Why single hooks are not always better than treble hooks

Most of us care deeply about the trout we catch and the continue health of the fishery. When releasing trout, we want them to survive, thrive and reproduce. A trout dieing shortly after release, is the worst possible outcome. Over the years, there has been a lot of controversy over which hook type damages trout…

How to catch your first trout, and avoid common mistakes.

Struggling to catch your first trout? This guide, gives basic guidance on catching your first trout. Plus how to learn the secrets of a trout river. This guide assumes you already have a lightweight fishing rod, spinning reel and a selection of lures. If you do not have suitable fishing equipment, I suggest following the…

How to get sponsored for trout fishing

To get sponsorship as a trout fisherman. Requires a high profile in the local community, and skilled at both fishing and self-promotion. Increase your profile Industry representatives have approached me several times. They were offering sponsorship for using and promoting their products. These companies approached me because I had a large online profile. I was…

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Why is fly fishing so expensive?

Many people see fly fishing as an elitist sport, popularized by the British nobility who drive their latest model land-rovers to their private chalk streams. This extravagant cost is far from the reality, even in England and certainly not in America. The belief fly fishing is expensive is a common misconception. All essential fly fishing…

How to catch trout in London | The secret trout streams in the mega city

During a trip to London I started to think is it possible to catch a trout without leaving the city. So I asked around and did some research on the matter. Short answer is yes, it is possible to catch trout in London City. The River Wandle in the Southwest offers the best sight fishing…