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Foxgloves coinciding with sea trout and other local sayings

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Having replaced July with my once favourite month June I remember that there was various sayings about the timing of sea trout with the season that you could set your watch by.
Foxgloves was probably the one most will remember but I remember in Devon it was the Dog Rose with the saying that most rivers will have fish spread through the system by the end of May?

Guess will have to see how the Dovey fairs this June as previous seasons have been a non starter till July 1st.
It does seem that with the decline in both species the Salmon and Sea Trout seasons have been reduced to a few months imo馃槱
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I see the numbers on the Tay and Tweed are creeping up despite the conditions. The salmon on the Forth have moved to a summer run with no back end. Sea Trout do my head in. I mostly catch them when really fishing for salmon. June used to be more sea trout than salmon now they turn up when they want. 2021 was August for me when the sea trout were all bigger than the grilse. Last year saw no special months and no big numbers holding in the lower river.
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I see the numbers on the Tay and Tweed are creeping up despite the conditions. The salmon on the Forth have moved to a summer run with no back end. Sea Trout do my head in. I mostly catch them when really fishing for salmon. June used to be more sea trout than salmon now they turn up when they want. 2021 was August for me when the sea trout were all bigger than the grilse. Last year saw no special months and no big numbers holding in the lower river.
Yeah well the Tay and Tweed do seem to be two rivers where the sea trout will readily take a fly during the day? The river I fish in Wales will on produce the sea trout in total darkness if low and clear or during a spate when the occasional salmon is on the table.
I鈥檝e quoted an old T&S article about an underfished resource of large sea trout on the Tweed and that most captures as you say were by catch from Salmon anglers
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