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A Brown Trout trophy fish mount from Gray Taxidermy is handcrafted in the U.S. We combine over fifty years of experience and skilled craftsmanship to ensure that your custom trophy mount exceeds your expectations of what a perfect custom fish mount should look like.
Our skilled artists take pride in capturing the rich beauty and realism of nature that each unique marine species bring. A fish mount from Gray Taxidermy will capture and commemorate a memory of a life time. We are able to transform raw materials into the ultimate representation of an angler's most notable achievement. Great attention to detail and true craftsmanship is our motto while we continue to serve customers around the world. Gray Taxidermy goes to great lengths to ensure the precise color and characteristics are resembled in your custom fish mount.
- Available Sizes: 21" - 31"
- Details: Fired-Enamel Glass Eye
- Product Options: Wood Plaque, Custom Base, 360°
Scientific Name: Salmo trutta
Average Size: 40 - 60 lbs.
Location & Habitat: Brown Trout are native to Europe and have been introduced all over the world. They were introduced into Tasmania from England in 1864. The Brown Trout spawn only if there is sufficient water velocity and depth over suitable gravel beds. Most lakes and rivers in Tasmania maintain their own populations, but in some cases, waters are stocked solely for angling purposes. Brown trout form the basis of an extensive recreational fishery contributing millions of dollars to the Tasmanian economy annually.
Description: Brown Trouts are an elongated thick-bodied fish. They have a dorsal fin high on their back, and further forward than the pelvic fins. They have an adipose fin, a lateral line and small scales. The mouth extends back past the eyes.The colour is highly variable depending on their age, habitat and life history. Lake populations are generally silver, but often show darker colouration ranging from brown or dark green along the back, with dark spots. River populations are usually darker and often have bright red spots surrounded by pale halos, and sea-run populations are usually silver all over. Spawning fish become darker on the sides and back, with a yellow belly.
The spawning behaviour of brown trout is similar to that of the closely related Atlantic salmon. A typical female produces about 900 eggs per pound of body weight at spawning. Brown trout can live to ages of 20 years. But as with the Atlantic salmon, a high proportion of males die after spawning, and probably fewer than 20% of anadromous female kelts recover from spawning. The migratory forms grow to significantly larger sizes for their age due to abundant forage fish in the waters where they spend most of their lives. Brown trout are active both by day and by night and are opportunistic feeders.