|Sea Trout (Salmo
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"Silver Ghosts - Sea Trout"
from a painting by David Miller
||Sea trout can be distinguished
from salmon by more dark spots above and below the lateral
line, a larger head and a less streamlined appearance. The
tail is straight, unlike the v-shaped salmon tail and the
maxillary bone of the sea trout extends beyond the eye.
||Unlike salmon, sea trout may
spawn many times. They spawn in similar areas to salmon, usually
3 or 4 weeks earlier.
||Adult sea trout can lay between
1,000 and 5,000 eggs. A large proportion of sea trout that
return to fresh water after their first summer at sea are
||Sea trout usually spend two
or three years in fresh water and can spend up to six years
feeding at sea returning each year to spawn.
||Juveniles feed on a similar
diet to juvenile salmon; seatrout at sea feed on a wide range
of marine organisms including sandeels and sprat.
||2.72 kg (6lbs)
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