Date: 22 July 2019
Trap data for June
As the winter season progresses so the number of trout reaching the trap increases. A total of 160 trout were documented this month compared to 60 in May. This trend is likely to continue over the coming months.
Compared to June last year there is a significant improvement in the size and condition of the trout – very good news for anglers. Our graphs and tables show improvements across the board for brown and rainbow trout.
Larger average lengths and weights are good to see. Yet for many anglers, the most significant observation will be the improvement in condition factor (CF). This translates to healthy well-fed fish, that not only provide a challenge to land but are good to eat – important to those who choose to harvest trout.
The increased size and condition of trout passing through the trap echoes reports from anglers, retailers and accommodation providers, who are all in buoyant mood and optimistic for the season ahead.
|June 2019||June 2018|
|Brown trout female||Brown trout male||Rainbow trout female||Rainbow trout male||Total||Total rainfall (mm)||Brown trout female||Brown trout male||Rainbow trout female||Rainbow trout male||Total||Total rainfall (mm)|
|Average length (mm)||591||614||532||504||578||597||483||490|
|Max length (mm)||660||720||585||560||660||680||535||555|
|Average weight (kg)||2.7||2.8||1.8||1.6||2.5||2.5||1.3||1.3|
|Max weight (kg)||3.7||4.1||2.3||2.1||3.5||3.9||1.8||2.3|