Trout Fishing - A quick guide to catching trout

Trout fishing website with hints and tips on how to catch trout, fishing tackle reviews and where to catch fish.

When Trout Fishing, it is important to try and grab the attention of the trout, either with an attractor fly, such as a muddler or a popper, or provoking a territorial reaction from the trout by using a lure. Also, try to use the same type of "food" that the trout is eating. To do this look out for signs on how the trout is feeding, for example, if you see the trout rising (circles expanding on the surface of the water), then the trout are likely to be feeding on mayfly. If this is the case you want to get your dry fly equipment ready, and cast your dry fly into the middle of those feeding rings.

Different weather factors can change your day when trout fishing. The last thing you want is a bright, sunny, calm day. Firstly with the water dead calm the trout can easily see ALL its surroundings (including the angler), therefore it is more favourable to have an overcast day, or at the very least a slight wind. The slight wind will cause the surface of the water to ripple, this obstructs the view of the trout. Secondly, on a bright sunny day, the trout are more likely to be laying much deeper in the water. This is because the colder water will be better oxygenated, which is something most fish prefer. This would mean you setting up your fishing tackle for deep water fishing. Rain can play a huge role when fishing for trout, as the effects of rain are the same as a windy day. Persistent rain will make it difficult for the trout to view its surroundings. It will also help oxygenate the water, therefore keeping the trout much closer to the surface of the water. Finally the wind direction can also have a major bearing on where the trout will be. Surface food blows towards the shore the wind direction is heading towards. This will attract the fish as there will be more food in a relatively small area. If the fisherman is stood on this shore (or bank), then they will need to have a good casting technique as they will be casting directly into the wind.

Where to fish for trout can be spotted by a fish leaping out of the water, a circle on the surface of the water where the trout on mayfly, or a swirl of water as the trout eats nymphs under the surface of the water. Usually, any changes on the surface of the water, or slight "waves", usually indicate a trout moving about looking for food.

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