grilse


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grilse

in the European terminology a salmon which has matured after only one winter in a salt water environment, whereas true salmon has passed two winters at sea. Many commercial farmed salmon are actually grilse.
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QUIET MAN: Co Antrim Movie star and fisherman Liam Neeson shows off one of the two grilse he caught at Galway Weir Salmon Fishery; FISHING FAN: Actor Timothy Dalton; STRIKER: Soccer coach Jack Charlton
The pencil-thin grilse that have been taken in some UK rivers are a source of grave concern.
We are optimistic that salmon and grilse will return if action is taken to stop the escalating predation of salmon by seals.
The River Tawe has suffered much because of the barrage at Swansea, and the fishing has suffered drastically because of it, but the salmon and grilse stocks of 2004 have been much improved.
In addition to grilse there is a good run of two sea winter fish and salmon returning for a second time.
Fish have been reported on all federation waters ( all the way up to Rothbury ( with a good number of salmon in the 12lb to 14lb range being reported along with fine grilse and sea trout with several anglers having reported taking up to eight fish in a day.
CFF Secretary Garth Roberts said anglers were delighted to see a huge shoal of small summer salmon grilse appear in the lower river last July.
I landed a 10lb salmon and a grilse of 2lb 8oz plus a 3lb sea-trout off TAS's Longwood beat on the Border Esk.
Like many others I blanked and there were no signs of any normal grilse run.
Prospects look good, too, on the Till tributary with large numbers of salmon and grilse now in the system.
Many of the grilse that do return are thin and underweight.