Thursday, 29 April 2010

Trout or Salmon??

In my last post there is another picture of the small fish above. Upon seeing this Glen Pointon enquired as to whether it was a salmon parr. This was my first thought when it came to hand but if you click on the above picture to enlarge it red spots can be clearly seen. To my mind this makes it a trout but I would be very interested in comments from anglers with wider experience.


  1. No expert myself Dave, but i still would say Salmon parr, look at the tail on the original picture! One thing i have noticed when i have had Salmon parr is that they fight like mad, and when taking them out of the water they wriggle so fast its untrue, did u find that with this fish?

  2. Hi Dave, I have had the same identification dilema, I have read that the only way to tell the difference for sure is whether the jaw scissors continue behind the rear of the eye or stop short of the rear. I am not 100% sure but I believe the longer scissors belong to the trout. Love the blog. Well done Dave.