Pictures of Rainbow Trout

mike j thomas

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Spent a day at Lechlade and what a lovely place it is! You know the fish are big when a 4 fish limit needs a wheelbarrow to get them back to the gutting room!
Not great pics as I only had my phone with me :eek:mg:

Just over 5lb


9lb 8oz!


4 Fish limit, the smallest is the one thats just over 5lb


Big fish are not everyones cup of tea but I really enjoyed my day, Helpful staff, a beautiful setting and the fish had to be spotted and then cast for, all my fish took a Buzzer pattern and all 4 fish in great nick, no missing tails or patches of fungal infection etc that you sometimes get at other fisheries.
All the best
Mike
 

tenet

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One of many caught at Chew Valley last week to nymphs and Mexican Daphnia Emergers (aka Tequila Sunrise Blob on point). All fish in superb condition but just 2 for the table.

 

Cap'n Fishy

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A few overwintered fish from our club water last week (fished it before the first stocking of 2019)...

A wee fellah from early last year by the looks of it - there is hee-haw feeding, so the smaller they are, the better they keep condition...

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Run-in with a cormorant...

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A 'blue'...

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One on a Klink - another that's been in since early last year - hard to tell it from a wild fish - a lot of folk don't even realise that rainbows should have sharp points to all their fins :p...

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One on a suspender buzzer...

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Col
 

mike j thomas

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Quite interesting how we all prefer a Rainbow to come with nice sharp fins and no damage, though in NZ where the fish are wild they do vary quite a bit:
Cracking fish, look how silver it is and how big the tail is!


A bigger and still very nice fish, but not as silver or as a proportion not as big a tail! the difference being this one spent its entire life in a free stone river.


This one, like the first spent most of its life in a lake, then in the Autumn ran up the Tongariro to Spawn in late winter.


I am still getting to grips with what I consider a nice fish here in the UK, but the colouration is to me almost as important as the shape and condition of the fish!
All the best
Mike
 

sean freeman

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A Derbyshire Wye resident from a lovely warm summer evening.

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A Madeiran rainbow I caught in early August. Very unusual colours on the fish in this stream and all 100% wild. I spoke to a fisheries biologist in the USA and he said it looked like a Little Kern rainbow. They were never stocked in there but they must have come through the levada network somehow.
 

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This wasn't a big fish but it was in lovely condition.
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This was my catch for the day, 1 other fish lost after a minute or so with it.
Oh and that's No4 on the dry 😁
I've persevered more this season and it's been crap, due to the covid the board decided to not stock as normal?

Al
 

Bonzo2709

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This was my return to fly fishing after an 18 year break. Rockbourne Trout Fishery in Fordingbridge. 11lb 2oz’s of rainbow goodness ! New PB

Was so pleased I forgot to weight the other two 🤦‍♂️
 

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