J77, the 10 year old sea trout

J77 the Sea Trout Still Alive & Well

We heard in a 2012 WTT newsletter from Dr. Shona Marshall, biologist with the West Sutherland Fisheries Trust, about the progress of one tagged hen sea trout, J77. She was first tagged as a smolt in 2005 and the news is that the trout has appeared again in the May 2013 sweep netting programme in the Polla Estuary, alive, well and still growing, at over 25” long and 6lbs in weight.
J77 is thought to be ten years old and to have spawned several times. Shona and her team are immensely proud of J77 and encourage anglers to release such prize specimens.

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