Grayling fishing in south country streams

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1901 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. CLIMATIC CONDITIONS--LOW, BRIGHT WATER--TAILERS--SHOULD GRAYLING BE INTRODUCED INTO TROUT STREAMS?--EATING TROUT OVA--BEST RIVERS--SIZE OP FISH. Under what climatic conditions grayling take best is a somewhat difficult question to reply to. Apparently absolutely unsuitable days may result far beyond one's expectations and turn out red-letter times, whilst, on the contrary, when the elements seem to be of a most propitious character, an empty basket may be the only outcome of a whole day's fishing. To give an instance. One day in September, 1899, I was at Hungerford fishing the Kennet and Dun. The heat which obtained was a record for the time of year, the thermometer registering 90 degrees in the shade. Most grayling anglers would assert, and with truth, that the worst possible day and time of day is when the sun shines at its brightest. With such a temperature as I have indicated the perspiration ran off my forehead into my eyes, causing me to miss many fish through blinking at the all-important moment. There was not a vestige of wind to cool the oppressive atmosphere, and I literally broiled as I cast over a shoal of grayling which had taken it into their heads to rise continuously for an hour at least. There was not even the suspicion of the tiniest cloud, and the surface of the river was as calm as the proverbial mill-pond. Yet, notwithstanding that, with a small orange dun I took three and a-half brace of grayling, one weighing 1 lb. 12 oz., and two going 1 lb. 8 oz. apiece. So much for what one would imagine unfavourable conditions. On another occasion in November there had been a frost overnight, but the day following seemed to be excellent for sport in every way. There was a slight haze and a little sun. But the grayling were quite off th...

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