Sea trout spawning video

Well not quite spawning but this little video clip shows a large sea trout cutting a redd in a Spey tributary yesterday. Whilst walking upstream I was fortunate enough to spot the action before they saw me. They were below a vantage point with plenty cover so I was able to watch the fish cutting the redd and the interaction between the hen and the three cock sea trout in attendance.

The hen sea trout must have been close to 6lb. The substrate where she was cutting the redd looks large but all the smaller stones and gravel were heaped up downstream on the redd itself.

The hen sea trout must have been close to 6lb. The substrate where she was cutting the redd looks large but all the smaller stones and gravel were heaped up downstream on the redd itself.

Click here to view the video. Right at the start of the video the male next to the hen can be seeing chasing one of the other cock fish away. A few seconds before the end two trout parr can be seen coming into shot. One of them was a very stripy fellow.

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