Trout is a great way to spend time with your family. Fishing can be fun for you and your children. But it can also become frustrating and very boring for children. Here’s how to spend a day profitably fishing trout in a river.
1 Learn the regulations. Fishing is regulated by the state or province. You must have a license. Most sports shops sell it. The state department publishes a leaflet with rules, limits and restrictions. It is important to know and follow these rules, not only because it is the law but also because much of the time and energy is spent trying to keep the fish population and the ecosystem balanced as much as possible.
2 Get the equipment. If you walk around the shops, you will find float and reel sold together for about twenty three dollars. You will also need hooks, skeins and threads. Even if there are cheap equipment, the more you pay and the longer you will last the better.
Reel / float can already be included in the wire and if not, you will have to buy fishing wires from 1.7 to 3.5 kg. Many sports stores have quality threads and can get you reels at reasonable costs. You will also need hooks from 6 to 10, the seals that simply attach to the wire and a net. There are reusable sinkers that cost a few cents more and they are worth everything.
3 Buy the right equipment. For river trouts, the light trout is better. The barrel must have a weight range printed on it. You will have to buy a float calibrated from 850 gr to 3.5 kg. Buying the float / reel assembly is usually the most economical choice. Some experts suggest to let go of the crank reels with a button to press when launching. This type of reel usually tends to tangle internally and those new to this sport will feel frustrated. On the other hand, fixed reels are very simple to use. It also depends a lot on the style of the fisherman. Fixed reels are good for fishing with bait but not for those who use a teaspoon and other baits. Rotor reels are good for both styles.
4 Found a river. You need one that obviously has inside the trout or better that it is full. Choose a river near you, perhaps mentioned in some fishing magazine. Rivers with a naturally occurring trout population sometimes have restrictions on baits and floats. In this case it may become difficult to fish for trout.
5 Set up everything before starting. The easiest thing to do is to tie a carabiner using a simple gassy knot. Never make a simple knot. The thread would be cut. Try to tie one of these knots to the wire and tug to see how effective it is.
6 If you use a bait you will have to attach the lead seals to the wire. The purpose is double. First of all it allows you to pull more effectively and to control how fast the bait goes to the bottom. Put the weights about 5 cm from the hook and tighten them so that they do not move on the wire. Hold them tight with a pair of pliers.
7 Find the bait. Check the regulations to see which one is allowed. The three best-known lures for trout are worms, salmon roe and canned corn.
Spoons and other baits are an alternative. If you are fishing in a small river, use light baits. An exception is a fast current one. In these waters it will take something heavy.
8 Always launch towards the top of the current. In this way the bait will move following the current and it will seem more vital. A good throat to try to fish a visible fish is to go from 60 cm to a meter downstream from the fish and launch above. It also serves for two purposes. As said before, you must have a bait that appears alive. In addition, most of the trout are turned against the current and wait for the food to reach them. This means that if you go downstream and you are behind fish, they do not see you. If you frighten them, you’ll have to wait at least twenty minutes before trying again to fish at that point. In small rivers it is important to “stay good” after catching a fish. This means waiting 15 to 20 minutes before still fishing again in the same spot or moving before returning.
9 Check the weather forecast. Fish catch in almost any condition but you should at least try to stay dry. You can use a bait suitable for weather conditions. During a storm and up to 24 hours later, many worms will end up in the river. This is the best time to use them. In the days of wind, grasshoppers and crickets are close at hand. This is because of the time they end up in the water.
10 The first time you go to the river alone. When you arrive, leave your stuff in the car and take a ride. Remember if you notice other fishermen along the shore. Look for comfortable seats that are easily accessible. You will also need to look for small shallow holes or points where the river passes from deep to shallow. Another place to look for are the points where the currents converge. If the river is very fishy there will be many fishermen. They are usually a nice category and if you stop and ask how it goes they will be happy to explain the conditions and give you some advice.
11 Go back and get your stuff and go to the spot you discovered.
12 Prepare the hook. If you use worms, you will have to push the hook through their body and work on the length of the worm until it covers all the hook. Put it on one side and on the opposite end. In practice you will have to create a kind of chain with the central body of the worm. If you use corn or eggs, put a couple of pieces.
13 launch. It sounds simple but it may not be.
Again, the launch direction is upstream to allow the bait to move with the current. Launch at 11 o’clock. Hold the tip of the barrel up so that the bait keeps moving even when it is in the water.
Bring the tip of the cane behind you slowly and press the button on the reel with your thumb. Bring the cane forward, leaving the button while you are throwing. Careful not to whip or the bait could escape from the barrel.
If you use a reel without a button, use your fingers to hold the thread, lower the bow and continue to hold the thread. Follow the same instructions keeping halfway through, then letting go of thread and bow.
14 Let the bait sink to the bottom, keeping the tip of the barrel high and at the level of the face. Once the bait passes you, the wire will start to tension so keep your eyes on the tip of the barrel and up to where you see the wire. Any movement even minimal could be given by the bait that touches the rocks or from the fish that “tastes”. Wait for the trout to bite. You will know when you will feel vigorously pull and the tip of the rod will be weighed.
15 I love the hook. Do it by quickly bending the tip of the barrel. If you have caught the fish, the tip will fold continuously. Collect the wire with the reel and continue to hold the tip of the barrel over the head. If you lower the fish it could “slam” from the hook and fall into the water. Once you have fish on the shore, take the net and collect it.
16 Decide what you want to do with it. You keep it or leave it. Once again you must know the regulations in this regard. The filleted fish are about 20 cm, the smaller ones are excellent whole. There are measures for some catch fish (from 25 cm to grow). If you do not want to fillet the fish you will have to clean it (remove the entrails) before cooking it. Just keep the fish you will eat. Fish rarely survives beyond winter or reproduces. Better to keep a couple of fish and leave others free.
17 Protect the fish. If you do not want to keep fish it is very important not to take it if possible. Trout like all fish have a protective coating made of slime. Touch them to ruin and then the fish will “burn” where you touched it. Most trout survive if released correctly. Wash your hands and the net before touching the fish, try to hold it in the grass and take the hook from the curve with your fingers or forceps to remove it from the fish’s mouth gently. The idea is to take it off in the same way he entered. If the fish has swallowed it you will have to cut the thread and try not to pull too much or tear the inside of the mouth and the fish will almost certainly die. It is very important to not tighten the fish because you could cause internal bleeding and a slow and painful death.
18 Put the trout back in the water after having “slamed” it. Hold it gently until it is balanced again and let it go against the current. Do not throw it from above or it could damage the gills.