German Brown Trout
DISTINCT IDENTIFICATION MARKS
They have earned their name because of the silvery brown colour that covers their body. Halo enclosed black spots cover the fish as well as rusty red spots can be found.
They can be confused with Salmon or Rainbow Trout just remember these two points:
Salmon – There’s no red colouration on the Adipose fin for the Salmon
Rainbow Trout – have lines of black spots on its tail
Brown trout growth can reach up to 31kg (68lb)
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MALES AND FEMALES
Younger brown trout are harder to distinguish between each other. But as they grow older the male trout tends to have a kype, larger head, and a more pointed gill cover, compared to the female’s more rounded gill cover and smaller head.
Brown Trout are similar to other trout, but can handle warmer water. Their preference being around 12-19 degrees celcius.
PLACE OF ORIGIN
Originally a European fish, found throughout Russia and Norway. The Arctic Ocean and Atlas Mountains of Africa. Brown trout first arrived in Newfoundland in 1884 and has now been spread across the country. Arriving in N.B. in 1921 and N.S. in 1923. They can be found everywhere in Canada except the Yukon and North West Territories.
The trout can now be found almost everywhere from Chile to South Africa.
The largest brown trout caught so far on record weighed 42lb 1oz, caught in New Zealand in 2013.
BEST TIME TO FISH FOR
Anytime of the day; but like trout, your success rates will be greater in the spring and fall.
BEST LURES/BAIT TO USE
Other than the traditional worm, you can use a wide variety of different things to catch brown trout. You have the option of crank bait, soft bait, such as worms, spinners, and other things. Find what works the best for you and have fun!