Maybe it was one of the slight changes I made to my end tackle, the larger float, the swivel between my mainline and hooklength, the new fluorocarbon hooklength or maybe the new hook pattern I went with? Maybe the stretch of the Cylde I decided to try for the first time just happened to hold a shoal of my target species on the day? Maybe the ladies simply couldn't resist me any longer? Who knows? To be honest I didn't really care. Stood in the river up to my waist slowly trotting my float down a nice pool with my centrepin last Sunday was a relaxing way to spend a few hours. I enjoyed a wonderful day's fishing, catching and releasing my first ladies of the stream of the year.
|The grayling really is a stunning fish. Perhaps the most beautiful of all UK freshwater fish?|
I really hope the coming months provide good conditions for me to do more trotting for grayling as I'm really enjoying it. I plan on heading out to target them again tomorrow and I might have a go for them locally on the North Esk. On a related note I'm also toying with the idea of getting a tenkara rod and using it to give fishing nymphs for grayling a go as well. Maybe another special lady in my life will treat me for Christmas?
Tight lines, Scott.