Hello Toby and welcome to the forum. The coarse fishing season starts on Wednesday I think, so you can legally fish for grayling from then. They are best fished for in the autumn and winter…one of the only river fish that will feed in very cold weather and not for the faint hearted. Do you...
I bought one of these for coarse fishing with my grandsons, it’s very light but strong. They also do a 3M one.
I forgot to say, we use it with a pan net as suggested.
There’s no doubt it’s a lovely river. Personally I didn’t see any advantage of such a long rod in that situation, but he caught some nice fish and his careful approach was great….my old knees would suffer, but he’s nobbut a lad. 🙂