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Old 18-01-2017, 10:33 PM
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Default Crystal clear loch

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I'm trying out a stocked trout loch next week which I'm told has crystal clear water resulting in the fish being easily spooked. I believe it has brown, tiger and rainbow trout in it.

Any top tactics or gear tips? I'll be fishing from the bank.
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Old 18-01-2017, 10:49 PM
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Keep as low as possible, kneel if you can, 35ft away a trout at 3ft deep can see your upper body if you are standing... A lake I fish often has very clear water and kneeling really does make a difference.
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I only like to fish waters that are crystal clear, doesn't usually matter about spooking them off as long as you don't walk around like big foot haha use flourocarbon, natural flies if possible and keep putting fullers earth on your line, where is the loch/lake? Sounds nice actually
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I only like to fish waters that are crystal clear, doesn't usually matter about spooking them off as long as you don't walk around like big foot haha use flourocarbon, natural flies if possible and keep putting fullers earth on your line, where is the loch/lake? Sounds nice actually
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Fish fine & far off.....but never too fine that may see you get broken off. Let common sense prevail.
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I only like to fish waters that are crystal clear, doesn't usually matter about spooking them off as long as you don't walk around like big foot haha use flourocarbon, natural flies if possible and keep putting fullers earth on your line, where is the loch/lake? Sounds nice actually
Regarding the fullers earth; is this recipe any good?
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AH.Moffat fishery.

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Would you recommend a light approach, say a 4wt rod or a standard 7wt rod?
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Do ask if it's been recently stocked, if it has, wave your arms about and dabble your fingers is the water so that they think it's feeding time .
Otherwise stay back from the waters edge and keep low, targeting individual fish with a weighted fly such as a black & peacock may be worth a try.
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From memory the most successful method practiced by the locals was buzzers under an indicator.
The Char tend to hang about near the inflo.

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