Rainbow | Brown | Tiger | Brook
Stock Your Pond with Top Quality Trout
There are many great reasons to stock trout in your Alberta pond:
Sport fishing for you, your family and friends
A reliable source of heart-healthy fish for your dinner table
Reduce freshwater shrimp and insect larvae clogging your irrigation intake screens
Fewer mosquitoes with active aeration (oxygen) system
Create a more balanced and healthy pond ecosystem
Actively manage clean water for livestock watering
Predatory bird watching
Potential increase in land resale value
Whatever your reason, Smoky Trout Farm has quality Rainbow, Brown, Brook and Tiger trout for you. Our fish are raised without hormones or antibiotics in a biosecure barn that is free of whirling disease. Our recirculation facility has a very low net water use, with higher water reuse rates than the vast majority of indoor fish farms in operation. Over 99.8% of our water is continually recirculated with only about 0.2% of new makeup water used on a net daily basis. You can be confident in the safety and sustainability of our trout and what you catch in your pond.
We pride ourselves on having a VERY HIGH repeat customer rate. Many of our customers pre-order fish for the following year when taking delivery or picking up their fish order.
Our fish are sized by WEIGHT. Fish grown at different temperatures and feed rates will be different proportions. Our production is based on weight and that is the most consistent way to size our fish.
Alberta Fish Culture Licence
It's mandatory to have a provincial Fish Culture Licence. You must have it before your pick up your fish (can't be ordered at the time of pick-up).
2019 Fish Pricing, Again
2020 was tough.
One thing we're sure of in 2021:
Fish prices aren't going up.
Classic, easy to grow and popular for good reason. Our Rainbow Trout orders come with a 5% bonus top-up on every order of over 100 fish.
Small Rainbow Trout are easy to transport, great for populating your pond, and can achieve good growth rates with supplementary feeding.
Mid-size Rainbow Trout are available in both stocking seasons, give you a head start on size, and can surprise you with growth gains.
Large 10- 12" and 12"+ Rainbows must be ordered in the spring. We need a full summer of fish husbandry in the barn to achieve size and weight.
4-6"– $2.25 each – Spring only
5-7"– $2.75 each – Spring only
6-8"– $3.25 each – Spring or Fall*
7-9"–$3.95 each – Spring or Fall*
8-10"– $4.95 each – Spring or Fall*
10-12"– $5.95 each – Fall only
12"+ (over 1lb avg)–$6.95/LB – Fall only, minimum 20lb order
*Get your Alberta Fish Culture License
Larger stock sizes than 2020 and available for Spring stocking for the first time.
*Brown Trout need to be added to your Alberta Fish Culture License.
6-8”– $4.25 each
7-9"– $4.95 each
For Fall 2021 we have a small run of Brook Trout available.
*Brook Trout need to be added to your Alberta Fish Culture License.
5-7" - $3.25 each
6-8" - $3.75 each
New for Alberta's license holders in 2021. After years of the aquaculture industry and Alberta Environment and Parks working together, Tiger Trout are now available.
As a temporary measure, Tiger Trout can be stocked by Fish Culture License holders who already have Rainbow Trout listed on their license for the introductory 2021 season.
This is an exciting development and we're eager to help you add Tiger Trout to your pond. Here are some things for you to consider:
Tiger Trout require careful fish husbandry in the first year of life. Since our facility picked up eggs in January 2021 the earliest availability is Fall 2021.
Fall stocking of fingerlings is only viable in ponds that have aeration to overwinter the fish.
In the first year of growth, Tiger Trout require consistent feed and we strongly recommend that you purchase fish feed to ensure that you see weight gains in your Tiger Trout.
Alberta Environment and Parks has noticed that ponds stocked with Tiger Trout as the dominant, or most plentiful, species population do not do well for longevity. Please discuss your stocking plans with us so we can help you make the most of your Tiger Trout.
5-7" - $4.25 each - Fall 2021
6-8" - $4.75 each - Fall 2021