Sea Trout

mickthechippy

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good run on my local chalk stream, the kent stour

 

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Or my other favourite places....River Teifi, Lampeter, Llandysul..... :love:
Total, I'm right between them at Llanllwni give me a shout if you come this way again. Got an annex next door if you need a bed.
 

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Total, I'm right between them at Llanllwni give me a shout if you come this way again. Got an annex next door if you need a bed.
Bless you Dave...:)......I haven't visited the area for 15 years, but my days of fly fishing for the beautiful sea trout are sadly finished. It's a beautiful part of Wales and have many good memories of the area. Thank you for your kind gesture. Be safe. Be well....(y)
 

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That's a shame, yes best thing i ever did moving here, getting used to the rain now.
 

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Heard of them in Deben, Orwell and Suffolk Stour near me and in the Alde, Ore and Blyth.
Best bet being the Deben where regularly caught by bass anglers.
 

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Yes when I googled it, it took me to the Esk on the North Yorkshire Moors as a stocking venue. £275 a year to fish it ?
Welcome to the wonderful (and periodically insanely expensive) of fly fishing. Yes £275 isn't an uncommon price in 'game' fishing. Especially on a 'prestigious' river or for a lot of fishing. For example my main 'fly only' club is £125 for 9 miles on the Usk. Conversely there's a local 'all methods' club that's £65 for a load of lakes, canal and 4 miles on the Usk, so it doesn't need to be expensive. Tho the Usk isn't regarded as a sea trout river. Basically if the river holds trout, then it almost certainly has a run of sea trout. Tho like all migratory fish they're suffering a bit at the moment for a number of reasons.

3lb is an ok size I think. But they do run a lot bigger. You're totally right they are beautiful fish. If they fight anything like brown trout, then must have been fun.
Or my other favourite places....River Teifi, Lampeter, Llandysul..... :love:
Ahh the old alma mater (Lampeter). Never fished there, but I'd love to go back and give it a bash. It's not that far from my current home, so I should manage it one day.
 

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Hooked one on the Wear at Chester-le-Street during a winter league match some thirty odd years ago - thought I was attached to a potential section winning chub so played it very carefully until it was almost in netting range. So carefully that I don't think the bloody thing knew it was hooked until I gave it a little more 'umph to get it's head up and it leapt out of the water. It didn't bust me so I carried on playing it for another 5 minutes, hoping for a short-sighted scalesman. :p Didn't matter in the end as it found a snag and the line parted - it was probably no more than 4 or 5lb but looked a lot larger when it jumped out of the water.

One the lads who fishes our club matches used be a commercial netsman fishing for salmon and sea-trout all along the east coast - there's a number of streams between the Esk and the Tees that have small runs of sea-trout at certain times of the year - the locals also tend to know when they've arrived too and many never make it to the spawning grounds.

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They have been caught and recorded in the higher reaches of the Mersey and Bollin. To do so they have to negotiate Manchester Ship canal. Personally I have seen Salmon jumping a weir on the Mersey, no I didn't. Believe it at first sight. Sort of a double take but there it was.
 
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