Fly Fishing Forums

Go Back   Fly Fishing Forums > General Fly Fishing Forums > General Fly Fishing Discussion
Forums Register Blogs FAQ Members List Social Groups Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Share LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 28-07-2017, 01:25 PM
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Perthshire
Posts: 99
ndillon is on a distinguished road
Default Grayling in the dark

Hi all,

Not been here for ages but a curious thing happened that I wonder if others have encountered.

Last night, at 11pm+ on the Earn, it was a dark moonless night and I was fishing for sea trout. I didn't catch any but did take two grayling, the first of which took off with such a splash that I thought it was a small sea trout (..for a second or two anyway!).

I was using a sink tip and the flow being slow was fishing deep where grayling lurk.

I didn't know they could be taken at night. Is this common? If so, I wonder if its a seasonal thing - only possible in the summer months?

Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2017, 02:46 PM
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 23
beowulf is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Grayling in the dark

Strangely i have just got back from the river chasing ladies and whilst there i was speaking to a fellow angler, he was worming, and he mentioned exactly that. Whilst spinning at night he has taken several, and by all accounts, decent Grayling on small spinners. So it must be reasonably common.
Mind you that is typical Grayling, they will do exactly what you don't expect of them

Did manage 8 this morning to 10" with some fat BT to make up numbers
Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2017, 05:36 PM
george387's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Bedale North Yorkshire
Posts: 1,418
george387 has a spectacular aura aboutgeorge387 has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Grayling in the dark

Taken Grayling well into the darkness throughout the years, way past packing up time deciding to stay on the water on the hunt for sea trout and grayling take the wet fly
A Scotsman in Yorkshire now there IS a combination “Let’s Tackle Cancer” supporter
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dark day, dark Klinkhamer la_jolla1 Fly Tying Forum 8 16-11-2015 08:44 PM
Sedge - "Dark wings, dark words" Arthur Wellesley Fly Tying Forum 3 24-03-2014 07:11 PM
SPRITE grayling comp and population survey: Last day of the grayling season Paul G General Fly Fishing Discussion 1 28-03-2011 05:43 PM
Grayling Course – over a hundred quality River Dee Grayling in 3 days! TJM 090 Trout and Grayling Fishing 10 16-03-2011 03:02 PM

All times are GMT. The time now is 07:57 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
2006-2018 Fish&Fly Ltd