Category Archives: Sea-Run Brown Trout

Sea-run brown trout spend at least part of their life-cycle at sea. They then return to freshwater rivers to spawn. It is thought that they do this more than once over their lifespan. Sea-run trout are common in the surf off river mouths in the spring and summer as they hunt smelt. A fresh sea-run brown trout will be bright silver in colour and have bright orange flesh much like a sea-run salmon. There is no evidence that rainbow trout in New Zealand migrate to sea in the same way as brown trout. Sea-run rainbow trout are known as steelhead in North America.

Whitebait Streamer Fly – Make your whitebait stand out in a crowd

Whitebait Streamer Fly.

Whitebait Streamer Fly for Sea-Run Trout Fishing by Chris Tonkin Whitebait Streamer Fly consists of a gold tinsel body, a few long wisps of deer hair, and nothing else. The first of the smelt runs appear in South Westland rivers about mid-October, adding a further dimension to some very interesting tidal fishing. River mouths with adjacent shallow tidal More...

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Johnny Richards with a big sea-run brown trout caught at the Rakaia River mouth.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, October 21st, 2018
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Rakaia River Mouth a Top Spot for Sea-Run Trout Fishing

Home » Trout » Sea-Run Brown Trout Surf fishing the Rakaia River mouth at first light for kahawai and sea-run brown trout. Rakaia River Mouth Sea-Run Trout Fishing Some years the Rakaia River can experience unusually More...

Brent Marshall with an 11.6lb sea-sea-run brown trout from the Taieri River, south of Dunedin. Sea-run trout.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, October 27th, 2017
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Sea-run Trout in the Shag, Clutha, Toko and Taieri Rivers

Sea-run Trout in the Taieri River by Brad Martin Brent Marshall with an 11.6lb sea-sea-run brown trout from the Taieri River, just south of Dunedin. The birds were singing their song, our feet were damp from the More...

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By Allan Burgess On Friday, March 25th, 2016
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Sea-Run Brown Trout Video – migrate to sea but spawn in rivers

Home » Trout » Sea-Run Brown Trout Sea-Run Brown Trout Fishing in Canterbury Video: Sea-Run Trout Fishing in Canterbury New Zealand Description: Sea-Run Trout Fishing in Canterbury New Zealand. Video showing sea-run More...

Two hook sea-run trout rig instructions.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, March 13th, 2015
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Two Hook Rigs for Sea-run Trout, Salmon and Kahawai

Home » Trout » Sea-Run Brown Trout I use these cardboard cores and wrap 4 rigs (minus the leads) around each holding them in place with rubber bands. Then I place them in a small zip-lock plastic bags. This allows More...

Sea-Run Trout e-book
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, November 13th, 2014
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The Complete Guide to Sea-Run Trout Fishing ebook – FREE OFFER

Sea-run Trout Fishing Learn how to catch sea-run brown trout in this 100-page e-book. Over 100 colour photographs. Everything you need to know to catch sea-run brown trout right now! Instant download Welcome to More...