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  • noun A kind of sea trout.


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  • His father had brought home a large and curious assortment of feathers from the Himalayas; Mr. Grant sent far and wide for further supplies of suitable and distinctive material, and then he devoted himself to the task of dressing hundred after hundred of fly-hooks of every known pattern and of every size, from the great three-inch hook for heavy spring water to the dainty little "finnock" hook scarcely larger than a trout fly.

    Camps, Quarters, and Casual Places Archibald Forbes 1869

  • The life-history of sea-trout is much the same as that of salmon, and the fish on their first return from the sea in the grilse-stage are called by many names, finnock, herling and whitling being perhaps the best known.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1 Various

  • The river also gets a run of sea trout and finnock which enter the river in July and August. Breaking News 2010


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  • It's a fish.

    October 25, 2011

  • This must be where Captain Finnock got his name in the FinFin books.

    October 25, 2011