Sea trout and fjord-trout are the same kind of fish, with the exception that fjord-trout stay in the fjord and do not swim out into the sea.
Fjord Trout are characterized by being well-nourished in addition to being incredibly beautiful with their reddish, brownish and yellowish tinge. Most of the fish are range in size from 40 to 60 cm. Cardio-factor* often varies from 1.4 to 1.6 but very rarely below 1.1. This makes the trout indomitable fighters. A well-nourished fjord-trout often tastes better than a classic sea trout! A fjord-trout around 3-4 kg may be said to be larger than average. Sea trout are seawater residents and more shiny while they may be considerably larger than the trout that choose to stay in the fjord.
Anglers often refer to “grønlændere”, a term used to describe small undeveloped fish and “non-spawning fish” which as the name suggests are fish that for some reason choose not to spawn in a given year.
Minimum length: 40 cm
Close season: 16. november – 15. januar
Due to a variety of conservation initiatives, fish in ”spawning dress” meaning ”colored” fish are protected. The male is easily recognized by its dark golden color and the ”hook” in the lower mouth, whereas females are dull gray (not blank), and a common trait for both sexes are that there are no loose scales. In the close season completely shiny fish with loose scales can be caught. Not sure if a fish is colored or shiny, then allow the fish the benefit of the doubt!
Steelhead and rainbow trout are the same species, but Rainbows are freshwater only, and Steelhead are anadromous. This term means that the fish spends the early part of its life in fresh water and the rest at sea. Steelheads are characterized by their vibrant colors of reddish-pink on a background of steely-silver.
Minimum length: None.
Close season: None.