Annan grayling average 2lbs and fish to almost 4lbs
have been landed. Now no longer regarded as vermin they are seen as a
challenging adversary and a means of keeping the D.I.Y at bay for
In December the fish will be free rising and the Klinkhammer scores well as do olives and midges. A small (22) black
gnat has worked very well in the past. Sizes tend to be smaller
representing the size of the natural in the colder months. Even on
really cold days the fish will rise.
For grayling fishing we offer
both long trotting and tradition flyfishing with bugs, High Sticking,
New Zealand dry fly and Czech nymphs. We maintain a good stock of
flies tied by Keith who will tie salmon flies to order.
In winter the fish shoal and locating them requires
a bit of searching but the walking keeps the chill air at bay. Streamy
water just off the main flow is always worth a cast or two, as are
quiet back eddies and what we call ‘oily water’. The faster water at
the tail of the pool can be enlightening. Once found it is not unusual
to land a dozen in a day. Great fun and superb sport on light line.