Photographer's Note

This is Glengavel Reservoir in East Ayrshire taken on a bright day with little wind to disturb the water in this little corner. The rusty red roof of the boat house attracted my attention as well as its sign which read "Fly Fishing Only".

This stretch of water is available to fishermen who join the Upper Avon Angling Association and you can read more about fishing on this reservoir on their website here.

The main fish sought here are brown trout, a fish endemic to Scottish freshwater lochs and rivers and which is considered a "sporting" fish as they are not that easy to catch and also put up quite a fight when hooked. They are also jolly nice to eat.

Many stretches of water such as this allow fishing only by use of a "fly" which is a hook "dressed" with a variety of bits of feather, wool, tinsel and so on. "Fishing the fly" is considered to require more skill than fishing with metal or plastic lures and is also less likely to result in "foul hooking" and injury to fish which have not actually taken the bait.

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Additional Photos by John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1969 W: 431 N: 7567] (30191)
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