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brown trout

Salmo trutta.
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Salmon and sea trout migrate between feeding grounds at sea and freshwater habitats where they spawn in winter months.
It is estimated 40% of the 33 main sea trout rivers in Wales are at risk of not having enough fish returning to their spawning sites to maintain future populations.
Not so, according to evidence presented to the Atlantic Salmon Trust's second international symposium on sea trout.
North Eastern Railways Angling Club report a successful season with 188 salmon and 99 sea trout caught.
The Environment Agency's Morton Heddell-Cowie, of the Environmental Monitoring Team, said: "The River Tyne's fish count in July has surpassed all previous totals for this month, with a mixture of salmon and sea trout being seen.
Currently, around 78% of salmon and sea trout are released after being caught.
The Leven is a tributary of the River Tees, where salmon and sea trout catch data show that migratory fish are returning to the catchment following decades of absence.
Record numbers of sea trout have been recorded in the Thames, a river once declared biologically dead.
Size is the main difference but a large sea trout will look very like a small salmon.
The sea trout division's assets include a sea farm, freshwater facilities, and a stock offish at differing stages of maturity with 125,000 due to be harvested this year.
Scotland used to boast some of the best sea trout fishing in the world, spawning hundreds of jobs in the rural economy.