Best trout Spinners and Lures for catch and release fishing
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Best trout Spinners and Lures for catch and release fishing

Catch and release is an important conservation tool to protect the quality of our wild fisheries. If all anglers, were to keep all that they catch the quality of some fisheries will quickly collapse. Rainbow trout streams are especially vulnerable to overfishing. Below, I share my opinion on what I consider are the best spinners,…

Catch more trout, and get free tackle by swimming trout streams
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Catch more trout, and get free tackle by swimming trout streams

When looking across a trout stream or river, you might glimpse a trout or two feeding in the shallows or the occasional raise out wide. What we experience from the surface is only a tiny fraction of the fish life underwater. There are deep pools I blindly fish. I float dries and nymphs along the…

How to minimise stress when photographing trout

I learned to trout fish in the pristine mountains and lakes of deep in the New Zealand. These trout rivers, renowned for their trophy trout, can see intense angling pressure which belies their remote location. The more popular the river, the more busy the stretch the more something becomes apparent. A significant portion of the…

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Where to find Brook Trout in New Zealand

Brook trout, Brook Char or alvelinus-fontinalis are native to eastern United States, from the Appalachian Mountains all the way north to the Hudson Bay basin in Canada. Brook trout were first brought to New Zealand in the 1877, and the acclimatisation societies released them widely across the country. Most of the liberated fish vanished, many…