Rainbow trout

Oncorhynchus mykiss


Rainbow trout measure up to 80 cm in length, and weigh up to 10 kg.


The tender meat has a fine taste, and can be smoked, cooked, fried or baked.

Nutrition infos

Trout is a source of valuable omega-3 fatty acids as well as iron and copper, which help to produce red blood cells and the pigment haemoglobin.


Global GAP

Natural habitat

Originally native to north-western America and south-western Canada, the rainbow trout has also been found in European waters since 1882.


They live in rivers and lakes, but prefer fast-flowing and clear alpine streams. Trout are shoaling fish, and leave to find their own territory when they age.


Rainbow trout hunt both on the surface and under water. They feed on insects, small fish, and small animals such as frogs and worms.


In addition to the numerous dark spots on its skin, the trout is recognisable by the metallic bright red band along its body.


In the second half of the 19th century, trout were bred in England as a food fish for the Royal court, and naturalised as angling fish in the free waters of Europe. Today, they are part of the normal fish

Fishing method

net enclosures

Net enclosures are installations for fish farming in natural waters such as ponds, rivers or the open sea. They consist of a buoyant carrier system and a net in which the fish are kept. Net enclosures facilitate feeding, inspection and harvesting without preventing the continuous exchange with the surrounding water and thus free fresh water supply.

Fishing area(s)


Fishing method

net enclosures