What perfect still frosty morning greeted myself and my grayling fishing friend George, as we tackled up.
The river was in great condition for grayling fishing, still high from the weeks rains, with just a tinge of colour. We were long trotting and it wasn’t long before we had the first hungry fish landed.
We slowly worked our way downstream and it was good to see Trev out grayling fishing once more.
At last, we have consent from the agency for our hatchery box and its 25000 diploid Brown Trout eggs.
The day was spent repairing the hatch that was blown out by the great flood of 07.
Now we can again obtain the head of water needed to run our box…..
Anyone joining us for our fun work party next friday, could you please make contact….
I managed to slink off between 1 and 3pm today what a stunning afternoon, more like April than November without the biting easterly.
Fishing around Grey’s Bridge I had grayling and one trout on a killer bug – shouldn’t that be renamed the killer maggot ?! The river was quite low and clear with a few fish rising in most pools ranging from acrobatic parr to reasonable trout and grayling.
The best bit was walking back to my car over Stinsford side stream bridge, here the water was clearer than the main river and I could easily watch the fish ( both species ) up to 1 ½ lbs. From this vantage point you can really appreciate the beauty of the fish especially the grayling with their sail fin. The grayling were the biggest of the two species, this small shoal of 7 fish were quite happily sharing lodgings in an area no bigger than 6’ x 6’, lesson learnt- I wont dismiss the carriers again on account of their size again.