Despite its name, it can be of almost every colour from silver (Sea Trout) to black, with a dark back and a lighter belly; the sides are covered with spots and rings of many colours; the tail is not forked. Found all over the British Isles in lakes or rivers, where the water is clean and well aerated. It feeds on insects and larvae, shellfish, worms and small fish. According to the locality adult Trout may weigh from a few ounces to several pounds. The largest Brown Trout angled* was 10 lbs. 6 oz.
* up to 1958.