The majority of Sea Trout normally drop back towards the shallow water at the tail of each pool as darkness descends, however they still remain very sensitive to noise and movement. A stealthy approach is essential. The larger fish i.e. over 3 lbs are non-conformist and usually stay in deeper water at all times.
A short fly rod (between 8-10 ft) is recommended with a white or light coloured line to help you to see the direction in the dark. I use 6-8 foot cast (i.e. shorter than the rod length) with 6-8 lbs breaking strain and only a single fly.
The most popular fly on our stretch has to be the Stoats tail. Over recent years our visitors have helped to develop a variant know as the Butterwell Special; which has a flying treble attached with elasticum wire. During very low water conditions smaller flies i.e. long shank singles or doubles are equally effective. Barbless hooks are recommended for those more successful or conservation minded. A sinking line is needed for those anglers fishing for larger Sea Trout in deep pools.