4 November 2012

A Touch of Frost

First thing i have to say is Happy birthday to the Auld yin (Brian).

We arrived at the burn just after mid-day . Still there was the odd patch of frost . The water though looked in great condition, and still the odd olive hatched  , and from the off, we caught fish, but these were out of season browns not grayling.

The grayling though almost on our cue put in a appearance , In "Brians pool" , there were the infuriating risers from last week. And once again unfortunately they had the upperhand  with two takers  escaping the clutches of Brians hook.
Next pool , i hooked a fish only to lose it at the net , then landed a  grayling.
  Brians luck just wasnt in today, raising and  pricking  plenty to dry flies some of them quality fish too.
Lady luck was smiling down on me with a few more grayling to nymphs and dries .
As we headed back downstream we stopped off to fish a few selected pools , we fished a few hours earlier and i was fortunate, to hook up the best of the day at 1 1/4lb.

 Shortly afterwards darkness was upon us , and called an end to the day. Looking forward to next time just hope the weather plays ball.


  1. I'll also add Happy Birthday Brian, every one is a plus.
    Frosty photo, who knows what's ahead.

  2. thanks guys, a frosty day fishing for grayling was the perfect way to spend my birthday, looking forward to next time to try again.

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    1. I'd love to go grayling fishing with you two! What are the chances?

  4. I'm sure it can be arranged Scott, kind of difficult just now for me , as my wifes shifts have gone a bit haywire (strike action)), but it'll settle down soon. I think we might be heading down the borders sometime in the newyear.