Like the grilse, it returns to the river the summer of its spring migration, weighing about a pound and a half upon an average.
The grilse rose sharply at the lure, but I “struck” too late.
The number of salmon and grilse taken from the Ewe is insignificant as compared with the quantities captured in the bag-nets.
Delightful it is to have the fish fighting all the time as only a grilse will.
But our grilse kept right on, making unerringly for his mighty native stream.
Here was the winch, after much service, accounting for a grilse in Norway!
The basin was a very different place now from that which he had visited as a grilse.
My perseverance was rewarded, and I managed to secure three grilse.
The grilse is wonderfully active and spirited, and will often give as much play as a salmon of three times his size.
The same fall they return as "grilse," weighing from three to five pounds.