Trout Fishing From A To Z: 69 Tips On How To Catch Trout Successfully


Trout fishing is one of the world’s most important sports fish species. In order to be really successful in trout fishing, many different factors are important.

In this article we will therefore explain the most important factors in a clear and easily understandable way. You’ll also get lots of helpful tips on equipment, the best lures, the most important assemblies and the best times (when fishing for trout makes the most sense).

We’ll also show you how to read the individual waters such as rivers, trout ponds, streams and quarry ponds correctly, thus really increasing your chances of success for capital trout.

This should give you a comprehensive insight into trout fishing so that you too can soon catch big trout. And now we wish you a lot of fun reading.

Introduction – Trout

First of all, we will take a closer look at the trout. Because only if you know what the trout is and how it normally behaves can you prepare yourself accordingly. In our opinion you should know your opponent before you get involved with him.

Trout are tough enough to be a salmon-like predator. In our German waters, brown trout, sea trout, sea trout (lat. Salmo trutta) and rainbow trout (lat. Oncorhynchus mykiss) are particularly well known.

But there are other trout species such as the Anatolian trout (Salmo platycephalus), the Dollyarden’s trout (Salvelinus malma), the Mediterranean brown trout / Corsican trout (Salmo cettii) and the bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus).

However, we will limit ourselves here to the trout that are predominantly found in German waters.

Origin & Occurrence

The trout has its origins in Europe and Western Asia. However, artificial stocking measures have also led to its widespread distribution in many other areas such as the USA and Canada.

Brown trout live in cold, flowing waters. Besides Germany, they are of course at home in many other countries around the world (such as Austria and Switzerland).

Lake trout also live in freshwater, but keep them predominantly in clear lakes and avoid flowing waters.

Sea trout live mainly in salt water. Here you will find them mainly on the coasts of Europe (North and Baltic Sea). The special thing about sea trout is that they migrate upriver to spawn in rivers that flow into the sea. So they leave the salt water and make acquaintance with the fresh water.

Rainbow trout, on the other hand, are mainly farmed in fresh water as food fish, although they have their origins in salt water (especially in North America).


The trout’s habitat has a decisive influence on its development. Food, water quality and external factors are decisive for the appearance and survival of the trout.

Sea and lake trout feed mainly on small crabs and fish.

Whereas brown trout and rainbow trout feed mainly on worms, snails and insects.

Which baits are most catchable for the different trout, you will learn in the following sections.

Trout fishing: the right equipment

Whether you go fishing for brown, sea or lake trout. All three species have different needs and requirements for equipment.

Since the right equipment is essential for successful trout fishing, we will go into more detail below.

The right equipment on the stream

Of course you need different equipment on the stream than on the lake. The reason is simple: the conditions are completely different. You often have less space at the stream and you have to “fight” with the current. Therefore you should adjust your equipment accordingly.

Trout rod at the stream

At the stream you should choose a trout rod with a length of less than 2.10 m. Many streams do not have enough room for a very long trout rod. This way you are much more “flexible” and “agile”.

The casting weight should not exceed 20 g. Make sure that your rod has a strong backbone. Because sometimes you can “catch” really big trout in the main stream.

And of course you need a stable trout rod for this. We have had good experience with the indicatorJenzi Tycon Spin LXP.

Make sure that the trout roll is a larger model than 2500 or 3000.

An overview of good brown trout can be found below:

Roll on the stream

Of course you will also need a trout roll on the stream. We can recommend the displayDAM Quick Camaro FD. This is small, handy and clearly arranged. And also not so expensive.

It has a good line guidance and also has otherwise very good “guiding qualities”.

Many anglers also report that it is very robust.

Brook fishing line

Choose a braided line for the brook fishing line. Because with a braided fishing line you can “feel” the bottom better. You get a much better feeling whether the bottom is stony, sandy or muddy.

Choose an indicator braided line with a carrying capacity of 6,8 kg.

The right leader on the stream

For the leader you should choose a heavy fluorocarbon line. This sinks very quickly and is hardly visible to the trout. Therefore we only use fluorocarbon lines on trout in the stream.

We have had very good experience with the Paladin display leader line.

Equipment at the trout lake

You also need some basic equipment at the trout lake or trout pond. This differs slightly from the equipment at the stream.

Because the conditions are completely different.

At the trout lake you don’t fight against the current all the time and usually you have more space.

In the following we will show you what is most important with regard to rod, line, leader etc.

Trout rods on the lake

When fishing for trout, you are actually best served with a peace fishing rod. If you can take 3 rods with you to the water, then a ground rod, a spear rod and a trolling rod would be ideal. Alternatively, you can take a match rod with a casting weight of about 30 grams. This will give you the best chances of success.

In practice, it is mainly stick rods that have proven to be the best. Here a 2 or 3-piece combination is advisable. As a rule, good trout rods cost as little as 70 Euros. These have a good action and are not so vulnerable during transport. Otherwise you should be very careful with a telescopic rod with thin tips and sliding rings.

Here the tip can break off quickly. You should make the length of the trout rod dependent on the size of the water.

For small trout ponds we recommend rods from 2.70 to 3.40 m with a casting weight of up to 30 g.

If you are fishing at larger trout lakes, the rod may be longer. Here we recommend trout rods between 3.50 m and 3.90 m. At larger lakes you can also use the trout bait further out. You automatically have more “momentum” because of the size.

The casting weight of 10 to 30 g is sufficient.

DisplayBalzer/Cormoran fishing kit (with rod for trout) has everything you need to start trout fishing.

But a real professional rod is definitely the AnzeigeQuantum Magic Trout Remote. It is not so expensive and we have had good experience with it.

The following table shows you different trout rods that you can use on small and large lakes without any problems:

The right reel

As trout reels, especially reels from Daiwa and Shimano have proven to be excellent. A good reel is the Shimano Alivio. If you buy these in the 2500 size, you can usually do nothing wrong. But also for this the AnzeigeShimano Stradic Ci4+ has proven to be good. Here another picture (click to enlarge):

Otherwise you can also use DAM Quick Camaro FD. This one is also used at the creek.

Fishing line on trout lake

The fishing line is very important for successful trout fishing. After all, it is the direct contact with the fish.

It must be strong enough to “survive” the drill and be tight enough to set a stop.

The fishing line for lake trout fishing should have a diameter of 0.18 to 0.25 mm and be monofilament. We have had good experience with the trout line from AnzeigeJenzi in 0.18 mm and a load capacity of 7 kg.

Trout hook at the lake

For the trout hooks you should choose a size between 8 and 12. Good hooks are available from “AnzeigeOwner”.

