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Iggle Piggle

Trout Season

Hello folks,

After what seems like a long winter, the Trout season open tomorrow (well in Scotland anyway)

Anyone got any trips planned?, my local river was the colour of chocolate today so doesn't look like I will be out Sad , mind you I don't think the insects are awake either, it's hardly spring like up here yet
Mary-Jane

I'd love to go. We've got some of the best fishings rivers around here...and I still haven't been. Embarassed
mihto

Too early here.

The lakes are still frozen and there is very little water in the rivers/brooks. If spring is early the fishing may start in mid-April. We have no legal season for trout, but standing in 5 C and rain is not my idea of a good time.
Tavascarow

I'm not a big fan of trout but you have reminded me it will soon be mackerel season down here.
Smile
woody guthrie

Managed to get out for a couple hours on the River Sullane just a short walk from the house. Very cold, no fly life hatching, so just tried some weighted nymphs hitting the usual pools but not a touch. Great to be out and looking forward to those big hatches and summer evenings when it doesn't get dark until late evening.

One from last season.

mihto

Anyone use worms for trout? *runs away quickly*
Mary-Jane

mihto wrote:
Anyone use worms for trout? *runs away quickly*


Surprised Wash your mouth out with carbolic soap.
sean

mihto wrote:
Anyone use worms for trout?


Only people who actually want to catch them. Wink
Mary-Jane

sean wrote:
mihto wrote:
Anyone use worms for trout?


Only people who actually want to catch them. Wink


Peasant... Mad
sean

Well fed peasant though. Very Happy
mihto

sean wrote:
Well fed peasant though. Very Happy


Laughing Laughing Laughing I have been called worse...but not by Norwegians.

Most of us have a particularly down-to -earth way of thinking about fishing. Sure it is a fabulous sport but food gathering comes into it as well. I spend my whole summer fishing and the rest of the year I eat the result. Today is Fried Trout Day. Catch and relase is not for the likes of me Very Happy

I will not bore you with Fabulous Fishing Stories, only say that Norway is not a bad place for those of you who like walking in the mountains for days without meeting a single soul, and who can handle frying fresh trout on the embers of a dying fire.
woody guthrie

I don't have a problem with bait fisherman, I just enjoy the fly fishing more and if was purely about getting as many fish out of the water as possible there are even more efficient methods of doing that than worms.Wink

It is any method on the river I fish mostly and we all seem to rub along okay fly, bait and spinning. The biggest problem is probably the taking of undersize fish in great numbers by people who don't really care about the long term effects.

The fact that some people see themselves as better than bait fisherman because they use artificial flies is ridiculous and I don't go along with it. We do enjoy a lot of free access in Ireland to some great rivers that in the UK would cost you a fortune so those elitist attitudes are less of a problem.
Iggle Piggle

woody guthrie wrote:
Managed to get out for a couple hours on


Nice wild fish Woody, I was out today at my local stream and there were plenty of fish rising to a nice hatch of Olives, nice and warm today.....alas I had no rod with me as was out with the Bambino !

One from Last year
Bodger

I've just forked out 70.00 for my local fishing club licence which gives me two rivers and a lake to go at this season and then had to spend the same again for my salmon and sea trout licence.
I'm not going to get anything like a 140 s worth of fish but I'm hoping for many pleasurable evenings thrashing the water and scaring the other wildlife with my attempts at setting an artificial fly gently and seductivley on the surface of the water. Very Happy
Thomas8

Oh memories of last year. Hot smoked Trout from local reservoir


Delicious i can tell you Wink

Over a bed of fresh rosemary sticks, oak and hay
dpack

mihto wrote:
Anyone use worms for trout? *runs away quickly*

always, it works
other good baits are yellow things (sweetcorn or spun yellow feather),
i have tried various flys and black witch ,coachman and homemade baby trout worked well in my local river before the pollution was turned up to slaughter all life by biological oxygen demand
AnnaD

How about Harlaw or Threipmuir reservoir for trout?
I'd love to learn to fish, but I'm the only one in the house who will eat them.
Stewy

I'm taking it up this year and can't wait to wet a fly!! Very Happy

Will no doubt have loads and loads of questions for the experts on here..........
pricey

Stewy wrote:
I'm taking it up this year and can't wait to wet a fly!! Very Happy

Will no doubt have loads and loads of questions for the experts on here..........


You will love it, take a drive down here I will take you out.
dpack

i was needing a new trout recipe when i stumbled into the downsizer village Cool
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