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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On my fifth cast in the tail of the Barrage pool, where a couple of grilse were showing, I had a very gentle take.
George Renwick landed a 14lb salmon on fly and Daniel Patterson caught a 6lb 6oz grilse on fly.
Ian Dawson, fishing a black and red shrimp had a magnificent 4lb grilse, but with the water levels having dropped again many of the fish have potted up or moved to the upper stretches.
It is beginning to improve with the water dropping but it remains to be seen whether the bulk of the grilse have already gone upstream.
Unfortunately we cannot tie these speculations into any extensive history of fluctuations in grilse numbers, as these were illegal in the Miramichi fishery and their capture for the most part successfully avoided.
Huge returns of grilse then followed with occasional bigger fish.
The anglers all tend to be most affable as they wander from pool to pool trying their luck to get a salmon or grilse - grilse being a salmon which has spent only one winter in the sea, hence is younger and smaller.
ANGLERS were out in force on the River Wear this week after a two-foot lift of water - rapidly clearing off over 24 hours - had salmon, grilse and sea trout on the move.
Runs of 10,000 salmon and grilse in its rivers and tributaries are not unusual.
The seals are thought to be the reason that the number of salmon and grilse - young salmon - returning to Scottish rivers is dwindling.
This happens from time to time, but unusually this year the grilse runs have been substituted by runs of much bigger two-sea winter salmon.
Bill Elliot landed two grilse of 5lb 8oz, also off TAS Border Esk fishing, plus a sea-trout of 2lb.