NANFA-- What Brown Trout Eat

George Arndt (
Sun, 03 Jun 2001 04:55:53 -0400

I would like to quote page 581 of the book FRESHWATER FISHES OF VIRGINIA by
Robert Jenkins and Noel Burkhead.

quote page 581:

Food habits of brown trout vary .....
Larger fish seek larger food items and are often dominantly piscivorous. In
a Virginia stream, brown trout larger than 280 mm TL exhibited the shift to
fishes, taking a variety of species .... We found a 500-mm TL brown trout
that had suffocated by engulfing a 330-mm brown. the head of the latter
extended into the stomach and the anterior body filled the gill cavity of
its captor....

end of quote.

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