Story: Freshwater fishing

Rainbow trout (2nd of 3)

Rainbow trout

Rainbow trout were introduced from California from the early 1880s. Unlike brown trout, which quickly became established, rainbow trout had only limited introductions, and are less widespread. Most large populations are in river systems with lakes in them.

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Carl Walrond, 'Freshwater fishing - An imported tradition', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 April 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008