The back and dorsal fin is marbled dark olive, the sides are covered in yellow spots contrasting with distinctive red spots surrounded by blue halos.
Brook char do not coexist well with trout. Where there are good numbers of char there are seldom any trout.
The brook char is generally easily caught and it is claimed it cannot resist any lures or flies showing red colour.
Brook char are found in several inland lakes and streams. Stream fish are usually small but lake populations can provide good fisheries.