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…

Squirmy and Spermy Worms

There’s hell of a lot of hype about the Squirmy worms on social media nowadays, with mixed views on the material and the flies tied with it for that matter… It’s a very controversial pattern to say the least and divides anglers for many reasons. In my eyes, the squirmy is perfectly legal and just another material we use to help catch us fish. There’s … Continue reading Squirmy and Spermy Worms

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

River Anton Grayling Fishing

This time last year I fished the River Anton with my good mates Terry and Nick, the section right above where the Anton meets the river Test at the Mayfly Pub. This year Gareth and I managed to get on a similar sized stretch a short drive upstream of that which is controlled by Famous Fishing. The stretch consisted of four long beats – offering … Continue reading River Anton Grayling Fishing

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

Squirmy Worms

When you struggle to find a materials it’s always good to turn to a mate who can point you in the right direction, recently I’d run out of the Squirm Worm rubber and desperately needed some for an up-coming trip where I was pretty sure the trout and grayling hadn’t seen the imitation worm… yet! Lucky for me, my mate Chris Rawle Custom Flies sorted … Continue reading Squirmy Worms