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Yorkshire Esk Grayling

Discussion in 'North East Fresh Water Fishing' started by lochbois, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. lochbois

    lochbois Guest

    Now that the migratory fish season is over on the Esk does anybody fish for the grayling on the river?.
  2. go go gadget

    go go gadget New Member

    Heard of a few get caught but dont know how many are in there
  3. bucko

    bucko New Member

    It doesn't have the best of grayling stocks , especially compared to the other Yorkshire grayling rivers.
    I've had one in many years of fishing the river.
    As for Winter fishing- as far as I am aware ALL fishing on Esk ends on October 31st.
  4. Davo

    Davo Rockling

    True Ian. The Esk is poor for grayling, but a mate of mine had quite a few out whilst fishing at Egton during the winter about 15 years back. Something most anglers never do :wink:
  5. lochbois

    lochbois Guest

    Thanks for the replies lads.
    I will leave the river for the migratory fish to spawn .
    Far too much water anyway. :wink:pB
  6. pikecatcher

    pikecatcher Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    I am pretty sure that the Esk closes 31 Oct till 25 March.

    In 36 years fishing the Esk I have caught 3 Grayling when fishing for Trout - all on one of the free stretches. Best was about 2lb - a very big fish for the Esk.
  7. bucko

    bucko New Member

    I was thinking about this and while grayling are a lovely fish and indicator of clean water- I'm actually glad Esk has no meaningful stock so to speak.
    The migratories will spawn anywhere from the lower river to the tiny headwaters so in my opinion its a good thing that people aren't wading and disturbing the redds during Winter.

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