As a result of a very complicated numerical system grayling are the fourth game fish.
They often provide better fishing than the number one gamefish; trout.
NB there is often some confusion as to whether it is trout or salmon which takes that number
one slot. It is in fact trout. Char are position number two. Salmon just make it to number three.
Grayling would have taken that slot but are best fished for during the winter when it's too cold to wear flipflops :-)
by E. Donnall Thomas