Sea trout fishing gear

As a sea trout angler you need a much more extensive gear than when you fish in a stream or lake.

Of course you need a spinning rod, sea trout reel, bait, line, swivel and good clothing.

This includes waders and of course wading shoes or wading boots.

In the following we will go into more detail about the most important features.

Sea trout rod

A good sea trout rod is characterized by the fact that it can be cast a long way and also has a very good suspension when bitten.

Most sea trout rods are rather softer. They then have a progressive semi-parabolic action. Therefore they can usually be cast very far and are also very strong in the fight.

If you are fishing with a braided line at sea, you should rather use a hard sea trout rod.

A good sea trout rod is 2.90 and 3.30 m long. The casting weight should be 10 at 45 g. Therefore a bait weight of 27,5 g is ideal ((10 + 45) / 2).

Also make sure that the rod rings are saltwater resistant. Here SIC ring inserts from Fuji have proved to be particularly effective.

Below is an overview of some sea trout rods:

Sea trout reel

Anyone who has ever been sea trout fishing knows that the bait is constantly being drawn in and then cast out again. Here, 8 to 10 hours can pass quickly.

That’s why you absolutely need a robust stationary reel that can take a lot and withstand the salty sea air without any problems.

It should have the following characteristics:

  • clean line laying for long ejections
  • easy running
  • good and fine brake system
  • light weight (max. 280 g)
  • salt water resistance
  • gear ratio of 5. x:1 (with 1 turn the spool turns 5,X times)
  • Line holder (at least 150 m)
  • Size of spool (3000 to 4000)

Because sea trout have a lot of power and also the drill can last for a long time. If you now have a heavy model, which is also heavy in weight, the drill can be very tedious.

Of course it is also important that the reel is saltwater resistant, because otherwise the gear can start to rust.

We can recommend the Gosccess salt water reel size 4000. This is also not so expensive.

Sea trout fishing line

When fishing for sea trout you can choose between braided and monofilament lines. You should fill up your reel as much as possible because you can cast very far out to sea.

We have had good experience with a 0.15 mm thick braided fishing line. This is usually very robust and can also withstand the harsher weather conditions at the sea without any problems.

Braided fishing lines for sea trout fishing have the advantage that they can be cast more easily. This is because they are generally thinner and have a lower casting resistance as well as a smaller “attack surface” than monofilament fishing lines.

This means that the water pressure on braided fishing lines is lower. As a rule, you will have a smaller line bow in stronger currents and winds.

You should also choose a leader with fluorocarbon. If necessary, you can also use a monofilament fishing line with a diameter of 0.2 to 0.25 mm. A length of 50 to 80 cm is ideal here.

Extra tip: If you have used your braided or monofilament line all day in salt water, you should rinse it with fresh water in the evening. This way you rinse off salt crystals that could damage your fishing line and reduce its carrying capacity.

Choose the colour red for your fishing line. This is because from a depth of 2 m, the sea trout usually can’t perceive this colour anymore.

However, if you want to lead the lure on the surface, you should use a white or colorless sea trout line.

Clothing for sea trout fishing

Of course, the clothing is also crucial when fishing for sea trout. Especially waders are essential here. Because with these you can go much deeper into the sea without getting wet immediately.

Make sure that the wader has a tight belt on the stomach. If you do slip, it will prevent water from entering the pants immediately. Sometimes there are even special wading belts.

In addition, you should buy them a little too big. Because normally you also wear other clothes (like long underpants) in the waders.

In this report we have examined 6 different waders under 100 Euro.

Wading boots can also be very helpful. Especially if you don’t plan to go completely into the water, but don’t want to get wet feet from the waves.

You can find a detailed report about different wading boots here.

Which trout baits should you use for trout fishing?

The trout eats mainly insects and larvae. But smaller fish are also on its menu in some cases. The trout is considered to be very choosy in its choice of food.

This means that trout fishing is not always easy. But we have had excellent experience with the following trout baits:

  • Bee maggots
  • Locusts
  • Meat grubs + corn
  • Dewworms
  • Bait fish
  • Trout dough
  • Zophoba larvae
  • Bee maggots
  • Wobblers
  • Fish eggs
  • Spinners and spoons
  • Rubber baits

In addition, there are also various artificial baits that are also suitable for trout fishing. If you want to order some directly you will find a good selection of baits at a glance below.

Bee maggots as trout bait

For bee maggots we normally use 2 to 3 on a hook. These taste particularly good to trout.

It has prevailed over many other live baits in Germany and is excellent for trolling in poses or tremarella fishing.

This one shows you a (honey) bee maggot:

Use for bee maggots best hooks in size 4 to 8, because a bigger fishing hook sits better on a stop. With small trout hooks you also run the risk of the maggot leaking.

Then guide the whole maggot from the head onto the hook. Repeat the whole process with another maggot. Now push the maggot onto the “hook arch”. Because two maggots have proven to be the best.

Make sure that the tip of the hook is free so that it can “drill” into the trout’s mouth more easily. To do this, the two maggots should form an L afterwards, so that the second maggot is at right angles to the first maggot.

Due to the “L-shape” it runs through the water like a ship’s propeller and thus ensures maximum attention.


Locusts are also very good for trout fishing. But we have also been able to catch chubs with them.

For mounting you should use the water ball mounting presented here. Use a longer leader and then skewer the grasshopper from back to front.

To find them you can start searching directly at your fishing spot. Mostly you will find them in higher grass/meadows near the water.

To catch grasshoppers you should use a fine-meshed landing net and wander through the grass with it. The grasshoppers will then be in the landing net and you can pick them up easily.

Use a maggot or worm box for storage so you can keep them for a longer period of time.

Alternatively you can get the locusts in your fishing shop or at a pet shop in your town. Locusts are also used as live food for snakes and lizards.

Meat Maggots + Corn

The Meat Maggot is suitable for really hot days. You can get it in your fishing shop of trust. The Meat Maggots, live and packaged, come in different gram packs.

Sometimes we have fed the trout with meat maggots before the trout fishing. But you have to be a bit careful here. If you throw too many meat maggots into the water, the trout can quickly get full even before the actual bite. So you’d better pay attention.

If you also use corn as trout bait, this can be a very catchy combination. We recommend you combine it with some meat maggots. This is a real treat for the trout.

Corn is usually available in supermarkets like Aldi or Lidl and is often available in tins.


The dewworms work great too. We normally always use live thaw worms. This also works very well for trout fishing.

