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    Default Re: The New 2018/19 Grayling thread.

    So, is a grayling scientifically, a coarse fish or a game fish. I was always led to believe that because it had an adipose fin, it was a game fish.


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    Default Re: The New 2018/19 Grayling thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by eddleston123 View Post
    So, is a grayling scientifically, a coarse fish or a game fish. I was always led to believe that because it had an adipose fin, it was a game fish.


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    I believe the jury is still out. It is affectionately known as the fourth game fish.
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    Default Re: The New 2018/19 Grayling thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by eddleston123 View Post
    So, is a grayling scientifically, a coarse fish or a game fish. I was always led to believe that because it had an adipose fin, it was a game fish.


    Douglas
    I don't know what the boffins say but in my book it is a game fish but one which has a spawning season more in line with most of the coarse fish hence it getting lumped in with all of them for the purposes of rod seasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wobbly face View Post
    I believe the jury is still out. It is affectionately known as the fourth game fish.
    It is, and the late Ron Broughton penned a book on grayling with that very name - but when his friend Malcolm Greenhalgh met him he said to Ron "but what about the char???" And let's not forget rainbow trout breed naturally in some rivers but they were introduced!

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    Default Re: The New 2018/19 Grayling thread.

    [QUOTE=eddleston123;2408791]So, is a grayling scientifically, a coarse fish or a game fish. I was always led to believe that because it had an adipose fin, it was a game fish.

    Who cares ? They take a nymph or a dry with enthusiasm, always give a good account of themselves and live in water which overlaps with trout.
    I'm game to fish for them !!!
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    Default Re: The New 2018/19 Grayling thread.

    First day out of this grayling season (though browns mainly on the menu), nothing special (but then all grayling are special ). Fished double nymph under a sedge for a bit with grey nymph on point and a little pink bug on dropper. First grayling took the pink bug. Due to conditions I switched to duo with just grey nymph on point, picked up another 3 grayling to the nymph. Not a bad start to the season as a lot of browns knocking about.
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    Default Re: The New 2018/19 Grayling thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by wobbly face View Post
    Not a bad start to the season as a lot of browns knocking about.
    I thought I'd pick up more brownies today on the Lambourn, but in a way thankfully not. Saw one very large (3lb+) fish but only caught 3 all day. Thankfully the grayling were much more willing although had moved from their usual winter haunts of course, so took a bit of finding. Finished with 19 for the day, mostly to a PTN. Shame the weather wasn't warmer as had the Tenkara rod ready for a go on the dry, but no chance in the cool wind, hopefully next time. Great first day out for the new season though, so pleased with the effort, but not with leaking waders

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