Ronnie Glass with advice on stocking trout, grayling in March and tying perfect split wings
If you’re asking me to back your opinion, I am happy to do so. Generally, March is a cold month with grayling preparing to breed and trout recovering from the hardship of spawning and winter. Perhaps the group thinks that at present they only close the fishery for two weeks, until the legal start of the trout season, so why not offer fishing all-year round? My opinion is that they should continue to close, even if it’s only for those two weeks. It gives a definitive end to the grayling season and reinforces in anglers’ minds that their next trip will be for brown trout. My first outing on the river for trout is when I can see them feeding on surface flies. The trout tell me when they are ready to be fished for – be it the last week of March or the second week of April.
We should leave grayling alone when they are preparing to breed in March.