Trout spawning migration

Sea trout and resident brown trout will be migrating upstream to spawn now. On some rivers they are already starting to spawn, on others they may spawn anytime between now and mid-January. 
If you are in the right place at the right time, large sea trout can be very visible (and noisy!) as they start to pair up and cut redds in shallow water. In deeper water, you can see a bow wave if a large fish moves quickly.

This excellent video shows sea trout on their upstream migration on river in north Wales. 

See our information pages about sea trout and the trout lifecycle