A timely tip

This is the time of year when spawned fish are making their way back to the sea where a rich diet will quickly restore their health and strength. While most anglers will immediately think of salmon kelts, spawned sea trout are also making their way downstream. Sadly, too many of these are killed by anglers who don’t realise what they have caught. 

The picture below shows an apparently healthy sea trout caught and released on the Mill Stream. But experienced anglers will immediately see that it is a kelt from its very slim appearance, particularly the lack of any belly. Please don’t kill such fish. Back at sea they will quickly put on weight and return to the river as a fully fit, fighting fish.

Slim fish: Clearly, a kelt sea trout - all such fish should be released


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