Fly fishing on a chalk stream can be extremely rewarding, and one of my favourite ways of fishing on a chalk stream is sight fishing for grayling. Chalk streams give us the opportunity to stalk trout and grayling through their perfectly clear waters and allow us to not only target specific fish we see but watch their reactions to our flies. River Anton I was lucky enough to be invited to fish a stretch of … Read More Want to try sight fishing for Grayling on Chalkstreams?
Grayling are far from difficult to catch, in fact, when you get it ‘right’, they can be pretty aggressive in their feeding habits and large numbers are often recorded. But, do you feel as if you put a lot of effort into catching grayling for very little reward? Here’s a quick guide on how to catch more grayling this winter. 1. Presentation; dead drift your flies. Grayling prefer a fly to be presented as natural as … Read More A quick guide to help you Catch more Grayling this Winter
Since the introduction of the French Leader, which, granted, is a devastatingly effective method for both trout and grayling (see how to fish it here), I’ve noticed a considerable amount of anglers simply sticking to this method and fishing all the likely looking ‘french nymphing’ water and ignoring the slow glides. Throughout the winter, slow water can quite often be THE place to fish as it can hold large shoals of grayling. So I pose the … Read More Fishing slow water for Grayling, are you ignoring it?