Brown trout are described as fickle little buggers! in many fisheries there are brown trout! the problem is that they appear to dissapear! there is unlikely to ever be a solution to this problem but if you are informed that there are brown’s in the lake then the best approach is going to be very small flies like buzzers or bugs and to try diffrent depths, the only draw back is that you will catch many rainbows in the process! brown trout seem to decide that they would rather not eat at all than get tricked! and unfortunatly this means they often die or are caught looking like eels. Brown’s are there to be caught if you are willing to take the time and effort in to hunting one down. Brown trout behave differently to Rainbow trout, Brownies tend to prefer to hang about under trees and other over hanging plants or under banks. They will often sit under the shade of the leaves of a Gunnera plant. Casting a tiny dry fly or emerger such as a Klinkhammer right at the edge of such locations often works to temp out a Brown.
Brown trout in lakes are subject to the river brown trout season where river water runs in-to or through the lake, please be aware of the brown trout season, getting caught with a brownie out of season is not a good idea, if you catch one out of season, put it back!
Enclosed still waters are now exempt from the river Brown trout season so it is now legal to catch and kill a stocked Brown trout from an enclosed still water.