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Salmon Trout (SalmoTrutta)

This is an increasingly rare fish in British waters, and one whose habits experts still don"t truly understand.

Sometimes known as Sea Trout in England - and Sewin in Wales - this is a Brown Trout that has somehow adapted to salt as well as fresh water. They are migratory fish (in the same way as salmon) - ranging from North Africa to Iceland.

Maximum length is about 3 feet (1 metre), and their skin is shiny-grey on the back, turning to silver on the belly; they can have either red or black spot markings.

They are considered by many to be more culinary desirability than wild salmon - having a paler, more delicate flesh, but should be treated in the same way.

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