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Old 03-12-2017, 04:41 PM
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Me and a friend of mine ventured onto another catchment , the first hour was difficult , managed 3 grayling , I went upstream to water that I know a little better , things quickly changed for the better .

I used 2 type of Pink Shrimps , the bright UV ones and a lighter Pink Shrimp , both nymphs worked very well , covered the water with due care and attention , lots of nice grayling up to 14 inch were caught steadily all day .

Just the normal dead drift did the trick , a great day and I am grateful of my mate for taking me over , as it made a nice change , ended up with 60 grayling for the day .
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Old 06-12-2017, 04:43 PM
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Today I nipped down to the local river , the river was now very low compared to earlier on in the week , still there are fish to be caught , I started off on the nymphs in the first pool , caught 3 decent sized grayling around 14 inch long .

I try to catch on dry flies each month , this was my best chance as it was quite mild for December10 degrees , I kept the French Leader on and added 4 foot of tippet to the Rio indicator nylon , this leader was tied by Baz , a hybrid leader , its probably to short for nymph fishing and to long for dries , but its always handy to have .

I did notice the odd fish rising , if one is rising then others may be still looking up for food , I was using a size 20 Sparkle Griffiths Gnat , soon got used to the long 15 foot leader ,plus 4 foot of tippet and caught 9 grayling from the first pool , I was very pleased with the outcome .

I then carried on and fished a slower pool , caught a smaller stamp of grayling on this stretch of river , the next pool also produced grayling , a few better grayling caught from this pool , the next pool tended to fish better in the eye and in the slightly faster water , I was just watching for any movement from the fish and lifted into them .

Overall I fished around 2 hours on the dry flies , managed 20 grayling , so December on the dry flies is completed for now

At around 2.30 I switched back over to the nymphs and caught another 12 grayling . PTN and a size 14 Pink Shrimp were the nymphs used , PTN was the better of the two nymphs used .

So a good days fishing with 35 grayling caught on both nymphs and dries , very rarely does the dry fly fishing out fish the nymphs in December .

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Old 08-12-2017, 03:55 PM
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My mate called over today and we decided to have a few hours on the river , both of us were dressed up warm as the weather was chilly , the cold weather really knocked the grayling off today , I blanked in the first pool , and struggled for most of the day .

The grayling may need a little time to adjust to the colder conditions , I ended up with 6 grayling and only blanked in one pool I fished , caught grayling on the Hares Ear and Pink Shrimp . We only fished for around 2 hours .

Hopefully things might pick up tomorrow before the snow arrives on Sunday , we will just have to see what tomorrow brings .
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A very good day on the river today , decided to have a early start , all the fuss about the snow never materialised , however it was cold around minus 2 degrees , the good news was that the wind was not blowing very much . The river was very low and clear .

Started off in a pool that as come into its own , it fished well the last time I was there , yet again it fished well , caught 17 grayling on dead drifting the nymphs and a little manipulation tactics

I started off with a Red Tag on the point and a Baby Pink coloured Shrimp on the dropper , all the first 5 grayling took the Pink Shrimp , I changed the Red Tag to a orange /pink coloured Shrimp , both on a size 14 , smaller than I tend to use , but the river was pretty low .

The rest of the day the fishing was more steady , a case of working for the fish , the fish came steadily all morning , right up to when I finished at 1pm this afternoon .

The only bug bearer was fishing in gloves , it was a pain taking them off and on as I caught grayling , to be honest I really enjoyed myself fishing on a Winter river , did not see a soul .

I ended up with 53 grayling , not a bad result for Winter by any means . , finished early as I was looking forward to watching Rocket Ronnie in the snooker final .

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headed up the Dale today and bumped into a few fishermen, just not the human kind, 2 herons, 3 cormorants and 2 goosander all on one pool!

Managed a few on the dropper but it was hard going.
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Havenít been out for ages, I just canít do this cold winter days sorry, but itís nice to read your reports. 🎣
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Havenít been out for ages, I just canít do this cold winter days sorry, but itís nice to read your reports. 🎣
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It would be good to have a local river with fishable levels at the moment, they've been too high the past few weekends, I might have to have a day off in the week and give Danny a buzz, starting to get withdrawal symptoms

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It would be good to have a local river with fishable levels at the moment, they've been too high the past few weekends, I might have to have a day off in the week and give Danny a buzz, starting to get withdrawal symptoms

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Let me know Steve , have a day off , why not , it was tough going on Friday , things have settled down and the grayling are getting used to the colder conditions
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Iím the same. All your post are making me jealous.Sunday seems to be the only day I have free at the moment but sadly no fishing the clyde on a Sunday .


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