’ll be lapping around the flood banks again. 

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Braw from the Annan

Paul and I fished – and shared lodgings – at Middle Varzuga in June. That’s when I found out he is not only a good fisherman, but also a very good fly tyer.

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Last day innit

Yesterday on Beat 2 offered level-pegging water levels pepped up by extraordinarily heavy showers. I took this picture of the showers at their heaviest from the haven of our hut.


Am I a mug?

I must be. Haven’t seen a fish for two days. But ‘they’ said they’re catching fish on the lower river and ‘they’ (salmon forum website) said fish are now running the Nith but are ‘difficult to catch’. ‘Difficult to catch?’! … Continue reading


Wednesday report

No fish yesterday or today. Eerily quiet. The iconic majesty of Wild Boar fell, driving up through the Dales, yesterday. Nithsdale, yesterday at dusk. Also the Trigony Hotel garden, looking autumnal. Howard’s Toby. I rescued it, cast across the Nith … Continue reading


You’d look like this too…

…if you’d just seen the weather forecast. It is finally the eve of my long-awaited Nith week. The usual plan of driving up on the Sunday has been knocked back by contemplation of a fairly severe weather forecast including six … Continue reading