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What do sea trout eat?

It is generally accepted that, once they return to the river to spaw,. sea trout do not eat, but live on the reserves they have built up. While at sea, sea trout feed on prey items such as small crustaceans, marine worms, sandeels (Ammodytes spp.), sand smelts (Atherina sp), sprats (Clupea sprattus), juvenile members of the cod family, sticklebacks, sand goby (Pomatoschistus spp.) and terrestrial insects. Larger fish tend to consume larger prey items.