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hi all
just after some info about sea trout as going to do a bit of beach casting next week off nairn beach. I have been told to watch out about the regs for sea trout? as i my catch one off the beach.
 

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Illegal to catch from the beach, as they are a migratory species 拢2500 fine as far as I'm aware. If you land you could always return it, after all you can't control what takes your bait!!

Some fishing clubs own the rights for the river mouths, may be worth a check and see if you can get a day permit.

We've been catching on the Clyde recently, but have a permit to fish certain areas of the Clyde.
 

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Illegal to catch from the beach, as they are a migratory species 拢2500 fine as far as I'm aware. If you land you could always return it, after all you can't control what takes your bait!!

Some fishing clubs own the rights for the river mouths, may be worth a check and see if you can get a day permit.

We've been catching on the Clyde recently, but have a permit to fish certain areas of the Clyde.

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surly it cant be against the law to catch a fish ? if thats the case then somebody will have to tell the fish not to bite your baits !! i would of thought the law would relate to landing a fish and keeping it
after all when you put out a bait on a flattie rig how on earth do you stop a seatrout taking it them fishes is making you break the law :wallbash:
 

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If you catch one dont worry just release it. You have to be actively fishing for them. Try near the outdoor pool or further west next to the golf course.....good luck and just enjoy the beach up here
 

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imac, Paul & Pugs have got it covered Bully, as long as you return any that are caught accidentily while chasing that "famous" Nairn sportfish the humble flounder, you will be fine. I've caught a few and they can be right buggers to avoid at times!!!
The permit does not cover the river mouth as it stops at the bridge at the caravan site.
Tight lines when you get on the beach and let us know how you got on.

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imac, Paul & Pugs have got it covered Bully, as long as you return any that are caught accidentily while chasing that "famous" Nairn sportfish the humble flounder, you will be fine. I've caught a few and they can be right buggers to avoid at times!!!
The permit does not cover the river mouth as it stops at the bridge at the caravan site.
Tight lines when you get on the beach and let us know how you got on.

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:marinheir ohhh but i always return mine !:icecream:
 
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:marinheir ohhh but i always return mine !:icecream:
tae the smoker,lol ! thaks for posting up the legalities lads,though it will remain at my discretion whether one ends up in the smoker if i catch one,if its out the sea,i will decide,not some game fish snob in an office.
cheers rab
 

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What if its hooked badly and pishing bloody or goes belly up?
Crap isn't it, but in the eyes of the law they must go back, doubt if any do though and quite right, I know I wouldn't return a well goosed trout!!!
TBH, and I really mean this, most of mine do go back as they are nearly all spent returning fish caught in the spring, heavily on the feed and would prob eat a cloth soaked in pilchard oil (there's a thought) while targetting flatties.

Extremely jealous of your fine catch last year mind, that is one of a lifetime.
 

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I agree with you mate, I dont eat fish and return everything I catch apart from a few mackeral for bait and a cod or two for neighbours or friends.

That sea trout last year was chapped and kept for the pan. It fed about 10-15 people along with mussels taken from the beach while I ate my burger roll and looked on despisingly as I hate fish.

I dont know how the rules would have been over there though as the island is owned by the inhabitants. The locals also helped munch the fish and congratulated me on it. I think they get a lot of big fish like that on the sound between the mainland.

I personally think they are the best fosh to catch and I target them but normally pay over the odds ro do so.

I caught this on the first day of the trout season this year in Loch Lomond. I thought it was a brown trout but a few people are saying its an overwintered sea trout kelt. The fish was in great nick and had features of both. Whats everyones thoughts? (it was about 5-6lb btw) and returned fine even with all that blood I have a video of it swimming away quite the thing.



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:marinheir to be honest there are quiet a lot of returned fish go tits up after a while for what ever reason , when anglers visit our beeches for a weekends fishing for cod , i often get dead ones at low water in good condition bervi is a favourite for that with so many lads going there on big seas one day at low water i counted 12 dead cod , mind you i could be wrong they may of died of something else , but it seems only to be after a weekend bash and me being a low water fisher and local i seem to see all the bodies and this is what i put it down too

for myself if i see blood then its despatched !!
 

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I agree with you mate, I dont eat fish and return everything I catch apart from a few mackeral for bait and a cod or two for neighbours or friends.

