The renowned brook trout

Accessibility and chances to catch it

Also known as

Speckled trout, brook charr, squaretail, mud trout

Where to find it

Lakes, rivers and creeks

Why anglers like it

  • It is accessible and available in large quantities
  • It bites easily and puts up a fight when it is hooked
  • Its meat is recognized as one of the best.

Pro tips and tricks

How to recognize it

  • Average length: 20 to 30 cm.
  • The male’s abdomen is bright orange.
  • Its body is dark with lighter spots
  • Its back is olive green to almost black with a marbled pattern.
  • Its flanks have little red spots surrounded by a blue halo.
  • Its fins have black and white edges.
  • It has a large mouth with prominent teeth
  • Consult the detailed fact sheet (in French only).

Good to know

Required licence : Sport fishing (except Atlantic salmon)