A Day Of Ice And Elusive Grayling

A visit to the River Severn yesterday with the Rev. Honourable Sir Meadows, and a day which saw temperatures struggle to rise above -2°C. The other thing that struggled was our ability to catch fish. Using a multitude of techniques throughout the day, all I was able to connect with was a fish of no more than 4″s.

Still, a slow day’s fishing is better than any ‘good’ day stuck behind a desk in a stuffy office. Crisp, bitingly cold, but eternally beautiful.

Meadows upstream of me searching for our elusive quarry
Meadows upstream of me searching for our elusive quarry...

…and busy de-icing his rod-rings after catching a fish.
...and busy de-icing his rod-rings after catching a fish.

One lonesome and tiny grayling
One lonesome and tiny grayling...

…and more ice. This was the scene after every few minutes.
...and more ice. This was the scene after every few minutes.

Meadows searches a run…
Meadows searches a run...

Bank-side ice.
Bank-side ice.

As the daylight fades the grayling still elude us
As the daylight fades the grayling still elude us...

…and trickling beauty, as She seems to say good-bye.
...and trickling beauty, as She seems to say good-bye.

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