Considering how effective mini jigs are when fishing for trout, they are far less popular than they should be. Essentially, mini jigs are small plastic bodies that are fished on extremely light jig heads. These incredibly light heads have been credited for a number of trophy trout catches and work wonders in places such as mountain lakes, beaver ponds and spring creeks.
For the first time ever in a single year, Hardy Greys Team England are not only World Champions, but have also recorded the highest ever Individual standings of Iain Barr as World Champion and John Horsey as European Silver Medal Winner. For the first time ever in a single year, Hardy Greys Team England are not only World Champions, but have also recorded the highest ever Individual standings of Iain Barr as World Champion and John Horsey as European Silver Medal Winner.
A short and concise review of The Trout Fisher’s Handbook by Lesley Crawford, one of the most respected trout fishing books available today. Lesley knows her stuff and this book contains some of her top tips, answers to common questions and tactics for tackling streams, rivers and lakes.
Understanding the basics of trout fishing immediately puts you at an advantage against over-enthusiastic anglers that have bought all the kit and more but have no relevant experience. Drew discusses a few basic tips that will be sure to come in handy.
James visits the beautiful Bowden Springs fishery in Linlithgow, East Lothin. Opting for a dry fly to imitate the September hatch, James enjoys a beautiful day on the water, relaxing with a pie and cup of tea at one point!
The increase in fishing enthusiasts and competitions as the sport evolves means our catch are becoming more vary of what’s on offer. Using a spinning leader will help land a monster trout but ensure that you’ve taken the appropriate steps to secure and conceal your line before casting.
The downturn in fly life during the Winter Season shouldn’t put you off fishing in the coming months as we need to continue supporting our local fisheries and keep the sport alive during quiet spells. The Hare’s Ear is a popular fly for the winter and James investigates why.