Sunday, 12 July 2009

Hefty Grayling:
It's usually said that the grayling of our Northern rivers are often slender and light when it comes to length/weight ratio. However, Slovenian grayling (above) are typically fat with small heads, an indication of the rich feeding on offer in many of the unspoilt streams. This chunky fish couldn't resist a carefully presented shrimp and incredibly, several fish of similar stamp followed during a rainy afternoon on the Ohrb. Note the orange tinge to the tail and anal fin which certainly makes the Adriatic grayling an attractive and highly prized quarry amongst game fishers.