Sea trout. Good clear picture.Hi All,
Time to settle a minor dispute! A friend caught this today, and reckons a samon (about 4lb).
Another mate is sure it's a sea trout.
I am in 2 minds. Colouration and 'spottyness' screams sea trout, but tail, wrist and maxilla all say salmon!
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I await comments with interest!
I'd go along with that but there are still a few silver ones about right to the end of October. I used to get a few in Devon right up to closing day on the few rivers that stayed open until Oct 31st and on South Uist I used to get firm silver ones all through October. But it is true enough there were lots of coloured ones as well but even so I would still fish for them until the end if there was a chance of a good 'un.Soft lad, many rivers are now closed, the few that are still open won't have long to stay open and will have Sea Trout stocks well past their best and really should be left alone.
The best of the Sea Trout fishing could be said to be May onwards, peaking June/July for the best quality fish(freshest!), some rivers still have fresh fish until Sept., but after that you'll be very very lucky to get a fresh one and most fish will get blacker and blacker as the season go's on, in fact in some rivers they'll be cutting redds and starting the spawning rituals now.
Wait until next year, most rivers have their biggest specimens run early in the season in March/April/May, far worthier of your attentions.
You can in the right place, first find your sea trout!Maybe silliest of questions, is it not possible to catch sea trout at sea.