Wild Trout and Grayling fishing 2021.

GEK79

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Had a few hours at Kirkby Stephen today chasing grayling, a few small yearlings taking the dry every other cast but apart from that it was pretty slow. Managed a better fish just under a pound.
I watched a big brownie in shallow water chasing fry, could clearly see his dorsal fin but he wasn’t interested in my CDC flies.
I feel we need a sharp frost to get them to start shoaling up.
Trying the Swale again on Friday near Richmond.
S.
Good luck stay safe...
 

rabmax

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Was out again yesterday for the Grayling.It was like all the large grayling had disappeared.Caught dozens & dozens of small grayling.The river is stuffed with tiny ones.Hopefully the cormorants & goosanders won't get too many & they can grow.Anyway got a grayling double.I got a double last year.Think this is only the 2nd grayling double i have had.Doubles with grayling seem kind of rare.
 

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Mrtrout

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Our day on the Swale went fairly well, it was hard going at times, low gin clear water but very small rises under the trees, the kind of rises you would just think were tiny fish, but they turned out to be some good ones amongst them.
My friend landed about 15 grayling, best one 2 lbs and three around 1.25 lbs, a vast amount of yearlings were caught but you had to take every rise seriously, you just couldn’t tell.
S.
 

GEK79

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Our day on the Swale went fairly well, it was hard going at times, low gin clear water but very small rises under the trees, the kind of rises you would just think were tiny fish, but they turned out to be some good ones amongst them.
My friend landed about 15 grayling, best one 2 lbs and three around 1.25 lbs, a vast amount of yearlings were caught but you had to take every rise seriously, you just couldn’t tell.
S.
Sounds like a good day lad..
 

Mr Notherone

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Our day on the Swale went fairly well, it was hard going at times, low gin clear water but very small rises under the trees, the kind of rises you would just think were tiny fish, but they turned out to be some good ones amongst them.
My friend landed about 15 grayling, best one 2 lbs and three around 1.25 lbs, a vast amount of yearlings were caught but you had to take every rise seriously, you just couldn’t tell.
S.
Typical grayling Steven. Sometimes those little dimple rises can be a big lump.
 

rabmax

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Got out for the grayling today.Very hard going as the wind was gusting maybe 35mph.Although the BBC weather said it was a gentle breeze today.Had no choice & had to fish a yarn indicator.Hate using them but too windy for tightline nymphing.The grayling can switch on/off like a light switch.Whenever i saw a rise or two.It was action on the nymphs for 5 minutes then they would switch off again.On/off all afternoon.Most fish & the biggest came to a Japanese fly(black sakasa kebari) Wonder if Salmon have started laying eggs.Caught a few on a peach eggstacy egg.Micro mops caught a few cream'Orange & pink colours all picked up a few.We had 6 months of drought in Scotland.Now it won't stop raining.
 

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