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A lovely day to go out and do some relaxing  fishing.


Surprised that many a child is strangely denied this.


We used to do it on the river Leven from Loch Lomond 


Surprised that many a child cannot even gut a fish.





  1. Catch the fish, and kill it immediately
  2. Bleed the fish, totally
  3. Throw it in a bucket full of ice, and continue fishing
  4. When I get home, clean and gut it




The guts of a fish are inedible and need to be removed before cooking


 Washing the fish after gutting is also very important.


Remove the scales by rubbing up both sides of the fish with the back of a knife


Make an incision in the belly of the fish at the tail end and cut through the skin to the head


Remove the guts, roe and gills – you should be able to pull them out easily


Rinse the inside of the fish with cold running water until the water runs clear


Pat the fish dry with kitchen paper and cut off the fins


Scaling the fish in an open bin bag will keep the messy process contained and make it much easier to clear up afterwards.


Enjoy the meal



Give a man a fish, he eats for the day.
Teach a man to fish
and then  he buys a boat, tackle, gear
and spends the next twenty years offshore.
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I love the view of the lake...love the meal at the end...it's the middle I'm having trouble with, Jack. Seriously, there's nothing like fresh-caught fish. Have a lovely day!
<br /> A pleasant day to be enjoyed