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Old 04-12-2016, 04:30 PM
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Got the grayling bug as the river is fishing so well , started off at 9am , used various nymphs , Pink Shrimps in various shades , Sawyers Killer Bug , PTN , Red Tags and Hares Ears .

Caught grayling from most pools , fished very slowly and precise , had a brief spell on the dries ,nothing doing today . Back on the nymphs and fished some shallow glides which all produced grayling .

Finished off fishing at 2pm and managed plenty of grayling for my efforts
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Out on the Test today, the grayling didn't switch on until the afternoon but it was worth the wait:

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Thanks for sharing Vince , very nice looking river .
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I was a guest Danny. It has a different character to the Avon, we saw salmon running in the morning, quite a few stockie trout and a lazy chub.
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Vince were you sight fishing and what type of flies were you catching on .
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Vince were you sight fishing and what type of flies were you catching on .
We tried to sight fish but the low sun meant we cast a shadow before we arrived in sighting range. The better fish were caught by casting into pots and scrapes (which were slightly darker) from the margins. I used a jig nymph hares ear (3.5mm tungsten bead) on point and another hares ear with a pink tag (#16 2.5mm tungsten bead) on point. I used a 10/11 ft Wiltshire leader
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Vince. Looks like a decent day, I didn't bother yesterday or today due to bad back, although cold today it was quite nice outside with the wind not as bad as forecast.

Next week will be chasing rainbows at Exe Valley which will be only my second stillwater trip this year. With Xmas parties I might not get out again until the Xmas hols
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The rest will do your back a world of good Dave , I am sure you will be back on that nice river again soon .
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Vince. Looks like a decent day, I didn't bother yesterday or today due to bad back, although cold today it was quite nice outside with the wind not as bad as forecast.

Next week will be chasing rainbows at Exe Valley which will be only my second stillwater trip this year. With Xmas parties I might not get out again until the Xmas hols
Sorry to hear about your back. Even though it was cold, I was joking about getting sunburnt because I was out of the wind for a while and the sun was warm on my face
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Nipped out for a few hours , river now looking a lot lower , decided to use lighter nymphs for the first part of the river , caught grayling steadily all day , PTN and Hares Ears were what the grayling wanted on this occasion . PTN on the point taking a lot of fish .

Went up to the next section of river ,more depth and pace in parts , changed over to a 3mm Hares Ear Red Tag , caught a few grayling on the way up , changed to a lighter nymph on the way back downstream , caught a few more on the way back down .

Went through the first swim with a couple of Pink Shrimps , had a few but opted for more drab looking flies that were catching earlier on in the day .


Ran the nymphs through some deep dry fly water with a slight bit of flow , again coaxed a few more grayling from the deeper water .

Had a brief go on the dries ,nothing rising and I did not manage any fish .

Another productive day out , only fished a very small section of river.
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