Brook Trout | Salvelinus fontinalis

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Common Name: Brook Trout
Species Name: Salvelinus fontinalis

The Brook trout is also known as Brook Char and Brookie. Brook trout are striking in appearance with the body colour being dark olive green to dark brown on the back with a marbled pattern of greens through white that extends up the dorsal fin. The flanks are heavily spotted with light olive green and red pink spots. The brook trouts belly area is a silvery white to silver pink these all colours intensify at spawning. The pelvic, pectoral and anal fins are reddish to dark grey continuing to a distinct black stripe with a striking white border. Brook trout can grow to around 6kg in Australian water but are most commonly caught to around the 2kg mark.
New South Wales and Tasmania

Light Tackle

Wet or Dry Fly, Minnows, spinners, Jigs, Spoons and Soft plastics.

Worms, Insects, Insect Larvae, Freshwater Shrimp, Yabbies and Small Fish.

Brook Trout Size and Bag Limits

Please Note: Bag limits, minimum and maximum lengths are subject to change and review by your State Fisheries Department.


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