Salmon with trout-like tail shape.

Salmon with trout-like tail shape.

Observation - Salmon with trout-like tail shape. - UK and Ireland. Description: FAO D.M.H. as promised Mark an example of a salmons tail which bucks the trend and has a shape more like the textbook sea trout profile. Tends to be in larger salmon of this particular spate river. Pic of full fish to be located..... Fish pic added. A

FAO D.M.H. as promised Mark an example of a salmons tail which bucks the trend and has a shape more like the textbook sea trout profile. Tends to be in larger salmon of this particular spate river. Pic of full fish to be located.....

Fish pic added. A few people inc. myself were curious about the tail shape. People were speaking of salar/trutta hybrids. Scales were sent the Salmon Station at Bushmills, a hatchery and research facility. The response was a 2 sea winter salmon which had smolted after 2 years in freshwater and it was on its first return to the river. A 4+ fish, ie in its 5th year. Not a trout or a hybrid. Ive seen a few salmon from this river since with square shovel like tails.