EVER since catching his first grayling six years ago, Chesterfield angler David Pearson has been passionate about the species, and his perseverance was rewarded last week when he landed a superb 3lb 1oz fish from a Scottish river.
After making the 210-mile journey from home, David fished for two days and added three other fine grayling weighing 2lb 2oz, 2lb 5oz and 2lb 12oz during the trip.
Float tactics were his choice of attack, and he had the largest fish on a worm hookbait trotted beneath a 4g elder pith float that he’d made himself.
Interestingly, before the second day of fishing, David was expecting to have to head home after a heavy downpour caused flooding in his hotel’s car park. However, he found the river running clear, and within an hour his dream of catching a 3lb grayling had become a reality.
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