Sunday, 31 August 2008

Gray Day

A gray day on the river .
For what seems an eternity the weather has been
overcast and the skies have had a grey wet look
about them , not to worry it's not the end of the world
for us fishermen.
Afternoon came and off we went to the river.
I took Phil here last year basically with a hope
of him taking a Grayling , we fished fast water
and lost count of the fish we caught , Phil soon
joined the club but his new found love of fly fishing
has meant that this was our first summer visit .

Again we found the fast water , only just it took
us sometime to cut through the thick under growth
Phil had set his mind on a few of the fast glides we fished
and was soon enjoying himself with a string of small silver
I had found some little deep runs between snags and
it just screamed fish a few runs soon brought a nice
curve in the rod, a nice Grayling the result .
We continued to catch Phil equalling his best
previous fish . He also lost a fish well over
a pound in very fast water , I think he thought
I had lost my mind when telling him to run
the float down the little crease , his face was
a picture of surprise when the rod bent and the
pin span. I think he will be back soon to have
another try . The river is hardly fished in
the areas we go most people target the
slow more easily accessible areas , sitting
in the same spot .... every man to his own
I guess but I can not help but think they
are missing so much .


thebigandyt said...

i'd love to have a bash at fishing for grayling, I'd don't think we get them over here though

Tony said...

It's nice fishing for them the water quality of most rivers as improved and with it the Grayling numbers are on the up . If your over here any time a day could be arranged :)

Anonymous said...

someday I wish to fish a grayling. A very unknow fish here in this side of the world.


Tony said...

As above Oldsmuggler if yiu are ever over here a Day could be spent having a good go .



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