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hoppy



Joined: 18 Nov 2006
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Location: UK

PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:58 pm    Post subject: UK Grayling fishing Reply with quote
Having read some of the posts on here, it seems that Grayling are popular with you guys.

The UK, and in particluar Wales has some excellent fishing for the lady of the Stream, at very reasonable prices. Good water will cost around 10 euros a day, but you can get cheaper.

Anyone interested in where to go, let me know and i'll give some details.

These are some pics of my outing on Saturday

Tight Lines

Hoppy



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Morenofly



Joined: 22 Jun 2006
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Location: Lucca - Tuscany Italy

PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Hoppy

Nice pics and fish!! Are those blue fin graylings? They look very similar to our Italian wild ones!

Cheers

Moreno

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hoppy



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Moreno,

The UK fish are thymallus thymallus, a freshwater Grayling, not the arctic variety.

They are found in most clean rivers and a few lakes. I have never heard them called 'blue fin' - im sure they are a European Grayling?

Hoppy

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Nice one Hoppy, saw your post on flyforums too. Nice fish Very Happy

I used to live not too far from the welsh/english border and fished a few times in Llangollen, but only caught small ones. Next time I visit my parents, you'll have to guide me one day Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Hoppy

Ours are also Thymallus thymallus but the colouring differs slightly from the "danubian" variety. The original Italian Grayling has electric blue fins while the "danubian" variety commonly found in Austria, Slovenia etc has red fins. Ours is more delicate and doesn't grow as big as the red finnned variety and as I say is extremely delicate and is risking to dissapear from our waters (overfishing, pollution, hydroelectric plants and stocking with the easier to breed danubian variety).

I'll try to send you photos.

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