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Brown Trout

Brown Trout -
Common Name: Brown Trout
Other Names: Bruinforel
Scientific Name: Salmo Trutta

Length: 30 - 75 cm in length

Weight: Average weight of
1.5 - 1.8kg

Habitat: Brown Trout can be found in streams, dams, and flowing rivers. They prefer cold and dams or rivers that are situated with high altitudes such as near mountains. They will thrive in cold, deep bodies of water.

Distribution: Found throughout South Africa namely Western Cape, Kwazulu Natal, Northern Province, Eastern Cape etc.

Bait: Will accept a variety of baits such as crabs, frogs, worms, smaller fish and lizards in nature. There are specific flies and lures that can be purchased to target trout. Brown trout have been known to eat smaller, baby trout in nature. It is not recommended to use trout as bait.

Description: Brown Trout are dark brown coloured on their top half and almost a yellow colour on their underside. They are spotted and have red spots on their tails.

Fishing Strategy: Breeding season is between June and September. It is not recommended to fish for trout during breeding season as females filled with eggs will be caught and stressed. Trout breed in flowing water and eggs released in still water will die. Brown trout are territorial and do they can be found in the same place if the angler returns to the same fishing spot.

Eating Quality:
Excellent Eating Fish.

  • Light tackle will be rewarding
  • Fly fishing
  • A small - medium hook

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