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Brown Trout

Brown trout are indigenous to mountains waters of Central and Western Europe. They vary in colour form. The two differentiating features of brown trout are (i) red orange spots on the body (II) edge of the adipose fins is tipped with red. Trout belong to family Salmonidae which form part of lthe order Isospondyli, meaning equal ‘vertdbrae’. All fish belonging to this group have the air bladder connected to the gullet by a pneumatic duct and the pelvic fins are abdominal in position. It was intr4oduced in 1899. Later the stock was sent to Himachal Ptradesh and Uttar Ptadesh.

Rainbow Trout: Rainbow trout are natives of the Sacramento River region, on the West Coast of the USAR but have been successfully introduced into the waters of many countries. The species thrives best in the temperature ranging between 30 to 150C. There are two types of rainbow trout, the Contonental which do not migraare to the sea. Their body is comparatively short and deep; more elongated in males than females. Colour variable depending on size, age and character of water; silvery on side with irregular located dark spot and sides showing a red band and blotches; belly merely plain. It was also introduced for the first time in Kashmir during 1909 and later distributed to Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh waters.

All in all the Brown trout is a very fine game fish and makes excellent eating.

The Rainbow that do not breed in the river and are escapees from the local fisheries. Being used to fishery feeding they are easily caught and rarely grow beyond a pound in the river.

The Brown Trout is a native of European waters and were introduced to Himalayan streams first in Kashmir in the 1860’s and later from there to the Beas in the 1920’s.The legend that they followed everywhere the British army and empire went, its officers insisting on fishing it for sport can’t be far off the mark as they are found almost everywhere, from North to South America to Japan to Korea to New Zealand to the Himalayas.

A typical brown trout has a brown or yellow-brown body, with black spots on the back, sides, dorsal fin and tail, especially the upper portion. There are also some red or bright orange spots scattered down the sides of most brown trout, sometimes with light blue halos. The tail is square-ended on most mature fish. And don't stick you fingers or thumb in the mouth of a brown trout. They've got teeth down there and could very well take the digit off.

Brown trout are closely related to the Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar), and share many of the same river systems in Northern Europe. Like the salmon, brown trout sometimes swim out to sea and return to the rivers as sea trout. Sea trout can be found in many European waters, but the most famous place in the world to catch large sea- run brown trout is undoubtably Tierra del Fuego's Rio Grande River (Argentina), where fish weighing 10-25 pounds are common.