Exploring this vast area of water is an eye opener to what real Swedish Pike Fishing is all about. Casting your fly into parts of this water system that no other angler has, for fish that have never seen a fly or lure before. These fish are all about raw aggression and the takes can literally take your breath away!
Brown Trout Fly Fishing Holidays
Brown Trout is a freshwater species targeted by fly fishing anglers from all over the world. These fish can be caught in both – lakes and rivers, plus can be found as either true wild fish or as stocked fish in commercial fisheries. It is the true wild Brown Trout that carries the real appeal for travelling fly fishermen. We have many destinations from around the world, where these true wild Brown Trout can be caught from a mere few ounces to over 30b, so make sure your tackle is up to the job in hand.
Trout fishing that is in a class of its own, lake Thingvallavatn can boast some of the largest and most stunning brown trout anywhere in the world. The lake has developed a unique environment for a variety of sub species that can only be found in its waters, this list of species includes the Trout.
The Legendary Lake Thingvallavatn is arguably the greatest wild Brown Trout fishery in the world. It is easy to see why when the Trout have an 8lb average weight with fish being recorded up to 30lb+. With fantastic beats in classic Icelandic scenery and very manageable wading, there is no better place for our clients to catch a Brown Trout PB.
The fishing at El Rincon boasts both fresh run Sea Trout up to 25+lbs and also resident Brown Trout averaging 4 lbs but with many large specimens up into double figures. Our guests having total access to the vast amount of fishing on both the Rio Gallegos and the Rio Penitente rivers during their stay.
If you are a single angler or just looking to travel in a group with like-minded people who all enjoy the art of fly fishing for big wild Sea Trout well this trip is designed just for you. Teaming up with our partners at Solid Adventures we have some exclusive weeks on offer for our very own hosted Sea Trout fishing weeks.
Since 1994 Villa Maria has offered small groups of just six anglers exciting fishing on some of the most productive pools in the lower river. Big fly fishing rods, heavy sink tips and big pools are the norm. Villa Maria is a double-handed fly fisherman’s dream; enjoying the first crack of the whip at newly arrived Sea Trout as they pass through.
The Sog River is recognized as one of the finest Atlantic Salmon rivers in Iceland, it is also the largest spring fed river in Iceland. Our beat Sydri Bru is the most productive beat on the river with old catch records indicating that anything from 140 to 240 salmon caught each year.
Unbelievable Sea Trout fishing on the Rio Gallegos, where the sheer numbers and size of fish is just outstanding. A trip to Rio Gallegos offers the adventurous angler the opportunity to pit their skills against the explosive Sea Trout of Patagonia. These fish reach 30lbs and will reward you with arm wrenching takes and blistering runs.
Description: The Brown Trout has a torpedo-shaped body with stocky shoulders. Their colours can differ from the normal brown/yellow with red and black spots to the complete chrome bodies of the fish. Brown Trout generally put up a good account of themselves when hooked but in some destinations, this can be amplified tenfold with these particular fish being revered for their power.
Average Size: The average size of Brown Trout differs hugely depending on where they live, the food source and the genetics of their origin. The average size of brown trout in the UK tends to be smaller than that of Northern Europe, New Zealand and South America.
Where to catch:
Argentina: Argentina leads the way for its Sea Trout fishing with its rivers full of big migratory fish that anglers travel from all over the globe to target, these fish were stocked into Argentina’s rivers back in 1904 and have flourished ever since. Some of the country’s top rivers include the Rio Grande, Rio Gallegos and the intermate Irigoyen river. These rivers differ in size, surroundings and the way that they are fished but they all have one thing in common, monster Sea Trout. It is not just the countries Sea Trout that have done extremely well, the non-migratory Brown Trout fishing throughout the region of Patagonia is world class, as well as being overlooked by many anglers who only have eyes for their silver cousins.
Iceland: Although many anglers do look at these far-flung parts of the world when considering a Brown Trout fishing destination, it isn’t just the introduced populations that offer fishing of this class. Many parts of Europe offer great Brown Trout fishing, Iceland’s Lake Thingvallavatn is probably at the forefront of “native fishing” and could lay claim to the greatest of all the Brown Trout destinations. The trout of lake Thingvallavatn are unique in their appearance with chrome bodies that can put the freshest of Sea Trout to shame and a growth rate that exceeds that of any normal Brown Trout, reports of fish over the colossal 30lb bracket claimed most years.
Fishing Methods: One of the things that seems to really interest people about Brown Trout is the many different fly fishing methods that they can be caught. Dry fly fishing will give great pleasure to the traditionalist. Anglers looking to maximise numbers of fish caught might use a team of wet flies and if you are a trophy angler looking for that one big fish then streamer patterns would normally seek out the larger more predatory fish.
In fact, it is probably fair to say that the humble Brown Trout epitomizes the very essence of fly fishing, and although the species can sometimes be overlooked a big wild Brown Trout is a fish that all sports fisherman will have high up on the bucket list.
If you have any questions about our Brown Trout fishing trips contact our experienced team who will be able to help with any questions you have. Alternatively, you can request a free brochure.