Trout: Key Facts on This Freshwater Sportfish

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There are a lot of trout fishing fanatics among the Tackle Village team.

Several of us are keen fly fishers and others are keen on using lures to catch trout.

We spend a lot of time writing about the best ways to catch trout and about the various types of trout, which we’ve summarised below.

About trout as a species

Rainbow trout are a great fighting fish and fun to catch

Trout are a fascinating fish that come in a range of subspecies. They are found in a wide range of countries – across the United States and Canada, throughout much of Europe as well as South America, Australia and New Zealand, Japan and even Africa.

They are a prized target for people who enjoy fly fishing in particular, but for anglers of all types.

Gear, lures and methods to catch trout

brown trout half in water with spinning rod and reel excellent
Lure fishing is a great way to target brown trout

Eating Trout: Recipes and Advice

Trout are a tasty eating fish when prepared the right way

We usually fish catch and release with trout, but in lakes and rivers with decent populations of trout, there is nothing wrong with keeping a fish or two for the table, as long as it is allowed under the regulations.

We’ve included some content on how trout taste and how to cook them here.

Rainbow trout: How do they Taste and Ways to Cook

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Rick Wallace is a passionate angler and fly fisher whose work has appeared in fishing publications including FlyLife. He's appeared in fishing movies, founded a successful fishing site and spends every spare moment on the water.