- a young Atlantic salmon as it returns from the sea to fresh water for the first time.
Origin of grilse
Examples from the Web for grilse
Historical Examples of grilse
The grilse rose sharply at the lure, but I “struck” too late.Creatures of the Night
Alfred W. Rees
Delightful it is to have the fish fighting all the time as only a grilse will.
Here was the winch, after much service, accounting for a grilse in Norway!
This must have a considerable effect on the future supply of grilse in the Tweed.Poachers and Poaching
My perseverance was rewarded, and I managed to secure three grilse.Chats on Angling
H. V. Hart-Davis
- a young salmon that returns to fresh water after one winter in the sea