It is also one of the most commonly used trout baits. The following species are distinguished:

  • Canadian thawwworm
  • Dendrobena

Canadian thawworms are usually slightly larger and their range of use is somewhat wider. Dendrobena, on the other hand, have a longer life span and are somewhat more durable. They can therefore be better stored at home.

Here you can buy display fishing worms for trout fishing with the matching display worm box.

Anatomy of the worm

You shouldn’t simply pull a thaw worm onto the hook. If you “catch” the wrong end of the worm, the worm will usually use it relatively quickly. Basically there are 3 different areas:

  • Head area
  • Genitals
  • Tail area

The head area contains organs that are essential for survival. Its ability to be caught as a dead trout bait is severely impaired if you “pierce” it here. The worm also dies relatively quickly afterwards.

The head and tail areas are separated by the sexual organs. If these are slightly “constricted”, then the tauworm is usually sexually mature.

Tau worms are not differentiated into males and females, as they belong to the hermaphrodites. You should also not “puncture” this area as this will kill the worm.

If you pierce the tail, it will usually survive very well.

Therefore you should hook the tauworm for trout fishing, if at all possible in this area.

In the following illustration you can see the individual segments in more detail:

Worms breathe under water through their skin, provided there is sufficient oxygen saturation. Therefore the worm cannot drown even under water, making it an ideal living bait.

Baiting the worm for trout fishing

If you want to bait the worm, the easiest option is to use the worm tail. There are special display worm hooks from Cormoran that make it easier for you to bait the worm. The hook has a barb on the thigh which prevents the worm from slipping off.

Similar to the bee maggot you should take care that the tip of the hook remains free. Otherwise it is only very difficult for the hook to “stick”.

Another possibility is to use only a piece of the worm and fix it with a display bait needle. This is very easy. Again, make sure that the tip of the hook remains free.

All in all the worm is a very catchy trout bait.

Bait fish

Bait fish are very good because the trout eat them instinctively. Because besides insects and larvae, smaller fish also belong on the trout’s menu.

In Germany, however, it is not permitted to fish with live bait fish. Therefore, only dead bait fish may be used for trout fishing.

Bait fish have the decisive advantage that they are not only attacked but actually eaten by the trout. Therefore the chance to get them on the hook is very high.

Bait fish are preferred by brown trout because they show a particularly aggressive behavior. But also at lakes the bait usually works.

Make sure that the bait fish is the right size. Because if the bait is too big there is a danger that they will avoid it. On the other hand, if the lure is too small, they may ignore the lure.

Also the bait fish should be as fresh as possible. If it is too old and has become stiff, your catch rate will usually drop significantly.

The best bait fish can be found in the water where you want to fish, for example by using a fine pose mounting.

The bullhead is very popular with the trout. It is known to attract very large trout. But make sure that it is protected. Alternatively you should try it with minnows and roaches and loaches.

Take a bucket with you so that you can keep the caught bait fish safe and fresh.

Also make sure you know if bait fishing is really allowed in the water.

How to build a suitable bait fish assembly is also explained in this article below.

Trout paste

Trout paste is a dime a dozen. The dough is available in many hundreds of colours. The trout dough is very catchy for trout fishing and has proved to be very good in the past. But what is the best dough to catch the salmonids?

If you actively go trout fishing, you should first put the dough in a suitable form so that it rotates under water as expected. Many use moulds for this, but if you feel like kneading, you can also shape the trout dough yourself. Afterwards it should look like a wide spiral that tapers to a point towards the leader.

If this is too tiresome for you, you can also use a so-called shaper to shape the trout dough correctly. Make sure that the hook is completely covered by the dough. If you use too much dough, it will be “squeezed” off the sides. But don’t worry: at some point you will get the hang of it and know exactly how much dough you should actually use.

However, you should always test the runnability of the trout batter. It’s best to pull it through the shallow water on the bank for a short time. Now you can already see very well whether the desired turning movement of the spoon starts or not. Otherwise you have to “re-squeeze” the dough in the former.

Here are a few tips about the colors of the dough:

  • Differentiate the color of your trout dough from the dough colors of other anglers
  • Use multicolored dough for more visibility
  • For cold waters:
  • Use inconspicuous colours in cold waters
  • Bright colours work well in warm waters

By the way, we can recommend this display trout dough with a suitable shape. Because the dough does not stick and does not smear. And also, with wide ejections it lands in the water, including the leader.

Zophoba larvae

Black beetle or Zophoba larvae are another catching trout bait. They often resemble bee larvae or mealworms. However, they are usually somewhat longer (usually up to 5 cm long).

A good way to fish with them is by using the basic or pose mounting (we explain the structure below). Unfortunately they do not swim. Therefore you have to “help” them a bit.

To give them some buoyancy you should “work” them with the help of trout dough. Because that way they also start to swim.

Remember that the shell of the Zophoba larva is quite hard and is difficult to puncture. But this has the advantage that it is rather difficult for the trout to just grab the bait and pull away.

We have had very good experience with Zophoba larvae because even 5 bites were taken within an hour

Trout wobbler

The wobbler imitates a sick wriggling fish which can quickly become prey for the trout.

Trout wobblers have an average length of about 5 to 8 cm. The best known brands today are the following:

  • Illex
  • Savagegear
  • Rapala

A distinction is made between deep-running and flat-running plugs.

Trout plugs Species

The most common form of trout wobblers are the so-called crankbaits. with a flat diving blade at the tip.

The nice thing is, the longer and flatter the shovel is, the deeper the crankbait runs. Cheap crankbaits for trout fishing are also shown here in 5 cm and 6 g.

They are especially handy when you want to search a large volume of water for trout.

An alternative are the so-called stickbaits as trout wobblers. Since they do not have a shovel on the snout, they always swim close to the surface.

To catch them again you should catch them with light plucking to guide the bait. These pluckers create pressure waves which are usually very well perceived by the trout.

Here we can recommend the AnzeigeIllex Chubby Pencil in 3.1 g.

If you want to choose a design, you can also choose plugs that have similarities to a trout. Because trout often eat their own kind

We like to use plugs because you can simply “ignore” them without having to move them all the time.

Wobblers are also often very similar to real bait fish, so they often have a higher catch than, for example, spoons or spinners.

They are also very flexible when it comes to movement. This in turn means that you have a wide range of options to choose from.

Here we have found a very nice video about bait for trout fishing. Have a look at it:

You can use trout wobblers in summer and winter alike.

In summer you should lead yourself a little faster.

In winter you can lead them a little slower. After all, the trout are in energy-saving mode here too and you don’t want to overuse them. They also spend most of their time at depth.

