The growth of brown trout

Worthington, E.B. and Swynnerton, G.H. (1939) The growth of brown trout. In: Seventh annual report for the year ending 31st March 1939. Ambleside, UK, Freshwater Biological Association, pp. 66-71. (Annual Report, Freshwater Biological Association, Ambleside)

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An article discussing the factors affecting the rate of growth of brown trout, detailing the research udnertaken at Wray Castle, designed to clarify the influencing factors in different waters and investigate what would be required to increase their size. The article considers factors such as alkalinity, total hardness, the presence of coarse fish in the waterbodies and competition for food. Previous work undertaken on brown trout in Ireland by other authors is reviewed. A figure showing average growth rate of brown trout in five lakes, as determined from their scales (Lough Derg, Windermere, Loch Leven, Ullswater, Haweswater).

Item Type: Book Section
Title: The growth of brown trout
Personal Creator/Author:
Worthington, E.B.
Swynnerton, G.H.
Title of Book: Seventh annual report for the year ending 31st March 1939
Refereed: No
Series Name: Annual Report, Freshwater Biological Association, Ambleside
Page Range: pp. 66-71
Date: 1939
Publisher: Freshwater Biological Association
Place of Publication: Ambleside, UK
Issuing Agency: Freshwater Biological Association
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coarse fish; pH effects; Water hardness; Food availability; Limnology; England; Lake District
Subjects: Biology
Item ID: 5117
Depositing User: Mrs Christine Davey
Date Deposited: 10 May 2011 17:22
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:22
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