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Old 24-08-2006, 12:20 PM
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Thought I would share this link showing photos of the various brown trout 'subspecies' found in Europe. I was particularly impressed by the Turkish Trout. Click the link and you will see what I mean!

http://www.qub.ac.uk/bb/prodohl/Trou...ut_gallery.htm

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That is a great find Alex, very interesting. Goes to show what a great fish the brownie is. Fully adaptive to its environment...

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That's very interesting, thanks for posting it. It's similar to looking at all the different strains of Rainbow or Cutthroat trout in North America. They take on a unique look based on the environment in which they evolved.
The brown trout here are all said to be of the Loch Leven or the German "Von Behr" strain. Would love to have the time and money to pursue some of those shown in that gallery.

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And there are many more than these, even within our own islands there are plenty of strains of brownie. In Ireland it is possible in many cases to tell which individual lough the fish come from.

I was also surprised not to see the Slovenian marbled trout (is that a brownie?) and the trout bearing a distinct parr pattern even in adulthood that you catch on both sides of the Pyrenees.
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intersting page the switzerland trout look good.

can't believe they have left out the best of all though - the lough neagh dollaghan. the melvin fish are good don't get me wrong.
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I was also surprised not to see the Slovenian marbled trout (is that a brownie?)...QUOTE]

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Look a bit closer (5th row down, left hand side). Interestingly, the marble trout is considered by many to be a completely seperate species. They seem to have large heads, sharp teeth and slim bodies compared to brown trout. However, marbles and browns breed very successfully (in fact this phenomenon very nearly wiped out the pure strain of Slovene marble trout completely.) The species was only recovered after a pure strain was found in the Zadlascica above impassable falls in it's headwaters. This was in the early nineties. Since then, the local angling authorities have done a fantastic job, rearing pure marbles in their own hatchery. Pure marble trout are now once again common through the whole of the upper Soca system.

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intersting page the switzerland trout look good.

can't believe they have left out the best of all though - the lough neagh dollaghan. the melvin fish are good don't get me wrong.

I have never fished for Dollaghan so cannot say if they are the best ,but i have caught plenty of Melvins trout and can say they are some of the finest trout i have ever caught in the UK and Ireland .



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HI everyone
This is one native trout from my country,Montenegro(southeast of Europe)

salmo dentex....our domestic name for this trout is "strun".....
lives in rivers Morača and Zeta

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Melvin was mentioned. Work done by Queen's University Belfast(link to the turkish trout!) shows there are 4 distinct types of trout.1 the sonnaghan which live in the deeper water,2 Gillaroo which live close to the sandy bays 3 brown trout which are quite rare and 4 the Ferox. They all have distinct colourings and when hooked behave differently. I work at QUB and had wanted to study the DNA of the stomachs of these fish but there was no money! So I had to go back and teach Anatomy. Maybe next year!
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Brown trout from Zeta river,Montenegro

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