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Grayling the Fourth Gamefish.

Post by Lochbois on Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:15 am

This is the time of year when the Grayling comes on the Gameanglers list of fish you can catch from the river.
You dont need specialist rods ect to start fishing for Grayling.
The Tees and the Wear,plus the Swale have some great grayling water and the grayling will take the flies you have used for brown trout and they also like grayling fancy flies. The Red Tag is a Grayling fly you can rely on.
The brown trout season will close at the end of the month but you can still catch Grayling through the Winter instead of hanging up your rod.
Is anybody trying for Grayling in 2013/14.Smile 

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Post by lee cartmail on Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:27 am

i will peter trio of flies olive klink small wet probably scruffy hare ear and a heavy ptn
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Post by Lochbois on Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:05 pm

I always did well with the traditional grayling flies ,something with red in the dressings.
I have to say its a long time since i fished for them myself.
I always fished in freezing winters. We dont get the winters like that now though they are usually in flood.
Hope you do well Lee. Theres some big Grayling on the Wear and they are not fished for that hard.

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Post by lee cartmail on Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:26 pm

had 4 graying for 10lb boxing day 2010 from the tees the only fish i had all day but what fish they were
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Post by gareth84 on Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:27 pm

lee cartmail wrote:had 4 graying for 10lb boxing day 2010 from the tees the only fish i had all day but what fish they were
bet they were cracking fishing Very Happy Very Happy 

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Post by westcoaster on Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:06 pm

Tried fishing for grayling last winter for the first time,loved it,definetly gona try it again this year.No rivers local to me have them so its up to Perthsire to try the River Earn and then down to the River Nith once it opens for them in December.Possibly a visit to the Annan and Clyde as well.

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Post by blood on Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:28 pm

I normally fish right through the winter. I still remember the first decent Grayling I caught right under the hump back bridge down the "batts" on the Wear at Bishop Auckland, must have been about 14" on a Cochbhonndu I was well chuffed...about 30 year ago!!

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Post by Lochbois on Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:33 am

Theres good Grayling runs around the town in Bishop Auckland. I dont know if thats still free fishing if you live in the area.
I caught a big sea-trout near that bridge (jocks bridge> when i tried the czech nymph method . It was november and so i was useing 3 pound line. It wouldnt fit in the net i had for grayling.
I got a lot of information for czech nymphing on their website which is [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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Post by blood on Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:52 am

I used to fish that stretch of water a lot as a kid, it's a nice pool (what I remember) where the Gaunless comes in... happy days

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Post by Lochbois on Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:06 pm

I am a member of Bishop Auckland A.C and the club has the water around there so ive fished it since the 70s. The Sewage Works has good grayling down there. Lets hope we get some nice steady levels for fishing for the Grayling.
I like to get the trotting rod out and fish the old bob float. Ive caught some good grayling when its been freezing and snow all around ,but a lovely bright day.I also love the taste of Grayling. Some dont like to take them but i like to take one for the pot when i fish .

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Post by lee cartmail on Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:50 pm

the good thing with teeside is the secretary for the grayling society lives in darlo and he is passionate about his job and our rivers. discovering the skirne is high on my list this winter
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Post by Lochbois on Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:09 pm

My friend lived near the Skerne in Darlington and i used to walk his dogs up there . Theres some big fish moveing about but i could never identify them.He also lived near that reservoir up at Station Town where the Skerne flows from.
Lately he is liveing at Stillington and we walk the dogs in the fields around Westhouse Trout lakes.

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Post by lee cartmail on Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:18 pm

heard a chub of 6lb was caught and a brown of 4lb but how true I do not know my 1st job is to find our club beats
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Post by Lochbois on Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:49 pm

I think they were big chub that i saw. Which club are you in that has water on there.
My friend lived in that small village just as you enter Darlington of the old A66.Is it Brandon the main road goes over the bridge.
Its got some lovely pools further down towards Aycliffe. I used to talk to a lad on the reservoirs who was a gamekeeper on land with the skerne running through and he talked about big brown trout being stocked.

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Re: Grayling the Fourth Gamefish.

Post by lee cartmail on Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:57 am

darlington brown trout
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Re: Grayling the Fourth Gamefish.

Post by admin on Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:12 pm

I have seen a picture of a 6lb + brown that was caught by a coarse anglers rod and line, not far from Haughton Road in the town, I have seen one about 4lb that used to sit behind the reeds in front of St Cuthberts church Shocked wanted to have a go for that one but the Police station is across the road Embarassed there are reports I am getting of some big Browns all around Darlington in the river Skerne.
There is one old gent who often gets a few from Victoria Embankment, but he lives across the road Shocked From what I have heard locally from Hurworth on Tees there is a stretch that is club owned then from where that ends right up through Darlington to nearly 4 miles outside Town, upriver, is nobody's water, but I am certain the local council wont allow fishing on the grounds of safety to passers by Shocked that is when they know about it affraid 

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