- The average length of the brown
trout is 16 inches and generally they
weigh only a few pounds. In streams the
coloring is a light brown with silvery
sides and pronounced black spots on the
back whereas in large lakes or in the
sea the overall coloration is silvery.
- The brown trout is native to Europe
and western Asia and was introduced into
North America in 1883. It can be found
in most waters in Canada with the exeption
of Prince Edward Island and Manitoba.
- Brown trout spawn in late autumn to
early winter in shallow, gravelly waters.
The female digs the redd where she lays
about 2000 eggs. This species is carnivorous
and feed on insects, crustaceans especially
crayfish, molluscs, salamanders, frogs
TO MAN - The brown trout has enjoyed
only limited success as a game fish in
Canadian waters because it is difficult