Sea Trout Fishing in Devon
For some night time Seatrout fishing is the cream of our Southwest rivers. Luckily for the morning birds, catching Seatrout isn’t exclusively an act that takes place in the witching hours.
Seatrout will actively take a dry fly, especially when the May Flies hatch or sedge hatches in the evening. On a light line rod a daytime Seatrout is a lot of fun. If you’re a night owl, you’re in for a treat – in the height of summer shoals of skittish fish that will spook at the merest shadow in daylight, become active and predatory once dark falls.
We always say wait until the green has totally gone from the grass before you start, with senses heightened from the dark, the heart rate quickens. To hear a big Seatrout slurping behind a surface lure, or to have the line snatched out of your hand so quickly it jolts your sole should be pretty high on the bucket list of any fly fisher.
This, my friends, is night Seatrout fishing; it’s not for the faint hearted or those who are afraid of of the dark, as some of these locations are way off the beaten track.
From mid-May on is where we expect to see numbers of larger fish enter the rivers with school peal (small seatrout) turning up late June to early July. Casting a fly line in the dark takes a bit of getting used to, we recommend the novice/newcomer to the sport have a casting lesson/assessment to make sure your casting is proficient enough to give night time seatrout fishing a try.
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