An invite from friends and fellow accomplished anglers Kevin and Malcolm McCormick to have a day on the infamous ‘Junction Pool’ on the Tweed needed absolutely consideration before saying definitely yes! Kevin’s lad Lewis also joined us adding some youthful energy to the group. Renowned around the world the Junction Pool considered as the Holy Grail by anglers everywhere and the chance to spend a day fishing it was a huge chance not to be passed over.
The Dogged AnglerA truly passionate Angler this is a light hearted account of my angling trips, adventures, successes, failures and learnings.......discovered amidst our beautiful Scottish rivers, lochs and breathtaking scenery.
Lomond Silver – June 19th & 20th 2020
My good friend and experienced angler Michael King and I had planned a long overdue two day trip on Lomond […]
First outing of the 2020 season on Lomond
March 21, 2020 Following a long winter close season and not to mention the increasing restrictions and health measures it […]
First trip of 2020
Smile! A face only a Mother could love! A 15lb fish from a trip far North for a few days […]
Is this normal?
As a recent ‘nubie’ to fly tying of all of a few months I have started to notice a few […]
Time to kill
With the relentless weather and torrents of water everywhere there’s nothing to do but prepare, maintain and check gear for […]
So much to master “Every Day is a school day”!
I have during the past few months thrown myself into trying to understand the basics of fly tying. On the […]
Mackay Boatbuilders of Fara, Finstown and Stromness by Michael McLaughlin
An interesting historical account of James (Jimmy) Mackay (J.W.Mackay, Stromness) builder of mahogany clinker dinghies including my own. Mackay Boatbuilders […]
Shiny New Pin
All of the countless hours of scraping, sanding and preparation are now finally behind me. Despite my moans and groans […]
Saturday 18th January 2020 Back, knees and almost every other bit all sore – however finally ready to move on […]