finnock

finnock

(ˈfɪnək)
n
(Animals) a young sea trout on its first return to fresh water
[originally Scot: from Gaelic fionnag, from fionn white]
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The Towy is one of those bucket-list rivers and managing to scrape out a finnock at night was just about worth the tangles, which are much more frustrating under torchlight.
Some of the easy walks on offer include Fantastic Finnock and Parkhill Wander and take about two hours.
In Wales, they are known as sewin; in Ireland, as white trout; and in Scotland as finnock.
On the Spey, a friend reports a good run of finnock, which he says augurs well for when the main runs come during late May and June.
In parts of Britain and Ireland, on the other hand, finnock may return to the river after only a few months at sea, with some maturing and spawning the same year.