Grilled Ted’s Trout fillet
Grilled Ted’s Trout frozen fillet

Our Farmed Trout

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Why choose to grow and eat farmed trout?

The advantages of trout farming are many and include:

  • providing a consistent supply of a high-quality, healthy food source,
  • reducing pressure on wild-caught stocks, especially since there are no commercial trout fisheries in existence, and
  • offering an extremely efficient, and low-impact method of growing protein.

There are only two options for those who enjoy eating trout: go fishing or buy trout from a reputable trout farmer. We can help you with both options!

How are the trout farmed?

The trout are reared in extremely cold water so the quality and freshness of the fish are assured. Then they are harvested at approximately 1 lb to 1.5 lbs — the size for an 8 oz fillet. We process the trout ourselves in an “Interior Health Approved” on-site processing facility complete with a blast freezer. This enables us to get the trout from the water to the plant — gutted, filleted, de-boned, vacuum-packed and quick-frozen — in under a few hours. Some of the larger trout are smoked, vacuum-packed, and frozen. Trout of all other sizes are sold live, mostly for stocking lakes and ponds.

We, as farmers, need to inform people as best we can about our responsible farming practices. Our small, family-run trout farm is highly regulated by a variety of government ministries such as those governing water use and waste management.

At Ted’s Trout, we are committed to a regimen of monitoring water quality and environmental impact, to maintain our sustainability.

  • No antibiotics or hormones are used in the raising of our trout.
  • Our trout are completely chemical-free, high in protein, Omega-3’s, and low in fat.

To preserve the dwindling landscape of the ‘family farm’, education is paramount in encouraging food lovers everywhere to support ‘buying local’.

Buying Local

  • encourages family farmers to maintain sustainable farming practices,
  • protects food security, and
  • helps keep farming skills and essential knowledge alive, making farming a viable option to pass on to the next generation.