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Details of British freshwater fish anglers might come across when fishing the waters of  the UK and Ireland

 

 

Barbel  latin name: Barbus barbus

Barbel

 

Bleak Alburnus alburnas fish species

Bleak

 

bream  - latin name - Abramis Brama

Bream

 

Carp Cyprinidae  Cyprinus carpio

Carp

 

crucian carp

Crucian Carp

 

chub -  Leuciscus_cephalus

Chub

 

Dace - latin name - Leuciscus leuciscus

Dace

 

eel - latin name - Anguilla anguilla

Eel

 

grayling Latin name thymallus thymallus

Grayling

 

Gudgeon Latin name Gobio gobio

Gudgeon

 

perch

Perch

 

pike latin name: esox lucius

Pike

 

Roach latin name: Rutilus Rutilus

Roach

 

Rudd - latin name- Scardinius erythrophthalmus

Rudd

 

ruffe

Ruffe

 

sliver bream

Silver Bream

 

Tench latin name: Tinca Tinca

Tench

 

Catfish

Wels Catfish

 

Zander - latin name - Stizostedion lucioperca

Zander

 

Species of UK Coarse Fish

 

Grayling

Description, habitat, baits and fishing methods for catching Grayling

 

Common name:  Grayling
Latin name:  Thymallus Thymallus
Family:  Salmonidae - Salmonids

 

grayling Latin name thymallus thymallus

 

 

Current UK Rod Caught Game Fish Record

GRAYLING (Thymallus thymallus) 4lb 3oz  1989 S R Lanigan, River Frome, Dorset

 

Description and Habitat of Grayling:
Grayling, affectionately known as, 'the Lady of the Stream', are members of the salmon family and are considered by some anglers as coarse fish and by others as game fish. Grayling with their huge dorsal fin are unmistakable from other fish. The Grayling is a streamlined fish with a small pointed head, silvery blue body with thin silver / violet stripes and irregular dark spots on the flanks. Grayling are a shoaling fish sensitive to pollution and are generally found in clean, fast flowing, well oxygenated streams and small rivers with gravel or chalk beds. If a Grayling is found in a stream or river is a good sign of the purity of the water

 

Grayling feed on various freshwater larvae, worms, small water creatures, freshwater shrimp and fish eggs; and of course the game and coarse fisherman's baits, artificial flies and maggots etc.

Fishing Methods for catching Grayling:
Grayling can be caught all year but the best fishing is noted to be best on a clear, cold winters day, although any time from autumn through winter can be very productive. Grayling feed mainly on the bottom but will feed from the surface when mayfly and nymphs are about. Grayling can also be caught fly fishing and most are probably caught on the fly by fly fishermen fishing for trout or salmon. Not being a fly fisherman I cannot give advice on how to catch grayling on the fly. Trotting is another method for catching grayling. See under Chub for trotting technique; Using a light to medium rod with a fixed spool reel loaded with 4lb mainline and 3lb hook length, trot a small worm or 2 or 3 maggots on a size 16 barbless hook down the stream. As grayling are predominantly bottom feeders, fishing with a feeder rod can also be effective. Using a light feeder rod with 4lb or 5lb main line, small blockend feeder loaded with maggots, 3lb hook length of 12 to 24 inches with 2 or 3 maggots on a size 16 barbless hook or a worm on a 14 barbless or whisker barb hook. The bigger grayling seem to be caught on worms. A good fish is around a pound and 2 lb or over considered a specimen.

 

Baits for catching Grayling:

maggots and worms are considered the best baits for grayling. Grayling will also take artificial flies.

 

 

 

 

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