If the lakes are very deep (more than 20 m), you should use spinners or spoons. These are more suitable for deeper areas.

In addition, change the wobbler from time to time when there is no bite. Often you get the bite you hoped for suddenly and unexpectedly.

Fish eggs / roe

Roe or fish eggs of salmon have also proved to be very catchy when fishing for trout.

The red colour ensures that they are particularly well perceived by trout.

Unfortunately it is not so easy to “bait” them on the hook. This has proved to be a disadvantage in the past.

Because most of the time you notice already during casting that the fish eggs come off the trout hook again.

Extra tip: So that the roe doesn’t come off the hook so easily, you can also “wrap” it in a ladies’ stocking. You should then tie it up with some string and then pull it onto the fishing hook.

Spinners and spoons

Many people have long since written off spinners and spoons because they think trout baits are getting on in years. But far from it: with this bait you can still land very good and capital trout.

They are still very suitable for streams and lakes. This lure is especially worthwhile when the other lures like maggots, plugs and trout paste don’t seem to work anymore. Just then you should try this lure.

The good thing about this lure is that you can achieve long casts with the metal. Because most spinners and spoons have a higher weight than for example a small rubber lure.

Another advantage is that spinners and spoons can be offered in almost all water depths:

  • on the bottom
  • in mid-water
  • near the surface

You can always vary the depth by the speed of the reel and the position of the rod.

Of course you should always vary the bait. This way the lure is offered in different “attractive” ways. The following guiding techniques can be considered:

  • plucking
  • cranking (evenly)
  • spinning stops

Because the spoons, with their “conspicuous” appearance, represent sick little wriggling prey fishermen. And these are very popular with trout because they attract a lot of attention and are “easy prey”.

The choice of different turn signals and spinners is very large. Depending on the water colour you should vary the lure. The following has proved to be particularly good:

  • clear water / sunny day: darker trout baits
  • murky water / sad day: shiny, eye-catching spoons

So you should vary the baits depending on the weather to increase your chances of success. We can recommend this display trout spoon set. Because this way you can try out a lot and choose the spoon that works best for you.

Rubber bait / softbaits

For many trout anglers, rubber bait is an integral part of their fishing equipment.

For trout, rubber baits with a length of 4 to 6 cm are particularly suitable for successful fishing. A larger set of rubber baits for trout with a size of 5 cm can be found here.

Also the weight on the leader should not be too heavy. We have found weights of 3 to 6 g to be particularly efficient. Otherwise the trout can quickly become “suspicious” and let go of the bait.

Another advantage of rubber bait is that you don’t have to change it constantly (like a bait fish). Because the rubber is usually very productive and therefore lasts long.

Watch the following video about artificial bait fishing at trout lake. It takes just 11 minutes and 46 seconds:

How to make your rubber bait even more catchy, you will learn in this book with the best bait tricks.

What kind of tackle should you use for trout fishing?

Admittedly there are different methods of catching trout and different rigs that you can use for trout fishing.

Here we present the most important trout mounts.

In order to always have the right montages with you, we also recommend our book “The best fishing montages”.

Sbirolino mount (for canals, lakes and the sea)

One of the best mounts we recommend is the Sbirolino mount. We have had very good experience with this type of installation in the past. The advantage of this mount is that it allows you to catch trout very well and is also relatively easy to build.

In addition, its area of application is relatively high. So you can use it for example on canals, on the lake and even (not common but feasible) on the sea.

The structure of the Sbirolino assembly is simple and clear. On the following picture you can see the Sbirolino assembly:

What you need for this assembly is the following:

  • Sbirolino
  • Pearl
  • 3-way swivel
  • Leader
  • Trout hook

We have already reported in detail about the Sbirolino assembly and how to use it in an article some time ago. Here we explain the complete assembly. Take a look inside.

Otherwise you can get the AnzeigeAngel Berger Sbirolino complete set here, if you don’t feel like assembling it yourself.

Trout basic assembly (for rivers and trout ponds or lakes)

Ground fishing for trout is a very popular method. Because it is easy to practice even in difficult conditions (strong current). It is also suitable for rivers and trout lakes and ponds.

Also due to the fact that suspension lead is relatively heavy, you can cast the whole assembly relatively far.

Here’s what you need for the basic assembly for trout fishing:

  • Rubber bead
  • swivel
  • suspension lead (approx. 10 g)
  • Leader
  • Trout hook (to be adjusted to the expected trout)
  • Main line (0,12 mm braided)

How to set it up, you will learn in the following.

First you hang the lead in the main line. Now place the rubber bead to stop the lead (it should not tear off the leader and the bait).

Make sure that the bead is bigger than the hole of the line bow of the hook-in lead. Otherwise the bead makes no sense and the risk of the leader being torn off increases.

Now you mount the swivel and the leader including the hook. At the end you only have to place your trout bait and you are done.

The following illustration shows the whole thing in more detail:

When you cast the trout base assembly including the lure, you should make sure that the line is slowed down by you just before it hits the water surface. Now you should also close your reel bar, by the way.

The advantage is that the lure will sink on the tensioned fishing line. This prevents unnecessary knots and tangles from the main line and leader.

It can very well be that you feel your first bite during this time (when the lure sinks). Now you should set a stop relatively quickly.

Extra tip:

When the lure has sunk to the ground you should catch the line about half a turn. This way you can place the lure optimally.

Trout fishing Installation with pilot (for trout lake)

A pilot is a buoyancy body that serves as a particularly sensitive bite indicator. Sometimes they are also built before the sbirolino assembly.

The advantage is clearly that you can meet the trout from above, especially on hot summer days and in spring and autumn. Therefore the assembly with pilots has proven to be very catchy.

You need the following utensils for this:

  • Water ball
  • Pilot ball
  • Rubber bead
  • Swivel

For this you first thread the water ball with inner line guide onto the main line. Afterwards the rubber bead is pulled up. This protects the knot directly at the swivel. Now the pilot ball is pulled onto the whole leader.

You determine the depth of the lure by the distance between the pilot and the hook.

The following illustration shows you the complete assembly:

For more information on this assembly, please click here.

Trout assembly “from below” – floating assembly with bottom tracer (for trout lake in winter)

The trout assembly “from below” is especially suitable for trout fishing in winter. Trout in winter are usually at the bottom of the trout lake. Therefore it makes a lot of sense to offer the appropriate bait there. In principle they swim “towards” the bait.

For the trout mounting “from below” you need a very long leader and a bottom tracer. As bait we use floating trout baits such as dough in combination with meat or even bee maggots. But also a thaw worm in combination with a popup often helps.

The following illustration illustrates the principle:

The nice thing is that the bottom tracer is almost always upright at the bottom. To do this, you first take the main string and lead it through the eyelet of the floor switch.

Now a stopper bead follows to keep the distance to the trout hook. You can use either a popup or some dough enriched with a bee maggot as a floating body.

The advantage of this assembly is that in winter the standing trout do not have to swim to the top but are offered the bait right in front of their nose.

This way we were able to fish very nice capital trout during the trout fishing in winter.

Trout fishing with pose & pose mounting

When trout fishing with pose or with a pose mounting you need the following utensils:

  • Pose (2g)
  • Swivel
  • Lead shot
  • 70 cm leader (18er Fluorocarbon)
  • Clinch knots (more on this in our book “the best fishing knots”)
  • Hooks (size 8 to 10)

The beauty of the pose mounting is that the lure (e.g. a worm) is held directly in front of the trout’s nose. This way it only has to “snap”.

On the following illustration you can see how this assembly is built up. If you want, you can also build it up.

However, the disadvantage of the pose assembly is that the trout always feels a greater resistance due to the lead shot. Therefore the chance is high that the trout will bite wrong.

There is therefore a better mounting (the so-called ghost mounting) which we would like to introduce to you in more detail below.

Trout fishing Ghost montage

The advantage over the normal pose mounting for trout fishing is that due to the higher casting weight of the Ghost mount, you can cast further and better.

The weight running freely on the main line has the advantage that the trout is not “deterred” by the weight. Therefore it only notices the load capacity of the pose. This of course also increases your chances of catching the trout.

An integrated 3-fold swivel also prevents the rotation of the lure from affecting the main line. The nice thing is that the 3-way swivel is as expensive as a normal swivel.

Of course the question always comes up how deep the lure should be brought into the water. This should depend on where you expect the trout to be.

The following illustration shows the principle of ghost mounting to reproduce it:

The following materials are needed for the ghost pose assembly:

  • Locking position (2 g)
  • Main string (0,12 mm braided)
  • Ghost glass body (4 g)
  • Rubber bead
  • Free swivel
  • Grinner knot (more information in our book “the best fishing knots”)
  • 70 cm leader (18er Fluorocarbon)
  • hook (size 8 to 10)

Please note: You should make sure that the Ghost is perfectly balanced when mounting it. This means that it should not be too strong on the surface, but also not dive too deep into the water.

Furthermore the Ghost glass body (4 g) should always match the weight of the pose (2 g).

We can recommend this display Ghost from Quantum.

Where can you fish trout very well? Tips & Tricks

The habitat of the brown trout is mainly characterized by small streams, rivers, lakes and reservoirs. Similar to eel fishing.

That’s why you have excellent chances of succeeding in trout fishing in these places.

The sea trout on the other hand spends its youth in the river and migrates to the sea at the age of 5. Sometimes it returns to the river.

The sea trout loves cold and fast water. Because sea trout like to hike at night, there is a good chance of success in trout fishing.

Therefore we will go into the following places and waters in more detail. Because every water has its own special features.

Brook/river/river trout fishing

If you want to fish capital trout on a brook or river, you should be in the right place at the right time. We have had very good experience with the days at the end of April or the beginning of May. Because here (shortly after the spawning season) the trout are particularly aggressive.

The real rush hour of other anglers usually comes in June because many Germans have their holidays here. Nevertheless, pay attention to the current closed seasons (you can find them below).

Brown trout love colder flowing waters. Because here they are much more active. Especially at the beginning of the season this is an advantage.

When is the best time on the river?

Another important point on the stream is the right time. For us, the early morning and late evening have proven to be particularly effective.

Here the light conditions are still good to get the trout bait safely into the water.

During the day the trout stay mainly on roots to protect themselves from herons and cormorants.

Here they also camouflage themselves when they are on a raid or waiting for suitable opportunities. Therefore it is worthwhile to let the bait into the water here as well.

The weather & the turbidity of the water at the stream or river

Trout usually eat completely independent of air pressure and weather. The weather usually only plays an important role when choosing bait. Trout in the stream or river only worry a little about whether it is sunny or rainy.

It’s a different story with the clarity of the water.

Better catches have been made especially in murkier waters.

However, the water should not be too turbid either. If the water is very clear, the salmonids tend to be cautious. They then bite much more cautiously.

The right place on the river

Trout learn over time. And where many anglers have already been and where many trout have already been pulled out, the trout naturally avoid the areas. Because trout are not stupid. Most of the time it is places that seem particularly idyllic and picturesque.

So it makes sense to look for places that are less frequented.

Especially those places are difficult to reach. The best are even places that can only be reached with waders.

A good place, which you can reach with waders and which is not so heavily frequented, is shown in the following picture. Here you may very well encounter trout during the day, which “stand” there and “wait” for passing prey:

In general, it can be said that so-called underrunners of running waters usually promise more success than “upper runners”.

Because here the food variety is greater. In addition, the temperature fluctuation is not as strong all year round as in headwaters.

Also check if you can see the trout at the surface. Because some trout change depths and rise from time to time. This way you save yourself a few casts and you can see from the rings on the surface if there are any straight trout in the stream.

The large rings are usually larger trout and small rings are usually smaller trout. Of course you should also gain your own experience here.

The right bait and the right equipment on the stream

The following baits have proved to be particularly catchy, especially on the stream

  • Spinner (size 4 or 5)
  • Minnows (7 to 16 cm)

As trout eat mainly insects, larvae, crabs and smaller fish, you can of course try this one too. More about the best trout baits can be found above in this article anyway.

If you want to put the trout back again later, you can also use gentle hooks.

But also single hooks or triplets can be successful with the trout.

Which rod and which fishing line you should use for brown trout you can find out in the equipment section.

You should pay special attention to this

Make sure that you are not too loud on the river or stream. Otherwise the salmonids may flee.

Because trout are very sensitive – especially when things are hectic.

If you also keep the distance to the casting point as high as possible, there is a good chance that you won’t be noticed by the trout at all.

However, you should not set the distance too great. Otherwise you might not cast precisely enough.

If there is no “trout” at the respective spot for a long time, you should change the spot and move on.

Trout fishing at trout pond / lake

To be successful at trout fishing at trout pond or lake, you should know what you are getting into. Because sometimes it can really take a while before you finally get a bite.

That’s why it’s even more important to be well prepared when you go out on the water.

By the way: Most trout ponds in Germany allow you to fish with 2 fishing rods. In Holland / in the Netherlands only one trout rod is allowed.

The right location for trout

Who knows where the trout are has a much better chance of taking home a trout.

In the winter months, i.e. the colder months, the trout stay mainly near the bottom. They spend most of their time here and overwinter for the most part.

In summer, however, they like to stay on the surface. Here they look forward to “insects that have fallen into the water”. In general, they are much more “hunter-friendly” here.

Sometimes they also hide at roots that protrude into the water from the shore or visit water plants. Especially during the day they have had good experience with this.

If there is a water inlet nearby, perfect. Because they like to stay here too. Because the oxygen content is usually highest at inlets.

Also make sure that you stand on the side of the lake where the wind is blowing. Here you usually have better chances because many fish are automatically driven there.

The right method at trout pond

There are two main methods of fishing at frelling pond. These are:

  • Trolling
  • Bottom fishing
  • Tremarella technique

When trolling at the trout lake, the trout bait is pulled through the water at the pose mounting.

Of course you have the option of using a sbirolino mounting instead of the pose mounting. For us, 3-fold swivels have paid off when lure fishing. This way the leader does not get knotted when trolling.

This means that the assembly is always caught up again after casting. The bite can be sudden and unexpected. Tip: Try to catch up with the assembly at different speeds. Sometimes faster and sometimes a little slower.

If you also use a pose, you can also just leave the lure in the water and then slowly pull it back on land.

Especially twisters, spinners, spoons and wobblers have proved to be very useful for trolling.

But bottom fishing can also be successful. Above you will also find a detailed explanation of a suitable basic assembly.

You can also use plugs, spoons, spinners or twisters for bottom fishing.

Another method is the tremarella technique. Here you use a fixed float, a relatively light but long trout rod and a very sensitive rod tip.

Then you cast your lure and slowly reel it in. The special thing about this rod is that when you reel it in you shake a little with the rod tip.

Make sure that the tip is really very soft. To meet these requirements, special Temarellar rods have been developed in the past.

A good casting weight for the rod is about 1 to 10 g. In addition, they are often 3.90 m long and upwards,

We can recommend the AnzeigeCastalia Trout Pro Tele Tremarella rod for this.

The best trout baits at the trout pond / trout lake

At the trout lake, the following baits have proved to be particularly effective:

  • Maggots
  • Mealworms
  • Bee Maggots
  • Forelli (with closed feed basket)
  • Power Baits
  • Spinner / Wobbler (mainly for the shore)
  • Blinker (for far on the lake or further down in the water)

By the way, trout also love the so-called bait cocktails. With bait cocktails, several baits are simply offered at once in a so-called “cocktail”. These include for example the following:

  • Trout dough + bee maggots
  • Ball Powerbait + mealworm

Which bait works best at the trout lake can never be predicted 100%. Here you should simply try the common mentioned lures and gain your own experience.

Trout fishing at the quarry pond

Quarry ponds often have the challenge that there are many conditions and restrictions. For example, at some lakes it is not permitted to use boats. Also the number of rods to be used can be limited to “only” one. This of course limits trout fishing enormously.

Sometimes sections or individual areas are made completely inaccessible to anglers or fishing is completely prohibited.

Because many quarry ponds are under nature protection in order to promote the population in the animal and plant kingdom.

But fortunately not every dredging lake has such restrictions. Where fishing is permitted, you can land capital trout if you know how.

What kind of equipment do you use for trout fishing at the quarry pond?

We have had the best experience with spinning and a suitable spinning rod and sbirolino installation at the quarry pond.

Because many anglers only use the “conventional” trout mounts like basic mount, pose mount etc. as well as “conventional” lures. This way you can differentiate yourself a bit from the start – especially if the quarry pond tends to be overfished by other anglers.

Because many trout strike when they are offered something new.

Here is a list of the equipment that has proved particularly successful at the quarry pond:

  • Spinning rod (1.80 with a casting weight of 1 to 4 g)
  • Sbirolino assembly
  • Fluorocarbon leader
  • Fishing hook 12 or 14

We have had particularly good experience with the FISHINGGHOST Zero Five Carbon GT Ultralight at the lake. Because it is very flexible and lies comfortably in the hand.

Even longer distances can be thrown with it without problems.

The best lures at the lake

The following lures have proven to be very good at the lake:

  • Bait fish
  • Rubber fish
  • Trout dough
  • Bee maggots in combination with trout dough (insider tip)

Here you should just try a little bit what works best for you. Also here it is worth trying a so-called trout bait cocktail.

This means several baits at once. These are especially attractive for many Baggersee trout.

Mountings that have proved themselves

At the Dredging Lake we have found that they are particularly catchy and efficient every two mounts. These are:

  • Sbirolino assembly
  • Water ball assembly

Both assemblies are explained in detail in this article (above). At the quarry pond we can recommend the Sbirolino mounting.

If you don’t feel like putting this assembly together yourself, you can also buy the Sbirolino assembly here.

Alternatively, you will also find here a finished water ball assembly that has also proved to be good for us.

Where do you find the trout?

In the quarry pond the trout are mainly at the surface in summer. Here they are usually “on the lookout” for approaching insects or the like.

In winter you can find them much more often on the bottom. Because in winter the trout are much more passive in the quarry pond than in summer. Nevertheless, they still feed in the quarry pond during this time. Just because they are further down in the water, you should never underestimate this time.

Therefore, you should adjust your fishing method a little depending on the season (further up in summer, deep down in winter).

The right method

If you know exactly where the trout are (summer / winter note), or where they are, you should first try to cast the salmonids. To find out exactly where they are, you can also use a fish finder or an echo sounder.

Now host the lure slowly (not too fast). As soon as you think that the lure is in the shoal you stop the bait guidance.

This usually causes the lure to sink a bit. And most of the time, if you have done everything right, the lure will land exactly in the swarm. Often one or the other trout feels addressed by it and bites.

Fishing for trout according to weather conditions

Of course the weather is not always the same and varies a lot, especially in Germany. And accordingly the trout bite differently.

Because the circumstances and conditions in rain, frost and sub-zero temperatures are different than in sunshine, wind and at night.

Therefore we want to sensitize you a little bit for the different types of weather in the following.

Trout fishing in rain and wind / east wind

Not everyone can go out when the sun is shining. Because many go to work or have other obligations. So you often have to be satisfied with rather bad weather – especially if you live in Germany.

Because here you can’t choose the weather.

However, many anglers underestimate bad weather. You can find out why in the following section.

Is there any chance of catching a trout in rain and wind?

In fact you have a very good chance of catching trout in rain and wind. Maybe you know the following saying:

“Where waves, there trout”

Because the fact is that many trout come out in bad weather and their hunting instinct is awakened.

