Fred Harris 3lb 4oz Grayling

Most grayling reported are caught on the float, with the occasional one on the feeder but one of the most exciting ways to catch them is on the fly, as Fred Harris showed with this 3lb 4oz fish, which he watched take his nymph.

He was fishing a syndicate water on the Dorset Frome when he spotted a large fish in the shallow tail of a deep pool. Fred watched the grayling nymphing on the riverbed, which indicated to him that it was feeding. After 45 minutes of stalking the fish, he watched it lift off bottom and engulf his nymph as it drifted past the fish. A lengthy fight followed, with Fred having to follow it 70 yards downstream in the strong flow.

Well done Fred!