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…


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

Smelt or silveries - Retropinna-retropinna The Maori name for smelt is pōrohe or paraki. Better known in Canterbury as a…


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…


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…


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…


Brown Trout – Salmo trutta – Identification and Introduction Guide

Brown Trout Salmo trutta - Colouration, Identification, and Introduction into New Zealand. All the trout pictured on this page are…


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