Freshwater Fishes

Rudd – Coarse Fish Species – New Zealand Freshwater Fishes

The Rudd Scardinius erythophthalmus One of the species of coarse fish that we target here in Canterbury is the much…

14/05/2015

Common Smelt – Retropinna-retropinna – is better known in Canterbury as a silvery

Smelt or silveries Better known in Canterbury as a silvery, common smelt have a distinct cucumber smell when freshly caught. It measures…

29/11/2014

Big Landlocked Salmon caught in Lake Hawea

Big Landlocked Salmon from Lake Hawea, Otago Landlocked salmon don't usually grow very large. Only limited information is available on…

29/11/2014

Mackinaw Trout or Lake Char – Salvelinus namaycush – Lake Pearson-Canterbury

Mackinaw Trout The first shipment of Mackinaw trout - Salvelinus namaycush (also known as lake char or lake trout) arrived…

28/11/2014

Rainbow Trout – Oncorhynchus mykiss – Identification Guide

Rainbow Trout Oncorhynchus mykiss According to the late Bob McDowall in his book Gamekeepers for the Nation, these early Auckland…

27/11/2014

Brown Trout – Salmo trutta – Identification and Introduction Guide

Brown Trout Salmo trutta - Colouration, Identification, and Introduction into New Zealand The brown trout has been by far the…

07/11/2014

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