• It’s a drag at Woodburn

    A few weeks back someone mentioned to me a fishery up in the Campsies called Woodburn. I think it had been mentioned to me last year sometime, but I forgot about it, and so never got round to a visit. I had been over at GAC earlier so wanted to try and get an afternoon […]

    It’s a drag at Woodburn
  • Wild Fisheries review event at GAC

      I popped in to Glasgow Angling Centre today and there were a few people who turned up at the same time as me. It was clear the majority of the focus seemed to be on the issue of Kill Licences for Salmon amongst the anglers. Personally, regardless of where the “blame” lies for the […]

    Wild Fisheries review event at GAC
  • Satisfaction

    Sometimes you go fishing and seeing the conditions you would expect to catch, yet in the event, it ends up a hard slog and nothing to show for it. Other times you look and hear that the fishing is hard, no one is catching, but when you do you get immense satisfaction at defying the […]

  • Out on Licence

    There has been some rumour of proposals bouncing about for sometime, over the introduction of a Scottish Rod Licence. Back about 2 or 3 years ago it came up and the rumours were refuted by the Scottish Government as “Not being currently considered” and there being no mechanism or body in Scotland through which some scheme could work.

    Out on Licence

The Unfamous Fly : Fly fishing in Scotland and Beyond

Casting on Menteith
Welcome to the Unfamous fly, one of Scotland’s most popular fly fishing blog sites. The site documents the fly fishing outings of an otherwise unknown angler, no one famous, not a guide, not trying to sell anything. ┬áMost of the outings will be round Central Scotland where there is a wealth of, in particular, still water fly fishing for Brown and Rainbow Trout. From small stillwaters, like Swanswater, Burnhouse and Orchil, to larger venues like Lake of Menteith, Linlithgow and Carron Valley as well as more intimate Loch style boat fishing locations such as Glensherup, North Coulter and Pendriech ( Cocksburn Reservoir), most of these are fished regularly being within 30 minutes or so from home, along with numerous other small commercial stillwaters.

Full finned trout from Harviestoun

I also love moving water fishing though there are maybe less prime river fishing venues on my doorstep, I do venture out to river’s like the Clyde, the Tummel and the Tweed. Locally I fish the River Carron that flows through the Forth Valley, as part of my membership of the Larbert and Stenhousemuir Angling Club. I also love visiting river’s a bit further afield so stay tuned for these.

The fishing continues in winter too, with outings for my most favourite of game fish, the Grayling, with outings to the Clyde, Annan, Tweed and sometimes others. Very occasionally I venture further afield to points south, in England in Wales.

Not only do I write, video and photograph my fishing and where it takes me, but I also give my own honest opinions on tackle I use and places I fish. No one pays me and no one gets any sort of favouritism, so what you see is what you get. I am no expert just an enthusiast with a love for catching fish on the fly. Join me on my fly fishing adventures, in Scotland and beyond!


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