Pink salmon

There is a chance that the rivers of the UK and Ireland will see pink salmon this summer. This normally Pacific species has been appearing in recent years around our coasts and in our rivers, thought to be the product of strays from northern Norway and Russia (and possibly originally fish farm escapees?). Anglers might be interested in an information sheet from the Environment Agency and report any captures of odd salmon – full details here

Pacific Pink Salmon Update 2019 Final
Pacific pink salmon in spawning condition. Illustration by Timothy Knepp - U.S Fish and Wildlife Service.