Jet's picture

Fish River Erme

Observed: 24th May 2010 By: Jet
fish erme 002.jpg
Description:

small fish 8cm? in River Erme.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Trout interacts

Comments

Bluedun's picture

Brown Trout

Agree with Kluut - Brown Trout.
Definitely not a Rainbow either (escapee or otherwise)....no spots on fins or tail.

Peadar na Breac's picture

Spots

Hi Bluedun, can I just say that Brown trout can have spots on tail and fins or at least the tail and dorsal fins.I can remember reading that spots on tail and fins meant Rainbow not Brown trout. But this I can assure you is wrong as I have caught many wild Brown trout with these spots.
Hope you are having a good season,I am not it started well and collapsed during May.
Regards
Peter

Bluedun's picture

Spots

Hi Peter,
An exquisite quote from fine Irish literature – I couldn't agree more.

Perhaps I should clarify my first comment.
I didn't say that Brown trout don't have spotted fins. I was referring to the submitted photograph in which only the pectoral fins and especially the tail are visible enough to say that they are not spotted, therefore ruling out the Rainbow trout.
It is indeed very common for brown trout to have spots on the dorsal, adipose and sometimes on the top leading edge of the tail, but I've never seen an unspotted tail on a Rainbow trout.

The season's going well Peter, with a nice fish released safely at the weekend - See link

http://ispot.org.uk/node/54095

Regards,
Andy

Peadar na Breac's picture

Hello Andy,sorry for

Hello Andy,sorry for misconstruing your point about the spots!However there was no need to stick a four pounder in my face,that's just taking advantage!!! And quite right you are too.A beautiful fish.From Rannoch you say, I fished Loch Laidon many years ago and heard stories of a small lochan nearby with good fish in it but I was only there for the day so couldn't investigate.Must post a spotty tail for you soon.
Regards Peter

Bluedun's picture

Spots

No worries Peter, and no apology required.
Always good to hear from fellow angling brethern.
Tightlines.
Andy