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but you fly fishermen who think that YOUR sport is the ONLY real angling and ANY other method is somehow 'inferior' really get up my neb.

Not all fly fishermen think that... though it is pretty special :D

 

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I will use any method that is legally allowed that I think gives me the best chance of catching what I am after. If I am after ferox I will usually troll a deadbait - it makes sense :)

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RE: ferox

 

The old Scottish method of fishing for ferox was 'trolling', with dead bait.

 

Sometimes, in the autumn, or in the early months of the season, they might take a fly. Loch Rannoch is one such location, and Loch Veyatie in Wester Ross.

 

Ron Greer's book 'Ferox Trout and Arctic Char' is, in my view, perhaps the best guide?

 

Ferox are unique, in that they have survived genetically intact in northern waters throughout the world, since the end of the last Ice Age.

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franticfisherman2:

I will use any method that is legally allowed that I think gives me the best chance of catching what I am after. If I am after ferox I will usually troll a deadbait - it makes sense :)

It certainly makes a hell of a lot more sense than flogging away with a fly for one. I don't think ferox trout eat many flies anyway. Of course I could be totally wrong. Happens frequently :D

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RE: ferox

 

The old Scottish method of fishing for ferox was 'trolling', with dead bait.

 

Sometimes, in the autumn, or in the early months of the season, they might take a fly. Loch Rannoch is one such location, and Loch Veyatie in Wester Ross.

 

Ron Greer's book 'Ferox Trout and Arctic Char' is, in my view, perhaps the best guide?

 

Ferox are unique, in that they have survived genetically intact in northern waters throughout the world, since the end of the last Ice Age.

What makes you thing that ferox are genetically anyting other than Salmo trutta fario, the common or garden brown trout?

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Corydoras

 

Yup, right, there is still debate over this issue. But in the same way that each salmon population is genetically distinct, I believe that this also applies to ferox trout.

 

Yes, ferox are a sub-species of Salmo trutta, but, genetically, each population is distinct in its own right?

 

"Research into the genetics of ferox trout, has shown them to be genetically distinct from other trout in some lochs (for example Lough Melvin, Ireland), but recent unpublished research from a variety of Scottish lochs has shown that this is not the case in all populations. Data from Loch Rannoch samples, for example, have shown that a wide genetic variability exists within its ferox population."

 

Extracted from a report published by the Scottish Executive Fisheries Research Services freshwater lab at Pitlochry

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Corydoras

 

Yes, ferox are a sub-species of Salmo trutta, but, genetically, each population is distinct in its own right?

That is the bit I am not sure I agree with. If ferox are a sub-species that would imply that ferox only breed with other ferox trout, and that we would see juvenile ferox trout.

 

[ 14. June 2005, 12:58 PM: Message edited by: corydoras ]

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Corydoras

 

I'm not sure either, I suppose, but I have tried to find out, by exploring and reading available literature and reports on the subject.

 

Have you contacted any fisheries scientists and put your question re juvenile ferox trout to them?

 

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