Fishing Trout - How to fish for Trout

Fishing Trout - How to fish for Trout. This beautiful fish is much prized. Izaak Walton says of it, “It is more sharp-sighted than any hawk, and more watchful and timorous than your high-mettled merlin is bold.”
In its habits it is a very solitary and predacious fish.
The trout are found in lakes and rivers and minor streams, and are finest in appearance from the beginning of April to the end of July or middle of August: their principal spawning time is from November to January.
The most brilliant and beautiful trout are generally found in streams that flow rapidly over rocky or chalky bottoms. They feed upon worms, minnows, and other small fish, but their favourite food consists of insects, flies, caterpillars, &c. upon which they thrive and fatten prodigiously.

Trout

In angling for the trout we must have a stout rod and running tackle.
The principal baits for him are natural and artificial flies, minnows, and worms.
The minnow is, perhaps, the most taking bait for large trout: it should be cast lightly on the water, and drawn trippingly against the current so as to spin.
The angler must strike directly his bait is seized.
The favourite haunts of the trout are scours, mill tails, eddies, pools, the roots of overhanging trees, and the “nethers” of bridges and weirs.


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