The Brown Trout (Salmo Trutta) which we catch in
Tasmania, New Zealand and the mainland were introduced
from Europe and are descendants of a German strain and a Scottish
Loch Leven strain. This means that coloration can vary depending
on the hybridisation of the particular individual as well as according
to the environment, season and age of the fish.
This is a highly sought after species and is ideally
targetted with a fly rod. Generally fly rods of 4, 5 and 6 weight
will cover most of the trout fishing you will encounter.
Shorter, lighter fly rods are suited to streams and creeks and longer,
heavier rods to lakes and specific applications such as float tubing
or large, strong flowing rivers.
Brown Trout provide various sight fishing opporunities
- Opportunistic Surface feeding
- Rising during hatches
Brown Trout are a relatively slow growing fish which can live for
quite a long time dependant on environment and genetics.
Generally Brown Trout will weigh 1 - 5 pounds with
some locations holding a large number of smaller fish and other
locations producing a lesser number of larger fish.
Brown Trout are targetted in many locations at different
times of the year. Travelling Fly Fisher recommends the following
- New Zealand
Contact Travelling Fly Fisher to discuss
the style of fishing and location that you have in mind for your
next trout fishing adventure to target that special Browny.
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