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Old 03-10-2016, 04:24 PM
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Starting a new thread for all river wear anglers, there isn't enough information out there on this river so hopefully this thread will help.

I haven't fished the river since February (been fishing the river Swale since) but I am going to be out more this autumn winter! I managed a few hours on Sunday morning on the page bank to croxdale stretch, started off with two shrimps on the point a size 12 uv pink shrimp and on the dropper a size 16 uv orange and purple shrimp, I blanked in the first two pools then started picking up a few grayling further towards croxdale and got in a fast run which is my favourite on the whole stretch and caught grayling after grayling, they varied in size from 4" to 15" and I hooked a really good one but couldn't land it, I was trying to avoid the trout but with it still too early for them to spawn they were on the feed and did catch a few, the wear seems to be experiencing a grayling boom the last 3 years there seems to be more and more so the future is looking good for winter sport here's some pictures.

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Old 03-10-2016, 04:53 PM
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Hi Sepo pleased the grayling has picked up, i haven't been out through the winter months over the last couple of years but defo going to this year so if you fancy a little company sometimes when out i would be up for it.
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If the Grayling grow to the size of some of the other coarse fish in the river it will be fantastic as the Wear holds a better than average size fish with record equaling sized dace and gudgeon over the years.

I'm a member of DBT but only get the chance to fish when visiting family. I may have to pay a visit next time I'm up.
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Old 03-10-2016, 06:02 PM
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Alright mick, yeh could defo use the company I fish with a couple of lads but they are warm weather fisherman, to me you can't beat a winters day on the river

Alright Dave, yeh there is some monsters lurking around, in one stretch where I caught most of the grayling on sunday is the spot where I caught a massive grayling of 3lb 2 oz two winters ago and I have had a good few over 2lb there but having talked to a lad who I go out with he's had more grayling than trout this year and in his words "I'm sick of catching them".
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Old 31-10-2016, 11:39 AM
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On the river yesterday morning with micklmass, we met up at 8am at croxdale and walked up river to my favourite pool on the river, set up using a pink tag 3mm pink head jig (I'll try and get a picture up of it) and a pink shrimp both size 14, started fishing properly around 9am and it wasn't long until we were both catching I was catching a few fish around 10"- 12" while Mick was pestering the baby grayling around 3" then he got probably the biggest of the day maby just over 12", we moved down stream to a new pool what I haven't fished before and it was full of grayling we got a good few between us, it was a really enjoyable day lost count on how many we both had they weren't massive fish but hopefully they will be out next time, I'm already looking forward to the next session
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Old 31-10-2016, 05:28 PM
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Sepo it was a cracking days fishing, must admit a new experience for me that nymphing method. Im defo looking forward to the next session and i will be armed and ready for it, i was a little unprepared fly wise as i didn't have a lot of faith in pink flies but im converted now and defo up for it next time. Thanks for a great days fishing
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Old 31-10-2016, 06:25 PM
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20 years ago grayling were few and far inbetween on the Wear. I remember catching the odd one but that was about it. It's good to hear they seem to be thriving and it'll be interesting to see how they grow as most species tend to reach a very good size in the river.
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This is an interesting thread! My daughter lives in Oakenshaw, just above Willington and driving over the Jubilee Bridge last week I did wonder about the grayling fishing.
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This is an interesting thread! My daughter lives in Oakenshaw, just above Willington and driving over the Jubilee Bridge last week I did wonder about the grayling fishing.
I'm pretty sure there is grayling in that stretch
Mick, regarding the pink flies I never used to have confidence in them until a couple of winters ago they really do the job!

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Cheers mate i will knock a few up for next time.
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