Story: Trout and salmon

Rainbow trout distribution

Rainbow trout distribution

Two things are apparent about the distribution of rainbow trout. First, they are a northern fish, occurring above the Coromandel Peninsula (and beyond the spawning range of brown trout). Second, they are mainly a lake fish, clustered around rivers with large lakes in their catchments.

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Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research

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Carl Walrond, 'Trout and salmon - Rainbow trout', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 December 2023)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008