Brown Trout ("Öring") Overview

Brown Trout - Salmo trutta

The trout, Salmo trutta, is loved by the majority of fishermen. A beautiful fish in many forms which are available in many different environments. In the trout family includes: Sea trout, coastal trout, brown trout, lake trout and Power Trout. Unlike the relatives of the grayling and char trout a bit of a loner, as it is usually not possible in large shoals.


The trout are all around Sweden in lakes, rivers, streams, creeks, sea, brackish, salt and fresh water. It is an incredibly widespread species that came to Sweden with the inland ice sheet. Although trout are widespread throughout Sweden as freshwater trout thrives best in the northern parts of the country in cold, clean and oxygen-rich streams. Unfortunately, the trout had to stand back a lot in the expansion of hydroelectric power. The most important thing for trout survival is that it can walk freely in the streams where the trout always return to their birthplace to spawn.

Size and growth

The trout can become quite large, but growth depends very much on how the living conditions are. In northern nutrient-poor water, it may take several years for a trout to reach over a kilo and are often no larger than a few kilos. In other water is the growth phase completely different and trout can reach very high weights.

Record size

Swedish angling record is 15.26 kg of trout and lake trout 17.0 kg.

Fishing tips

The trout likes to stand in the stream edges, stand edges, in holes and outlet. Often the really big individuals are well protected and it can be difficult to access them. They have a strong sense of territory, so it may be worthwhile to "tease to grab" with a bait that stands out. Best time to fish for trout are in dawn and dusk, it is then that the really big leaving their protected to hold and sets off in search of food.

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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