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Set B7 - Freshwater Fish - card information

22. Grayling
(Thymallus thymallus)

22. Grayling

The small adipose fin near the tail shows this fish to be a member of the Salmon family. It is immediately recognisable by the very large striped dorsal fin; and the longitudinal thin grey lines on the sides of the body. It is locally distributed in Britain, in clear streamy rivers with deep pools and swift shallows. It feeds on flies, insect larvae, worms and small crustaceans. It is a Spring spawner unlike other Salmonids. Largest specimen angled*: 7 lbs. 2 oz.
*up to 1958.