Autumn has definitely arrived and with it some frosty starts at Toft. Trout love cold water and this promises to be a bumper backend period.
Stocking will continue right through the winter period with lots of hard fighting rainbows and a good smattering of browns to pull your string on those cool days.
The best tactics of late have generally been washing line tactics as they so often are at Toft. A floating line has been most of what you will need though we would expect midge tips, intermediates and sinkers to come more into play as things cool down. Look for visual signs and as usual, if you aren’t getting any interest then keep on the move and changing tactics until you do.
In the fly box you’ll generally need to have Fab’s, Minkie Boobies, Diawl Bach, Humungus, Hares Ear and Apps Worm patterns. as the fish get more honed in onto this years fry some suitable perch/roach fry patterns will be worthy inclusions in the box.
As usual boats can be booked online (preferred) or by calling the fishery office on 01673 878453.