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  1. #1
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    Default River Teign stunner!

    Apologies, I rarely post on here these days, but I thought you might be interested in this cracking fresh fish I caught on the Teign in Devon last week.
    I caught one a few years back, which was larger, but there was some question that it could have been a Salmon (took a photo too quick and released it) so to date, after fishing the Teign for what must be nearly 30 years, this fish pictured is my best to date, no question, this IS a Sea Trout!

    In my haste to return her I did a rough measurement using the landing net handle, returned her to the water, found my tape and measured it at 27'', but if I had actually measured her I'm sure she would have run at around 28'', 8lb approx, but it doesn't matter, I will remember it for a long time.

    On my 3rd cast of the night at 22.15 the 1'' Silver Stoat tube fly was hit hard, she didn't realise she had been hooked initially, and then all hell broke loose, the first run went under the tree roots, luckily she came back out, but wow what a second run, fly line ripped out through the rings, I cut my finger on the backing, all I could do was just hold on, whilst running down the bank in the darkness, then she turned and came back just as quick, I really struggled to keep the tension on, a few more aerial jumps (having lost some fish over the years when they jump I know now to dip the fly rod) and then it was her will against mine, all the time I could feel the nylon scraping the rocks, but I won in the end, and she lives to fight another day.
    River Teign stunner!-sea-trout-8lb-jpg

    Cheers

    Richard

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    Default Re: River Teign stunner!

    Excellent & very well done. Thank you for sharing that special moment.
    2019 & it will be time for a change.

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    Default Re: River Teign stunner!

    Lovely. Congratulations


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    Default Re: River Teign stunner!

    Super sea trout. Lovely to see - well done!

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    Default Re: River Teign stunner!

    Beautiful sea trout, thanks for sharing.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: River Teign stunner!

    Spade of a tail, well done.

    I'd rather fight an 8lb Sea Trout to a 16lb Salmon any day of the week.

    Best regards
    Jim
    The fishing has been so hard lately, that even the liars aren't catching anything

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    Default Re: River Teign stunner!

    What a beauty - you might not post often but that was worth the wait

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    Default Re: River Teign stunner!

    I don't follow the ST thread but that is a beautiful fish for the Teign

  9. #9
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    Default Re: River Teign stunner!

    That is a belter for the Teign! Well done

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    Default Re: River Teign stunner!

    Well done that's a fantastic sea trout.
    Pound for pound I reckon sea trout around that size fight harder than salmon. They seem to get a turbo boost when they see the net.🤣
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