The weather has been wet and windy, the rivers full to the brim, and full of dead leaves. As autumn moves towards winter the grayling begin to shoal and hunker down so finding them can be more challenging. But when they are finally located the sport is excellent.
Well the brown trout season is over for another year and here's a couple from my last day caught on a mini streamer pattern.
A really enjoyable afternoon fishing off the coast of Anglesey. It was hard work and we covered a lot of water but the effort was worth it catching mackerel, bass and wrasse.
Dulas Island, approx. 1.5 miles off the coast of Anglesey, a haven for seals and sea birds. The tower was built in 1821 as a shelter and food store for shipwrecked seamen.
Snowdonia, a great place to fish for grayling. No special tackle is needed, if you fly fish for trout you probably have all you need to fish for grayling. If you've never done it give it a try, it's addictive!
This father and son team had a productive day yesterday fishing the Dee for the first time. The Dee is low at the moment and it proved ideal for the youngster to get in the river and catch his first grayling. His father went on to catch another 11 rounding things up nicely to a dozen.
The lady of the stream can be a fickle mistress. A couple of weeks ago she dined on pink spider and dry fly patterns, but just a few days later her craving was for something citrus.
Pull apart a net bag, the sort satsumas are sold in, stretch it a little, use it as a body wrap and lightly varnish before adding a rib and hackle. Grayling love them, well they did this week!