A local angler told me he had caught one of two pounds, and lost another "like a young grilse," after he had drawn it on to the bank.
"Angling Sketches" by Andrew Lang
But there was still a grilse that rose to a big March brown in the shrunken stream below Elibank.
"Letters to Dead Authors" by Andrew Lang
It had always been the prevailing belief that smolts grew rapidly into grilse, and the latter into salmon.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 53, No. 331, May, 1843" by Various
But it is midsummer before the regularly migrating smolts reappear as grilse.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine--Vol. 54, No. 333, July 1843" by Various
You'll be glad to have a bit of white fish after so much grilse and sea-trout.
"Prince Fortunatus" by William Black
Trout, pike, and perch fishing free; salmon and grilse fishing by arrangement.
"The Sunny Side of Ireland" by John O'Mahony and R. Lloyd Praeger
The fry become parr, which go to the sea as smolts, and return as grilse.
"The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by J. Arthur Thomson
Even after this mishap "Sarcelle" killed his grilse and lent me his rod to try for another.
"Lines in Pleasant Places" by William Senior
They are very fine eating, and cut red as a grilse.
"Scotch Loch-Fishing" by AKA Black Palmer, William Senior
The grilse rose sharply at the lure, but I "struck" too late.
"Creatures of the Night" by Alfred W. Rees
But our grilse kept right on, making unerringly for his mighty native stream.
"The Haunters of the Silences" by Charles G. D. Roberts
The same fall they return as "grilse," weighing from three to five pounds.
"Alaska" by Ella Higginson
Ribbed with gold twist, it makes a famous grilse fly.
"Blacker's Art of Fly Making, &c." by William Blacker