Log in | Register Search
Fishingmegastore Blog Title

Email Offers

Do you want to be emailed about our latest offers?

Subscribe

Request Our Latest Catalogues

Yes Please

Call Me Back

Would you like us to call you back to discuss your order or give advice?

Click Here

Friday, 13 August 2010

Big G pops his fly fishing cherry!

As a non fishing employee at the Glasgow Angling Centre, I decided that the evening staff outing to Bangour Trout Fishery in West Lothian would be the perfect opportunity to get a little tuition from one of our resident casting instructors and give fly fishing a go.

After the traditional BBQ I was given a half hour lesson by Davie Bell which was just enough for me to learn how to put out a line and present a fly at around 15 yards. One of the guys from the mail order department suggested that I try starting off with a sedge which I duly tied on and cast out. After around half an hour of fishing, a cracking 3lb rainbow came up and inhaled the fly. With adrenaline pumping through my veins I fought the fish and with a little coaching, I had the fish within the net in a couple of minutes. I was given special permission by fishery owner Stevie Reid to take the fish for the table as it was my first ever !!!!

I now understand the buzz of fly fishing and will certainly be giving it a go again in the future.

2 comments:

  1. Well done mate. You are a true fisherman now!

    ReplyDelete
  2. A very nice fish

    ReplyDelete