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Mossat Trout Fishery

Fly fishing in Aberdeenshire

Rainbow  Trout  - Are the most common species of trout. Famous for it's acrobatic aerial displays and very long runs to avoid being caught. Instead of heading for cover when hooked as many other trout will do, rainbows will often leap out of the water and then continue these leaps until they are either landed or manage to break free.


Brown Trout - Highly regarded amongst anglers as a prize catch.They are typically streamlined, with brown background colouration varying to yellow and with black, orange or red spots. Brown trout are quite cautious fish but good to catch on dry fly.


Golden Rainbow Trout  - Raised under artificial fish culture conditions. They can be very easily seen by the angler due to their bright golden colour. Provide fun casting as they can be targeted at when they are swimming near the surface. The lochs are regularly stocked with a variety of high quality trout ranging from 1½lb - 15lb+


American Brook Trout - Distinguishing features are a big jaw and white coloured tips on their fins. They prefer to be near the bottom of the loch so often caught with lures.


Blue Trout  - A mutation that occurs in hatchery production of rainbow trout produces these hard fighting trout. They have a distinct blue colour when looked at from above and tend to give a very hard fight when caught.

Species of stocked trout

Throughout the year we stock our lochs with high quality and hard fighting trout , including some of the following species: