BIG TRIANGLES

Trout & Salmon (UK) - - READING RIVERS -

Take a look at this picture. The long sides of each tri­an­gle are meet­ing points, junc­tions be­tween fast and slow wa­ter, known as creases. A crease is the most im­por­tant fea­ture for an­glers on a rain­fed river. They are ma­jor feed­ing lanes, bring­ing trout a seem­ingly end­less sup­ply of in­sects – aquatic or ter­res­trial. Trout and grayling will take up po­si­tion along these lanes. Fish are op­por­tunis­tic, al­ways on the look­out, so these ar­eas will al­ways be at­trac­tive, at any point in the day. Slower wa­ter, away from the crease, of­fers fish a rest­ing op­por­tu­nity. It can be a good area to tar­get with dry-flies. Fish tend to be look­ing up for po­ten­tial prey items that will be sil­hou­et­ted against the sky due to the less bro­ken sur­face. In fast, tur­bu­lent wa­ter, fish must have a good rea­son to ex­pend en­ergy, so only food items in good num­bers make it worth their while spend­ing long periods of time in this area. How­ever, in dry, hot sum­mer weather, in re­duced flows, there may be com­fort for fish in this more oxy­genated wa­ter.

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