Grayling – sub zero.(inc Tenuous fishing photos 50/52)

Ok – even though I have caught grayling in the past it has been totally by accident, usually when I am on the Clyde fishing for trout I pick one or two up. I have only ever been proper grayling fishing once before and conditions were poor – not only was it cold […]

Grayling Fishing Course – December 12th and 13th 2008

Alberto Laidlaw (casting maestro extraordinaire) is holding a two day grayling course on the River Teviot.

He says:

This year we have booked the Monteviot Beat on the River Teviot just outside Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders; this beat covers 2.5 miles of double bank fishing. This particular water is renowned for […]

Grayling…in the cold, wind, occasional snow flurry…

Enormous Grayling – that is what I was told. I have been putting off going “proper” grayling fishing for a while now. Not because I do not like Grayling – I just don’t like fishing for them. I can think of better things to do with my Saturdays than standing waist deep in freezing […]

After Grayling comes warmth

So last weekend I went for a spot of Grayling fishing. I will call it fishing but what I should really call it was a nice drive and then an opportunity to get a freezing cold left leg. Yup, the old waders are playing up once more and a leak has developed which gave me […]

Grayling Galore ?

It is a funny old season right enough, last season I caught no grayling at all and this year every time I go to my other river I am picking them up. I must say though that I am not fishing for them intentionally (they are out of season) – they are coming freely to […]

Grayling !!

It’s all quiet on the fishing side after the “pike” fishing trip last week. Last week I even missed my fly tying night as I was stuck in the house doing some painting. Started my new job on Monday, now that wss a scary prospect. I got my new contract through and I see there […]

Thanks to Yorkshire Water!

There has actually been many benefits to us anglers thanks to Europe – lots of improvements have been thanks to various European Directives and our improving water quality across our rivers is fantastic for trout and salmon.

However in collaboration with Yorkshire Water I am able to reveal some exciting news about the Little River […]

Commercialisation of fly fishing, guides and discarded blogs!

I thought I would have a gander around at the state of the UK fly fishing blog scene seeing as how the forerunner of US blogs “The Trout Underground” has now packed it in. It makes me all nostalgic for the past, about all the blogs that I have seen come and go […]

The Ladies? Oh you mean the bottom scum sucking leaches right?

I love Grayling, I just hate people talking about them as if they were anything but a fish.

I had chat with my pal Campbell about this on the phone as I staggered up the road from the train station home after a hard days grafting.

Grayling fishing a few years ago used to be […]

Mid Season Review

It is doing ok. It could be better; a lot better however it could be a lot worse like last summer when it was just totally shite. What we need right now is some rain to liven thing sup a bit, not the torrential months lasting kind more the couple of days “just enough to […]