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brown trout

Salmo trutta.
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Figures for salmon caught by rods in the 2013 season were 92 salmon and 1,792 sewin.
Despite the conditions, Sewin stocks remain good in a few rivers.
Now, if sewin had been an exotic fish, or a rare jungle beast, with no known British equivalent, I wouldn't mention it.
This is simply because I tend to think that, with the sorry state of the salmon stocks in some rivers along the length and breadth of the UK, one dreads to think that sewin stocks could also, like the salmon, go into a freefall.
A spokesman said: "It is vital that salmon and sewin are allowed to spawn safely and the public are reminded that fishing for these fish at this time of year is illegal by any method.
Towy Fishmonger, next to the Clock Tower at Carmarthen market, will display the sewin until noon today, when the auction closes.
This follows a decline in the number of sewin or sea trout in Welsh and Irish rivers in recent years.
Then a half century or so ago, David Benjamin Evans of Carmarthen was the name resonating throughout the area as an expert fly-fisher who took salmon and sewin from the Rivers Towy and the TeifiT with ease.
To my eyes it's a squarer tail, a longer and blunter mouth which ends past the eye, and the number of scales - 12 on salmon, up to 15 on sewin.
I soon felt a very heavy pull from a sewin, which immediately parted company from me as a hurriedly-tied knot gave way.
The byelaws, used for the first time this season in North Wales, have banned the sale of rod caught salmon and sewin and introduced mandatory carcass tagging of net caught fish.
I caught my first Towy sewin with a worm when I was 10 years of age.