Northern Trout Fisheries

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All About Northern Trout

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Combining the strength of our farms throughout the North of England and Scotland, we have decades of farming experience and trading knowledge to draw upon to meet your requirements...

Northern Trout has been successfully hatching and growing trout and salmon from sites in the North Yorkshire Dales and Dumfries for over 35 years. The business of Brow Well Fisheries Ltd. was established by Jonathan Jowett, who is "still at the helm" and he will have celebrated forty years as the Managing Director in September 2020; having grown the business from one farm, close to the picturesque village of Grassington, to nine sites at it's peak.

During 2019 and 2020 three farms were sold in the Yorkshire Dales leaving a total of six sites - four in the Yorkshire Dales and two in Scotland - to concentrate on eggs, fry and fingerling fish for growing on in other waters and restocking fish respectively.

Our two Scottish sites, just outside Moffat in Dumfries, came online in 2007 and 2017 and benefit from the manager, Matthew Baxter living on site, or just  next door! "Ae Fishery" based funnily enough in the tiny village of Ae, incorporates the Barony site - and are within walking distance of each other - specialising in restocking Rainbow, Blue and Brown trout, not to mention Brook, Golden and Tiger trout. Between the two farms over 100 tonnes per annum of top quality trout are produced:

For more information, see Ae's separate website.

In between the purchase of our two sites in Scotland, 2009 saw the acquisition of our site at Howkeld near Pickering, North Yorkshire (or the East Riding to be precise)! Autumn 2012 saw the addition of two further sites expanding output closer to the original site near Grassington. So always with our valued customers in mind, in 2014 we decided to simplify things by trading as Northern Trout across all sites.

Our six farms produce over 5 million fish annually, making us one of the largest producers of fry and fingerlings in the country. The fundamental reason for the continuing success of our sites is the pure 'bug free' spring-fed water supply. This provides ideal conditions for the production of fast growing, hardy, disease-free trout eminently suited for stocking all types of waters. We supply small garden ponds to the largest lakes and reservoirs and over many years have developed our own brood stock of Brown, Rainbow and Blue trout. The excellent growing conditions, coupled with our technological expertise and vast experience [See Consultancy] enables us to supply all size of fish throughout the year, be they mixed-sex, all female or triploid, from eggs through to monster trout of over 9kg (20lbs)!

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