Hi this fishing website is dedicated to the nicol family and there love of fishing, whether it be fly fishing or spinning or bait fishing.so please stay Hooked for news of upcoming fishing trips, and a few trips down memory lane.
It has taken us almost two years to get round to writing this blog of our fishing Adventures or should I say mis adventures.Let me introduce my self I’m DaDa to my friends here in japan, yes I did say japan osaka to be exact, to others I’m Graham sensei, to my family I’m just dad. Now let me introduce my fishing partners in crime, my eldest daughter Ayeisha we call her ishy for short, next up is My misses , now I have many nicknames for her, but for keeping the peace I call her mamaboo, and last we have mega minion Gabrielle or gabby who I hope and pray she will join this loopy multi national family of fisher people.
Now fishing runs deep in my side of the family, As a youngster I loved to go fishing on grandads boat keisha it was awesome fishing from the boat and catching mackerel and trout but catching mostly mackerel with feather hooks. My dad loved sea fishing, me not so much as I would throw up. My granny and grandad were awesome fishers, and I remember grandad bring Salmon back to the farm that he had caught they were so good to eat.
At the age of about sixteen grandad took me this fishing tackle shop in Perth where he bought me this fly rod and reel at that time I had never fly fished before and I was full of pride with this new rod and reel and feeling a bit nervous too as I had never fly fished. Grandad taught me the basics of fly fishing and I hope he would be happy that I still love fishing to this day. In my younger days I tended to spin fish and bait fish with maggots worms cheese and I had lots of success fishing these methods. I had two favored rods back then a Shakespeare 7ft ugly stik for spinning, and a cheap rod and reel I bought in Woolworth’s in Glenrothes.I caught so many fish with the woolies rod it was fantastic. Ok back to what I was saying grandad took me to many places to go fishing from lochs to Resivour and to the river tay and loch Leven with cousin Andrew.
Over the years I have still fished various methods but as I’m getting older I find I’m enjoying fly fishing more and more. And I’m now trying to pass on my experiences to my family. A favorite place I liked to fish was the river eden also the river Leven that runs threw Glenrothes park, there was also a few other great places I would go which I’m keeping secret , just in case one day its possible to go back there with my girls. I know it maybe heard to visit these places as I’m at the other side of the world, but hey who knows it may be possible.
Now I come to this my mum was a good fisher according to her mum when she was younger but had a reputation for dubious fishing tactics, so I will say no more about that at this point un less I’m pushed on this subject hehe.I remember getting this huge dark blue Shakespeare fishing box for my sixteenth birthday(which I still have to this day) along with waders from aunty Anne and uncle john. When I moved here to Japan I thought I would have many chances to go fishing as there are so many rivers ,its not the case for trout fishing you have to go to the north of japan and let me tell you its very cold up there colder than Scotland and that’s saying something.