Welcome to FishClyde, we will hopefully guide you to any information you will need to fish the River Clyde Scotland.

FishClyde do not own, control, or sell any tickets for the fishing on the river.

We are here to provide links and information in order for you to fish the river.

Below you will find the Clubs & Associations that control the fishing on the river & who to contact for permits to fish the river

Atlantic Salmon, Sea Trout, Brown Trout, Grayling, Pike & other coarse species.

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Permits must be purchased prior to fishing the river or its tributary's

Permits cannot be purchased on the river.

River bailiffs & river wardens will be on patrol

The Grayling season on the River Clyde. (permit required)

There is no ‘official’ start & end of the Grayling fishing season in Scotland as the fish is not a native species to our rivers North of the border with England but some clubs / associations put in a ‘rule’ asking anglers not to target the species at certain times of the year.

On the River Clyde the Grayling season is from October 6th to March 14th the following year.

Lamington controlled water, their Grayling season is from the 7th October until the end of January.

Anglers on the Clyde tend to target the Grayling either by fly fishing using a team of Nymphs fished at various depths or bait fishing using the ‘trotting’ method with a nice handmade float and a couple of maggots or a small brandling worm ‘trotted’ down stream into the path of a feeding Grayling.

In the Autumn/Winter months, as it gets colder & the frost appears on the ground the Grayling fishing becomes slightly easier as the fish start to shoal up together so by a general rule, if you find 1 Grayling you will find more.

The bigger fish that are spread out all over the river after spawning, come together again along with the smaller fish to make up shoals and can provide the wandering angler with some great sport all day long when they bump into these shoals but the key is to find them 1st.

I hope you all have a great season ahead and please, share your pictures with us, either from the River Clyde or from any other venue across the globe.

Please send your pictures to us here – info@fishclyde.co.uk

Tight lines & stay safe

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The Grayling - The Lady of the stream ...

Hook- size 14 barbless wetfly

2mm black nickel tungsten bead.

Thread-uni-thread 8/0 pink.

Body- pink bq-41 hends body quill.

Body cured with deercreek diamond uv fine resin, set with the deercreek uv torch.

Thorax- a small couple of turns with fox squirrel...


The pink uv Grayling sweet

(Tied by Davie Mcindoe)

Hook-size 14 wetfly.

2mm black nickel tungsten bead.

Thread- sheer 14/0 black.

Tail and body- 3 strands of cock pheasant tail fibres.

Rib- medium gold wire or copper.

Thorax- blood red holographic tinsel,finished with a lite dubbing of fox squirrel, and whip finish.

The hotspot pheasant tail nymph

(Tied by Davie Mcindoe)

Some Grayling’bugs’ tied by Davie Mc

Recent catches from Dave & his bugs

Grayling video’s (available in HD)

Some tackle for Grayling

Just started ‘bugging’ for Grayling this season, something I have never tried before.

Spent an afternoon with Dave the Bug to get the hang of it.

Tackle required: 10/11ft / 3# or 4# fly rod, fly reel with 3# or 4# floating fly line attached to this is 3ft of 12lb nylon, tie a loop onto the end of this bit of nylon then pop the nylon through the eye of the thingamabobber (strike indicator) the insert the jam-stop to secure it onto the 12lb nylon, on the loop you tied on the end of the 12lb nylon, tie 5/6ft of stroft GTM 3.00KG to this then at the end of the Stroft nylon and add your choice of bug & then 18 inches above this, is where your dropper is tied in, add your heavy tungsten bug to this.

Trotting a float for Grayling on a cold Winters day, you just cant beat it in my opinion.

Again, its a very simple set-up, 11-13ft float rod, you can pick one up £20-£40, nothing fancy.

I use the centrepin set up but you can use a fixed spool fishing reel if you choose.

On the centre pin is 100yds of 3-4lb braid and attached to this is around 10ft of 4lb nylon, your float is then attached to this.

On the end of that piece of nylon is one of the ‘hook to nylon’ lengths, either 2 or 3lb, size 16 or 18 then 1 or 2 maggots or a small brandling worm.

Grayling links

Grayling - Wikipedia

The Grayling Society

Grayling - The Wild Trout Trust

Grayling - Orvis / Paul Proctor

Floats - Graeme Pinkerton

Floats - George Lockhart (The Flee & Float)

More Videos

Norwegian Grayling

(Will be updated)

Credit - Fishspot

Some Grayling patterns from Stevie Norris

Stevie’s usual fortie is Salmon & Trout flies which he has exceptional skill at tying various patterns for all conditions, Grayling bugs /  flies is somethin new to Stevie but as you can see from the patterns below he can also tie a cracking Grayling fly. (Stevies Facebook page here)

Grayling

2016/17

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