Hectic Grayling Session

All-round angler, Matthew Fernandez managed to get a few hours fishing one morning and decided to visit his local River Itchen for a spot of grayling fishing.


“I arrived at the river early in the morning for a bit of trotting, with only a few hours ahead of me I packed light. As the river was low and clear, I planned to fish quite a few swims in hope of taking a few fish from each area before they moving onto the next.

“Trotted red maggots presented on a size 16 Super Specialist hook suspended under a 3BB Alloy Stick float proved to be the winning tactic. I managed to catch from the off and ended up landing plenty of grayling from most swims, with the best just reaching 2lb that up a great fight on my 13ft Acolyte Plus float rod.”