The magnificent atlantic salmon

Accessibility and chances to catch it

Where to find it

Mainly in salmon rivers (it usually lives at sea, but comes back to its natal river to spawn)

Why anglers like it

  • It is very aggressive
  • Its delicate meat is exquisite

Pro tips and tricks

How to recognize it

  • Average length: 50 to 100 cm.
  • Its body is light-colored with dark spots.
  • Its back is brown, green or blue and has large dark spots. Its flanks are silvery. The salmon turns darker when it is in a river.
  • It has a large mouth with strong teeth.
  • Large and highly visible scales.
  • Completely black salmons are rare. This happens when the salmons are blind.
  • Consult the detailed fact sheet (in French only).

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