Story: Volcanic Plateau region

Releasing juvenile trout

Releasing juvenile trout

After trout were introduced to New Zealand waters, their numbers sometimes became too great (with an impact on fish size) or too few. This man is releasing juvenile trout (‘fry’) into Lake Rotorua to build up stocks in the 1920s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: 1/4-002059; F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Volcanic Plateau region - The lure of trout', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 May 2015