Story: Freshwater fishing

Releasing trout fingerlings

Releasing trout fingerlings

Men from the Hāwera trout hatchery in South Taranaki carry trout fingerlings in pails for release into a local stream in the 1920s. Most acclimatisation societies had their own hatcheries. They continued to hatch trout and release them long after the fish had successfully established wild populations that sustained themselves through natural spawning.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, J. R. Wall Collection
Reference: 1/2-017680; G
Photograph by John Reginald Wall

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Carl Walrond, 'Freshwater fishing - An imported tradition', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18238/releasing-trout-fingerlings (accessed 15 November 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008