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Trout Farms and How to Gut and Cook Trout

Spring and early summer is a good time of the year for trout fishing.

But if you have never done trout fishing, or you have children or friends who have never gone fishing, then Trout Farms are a good place to start.

A few examples near Toronto

Primrose Trout Farm
595646 Blind Line, Shelburne, ON L0N 1S8

Milford Bay Trout Farm
1224 Hewlitt Rd, Bracebridge, ON P1L 1X4

Linwood Acres Trout Farm
8382 Gilmour Rd, Campbellcroft, ON L0A 1B0
Burd's Family Fishing
13077 ON-48, Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A 7X3

Trout Farms typically charge a small entrance fee and then a fee for every 100 grams of fish you catch. Rates vary on location. Thus while you are paying for it, you are also more likely to actually catch a fish, and this thus makes a good introduction for people who are new to fishing - and not used to the concept of going fishing and perhaps not catching a single bite.

Note - To get your monies worth, in theory it is best to arrive early, catch as many fish as you can, and leave with lots of fish. Sure, it costs you more as per the weight of all the fish you catch, but you only have to pay the entrance fee once. Then you fillet the trouts and keep them in the freezer for whenever you want to eat them.

The video below is from "Outdoor Boys" and shows Luke and the boys fishing at a local trout farm, how to gut a fish, how to fillet a fish, and several different cooking recipes.

Easy Pan Fried Trout Recipe

Makes 6 servings
Cooking time: Varies

2 lbs whole trout fillets
2 Tbsp (30 mL) whole wheat or all-purpose flour
¼ tsp (2 mL) freshly ground pepper
2 Tbsp (30 mL) milk
2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola oil lemon and parsley, optional garnishes
On a plate, mix flour with pepper for dredging the fish.

Place milk in bowl, dip trout in milk and then place on plate to coat with flour on both sides.
In large saucepan, heat canola oil to medium-high. Place fish in pan and fry for approximately 4 – 5 minutes per side or until golden brown.

Allow fish to stand in pan for about 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Garnish with a wedge of lemon.

Goes well with baked potatoes, french fries, and fried/cooked vegetables.

Happy Fishing and Eating!

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