Brown Trout

Salmo trutta

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The Brown Trout is found in most rivers and lochs in Scotland. some populations reside permanently in fresh water while some are anadromous (sea trout). The Brown Trout feeds on insects, insect larvae, and as they get larger, smaller fish. Some populations are isolated in deep lochs and grow to much larger than average size by feeding on Arctic Char, these are known as Ferox Trout. The Brown trout spawns during the autumn and winter, from October through to January. All the variants spawn in rivers, regardless of whether they have been in salt water or not. Brown Trout are not subject to extensive commercial fishing, however they are fished for by recreational anglers as they are good to eat. They are not currently a threatened species.

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