George from the http://traditionalfloats.blogspot.co.uk/ made me some lovely floats last winter with this river in mind, I've been so looking forward to fishing with them and today I would finally get the chance to put them to good use, one of them anyway!
I headed down to a pool that gave me a few nice grayling last year and after two or three trots down and I was into a fish, not what I was looking for though, a little trout which was followed by one or two more of his pals before I found myself connected to the first Grayling of the day.
|only a little one but i was pleased to land my first of the winter|
the next Grayling was a different creature all together, what i call a line whistler, nervous moments as i drew him ever closer to the net, he went 2lb 4oz in the mclean.
if that was to be my last grayling of the day i would have went home delighted, but i seemed to have found a shoal of good fish, to cut a long story short i ended up with eight Grayling for the day with five of them between 2lb 4oz and 2lb 8oz, happy days!
some pictures in no particular order, a memory card full of grayling pictures gets a bit confusing as they all look the same!
in truth i probably could have stuck it out a little while longer but with some prolonged heavy showers late afternoon i decided to call it a day around four, a great day and a big thank you to George for making me those lovely floats.