How do you tell the difference between Salmon and Sea Trout?
|General appearance||Slender and streamlined||More round and thickset|
|Position of the Eye||Maxilla (bony plate usually alongside mouth) does not extend beyond rear rear of eye||Maxilla extends beyond eye|
|Colour||Relatively few spots||Often heavily spotted|
|Scale count (number from adipose fin to lateral line)||10-13||13-16|
|Fork of tail||Usually forked||Usually square or convex|
|Wrist of tail||Slender||Broader|
|Handling||Easy to pick up by tail||Tail slips through hand|