Story: Freshwater fishing

Chinook salmon (3rd of 3)

Chinook salmon

Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), also known as quinnat salmon, were introduced in the early 1900s. Ova from the McLoud River in California were released into the Hakataramea River, a tributary of the Waitaki River in North Otago. From there they became established in other eastern South Island rivers – notably the Rangitātā, Rakaia and Waimakariri.

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Carl Walrond, 'Freshwater fishing - An imported tradition', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 July 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008