« back to encyclopedia search results
Salmon Trout (SalmoTrutta)
This is an increasingly rare fish in British waters, and one whose habits experts still don"t truly understand.
Sometimes known as Sea Trout in England - and Sewin in Wales - this is a Brown Trout that has somehow adapted to salt as well as fresh water. They are migratory fish (in the same way as salmon) - ranging from North Africa to Iceland.
Maximum length is about 3 feet (1 metre), and their skin is shiny-grey on the back, turning to silver on the belly; they can have either red or black spot markings.
They are considered by many to be more culinary desirability than wild salmon - having a paler, more delicate flesh, but should be treated in the same way.