The 1st Willington Angling Club Grayling Day took place yesterday ( November 20th 2016) and a great day was had by all.
A good turn out with rods from the club and the Grayling Society who enjoyed hot drinks, soup and pies to ward of the November chill. The river was running a little high with some colour, the weather was very much a challenge, cold and windy but the hot drinks helped massively.
Many rods chose to fish nymphs hard to the bottom, trotted worm also proved successful.
So, conditions were far from perfect but anglers caught plenty of Grayling ( a few trout gate crashed the party too)all
enjoying the benefits of their effort. All fish were safely returned, one rod had 21 fish and duly won the prize of a Rio Euro Nymph fly line so kindly donated Anglers Lodge at Jubilee Lakes.
We hope to repeat the day annually and that the Grayling Society will help the club to monitor the health of our Grayling population in years to come.
Visiting Anglers took away membership application forms which must be the best recommendation we could ask for.
Many thanks to all who contributed to a great day. Shaun the secretary, Debra and Cieran who braved the cold to supply the refreshments; Trevor Conway for the pies and Stuart Wardle and the Grayling Society for their help and advice.