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    Default Re: Season end for browns in Scotland

    Reservoir browns are working very well, as mentioned, they do tend to do a disappearing act during the summer but when things start to cool down they wake up and come into the margins on most reservoirs across the midlands. I saw one that I reckon was comfortably 8lb about 20 yards from the bank on Grafham at the weekend, just a shame I didn't see it in my net as well!

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    Default Re: Season end for browns in Scotland

    Quote Originally Posted by 3lbgrayling View Post
    Cammy.Sorry to be a bit pedantic.But a small correction to your''don't lose any condition going through the breeding process'' they Don't go through the breeding proccess.

    Jim
    Ammended for the pedant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speytime View Post
    I've caught rainbow trout with eggs spilling out of them from morton?

    Black looking flabby bellied things, what would be referred to as 'gravid'

    Al
    Used to be run of the mill situation at all rainbow fisheries, around April time.
    Hen fish spilling eggs, cock fish running with milt.
    With the advent of triploiding, this situation has become rare.
    However, is still the odd fish in a batch of stocked fish that will have not been affected in the triploiding process.
    Is unfortunate, but unavoidable
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    Default Re: Season end for browns in Scotland

    Quote Originally Posted by speytime View Post
    I've caught rainbow trout with eggs spilling out of them from morton?

    Black looking flabby bellied things, what would be referred to as 'gravid'

    Al
    The process of making triploids is not 100% guaranteed, slme do get through that produce eggs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aenoon View Post
    Doesnt matter if it is a triploid rainbow, or triploid brown, very fact that it is a triploid means it has been grown on for either the table, or for angling.
    Either way is a commodity, no closed season required!
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    That's what I thought I wrote?

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    Default Re: Season end for browns in Scotland

    Quote Originally Posted by eos View Post
    Should there be a closed season for brown trout at all? What real difference does it make? I don't believe there is a brown trout close season in Norway, a country similar in many ways to Scotland. Like "no Sunday fishing" it may be the brown trout close season has more to do with protecting fishing rights than protecting fish.
    Can't speak for all rivers in Norway but both the Glomma and Trysil have close seasons. The trout season on the Kvennan stretch of the Glomma finishes on Sep 15th though you can continue to fish for Grayling until Oct 15th. Should be remembered that a lot of the rivers and lakes in Norway freeze over so fly fishing over winter would be impossible anyway. As to having no close season for wild brown trout I won't mince my words, a completely stupid idea. They need time to head to the spawning beds and time to recover from it. We shouldn't be disturbing them whilst they're ensuring that we all have something to fish for in the future.

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    Default Re: Season end for browns in Scotland

    Quote Originally Posted by Bongoch View Post
    Can't speak for all rivers in Norway but both the Glomma and Trysil have close seasons. The trout season on the Kvennan stretch of the Glomma finishes on Sep 15th though you can continue to fish for Grayling until Oct 15th. Should be remembered that a lot of the rivers and lakes in Norway freeze over so fly fishing over winter would be impossible anyway. As to having no close season for wild brown trout I won't mince my words, a completely stupid idea. They need time to head to the spawning beds and time to recover from it. We shouldn't be disturbing them whilst they're ensuring that we all have something to fish for in the future.
    Triploid brown trout dont spawn.
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    Default Re: Season end for browns in Scotland

    Many trout rivers are now open all year with a grayling fishing season.

    So they're being pestered all year in these rivers anyway, just that nobody will admit they're being "targeted"

    I love the closed season over winter. The trout get a break, I do too, I catch up with other things and it means I never stop looking forward to Spring and the start of a (traditional) season.

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    Default Re: Season end for browns in Scotland

    Quote Originally Posted by thetrouttickler View Post
    Many trout rivers are now open all year with a grayling fishing season.

    So they're being pestered all year in these rivers anyway, just that nobody will admit they're being "targeted"

    I love the closed season over winter. The trout get a break, I do too, I catch up with other things and it means I never stop looking forward to Spring and the start of a (traditional) season.
    With you on that one!
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    Default Re: Season end for browns in Scotland

    The grayling season continues on the Clyde after the 30th Sept.

    I have often thought that there are grayling anglers who 'genuinely' target grayling, but I do feel that some trout fishers have difficulty hanging up there rods for a few months and may use this as an excuse.

    There again, I suppose the same criticism could be levied against anglers, who happily fish for trout (with weighted nymphs) during the prime time that grayling are spawning - ie, April, May.


    Douglas
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