Rainbow trout, the Salmon-like fish that is also known as a steelhead, is popular in South Africa, for fishing, selling and eating. They are sold to farms, stores and many restaurants serve them as a delicious dish. They are one of the few fish to revitalize after spawning and their young are known to stay in the river and only leave for sea after twelve months. If you are trying to set a world record for catching the largest trout, you will have to find one that weighs at least 19kgs as the largest one that has ever been caught weighed 43 pounds.
One of the most popular ways in which rainbow trout can be caught is with fly fishing. However, when you wish to make a good catch for the day you will have to use the right bait, which is normally live bait. Some of your options are worms, minnows, maggots, meal worms and leeches. It is important that the bait is alive when you hook it; there is no point if it is dead because the trout won’t bite. You also want to present your bait as naturally as you can, so that the live bait still looks alive and it fools the trout into biting.
The rods you use to catch trout are not really important, as long as they are comfortable for you to use then all should be fine. The tackle and reels you need are available from any fishing tackle store for when you are looking to make that world record. You might also fish as a living, and if that is the case you will want to sell the fish you catch and sell them to farms and other stores. Fly fishing requires you to have the correct equipment, like your rods and reels in order for you to catch Rainbow trout.