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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

Up-to-date information can be found elsewhere in Te Ara.



Brown Trout

(Salmo trutta). Browns from Great Britain were established in Tasmania in 1864. A few browns were hatched at Christchurch from a consignment of Tasmanian eggs received in 1867, but it is doubtful whether any were released. The first successful liberation is regarded as that made in the Water of Leith, Dunedin, in 1869, when trout hatched from Tasmanian eggs, received in 1867, were released. Further shipments of browns from Tasmania during the 1870s, and other varieties, such as Loch Leven and sea trout from Great Britain, were hatched and released throughout New Zealand.

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