The Clyde salmon season opening ceremony will once again be held at the Popinjay hotel at 9am on the 16th of February. This is a free family event, prize charity raffle, fly tying demos and children's casting competition. Hardy of Alnwick will be attending with the latest Hardy tackle on demo. Hardy pro casting instructors will be at hand on the river to help beginner's and also help seasoned fly anglers with any casting help so please don't be shy and make yourself known if you would like some one to one casting help. We would like to thank our event sponsors Hardy of Alnwick, Daiwa sport, Popinjay hotel and Gardiners of Scotland for their continued support.
After the last couple of weeks chasing the ladies 'uptop' I decided to stay local in search of them silveriest of fishes - The Grayling.
Early morning the Clyde Valley was enveloped under a blanket of cold fresh mist which on paper should be an excellent morning for trotting a float down our gorgeous river. The parking in this area has been restricted do to issues with the Mauldslie Bridge leading into the Mauldslie estate but has opened back up again allowing access to this part of the river. It was a very cold start to the day with the issue of the rod rings freezing up continuously but thats all part of the Winter Grayling season. For my efforts I was rewarded with some ladies so it was worth while braving the weather.
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Thanks for visiting the blog & tightlines for the Grayling season.
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