A Perfect morning for grayling fishing in my opinion with a hard frost, with a bright clear sunny day to boot. The Dove was running very clear and wading right from the wier downstream to the bridge seemed possible today, so I guess the river was at a good level. I fished around the wier for the first hour but with no success, so I decided to wade down to the bridge. Bingo! I was into a nice grayling caught with a Tiny Shiny, this fish gave me a teriffic fight, then taking a photo with one hand while holding a fish in the other was tricky, and considering I was up to my belly button in icy cold water, they turned out quite well.
I managed a couple more grayling, one caught with a pink shrimp, and all fish of a similar stamp and excellent condition. I saw no hatches of anything but I noticed a couple of rises late afternoon, so could'nt resist trying my new floating line, by running a Klinkhammer through the swim, sadly this was wishful thinking on my part and due to cold feet, I decided to call it a day.