When to see
In spring, salmon fry (50-75mm long) can be seen in river shallows. Look out for their shadows on the stones of the riverbed. They grow over two or three years to be parr, looking like trout (100–200mm long) and can be seen in deeper pools. In spring and early summer in their second to fourth year, these parr change colour and become silvery and turn into saltwater tolerant smolts, as they journey down stream to the sea. After years at sea feeding on plankton, sand eel and herring they return to freshwater rivers to breed. Adult salmon can be seen making spectacular jumps up waterfalls from May until September. They can be nearly a metre long and weigh up to 25kgs. Most salmon spawn in November-December.