A Grayling Favourite…

Any angler who fishes for Grayling all have one thing in common, they’re not shy to lather their flies in the brightest, most offensive colours known to man! It’s all becuase Grayling simply love a bit (or a lot) of colour. Shrimps, pheasant tails and even dry flies nowadays are covered in pinks and oranges, be it a tail, a body or a thorax. When I was … Continue reading A Grayling Favourite…

When rain stops play…

The forecast for the past weekend was supposed to be atrocious, and frankly, it was. But, Sunday morning saw a small window of opportunity, the wind had died down and the rain had eased just enough for a comfortable few hours on the river. Alex and I made our way over the river for what was our last opportunity to get on the grayling before … Continue reading When rain stops play…

3 Winter Grayling Flies

Now the extremely cold snaps have arrived, you’re not doing yourself any favours fishing just one or two flies if you’re fishing for grayling – Obviously depending on the river you’re fishing this will vary, but it’s a great little tip to try if you’re not catching anything…. This cold weather means that grayling will hit the deck hard, and stay there for a considerable … Continue reading 3 Winter Grayling Flies

A Trio of Chalkstreams

The past weekend was a bit mental to say the least – fishing three chalkstreams in two days, all done on the whim of excitement… and anticipation of large grayling. For any river angler – especially at this time of year when the conditions can be somewhat challenging – a single, large lady can make any ones day. Friday evening Kristian and I decided to … Continue reading A Trio of Chalkstreams

Pink Shrimp for Grayling

Featured in a previous post about Flies for River Dee Grayling this pink shrimp caught me a few fish on a recent trips to the river. A fly which had been described to me by Alex Jardine of Aardvark Mcleod as “The only fly you’ll ever need for grayling”. So, it had to be worth a go, right? Certainly. The body is a mix of … Continue reading Pink Shrimp for Grayling

River Dee Grayling Flies

With the Grayling Festival coming up at the end of the month, many anglers are getting ready for a (usually) alcohol filled weekend meeting new friends, catching up with old, and fishing for Grayling on the famous Welsh Dee. So before this armada of anglers get stuck in, I decided to get a couple of days in on the river before they take a pummeling by … Continue reading River Dee Grayling Flies

A few hours Grayling Fishing

Well it’s that time of year again where many anglers go crazy over the ladies, of the stream that is! A great time of year for river angling with many beautiful fish caught on even the coldest of days. This past weekend I’ve been lucky enough to get out for my first grayling of the season. An extremely windy day with a river which seemed … Continue reading A few hours Grayling Fishing