The humble Trout is a favourite species to catch for freshwater fly anglers. The Trout comes in many guises including Rainbow Trout, wild Brown Trout and Sea Trout. However, they will all happily chase down a fly or lure passed in front of their noses. These stunning fish can be found all over the world, frequenting many freshwater rivers and lakes. You will also find Trout in saltwater estuaries when the Sea trout come back from the ocean to Spawn.
Where to Catch Trout
The Trout can be found on nearly every continent across the world. These fish change their characteristics depending on where you will be fishing for them. Meaning that every species behaves differently.
Destinations that we would recommend for Trout fly fishing include Lake Thingvallavatn in Iceland. Here you have the opportunity to do some fantastic Brown Trout fishing. Las Buitreras in Argentina where you could get stuck into some phenomenal Sea Trout sport. Lastly, Futa lodge in Chile where some of the most exceptional Brown and Rainbow trout fishing takes place. UK Trout fishing is also excellent, with places like the Hampshire chalk streams being extremely productive.
Fishing Methods for Trout
Trout are primarily targeted on the fly with water conditions dictating the tactics you use. Both wet and dry flies work exceptionally well when fishing for Trout. Lure fishing is also an excellent method. With many fish continually being taken on artificial lures. If bait fishing is something that you wish to try then worms are by far the best bait. Either being float fished or ledgered on the bottom.
I could list so many things here, but most are common sense. Make sure you wear sunglasses and a hat to protect your eyes. Good quality polarized sunglasses also help with spotting fish. Most importantly, they help when you are wading—ensuring that you spot rocks, deep holes and underwater structure. Which, not only hold fish but can cause injury to a wading angler.
Travelling with Sportquest Holidays
You’ll be spoilt for choice with Sportquest Holidays as we have multiple, top class destinations. These include Argentina, Alaska, Canada, and Chile to name but a few. At Sportquest Holidays we take care of everything. We leave you to worry about one thing and one thing only. Having a fantastic fly fishing experience and an unforgettable holiday.
With many species of Trout to target and so many world-class destinations to travel to, the choices can be overwhelming. You might be looking for a fishing holiday that supplies free fishing tackle, fly rod and fly reel, trout flies and fly line.
How about a fishing trip where everything is included? Meaning you can arrive with just a bag of clothes. The fishing lodge will take care of everything else. Our list of Trout fishing trips is vast, so we can offer great destinations where you can concentrate on either (or both) dry flies or wet flies. So with that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the destinations.
Worlds End Lodge
This fishing destination is suitable for all levels. Plus, being well sheltered, it is far easier to cast for beginners with a single-handed rod. The great thing about this destination is as a beginner you will catch fish. For more experienced anglers who love the rewards of technical fly fishing, we suggest the Irigoyen River. Where stealth and excellent casting skills make all the difference.
Sea Trout fly fishing at Worlds End Lodge takes place on the Irigoyen River and is perfect for small groups. The Irigoyen River is unique in that it is a small river on the East coast of the island of Tierra del Fuego. The river then empties right into the sea where big Sea Trout come in fresh from the ocean.
Kau Tapen Lodge
Located in the heart of the Rio Grande, in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina is Kau Tapen. Kau Tapen was the first fishing lodge established on the Rio Grande. Impressively, this lodge holds five world records for Sea Trout up to 35lb. Due to access control and catch-and-release regulations, the Rio Grande is one of the most productive sea-run Brown Trout fisheries in the world.
This exceptional fishing holiday is located in the beautiful region of southern Argentina. Las Buitreras Lodge sits 45 minutes outside the city of Rio Gallegos and lies in a fantastic 290,000 acre Estancia. The whole area is visually inspiring with mountainous outcrops. Turning this part of the Rio Gallegos into one of the most spectacular stretches of fly fishing waters in Patagonia.
There is private access to over 40kms of double bank fishing with over 50 named pools all divided into six zones. You will be able to fish for Sea Trout, Brown and Rainbow Trout. All from one location. Another reason why this fishing trip is regarded as a fly fishers paradise.
Accommodation & Lodges
Sportquest Holidays trips come with a wide choice of accommodations. We have everything from fly-out fishing trips with high-end fishing lodge accommodations. Through to remote tented camps that get you close to the action and away from the crowds. All while rafting down some amazing rivers.
All our lodges provide expert advice and equipment for all dedicated Trout fly fisherman. A fly fishing lodge would not be complete without a fully fitted fly tying room. Giving you the option to relax at night to tie some new fly pattern — Ready for your next day’s adventure on the water.
We offer multiple fishing breaks all centred around Trout and Atlantic Salmon fishing. If you would like to find out more about these fantastic trips, please get in touch today. You can contact us in the office on 01603 407596. Make sure to explore all our Trout fly fishing holidays and our Fly Fishing holidays along with requesting a free brochure.