Because often, wind and rain wash small insects and other animals onto the surface.

This is for the trout of course a found food which they do not want to miss.

That’s why many trout automatically cavort on the surface where you only have to “fish” them out afterwards.

By trolling you can “meet” them very well.

What are the best methods of trout fishing

The biting behaviour usually varies with wind and rain and is completely different from day to day.

Therefore you should try as many fishing methods as possible.

With a simple thaw worm as a trout bait you may be able to achieve a lot. Below are a few fishing methods that have worked especially well for us:

  • Trout fishing with a pose (pose mounting is explained above)
  • Ground trout fishing (basic mounting is explained above)
  • Trout fishing with a water ball (water ball mounting is explained above)

Trolling with different lures (above) has also worked well.

Also make sure that the lure always moves a bit and therefore always looks a bit “alive”. This attracts the trout additionally and brings them in a “biting mood”.

What can you do to protect yourself from rain?

Of course, rain and wind always carry the risk of getting wet. This can quickly become uncomfortable if you sit in a hide for several hours. Especially if you can’t change your clothes. In the worst case, you will also get sick and catch a cold.

One way to protect yourself from rain or wind when fishing for trout is to use a fishing umbrella or tent.

These are usually waterproof and keep you dry even in heavy rain. We recommend a simple fishing umbrella for shorter hides and a fishing tent for longer hides.

This is very practical, especially if you stay overnight.

Trout fishing in frosty or sub-zero temperatures

When winter comes and the frost slowly moves in and the sub-zero temperatures increase, you are usually faced with completely new challenges.

Because there are many details that you don’t have to consider in summer or when it rains.

The right trout lake when it’s freezing

If possible you should choose a trout lake that is as deep as possible. 10 m is usually optimal. You can determine the depth mainly with a fish finder or an echo sounder.

Especially during frost the trout are very deep. Because in cold winter temperatures the trout hardly move at all to save energy. They “overwinter” in this way.

Therefore you should offer the bait directly in front of their nose if possible to make their way as easy as possible.

Because this way you will of course also increase your chances of catching a little

Which installation in frosty conditions?

In frosty conditions you should choose the trout assembly “from below”. We have already explained this in the article above, but here it is again:

Usually you choose a trout bait that floats up. So you can offer the bait slightly above the bottom without having to put it directly on the bottom. This makes the position of the bait more attractive for many trout and makes it easier for them to bite.

Which size of bait in frost?

As the trout are not so much focused on eating in frost the lure should be a little smaller. Here is the possible selection of trout baits you can use in frosty conditions:

  • beemade
  • meat maggots
  • small piece of roe

It is also important that the baits smell stronger in cold temperatures. In this way you will attract more trout to the spot. And this is also important because the trout usually lack visual appeal in frosty conditions.

To “enrich” the bite you can use liver from freshly caught trout, for example. Crab, herring or salmon oil have also proved to be good.

The right equipment for frost

The right equipment for frost is crucial. This should be a little finer in winter than in summer.

This makes it less noticeable and less easy for the trout to spot. It is possible that the senses are especially sharpened when the trout is on the minus side.

The following equipment has proved to be particularly good:

  • Fishing line leader: 0,14 mm
  • Fishing line (main): 0,16 to 0,18 mm
  • small pose with light total weight (only with pose mounting)

This way you keep the inconspicuousness and your equipment is not so strongly noticed. In addition, you should always keep calm on the shore. It is also possible that your sounds are perceived by the senses on the shore.

Trout fishing at night and under a full moon

Trout fishing at night can be successful if you do it right. In the following we explain what is important and what you have to pay attention to.

What is important at night?

Especially clear nights where the moon is shining (full moon is not even a prerequisite) are especially attractive. Alternatively, you can look for areas where the lantern light shines a little on the water.

Because here the trout see the contrasts of the lures on the water surface better. Especially brown trout are especially attracted to these conditions.

However, it should be quiet on the respective section of water if possible.

On very dark nights, where it may be cloudy, the chances of catching trout are somewhat lower.

Sea trout are especially active at night in spring (end of April or beginning of May). Here we have found the best chances of success from 24:00 to 6:30 in the morning.

As long as the water temperatures are not too high, you can also catch them on the beach in summer (sea trout).

We have had the best experience with spin fishing to be especially successful on trout at night.

Which bait should you use at night?

For many, trout dough (preferably white) has proven to be particularly catchable. But of course you can also use traditional trout baits such as bee maggots, meat maggots, dew worms and grasshoppers.

The so-called trout cocktails have also proven to be particularly effective.

Here you mix some trout batter with one or two bee maggots. Often it is the combination of the two baits that seems particularly attractive for the trout.

Alternatively, you can also use light pastry. We have had particularly good experience with the AnzeigeBerkley Power Bait Turbo Dough Glow.

If you want to use an artificial worm you should use the AnzeigeBerkley Bio Natural Bait Sparkle Honey Worm in red. It is best to use the typical L shape with 2 worms on the hook.

Here is an example:

Make sure that the tip of the hook is always free so that the bite is successful.

Where do you have the best chances at night?

You should always try your luck on the shore as well as in the middle of the lake. It also makes sense to throw off edges and try your luck here.

Even in places where the water drops steeply, the chances of meeting trout at night are high. This is where the trout are often to hunt for small fish and insects.

Alternatively, you also have a better chance of meeting trout at night at reservoirs or trout puffs.

In addition, they often stand between the warmer and colder water sections. This means exactly between the bottom and the water surface. However, make sure that they shift slightly at night due to the drop in temperature.

This means that for 1 m deep waters the ideal position is at about 50 cm above the bottom.

What equipment / installation to use at night?

Below are some suggestions for equipment you should use to complement your “standard” trout equipment:

  • Light hook (sometimes also size 1 but usually 5, 6, 7 or 8) )
  • Bend light pose (3 g)
  • Lead (3 g)
  • Vortex

So you can’t do much wrong at night.

Mounting at night during full moon

At night and during full moon the basic pose mounting is mainly used. We have had the best experience with this so far.

Trout fishing: the best season

When is the best time of year for trout fishing? Is it better to go trout fishing in spring, summer, autumn or winter? In this article we want to show you exactly when the best time of the year really is.

Spring / Spring

As soon as spring comes, the waters usually warm up again relatively quickly. This is because the first rays of sunlight set in, the first plants start to grow again and the waters generally become warmer again.

Time to start trout fishing in spring.

Where are the trout in spring?

