The Salmon may be found in all unpolluted rivers of the British Isles, provided they are connected with the sea. It is silvery, with a dark back and many small black spots on the sides above the lateral line; it has a soft dorsal fin and a small adipose fin near the tail. The Salmon is born in rivers and usually spends the first two years of its life there; then it descends to the sea where it grows large feeding on fish, returning later to the river to spawn. The largest angled* weighed 64 lbs.
*up to 1958.