Summary - Sea Trout
Overall, the number of sea trout caught by Scottish fisheries in 2022 was greater than the previous year.
- The total reported rod catch of sea trout for 2022 is 14,509, the fourth lowest since 1952. This is an increase of 11% compared to 2021 and 95% of the previous five-year average.
- Catches of finnock have been collected since 2004; the total reported rod catch for 2022 is 8,202. This is an increase of 25% compared to 2021 and 110% of the previous five-year average.
- Catch and release in 2022 accounted for 91% of the total sea trout rod catch. This is the highest percentage of released rod caught fish since records began in 1994.
- Reported retained catch and effort for the net fisheries were among the lowest recorded since records began. Released net caught fish were reported for the first time in 2021.
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