What a day

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Re: What a day

Post by The Sweetcorn Kid » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:34 pm

Hoping for a day like that myself before the season draws to a close.....well done sir :Hat:
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Re: What a day

Post by GarryProcter » Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:20 pm

A magnificent catch - congratulations. Several large ladies followed by (a glass or two of) 'the widow'. A fine day indeed.

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Re: What a day

Post by John Aston » Mon Dec 08, 2014 9:30 am

And another good day - I decided against chubbing yesterday as bright ,breezy and cold so it was time for my first trotting trip of the winter for grayling. The cold weather has now slowed down the trout activity and only two little ones caught but eleven grayling on trotted worm including fish of 2-4 and 2-13 . Getting closer and closer to three- wonder if it will happen? Wonderful sport on a centre pin but yet again I do wonder at the advice sometimes given that one should use really light gear for grayling - such as 2lb line etc. I use Reflo 5-14 and am not at all overgunned in a strong current.And in my experience - excepting chalk streams - grayling are not remotely line shy

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Re: What a day

Post by SeanM » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:21 am

Top trotting! A Yorkshire 3lber is the stuff of dreams!

The reaction of grayling to line is something that has puzzled me for years. Like you I tend to use Reflo in the .13 and .15 sizes and certainly don't feel over-gunned. I followed a similar argument to yours in a discussion with one of the Southern circuit guys after an article I published elsewhere. I was convinced that good presentation made up for relatively strong tackle, but then one of the Ilkley AA matchmen (grayling form the bulk of their match weights) proceeded to empty a swim I'd fished for an hour and declared empty. He was using .09mm line and a size 22 hook and had around a dozen decent grayling. It gives me food for thought when the going is tough, but I do take the view that you've got to have a good chance of landing what you hook or else there's no point in fishing.
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Re: What a day

Post by John Aston » Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:24 pm

Yes- and my grayling see about 4 fishermen a year....

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Re: What a day

Post by Paul F » Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:39 pm

A real red letter day, nice one John :Thumb:

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Re: What a day

Post by Julian » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:14 pm

Superb specimen grayling- i'm sure you will get a 3 lb one soon.
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Re: What a day

Post by Hovis » Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:53 pm

Those fish are huge by Yorkshire standards! Well done Sir. Now all I need to do is fish all the River in Yorkshire to find out where you were haha.
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Re: What a day

Post by Santiago » Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:00 pm

Hovis, I would try either the Swale, Ure, Derwent or Nidd. But I'm only guessing (an educated guess of course). I suspect they're the main rivers in Yorkshire with a healthy head of Grayling.
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Re: What a day

Post by SeanM » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:53 pm

Ahm sayin nowt.

(But you can PM me Darren)

(But not about where John is fishing cos I don't know)
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