The River Kelvin

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Postby Fossil » Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:31 pm

Delmont St Xavier wrote:There are many walks that could be arranged, we could also do some of the tunnels!

Depends on the demand for such and who is willing to organise such an event - tunnels require torches and a little knowledge of where to walk. So how many are up for it?


No Tunnel tours at all will be arranged on HG.

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Postby gordon » Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:32 pm

Even the Clyde?

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Postby Fossil » Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:38 pm

gordon wrote:Even the Clyde?

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I think we all know what tunnels

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Postby gordon » Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:40 pm

Well, i was assuming everyone did, hence the shameless post-boosting!
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Postby Delmont St Xavier » Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:25 am

Fair does, no tunnel tours will be arranged on the site....on the day, if the walk should take place those who are there can make up their own minds where they want to go.
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Postby HollowHorn » Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:07 am

cataclyzm wrote: fly fishing on the river kelvin in glasgow, you will find a site run by a guy who does just that.

Yes, & a member here, to boot.
"Tae boot" Whit dis that mean, btw?
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Postby MacotheIsles » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:13 am

aliferste wrote:Yup, there are salmon and sea trout once more running up the Kelvin. There is also a good stock of resident brown trout

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Is it also not renowned for its dreaded and fiercesome lampreys? I'm sure I heard a bit about this on Radio 4 not long ago.
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Postby cataclyzm » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:46 pm

Any river with a growing population of Salmon will have lampreys following them in from the sea. Ayr river also has a pretty large population of lampreys as it has a very healthy salmon population.

It would make my day to see a salmon jumping (;)) a weir in the kelvin or swimming passed some submerged tesco shopping trolleys.

I've also seen an animal that resembled a mink or stoat like carnivore running up the banks of the river near kelvin park. It could have been an otter - but i doubt it.

Not far from where I live - there are now Otters living on the River Lagan in the middle of Belfast.

Further up the river and just outside Kirkintiloch - the river is a lot narrower but it's full of trout and there are rumours of a 32lb' brownie.

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Postby e2wufos1 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:52 pm

Dumb question probably but me not being an angler I don't know what is a lamprey?
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Postby tobester » Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:01 pm

Heres a lamprey, ugly wee feckers

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Postby aliferste » Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:11 pm

cataclyzm wrote: there are rumours of a 32lb' brownie.

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We wish :)


Out of interest has anyone got any photos of when the Kelvin last flooded and burst its banks a good few years ago ?
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Postby scallopboy » Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:24 pm

Lampreys are a fascinating lineage of fish. Remind me sometime and I can share the love of the fishies with you. :roll:
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Postby ElectricSprout » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:47 pm

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Postby cataclyzm » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:53 pm

It was a few years ago mind - but a local did tell me that a 32lb trout lurked in the river around the kirkintiloch area. Another small river joins the Kelvin at a small industrial estate in Kirkie and it widens from there. The upper reaches of the kelvin have always been relatively clean and have always had a population of trout as far as I know.

There is a rather beautiful old bridge in the fields outside kirkie that must have been used in days of old because it crosses the river but doesn't seem to have any destination in mind. Very similar to the one that Tam O' Shanta ran over but on a slightly smaller scale.

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Postby cataclyzm » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:55 pm

Electricsprout - those images are breathtaking. Some of the nicest pics I've seen in a long time.

Really crisp and obviously taken with love and tenderness.

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