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December 2016

CSTP Technical Report available on-line

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Celtic Sea Trout Project Technical Report

The CSTP Technical Report presents extensive chapters on sea trout fisheries inventory, stock identification (using genetics and microchemistry), freshwater production, life histories and marine ecology across its distribution around the Irish Sea. Available at link

CSTP News Update

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Closure Meetings The final closure event was held in Wales (Bangor, Gwynedd at Plas Menai) on 8th January and was well attended by 105 people including anglers and local fishery managers. This was the last in a series of such … Read more

Catching sea trout in the sea

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Nigel and sea trout

The vast majority of sea trout caught by anglers are taken from rivers by fly, spinning or bait fishing. But we all know that sea trout spend a lot of their time feeding in coastal waters, so in principle it … Read more

Angler sea trout scale samples

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Collecting sea trout samples

CSTP is extremely grateful to all those anglers who have collected sea trout scales from their rod-caught fish in 2011. Hundreds have been returned to the project officers in Ireland and Wales. Anglers or clubs with further samples to return … Read more

Anglers see the results of their efforts

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Examining a sea trout scale at the Brenig Open Day

On May 14th 2011 The Environment Agency Wales (Northern Area) held a fishing open day for anglers and the public at the United Utilities, Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre. The EA kindly offered the CSTP a stand there to promote the … Read more