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.


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.
 Unfortunately there is no statistics yet for this fish species in this area.

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