Referred to as ‘the lady of the stream’, grayling are found throughout the UK chalkstreams. The silvery, ghost-like, shadows with a striking orange dorsal fin can often be seen elegantly holding position in the flow amongst beds of ranunculus and clean white gravel. They thrive in the nutrient and invertebrate rich conditions provided by these spring-fed streams and river systems and throughout the summer and autumn months can be found rising freely up and down the rivers. In the winter, after the trout season has finished, grayling can be targeted on certain beats with both nymphs and dry flies.

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This winter we will be holding two grayling days with Alex Jardine on the River Test and River Anton. This will be a chance for anglers to either try grayling fishing for the first time or for those looking for a more technical approach for the next time you are on the water.

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The object will be to explore different techniques used for grayling, looking at the benefits of rod and line combinations and leader make ups as well as fly selection and the different ideas on using multiple fly set ups.

The day would be for three anglers looking at different tactics on the River Test or Anton. The day will include, guidance, fishing, bacon rolls and coffee.

The available dates are:
Saturday 14th October, River Test – fully booked
Saturday 18th November, River Anton – fully booked

The cost is £170 including VAT per person.

For more details on the Chalkstream Grayling Days please do not hesitate to contact Alex Jardine or call our office on +44(0)1980 847389.