tbt When I lived in Iran ، rainbow trout !
Iran’s climate features four seasons. Although it is generally a dry country, we have provinces with a considerable amount of rain and snow fall. The northern and western regions ares where most of the rivers flow, and in these rivers you will find trout. Brown trout is native in Iran, and it exists in the rivers that now or once were connected to the Caspian Sea. We also have a subspecies of brown trout (Salmo trutta caspius), which is a sea-run trout native only to Iran. Unfortunately, because of unregulated fishing and mismanagement, this fish is on the verge of extinction.
Other freshwater sport fish include pike, catfish, carp, perch, and zander. Rainbow trout were introduced to Iranian rivers in the late ’50s to early ’60s for the purpose of sport fishing. Currently, rainbows are found in the majority of the rivers in the regions mentioned above.
In the last 25 years or so, private sport fisheries and fish farming businesses have bloomed. In my province, Chaharmahal, we have a lot of rivers, and each river has quite a few fisheries. Opening up too many fisheries on the rivers without proper studies has caused other problems for the rivers, the environment and the native fish.