Strong brown trout

Amanda with wild brown troutBlue sky on one of the first hot days of the season and plenty of beetles. We eventually found a few browns doing the shark thing, and Amanda was surprised at the strength of our Tasmanian wild trout.

When you have a strong trout on the end of your line, remember these key points:

  • Keep your rod tip up, this keeps the fish’s head up and out of the weed, and the rod tip is a shock absorber.
  • Use side-strain to steer the fish – you can turn the fish by doing this to help prevent it diving into weeds, under rocks, logs, under the boat, and other obstacles.
  • To have confidence in your knots, pre-test them before you cast your line!