• Subscribe to Fieldsports Magazine
  • Fieldsports Aug Sep issue
  • Fieldsports Aug Sep issue
  • Fieldsports Aug Sep issue
  • Fieldsports Guide to Gundogs

Five top tips for sea trout fishing

sea trout fishing tipsSea trout guru Steffan Jones shares his top five tips for sea trout success...

1. If you have never fished for sea trout before then don’t make life difficult for yourself and start too early in the season. Wait for the main run to enter the river and you will find your learning curve to be less steep. 

WIN A SEA TROUT FISHING EXPERIENCE WITH STEFFAN!

Click HERE to see how to enter. Closes midnight on May 31.

2. Learn which water to fish when. Certain water should definitely not be fished until it’s dark, but then other water should only be fished before it gets dark. Leave glassy pools alone until you cannot make out the colour of bankside foliage. 

3. Strike! The quicker you strike the more chance you have of success. This is, however, easier said than done at night and does take practice. The bigger fish can give the lightest of takes, so strike regardless of whether you think it’s a tiddler or a monster.  

4. Seek local advice on run times etc. This cannot be stressed enough. Run times vary dramatically between rivers and you may have a wasted trip if badly timed.

5. Keep the flies moving; most anglers new to sea trout fishing approach them as salmon. However, they are more like trout in many ways and it’s always better to fish slightly too quickly than too slowly for sea trout, unless you’re fishing cold and/or coloured water.

 

Shooting

Akkar Triple Crown 28 bore

triple barrelled gunVic Harker puts the three-barrelled Akkar Triple Crown 28 bore to the test.

Read more ...

Can high pheasants be killed with a 28 bore?

Can high pheasants be killed with a 28 bore?Is it really wrong to shoot high pheasants with a 28 bore? Bob Cieslukowski shares his thoughts.

Read more ...

Gundogs

How much can a gundog really smell?

How much can a gundog really smell?After considering the basic principles of scent and how we can best make use of our dogs’ noses in the field, Ben Randall presents a new theory which he believes might just hold the answer to a burning question.

Read more ...

Problems with pickers-up

pickers-upGeorge Padley acknowledges the vital role that pickers-up play on shoot days, but argues that they should be conscious of Guns who have a dog of their own.

Read more ...

Latest features

The estate rifle

borrowing a rifleHow to familiarise yourself with a borrowed rifle for stalking in under 10 minutes, with Holland & Holland's Steve Rawesthorne.

Read more ...

Dave Carrie

dave carrieRenowned high pheasant Shot Dave Carrie recalls the day he shot his first ever pheasant.

Read more ...

Fieldsports uses cookies. If you continue we assume you are happy to receive cookies. Cookie policy.