In spring the trout are in the shallow areas. This is where they go in search of food. They also often use the flatter areas to spawn.

However, you can also try it at the deepest point of the water. Also here you can often find some “late risers” who have not yet completely come out of hibernation.

You can find the deepest point either with a water map or a fishfinder or echo sounder.

How should you offer the bait?

The best way is to adapt the bait presentation to the behaviour of the trout. This means that when you see that the trout are beginning to hunt for insects, you offer the bait close to the surface.

Good experience we had in spring with spin fishing and a spinning rod. But you can also be successful on trout with a simple sibrolino installation.

As an alternative we can also offer the floating assembly (we explain further above):

This is equipped with a bottom button, a popup and a stopper bead. You will also need a 0.16 mm thick main line and a 1.5 m long leader.

You will also need a 0.4 g lead shot.

Which bait to use in spring?

With worms you usually have more success if the trout are near the bottom. Tau worms in particular usually work better near the bottom.

But even with bee maggots you can’t usually do much wrong.

Insider tip: use a little of a Haribo Marshmallow together with the bee maggot. Many trout cannot resist this sweet temptation.

Even flashy spinners or small plugs have already paid off. If the water is rather murky, use bright, eye-catching colours for the lure and if the water looks clear, you should use a natural lure.

Optionally you should also use a lighter trout batter.

If your trout bait doesn’t work at all, it is advisable to change the bait. The more different lures you have the better.

Where to present the bait in spring?

The trout bait is best placed after the first edge in the trout lake. Because some trout like to stay here to hunt potential prey.

About 50 cm above the ground is often the ideal position to offer the bait properly.


If you want to go trout fishing in summer you have to pay attention to some things.

Because trout are not everywhere. That’s why the location of the bait presentation is all the more important.

But of course the right equipment is also crucial for your fishing success.

Below you will find some tips that you should follow, especially in summer.

Where are the trout in summer?

In summer you should go fishing, especially in mid-water and on the surface. Because the warmth makes this a preferred location for salmonids.

They especially like to stay here because they can hunt small fish and small insects better here.

You can also find trout especially at inlets. This is where fresh river or stream water usually meets a main stream or a larger trout lake directly.

The oxygen content in this part of the water is usually very high and many fish are attracted to this part of the water.

Which fishing method is best?

There is usually not much you can do wrong with trolling or trolling when fishing for trout in summer.

Here you offer the bait mainly on the surface.

If the water is still very turbid, you can also try a pose mounting.

The right bait in summer

In summer you should try the following trout baits:

  • Trout dough (yellow)
  • Bee maggots
  • Meat maggots
  • Grasshoppers
  • Dough
  • Twister
  • Powerbait
  • Tauwurm

These have proven to be particularly catchy.

Trout fishing in autumn – the best tips

When the water slowly cools down after summer and the oxygen content increases, many trout fall into a biting mood. This is because they often want to eat their fill again before the approaching winter.

Especially the surface water cools down slowly and warmer middle and ground water slowly rises.

Their energy requirements also increase. In order to present the bait correctly and also to choose the right bait, you should pay attention to a few things.

In the following we go into the most important characteristics in autumn.

What should you use for trout bait?

We have had the most success with rubber fish so far. These should not be too big. 5 to 10 cm are usually completely sufficient.

But also the following lures usually work well:

  • Mealworms
  • Bee maggots (note L-shape – see above – imitate pressure waves by rotating)
  • Garlic dough
  • Maggot bundles
  • Spinner plate of paste
  • Crab oil
  • Power-Bait

Which trout bait works best in your water, you should simply test.

The right fishing method in the autumn

Trolling and spin fishing in particular has always paid off in the autumn.

In addition, you should use and make use of the following montages in autumn:

  • Chase fitting
  • Sbirolino fitting
  • Water ball fitting

Especially the water ball fitting is very good for offering the lure near the bottom.

But of course you can’t go without the right equipment, no matter which fishing method you choose in autumn. So here are a few points about the equipment:

  • Fishing hooks 8 to 12
  • for Sbirolino: approx. 10 g Sbirolino
  • light pose (3 g)

It is important that you try different water depths. This is because many trout vary their stance in autumn and keep descending.

So it is possible that they are still very high at the beginning of autumn, but after some time they are already in mid-water.

Trout fishing in winter

In December, January and February many people want to go trout fishing in winter. Similar to spring, summer and autumn, however, the circumstances are different.

Below we show you what works best in Germany.

The right place

Lakes in particular have established themselves as particularly good places to fish for trout in winter. Here they are very low down by the way. The difference to a shallow lake is that they are no longer active here.

In deeper waters, on the other hand, you have the chance that they are still looking for food here. Therefore a deep lake is even better than very shallow lakes and you should definitely try your luck here.

At least 10 to 15 m are optimal. Try to aim at the deepest point. If necessary you have to use a fish finder or an echo sounder.

The right Monday in winter

A very good trout mounting is the mounting “from below”. This has an extra long leader and a ground lead.

You can of course change and vary the fishing depth even further by using the rubber stopper. This allows the lure to rise to different heights.

The trout can then be caught with the above assembly. Here you find what you need for this (it is also described in more detail above):

  • Lead
  • 2 rubber stoppers
  • Mini swivel size 16-22
  • Pilot ball 8mm (to compensate the mini swivel)
  • Trout hook / dough hook

The following baits have proved to be particularly good for trout mounting in winter as they have the ability to be found:

  • Trout paste
  • Trout paste (even better with maggot combination)

The assembly in combination with one of the two baits has proven to be very catchy in the past. So you can catch a lot of big trout with this method.

Make sure that the bait is slightly smaller than in summer.

Seasons and minimum sizes for trout fishing

Below we will show you the different minimum sizes and seasons for brown trout, sea trout, sea trout and rainbow trout. We always keep the tables up to date.

If you still notice an error, please contact [email protected]

Seasons and minimum sizes for brown trout

Below are the current seasons and minimum sizes for brown trout:

Seasons and minimum sizes for sea trout

Below are the current seasons and minimum sizes for sea trout

Seasons and minimum sizes for rainbow trout

Below are the current seasons and minimum sizes for rainbow trout

Seasons and minimum sizes for sea trout

Below are the current seasons and minimum sizes for sea trout:


Trout fishing is especially suitable for beginners who want to learn more about fishing. There are numerous combinations of equipment. We recommend that especially at the beginning you should limit yourself to the essentials and just get started.

This way you learn the fastest. Personally, I have always found it very helpful to read a lot and absorb everything there is to know about trout fishing. I’m sure the next big trout will be waiting for you soon

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