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  1. #51

    Default Re: Sea trout v finnock?

    Thanks for the comments guys, I'll go with fresh run finnock for the first one.


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    Default Re: Sea trout v finnock?

    the Alness river has a reputation for very small grilse 16 oz seems to be an average, so it could be possible that they could be mistaken for finnoch,see Wm. Menzies work on the Salmon, easker1

  3. #53

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    Quote Originally Posted by easker1 View Post
    the Alness river has a reputation for very small grilse 16 oz seems to be an average, so it could be possible that they could be mistaken for finnoch,see Wm. Menzies work on the Salmon, easker1
    I am sure I read of grilse as small as 1.5lb - 2lbs in the Trout & Salmon from the west coast of Ireland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tingvollr View Post
    I am sure I read of grilse as small as 1.5lb - 2lbs in the Trout & Salmon from the west coast of Ireland.

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    Aye, it's Irish rivers I tend to hear about very small grilse coming from.

    I Googled this...

    Large Salmon and Small Grilse | ASF River Notes

    I note them talking about football-shaped fish, which, being Canadian, I guess is the shape of a rugby ball??? - which term I used to refer to our fast-growing fat finnock!

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    Thanks for sharing this. I've only skimmed it so far but I laughed when the author said "it self released" but I think I prefer "it came unbuttoned"

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    This thread has been a great read and I would like to thank all contributors for brightening up the small hours as I search for a long-lost loch sea-trout pattern which incorporates French partridge dyed blue. Just can't remember where I saw it, but that's my problem. Back to this thread. The indication which it gives about apparently widespread plentiful and healthy sea-trout populations, in some parts of Scotland at least, is utterly inspiring after the misery inflicted by salmon farming in recent decades. Like some of the older hands here, I remember the great days on Maree and on smaller lochs in Skye. So far as sea-trout are concerned, I do not altogether buy the "climate change" suggestion. This thread supports my own suspicion that where the sea-trout have adequate feeding, are not netted to extinction and are not threatened by salmon farms, they are actually doing quite well. My people were from Skye and as a boy I saw quite phenomenal runs of sea-trout in the sea-loch near our village each summer. The locals poached them with a net, of course, but from season to season, the stocks still survived. Then came the fish farm......the fishy equivalent of bubonic plague. But now the fish farm has gone.....and guess what? The sea-trout are returning. QED.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ackroyd View Post
    This thread has been a great read and I would like to thank all contributors for brightening up the small hours as I search for a long-lost loch sea-trout pattern which incorporates French partridge dyed blue. Just can't remember where I saw it, but that's my problem. Back to this thread. The indication which it gives about apparently widespread plentiful and healthy sea-trout populations, in some parts of Scotland at least, is utterly inspiring after the misery inflicted by salmon farming in recent decades. Like some of the older hands here, I remember the great days on Maree and on smaller lochs in Skye. So far as sea-trout are concerned, I do not altogether buy the "climate change" suggestion. This thread supports my own suspicion that where the sea-trout have adequate feeding, are not netted to extinction and are not threatened by salmon farms, they are actually doing quite well. My people were from Skye and as a boy I saw quite phenomenal runs of sea-trout in the sea-loch near our village each summer. The locals poached them with a net, of course, but from season to season, the stocks still survived. Then came the fish farm......the fishy equivalent of bubonic plague. But now the fish farm has gone.....and guess what? The sea-trout are returning. QED.
    Unfortunately this is an exception. Reality is that salmon farming is to double in capacity over the next few years. The Mowi (ex Marine Harvest) feed factory next to the Skye bridge would never have happened had our Scottish Government not given the green light to the continued destruction of West Coast wild fisheries.

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    Talking upthread about small Grilse.This one I caught today probably did not make 2lb.But otherwise seemed healthy enough.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 3lbgrayling View Post
    Talking upthread about small Grilse.This one I caught today probably did not make 2lb.



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    Nice wee fish Jim. Bet it gave you a decent fight despite its size.

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    It certainly did.especially on a 7# rod.Would have been poor on a 15' DH'er.

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