25 January 2015

Shades of Grayling

Seems like an age since the last time I was out fishing, so today I finally got my act together for the first trip of the new year on one of my favourite rivers. Not the nicest of days being dull, damp, windy and cold. The river high with snow melt, January weather I suppose.

the strong down and across wind was proving to be a real nuisance, it was difficult to get a good trot of any distance before the float was veering off course so working shorter distances seemed best. I was expecting to find graying holed up in deeper parts of the pool, but surprisingly i didn't have any luck there except for a couple of trout. The streamier water further upstream proved to be a better choice and here i found a few small grayling to keep me happy.

 i did hook into a real biggie, one of those ones where you think its the bottom and then it moves but alas we parted company early which i was suitably annoyed about! total for the day was six grayling and a few trout, good to get out fishing again.


  1. Good to see you out again and getting amongst the fish, at least someone is. Cabin fever for me....

  2. Thanks Martin, it was good to get out, never mind not long now until the sea trout season kicks off for you.

  3. Brian,
    Great to see you out & about again and better with a couple of fish in the frame too in such conditions. Nice one

    1. Thanks George, it was great to be out fishing again, hope to get out after the grayling a few more times in the coming weeks weather permitting!

  4. Good to see there are still some good ones there. It's Great wee spot



  5. Cheers Paul, aye the Clyde is indeed a great wee spot with a healthy population of Grayling, no doubt helped by the catch and release attitude adopted by the vast majority of anglers on the river nowadays.