Peter H, Richard E, Richard E , Alex together with a guest from the grayling society were the first group to fish for grayling this winter. We arrived to bright sunshine and a forecast that was set to deteriorate as the day wore on. This gave some impetus to setting up quickly and getting out on the river. Richard B was like a whippet out the trap and on his corner before you could say bead head nymph. As you can see the grayling were very obliging.
By lunchtime everyone had caught with some very big 40cm plus grayling reported. There was a small rise but everyone stuck to nymphs.
After lunch the wind picked up and the fishing was more sporadic, catch a few then a quiet spell. We ended the day with about 100 fish to the bank including a few of a species whose name cannot be spoken. Driving home we encountered heavy spray and high winds so felt lucky the weathermen were wrong albeit by a couple of hours.