The Pouting gets a rough deal from UK anglers. However, catch a Pout on a lure with a light LRF rod and this fish turns from zero to hero! LRF anglers love Pouting, especially large Pouting. They are obliging and put up decent resistance on the right gear. It’s unquestionable that they are predators – look at those teeth! Quite a common occurrence on flavoured lures like Isome, but in my experience the Pouting will attack most soft-plastic lures and less frequently, jigged metals.