Sea trout fishing – new stamp issue by German Post

December 3rd, 2014 would like to introduce a new postage issue by German Post under the name "Sea Trout". The stamp contains image of sea trout – one of the most popular fish species in Europe. The issue will be released on the 4th of December.

The sea trout, also widely known as 'white trout' or 'Breac Geal' in Gaelic, can be found in rivers, loughs and estuaries throughout Ireland. Sea trout are, in fact, brown trout that have developed a taste for going to sea because of the increased availability of food. Adult sea trout are hard fighting sporting fish which can be caught by all methods in rivers and in loughs, but give particularly exciting sport to the fly fisher.

They range in size from small fish of three quarters of a pound known locally as 'finnock', to specimens weighing six pounds and over. They are popular with anglers because of their strong fighting qualities and the fact that they fight tenaciously all the way to the landing net. In most fisheries the first sea trout of the season are the larger individual fish which arrive in April. As the season progresses they are followed by shoals of smaller fish.