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grilse

 (grĭls)
n. pl. grilse
A young Atlantic salmon on its first return from the sea to fresh or brackish waters.

[From Middle English grills, young salmon (pl.).]

grilse

(ɡrɪls)
n, pl grilses or grilse
(Zoology) a young salmon that returns to fresh water after one winter in the sea
[C15 grilles (plural), of uncertain origin]

grilse

(grɪls)

n., pl. grils•es, (esp. collectively) grilse.
an Atlantic salmon on its first return from the sea to fresh water.
[1375–1425; late Middle English grills, grilles (pl.), of obscure orig.]
Translations

grilse

[grɪls] Nsalmón m joven (que sólo ha estado una vez en el mar)

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I didn't bother to change my tackle as I did not anticipate encountering anything bigger than a grilse.
Visiting angler Stuart Macfarlane, a regular on the Riverdale Hall Hotel beats on the North Tyne, caught eight salmon, two grilse and six seatrout over his four days fishing.
The lower portions of her body is in the form of a grilse and the upper in the form of a small woman of highly developed breasts with long flowing yellow hair falling down her snow white back and breast.
A fresh run six pound grilse (Atlantic salmon) covered with sea lice.
Big River has a prolific fishery, too, but most of its fish, maybe 80 to 90 percent, are grilse (small salmon).
Anglers were out in force on the River Wear this week after a two-foot lift of water ( rapidly clearing off over 24 hours ( had salmon, grilse and sea trout on the move.
Grilse, kelt, parr and smolt are all terms for which fish during various stages of development?
When I returned to the hot spot after lunch the visitors were still without a fish but I was soon into a small grilse.
He caught the two grilse - young Atlantic salmon returning from sea - weighting 2kg and 2.
The more recent practice is to use the counts of sea winters, as one-sea-winter (abbreviated 1SW), two-sea-winter (2SW) and three-sea-winter (3SW), with the term multiple-sea-winter (MSW) used as a collective for all salmon older than grilse.
Harvey Marchbank caught three sea trout to 5lb 8oz and a grilse of 3lb on spinner and fly.
I fish the East Ranga river in Iceland every year, where any salmon which is not a grilse or under 10lb to 12lb is kept first of all in a cage on the river bank and then taken away to a breeding pond.