Spotting trout, is one of the keys to becoming a good angler. Many people new to the sport, struggle to spot trout. It is not because they has poor eyesight (usually), but because they lack the experience of looking in the right areas of river where the trout is most likely to hold. Or in other words reading the water. Trout like 2 main things. Access to food, and shelter. No matter what type of river, there is often a pattern as to where a trout will be. As a competent sight fisherman, an angler can dedicate most of his attention to these areas, before quickly moving on to the next likely area. In this way he covers a lot more ground, and finds a lot more fish. In some rivers, fish are hard to avoid, in others they are a little more camouflaged, below are some examples.