'Triploid' A Dirty Word?

While some will shake their heads at the IGFA certifying Adam Konrad’s 43-pound, 10-ounce rainbow trout as a world record because it originally escaped from a commercial fish farm, others will ask, “Where do I get some triploids for my private trout stream?” “About seven years ago, according to www.trophytroutguide.com, some 500,000 triploids escaped into Lake Diefenbaker from a commercial fish farm. The fish escaped through a hole in a net pen created by an ice flow, according to the Web site. Thriving on perfect forage conditions, many of the trout currently weigh more than 20 pounds. And several fish in the 30-pound range are caught each year.” Mark Morical in The Olympian.

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