The weather plays a very important factor when fly fishing. Trout behaviour is affected by the following:
- Trout normally face into the wind waiting for food to be blown in their direction.
- Food is blown onto the lee shore, so that’s a good place to locate them.
- Trout can be found swimming along wind lanes looking for food.
- Trout don’t have eyelids and if there is a combination of an Easterly wind and a bright day they tend to move into deeper water to avoid the bright sun.
- For fishing purposes a ripple/small wave is preferable to a windless flat calm water surface.
- If it is too windy then it becomes dangerous/unpleasant to fish from a boat.
- Trout don’t have eyelids and on bright day they tend to move into deeper water to avoid the dazzle of the sun.
- Water temperature is important; trout will seek out colder layers, they prefer a temperature range of 55°- 60° F.
This photograph was taken on Bewl Water. It was a very rough day when the boat was rolling dramatically. There has been no digital manipulation of this image; a slow shutter speed and the roll of the boat caused the effect. I am pleased to say that the new fleet of boats are far more robust/sturdy and consequently safer.
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