(Of a migratory fish, especially a salmon) newly arrived in fresh water from the sea in order to spawn.
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- Opening day on the Tay saw a massive 28 pound fresh-run fish captured by one lucky boat angler on the loch and a 17 pound fish caught in the Dunkeld area.
- Water levels are perfect for flyfishing, and anglers are having fantastic sport with fresh-run grilse.
- John Joyce, Galway, fished the Derryclare Butts where he landed a nice 6.5 pound fresh-run grilse, taken on an Apache Shrimp fly.