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Sea trout mysteries

Author: Toby Coe

An investigation into why only some trout run to sea whilst others remain in their river of origin.

If you fish for trout, you will likely be aware that brown trout and sea trout, thought once to be different species, are actually one and the same. The obvious question this raises is why this should be so; why do some trout run to sea, whilst others remain in the river from which they originated? Like most questions in biology, the answer is not simple, but multifaceted, varying both spatially and temporally. As anglers, we are inclined to anthropomorphise fish and their behaviour. We...

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River Frome, Dorset

Unpredictable, challenging, different, yet remarkably memorable. Matt Kidd recounts his first ever visit to the River Frome in Dorset.

I like surprises. Whether in the form of a gift hidden against the trunk of the Christmas tree, a glimpse of a shooting star in my peripherals whilst gazing at the night sky, or even a simple text message from a friend I haven’t heard from in some time. Surprises that excite me most, however, tend to come when I have a fly rod in my hand – an example would be from a trip to the River Frome in Dorchester, Dorset in June, having taken up a very kind trout fishing invite from Tim Hill of Edgar...

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