Trout Fishing in Afghanistan

March 11, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

Virtual Angler blogger Nick Mills tells an interesting story about an abortive attempt to catch trout in Afghanistan and his subsequent research, which turned up some history on the country’s brown trout, which were first mentioned in the writings of Herodotus and Marco Polo. “As for the origin of the brown trout, Jean-José wrote a book, La pêche à la truite en Afghanistan, in which he theorizes that the trout migrated from Europe in meltwater streams at the end of the last Ice Age.” In Maine Today.