Your question: Are there wild rainbow trout in Scotland?

What is loch trout?

Loch Trout describes zoologically the rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). It is bred on the Scottish coastal areas, called Lochs, where cold, clear spring water from the Scottish Highlands mixes with the salty water of the Atlantic and grow to considerable size under optimal conditions.

Is rainbow trout farmed or wild?

At a Glance. Rainbow trout and Brook trout are the most common freshwater fish farmed in Canada. Rainbow trout that spend part of their life at sea or are farmed in saltwater are referred to as Steelhead trout.

What is the most common fish in Scotland?

Haddock. The most popular whitefish species in Scotland and fished all around the coast.

How big are trout in Scotland?

In northern and Highland waters, adult trout tend to by small due to prolonged winter cold and the short season when food is abundant. An adult brown trout in this type of water may reach around 20 centimetres after several years; whereas a trout of similar age in a richer lowland loch may be several times this size.

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