Winter Grayling on England's Classic Streams

December 28, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

“Anglers call it the ‘lady of the stream‘, but with its ability to disappear in even the shallowest, clearest water, and to vanish temporarily from whole stretches of river, the grayling seems to me more like the ghost of the stream. Winter’s bleak skies and short, dark days are good for a spot of ghost hunting.” In London’s Financial Times, Bob Sherwood stalks grayling in sections of the Test and Itchen that are rarely fished in winter.