Inspiring and helping everyone to protect wild trout and their habitat

About the Wild Trout Trust

Wild trout are iconic indicators of the health of the river and its wildlife.
The Wild Trout Trust team are experts in river habitat. They spend over 1000 days a year on the river bank or in the river, giving practical advice and delivering habitat projects in partnership with landowners and many other organisations.

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With a focus on practical advice and project work, a small and expert team and very low overheads, we use our funds wisely to deliver real improvements to river habitat for the benefit of trout and all wildlife.
Become a member of WTT and you will be joining a like-minded group striving for wild trout conservation and keen on wild trout fishing. Members receive a copy of our excellent annual journal, Salmo trutta, information-packed newsletters and invitations to members-only trout and grayling fishing events on exclusive beats

    Did You Know...

    Sea trout do not always spawn in their natal streams but will wander into other streams and spawn if they find vacant habitat. This is how trout can naturally populate (or re-populate rivers). How quickly this happens depends on how accessible the ‘empty’ habitat is to trout.

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    About Trout

    Our native trout, Salmo trutta, is a wonderfully diverse and adaptable species. Trout are a clear indicator of whether or not a river or lake is a healthy environment. If trout can thrive, then so will other wildlife. Learn all about trout and their relatives, grayling and arctic charr, by clicking the links below:



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