That sea trout last year was chapped and kept for the pan. It fed about 10-15 people along with mussels taken from the beach while I ate my burger roll and looked on despisingly as I hate fish.

I dont know how the rules would have been over there though as the island is owned by the inhabitants. The locals also helped munch the fish and congratulated me on it. I think they get a lot of big fish like that on the sound between the mainland.

I personally think they are the best fosh to catch and I target them but normally pay over the odds ro do so.

I caught this on the first day of the trout season this year in Loch Lomond. I thought it was a brown trout but a few people are saying its an overwintered sea trout kelt. The fish was in great nick and had features of both. Whats everyones thoughts? (it was about 5-6lb btw) and returned fine even with all that blood I have a video of it swimming away quite the thing.



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:marinheir thats a cracker of a fish what ever it is , and looks in tip top condition
 

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I agree with you mate, I dont eat fish and return everything I catch apart from a few mackeral for bait and a cod or two for neighbours or friends.

That sea trout last year was chapped and kept for the pan. It fed about 10-15 people along with mussels taken from the beach while I ate my burger roll and looked on despisingly as I hate fish.

I dont know how the rules would have been over there though as the island is owned by the inhabitants. The locals also helped munch the fish and congratulated me on it. I think they get a lot of big fish like that on the sound between the mainland.

I personally think they are the best fosh to catch and I target them but normally pay over the odds ro do so.

I caught this on the first day of the trout season this year in Loch Lomond. I thought it was a brown trout but a few people are saying its an overwintered sea trout kelt. The fish was in great nick and had features of both. Whats everyones thoughts? (it was about 5-6lb btw) and returned fine even with all that blood I have a video of it swimming away quite the thing.



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Like everywhere else I would think the islanders would own the riparian river and estuary rights and the crown still covers out at sea, guessing mind.

It certainly was a fish of a lifetime and agree, lb for lb they can give the best of scraps.

Not sure about your Lomond fish, could be either, they really are brown trout that run to sea to spawn as you prob know.
Whatever it is, it's a damn fine fish. Nice one.
 

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I agree with you mate, I dont eat fish and return everything I catch apart from a few mackeral for bait and a cod or two for neighbours or friends. That sea trout last year was chapped and kept for the pan. It fed about 10-15 people along with mussels taken from the beach while I ate my burger roll and looked on despisingly as I hate fish. I dont know how the rules would have been over there though as the island is owned by the inhabitants. The locals also helped munch the fish and congratulated me on it. I think they get a lot of big fish like that on the sound between the mainland. I personally think they are the best fosh to catch and I target them but normally pay over the odds ro do so. I caught this on the first day of the trout season this year in Loch Lomond. I thought it was a brown trout but a few people are saying its an overwintered sea trout kelt. The fish was in great nick and had features of both. Whats everyones thoughts? (it was about 5-6lb btw) and returned fine even with all that blood I have a video of it swimming away quite the thing. <img src="http://www.worldseafishing.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=200041"/>
Looks like a ferox mate! Well done cracking fish
 
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I agree with you mate, I dont eat fish and return everything I catch apart from a few mackeral for bait and a cod or two for neighbours or friends.

That sea trout last year was chapped and kept for the pan. It fed about 10-15 people along with mussels taken from the beach while I ate my burger roll and looked on despisingly as I hate fish.

I dont know how the rules would have been over there though as the island is owned by the inhabitants. The locals also helped munch the fish and congratulated me on it. I think they get a lot of big fish like that on the sound between the mainland.

I personally think they are the best fosh to catch and I target them but normally pay over the odds ro do so.

I caught this on the first day of the trout season this year in Loch Lomond. I thought it was a brown trout but a few people are saying its an overwintered sea trout kelt. The fish was in great nick and had features of both. Whats everyones thoughts? (it was about 5-6lb btw) and returned fine even with all that blood I have a video of it swimming away quite the thing.



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ive had a few trout out the clyde around cardross in june /july/august that looked like that.im not sure if they are what are sometimes referred to as slob trout (cr4p name) which are sea/brown trout that live in tidal part of a river most of the time and apparently dont travel as far sea trout when they go back to sea.
cracking fish anyway,hard to tell condition from pic,but it doesnt look like a kelt to me.a lot of the rivers/lochs that get sea trout runs in scotland see the very biggest fish entering in march and april.the little river eden in fife certainly used to produce the odd biggie early season.
cheers rab
 
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