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 its large specimen Grayling, so if you have a desire to catch a specimen fish this is the trip for you. They inhabit the same water as trout, but grayling are very different in many respects to trout. They spawn in March-June, whereas trout spawn November-January. This is one of the many reasons that they feed and act quite differently to trout and you’ll need a new array of weapons in your fishing to successfully catch “The Lady of the Stream”.

Fly fishing will be the main consideration but trotting will be included if required.

The trip is strictly limited to 6 rods and includes the availability of limited accommodation on the nights of the 11th and 12th December if you wish to stay over. This course will be suitable for all abilities and provide actual casting tuition, if required, it will take place on the water, on a one to one basis.

Some of the topics that will be covered include:

  • Fly Tying on both evenings, Fly patterns for deep nymphing
  • Rods and Lines
  • Safety when wading
  • Setting up your tackle
  • Water craft
  • Effective use of Bugs
  • Judging speed and depth
  • Knowing when to strike
  • Playing a fish

This is a great opportunity to fish a great beat for specimen grayling under the guidance of an APGAI qualified instructor.

We plan to run days on the 12th and 13th December 2008.

A One Day Grayling Course is £45 for a day or £75 for 2 days


So there you go, for more info head over to his site at Game Angling In Scotland. 



  1. Jen · November 3, 2008

    Have you ever looked at going on one of the fly fishing holidays by ?

  2. Alistair · November 3, 2008

    Never even heard of it Jen – I know Dave Downie organises Grayling Weeks in Europe and they are every reasnably priced.

    If you fancy sending me away on a free week to try your service out let me know 😉


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