Trout spawning in tiny streams

Trout have started spawning in some parts of the country where water temperatures are low.

It is worth remembering that trout will spawn in streams less than a metre wide, and that we need to recognise the importance of these tiny, seemingly insignificant systems which some might (and do) consider drains or ditches. 

This tweet from the Ness Fisheries boards shows a video of trout that has moved from a loch to a burn spawn in a burn no more than a metre wide. 

To find out more about trout spawning, visit our Trout Lifecycle page, including more videos of spawning trout and a trout lifecycle poster which you can download.