01 March 2013

Rainbow Trout

On a cold bright morning with a light dusting of snow on the ground and temperatures below freezing Sam headed off to meet up with his friend Dave. He had been invited to try his hand at fishing for Rainbow Trout this weekend and would be targeting them on ultra light gear and lures, while Dave would be fishing the fly. Dave was the first of the mark with a good fish of about 2lb or so and a short while later Sam caught his first fish of the day on a small Rapala Countdown. Dave had a few more nice fish on the fly but Sam was struggling a little and trying different lures until he switched to a 3g Rapala Husky Jerk Glass Minnow and started catching a few fish. The best of which took off on a couple of run, stripping line off the reel and jumping clear of the water a couple of times, before a slipping into the net, a lovely trout of 47cm. The lads ended up with five fish a piece, all of which were returned. Not bad for a short session on a very cold morning.