What size was the upper fish? Not convinced it was seal damage, no real teeth marks, could it be bird damage. The damage appears like an abrasion covering a large area with more extensive damage in the middle.
The bottom lesion is a mystery? The mark on that fish is circular like a lamprey mark but others were not so clear?
"Perhaps fishing is, for me, only an excuse to be near rivers." - Roderick Haig-Brown
The other side of the same 12 oz fish (it was in poor condition). If it was not seal damage, it was caused by something else with big teeth. The bottom one has the same kind of lesion on it as the fish from two years ago. An infected area as opposed to the one with the predator bite mark. I have no proof, but my guess is that the marks on the fish behind the gills are caused by lice.
After a winter when we did not see or hear of any sea trout with lesions on them, I caught one yesterday. The lesion on the trout was the same as the ones from two winters ago and in the same place on the fish. Of interest is the fact that I caught the fish on the West side of the island. All the others were taken North of Stornoway on the East coast. What causes the lesions? I had several fat finnock of between 1lb and 1.5lbs yesterday, but the only one covered in lice (juvenile and immature) was the one with the lesion...... I must get a picture of another one as it has been pointed out to me that the original pictures of the lesions are getting a bit worn out.
Is it actually legal to fish for finnock/ sea trout in salt water out of season ? I used to fish for them in the sea lochs of the west coast of Scotland but always observed the recognised close season.
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