Story: Freshwater fishing

Jumping rainbow trout

Jumping rainbow trout

An angler holds onto his rod as a rainbow trout jumps out of the water. Rainbow trout have a reputation as stronger fighters than brown trout, which tend to swim around doggedly when hooked (although they can also jump). Rainbow trout can take off on long runs and jump out of the water.

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Carl Walrond, 'Freshwater fishing - Fly fishing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 May 2023)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008