I hooked two tiger trout si­mul­ta­ne­ously

Trout Fisherman (UK) - - Be Inspired -

Barry Pat­ter­son

IT was my sec­ond visit to Lan­g­ley Dam in Northumberland [fea­tured in TF 498] with my brother, Phil, a fly-fish­ing be­gin­ner, who of­fered to row (only elec­tric mo­tors al­lowed). I hoped to catch a few trout my­self, but also wanted him to catch, with the help of an in­di­ca­tor and short cast­ing. We had a good day, with me catch­ing and re­leas­ing nine trout, and Phil three, but the abid­ing mem­ory was when I hooked two tiger trout si­mul­ta­ne­ously, both on Di­awl Bachs and both over 2lb. I man­aged to net the first but had to hand-line my cast to net the sec­ond: quite the strug­gle when you have two tigers swim­ming in op­po­site di­rec­tions! Even so, it was my first tiger, and the two beau­ti­fully-marked fish were safely re­turned to fight an­other day.


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