Brook trout ("Bäckröding ") Overview


Brook trout - Salvelinus fontinalis

Brook trout thrive in cold, oxygen-rich streams and small creeks.
Have a marbled or flamfläckig back, otherwise it has the usual characteristics of the char as white fenkanter.
They eat everything from fish, worms and insects.

Population

The species were released in Sweden and Europe during the late 1800s. Unlike example. Arctic char thrive as brook trout well in Southern Sweden, the water can be a bit warmer, provided that the oxygen content is high.

Size and growth

At 2 to 4 years will brook trout usually mature for spawning. It plays in the fall and then turn to running / flowing streams with gravel bottoms.
It usually grows rapidly, however, so are rarely over a kilo. Life: Approx 5 years.

Record size

Swedish record: 2.6 kg.

Most efficient fishing methods

Information below is based upon thousands of real catch reports from the past two years.
Winter
  1. Pimpel - maggot
  2. Fly fishing (two handed) - Dead fish
Spring
  1. Håvning - Shrimp
  2. Spinning - Spinners small (0-5 gr)
  3. Fly fishing (one handed) - Flies - Dry Fly
  4. Angling - Mask
  5. Fly fishing (one handed) - Fly - Salmon / Sea trout
  6. Spinning - Spinners between (6-12 grams)
  7. Spinning - Spinners large (over 12 grams)
  8. Ice fishing - maggot
  9. Fly fishing (one handed) - Fly - Nymph
  10. Fly fishing (one handed) - Flies - Streamers
Summer
  1. Spinning - Spinners small (0-5 gr)
  2. Angling - Mask
  3. Spinning - Spinners between (6-12 grams)
  4. Fly fishing (one handed) - Flies - Dry Fly
  5. Fly fishing (two handed) - Fly - Nymph
  6. Fly fishing (two handed) - Fly - Tub fly
  7. Angling - SPOON
  8. Fly fishing (one handed) - Flies - Streamers
  9. Spinning - SPOON
  10. Trolling - Wobbler small (0-10 cm)
Autumn
  1. Fly fishing (one handed) - Fly - Nymph
  2. Fly fishing (one handed) - Flies - Dry Fly
  3. Angling - maggot
  4. Fly fishing (one handed) - Fly - Boobies
  5. Spinning - Spinners small (0-5 gr)
  6. Fly fishing (one handed) - Flies - Streamers
  7. Angling - Mask

Brook trout, Avg. Weight (gr)







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